22 August 2012

Table linens from Hen House Linens dress up the dining room table

Hen House Linens has introduced new tablecloths, napkins and napkin rings. The easy-to-care-for tablecloths are available in a variety of shapes, sizes and designs, including Fern Orange and Gracious Chocolate. 

Cloth cocktail napkins, a perfect accent to a pretty table setting, measure 10 inches by 10 inches and come in a set of six, tied together with an elegant, saddle-stitched ribbon.

21 August 2012

New York gift show honors 3 exhibitors for eco-friendly gifts, decor

Three companies – are you?, Box Play for Kids and Iskin Buenos Aires, Argentina – have been named winners of the 6th semi-annual Eco Choice Awards recognizing the most innovative and environmentally responsible gift, home, and lifestyle products at the summer 2012 New York International Gift Fair® (NYIGF®), August 18-22, at New York City’s Jacob K. Javits Convention Center and Passenger Ship Terminal’s Piers 92 & 94.

For the first time in the competition’s history, voting took place online for the Eco Choice Awards, co-sponsored by NYIGF and GREENRetailer magazine.

According to Christian Falkenberg, NYIGF director and GLM vice president, “The competition’s first ever online balloting was very well-received and a record number of votes were cast. From among 24 finalists, the three winning products really resonated with voters and were clear winners.”

Summer 2012 Eco Choice Awards winners and finalists are: 
  • Most Innovative: Iskin, (Buenos Aires, Argentina) for its “Flora” flower vase cover made of 100% organic wool. Finalist: Europe2 You (Roswell, GA) for its mirror sieve. Finalist: Tesoros (Austin, TX) for its woven paper ribbon. 
  • Most Sensitive Use of Materials: are you? (Robbinsville, NJ) for its 100% tree free cotton note cards. Finalist: Alegria (Cupertino, CA) for its golden grass handbag. Finalist: Woolbuddy (San Rafael, CA) for its felting giraffe. 
  • Most Sellable: Box Play for Kids (Phoenix, AZ) for its sticker sets which transform cartons into playthings. Finalist: Article 22 (Brooklyn, NY) for its exterior story triple bracelet set. Finalist: Sea Stones (Windham, NH) for its drink chillers. 

NYIGF, held twice a year,  features 2,800+ exhibiting companies showing design-driven home fashion products and complementary giftware. Some 35,000 attendees from all 50 states and more than 80 countries worldwide attend. www.nyigf.com.

20 August 2012

Contemporary furniture, accessories from The Phillips Collection

Here is a look at just some of the furniture and decorative accessories released this spring by The Phillips Collection.

19 August 2012

Today's tweets from the New York International Gift Fair

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