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Ristow Tabbed as BrandSource CEO

Jim Ristow

TUSTIN, Calif.-The BrandSource board of directors has named Jim Ristow as its new CEO, effective Jan. 1. Ristow will succeed Bob Lawrence, who has served as CEO since 1994. Lawrenc will stay with the company in an advisory role for a year, assisting with the transition. Ristow joined BrandSource in 1999 and most recently hasMore »

Last updated: December 8, 2014

Downton Abbey’s Mrs. Patmore to Appear at Atlanta Market

Lesley Nicol

NEW YORK–Lesley Nicol, the actress who plays Mrs. Patmore, the outspoken and kindly cook on the popular British series “Downton Abbey,” will be at the Atlanta Gift & Home Furnishings Market next month. She will be visiting the Downton Abbey licensees—Heritage Lace, 1928 Jewelry, Enesco, Kurt S. Adler, Langley Empire Candle, North American Bear Co.,More »

Last updated: December 8, 2014

Temporary Exhibits Up at Las Vegas Market

Las Vegas Market

LAS VEGAS-Las Vegas Market announced that growth in temporary exhibits is expected to make its winter 2015 edition the largest market to date. Nearly 500 new and returning temporary exhibitors will participate in the upcoming Las Vegas Market, running Jan. 18- 22. “Las Vegas Market will present record numbers of temporary exhibitors at the WinterMore »

Last updated: December 8, 2014

Made in USA Display to Debut at NY Now

NY Now

WHITE PLAINS, N.Y.-Ninety nine products have been selected to be showcased in the Made in the USA display at the winter 2015 edition of NY Now. The exhibit was curated for the first time by representatives of CRAFT (Craft Retailers & Artists for Tomorrow), an association of galleries, shops and artists dedicated to promoting American-madeMore »

Last updated: December 8, 2014

Howard Elliott Signs Ivystone for Southeast Representation

Howard Elliott Collection

ADDISON, Ill.-The Howard Elliott Collection, Inc., a designer, manufacturer, and importer of decorative mirrors, accessories and occasional furniture, has partnered with Ivystone to a sales representation agreement. Ivystone, a multiline sales representation group, will cover North Carolina, South Carolina, Tennessee, Alabama, Florida and Georgia for Howard Elliott, effective immediately. Ivystone will also represent all ofMore »

Last updated: December 8, 2014

ICFF and Fiera Milano Team for HO.MI.

ICFF

NEW YORK-The International Contemporary Furniture Fair is combining with Fiera Milano to introduce HO.MI., a lifestyle exhibition featuring Italian designers and brands at this spring’s ICFF. More than 120 top Italian designers and brands who exhibit at the bi-annual HO.MI. Milano exhibition held at Fiera Milano in January and August will travel to New YorkMore »

Last updated: December 5, 2014

Pantone Names Marsala Color of the Year

Marsala is Pantone's Color of the Year.

CARLSTADT, N.J.–Pantone today announced Marsala, a naturally robust and earthy wine red, as the Color of the Year for 2015. “Much like the fortified wine that gives Marsala its name, this tasteful hue embodies the satisfying richness of a fulfilling meal, while its grounding red-brown roots emanate a sophisticated, natural earthiness,” said Leatrice Eiseman, executiveMore »

Last updated: December 4, 2014