13 August 2011

Day One highlights from NY gift show

NY gift show is up and running

12 August 2011

Stacking wood votive set for holiday gift giving

Teroforma has partnered with Rhode Island independent designer Ayako Takase to offer a whimsical way to sleekly store numerous small votive holders. Inspired by the traditional Japanese children’s game daruma otoshi (whose rounded pieces stack on an accompanying mallet), they conceived a system of pierced votives to store totemlike on the internally embedded handle of a complementary snuffer.  

The Avva style (top photo) consists of 3 flare-in votives and 2 flare-out. It is 9 3/4” tall stacked. The Ekke style (above) is cylindrical in shape and also measures 9 3/4” tall when stacked. The company is exhibiting at the New York International Gift Fair this month.

11 August 2011

Dishes and serveware for the winter holidays

Rosanna Bowles, the so-called Diva of Dishes, is showing her fall/winter collection from Rosanna Inc. at the New York gift show this month. Also, her lifestyle book, "Coming Home: A Seasonal Guide to Creating Family Traditions" following a successful printing, is available for download as an e-book.

The Happy Christmas Collection (above) features prints inspired by vintage wrappings from Rosanna’s grandmother. The collection is comprised of mugs, large and small trays, dessert plates, a two-tiered tray, and a canvas tote.

The 12 Days of Christmas returns to the collection. The set of 12 square scalloped plates are made of refined porcelain and come in a decorated gift box.

10 August 2011

Cute gifts and apparel for babies, tots

09 August 2011

New York gift show begins Aug. 13

New contemporary wall designs are moderately priced

Nova introduced 19 competitively priced additions to its Art Studio collection of gallery-quality, three-dimensional wall sculpture during the Las Vegas Market this month. Starting as low as $99, the newest handcrafted additions – each signed and dated by the original artist – balance bold, colorful, retro and modern styles with more tonal, natural, metallic, contemporary/transitional designs.

These pieces, as well as many other lighting, home accent and wall d├ęcor designs, were seen in Nova's relocated and expanded space at the World Market Center, A-355. Some of the pieces in the new collection incorporate materials like glass and wood. In addition, a number of the new designs come in a set of three or four and have a variety of layout options. All of the new designs, including sets and individual pieces, can be hung vertically or horizontally.

Through recent acquisitions and ongoing product development, the company continues to expand its product line to include a complete lifestyle assortment of home accents and furnishings.

08 August 2011

New licensed textiles from Winterthur collection

Andover Fabrics has been a licensee of Winterthur since 2008. Andover Fabrics began in 1920 as a small office in downtown Manhattan that sold velvet cloth to the women’s hat trade. Today, the company is run by the grandson of the founder and continues to sell fabric but as an independent company devoted to the quilt trade.

Inspired by designs found in the vast textile collection at Winterthur, Andover’s Winterthur Collection offers quilters the opportunity to work creatively with beautiful patterns that reflect the quality and authenticity of the museum’s collection. The new collection of quilting fabrics is based on the late 18th-century John Hewson coverlet in Winterthur's textile collection. It consists of nine patterns in multiple colorways.

See more John Hewson patterns here.
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