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Grand to Receive HFPA Lifetime Achievement Award

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NEW YORK-Mark Grand, president of Peking Handicraft, will receive the Carl Goldstein Lifetime Achievement Award from the Home Fashion Products Association at its annual meeting on Nov. 13. The award, named for the late vice chairman of S. Lichtenberg & Co., recognizes Grand’s commitment and dedication to the HFPA, its board of directors and theMore »

Last updated: September 29, 2014

John Mack Carter, Former Good Housekeeping Editor, Dies

Rubin to Become Michaels CEO

NEW YORK–John Mack Carter, the storied magazine editor who headed the nation’s top three women’s magazines, including a 20-year stint at Good Housekeeping, died on Friday, Sept. 26, at his home in Bronxville, N.Y., after a lengthy battle with Parkinson’s disease. He was 86 years old. Carter spent six decades in magazines and was theMore »

Last updated: September 29, 2014

Wildwood Lamps to Debut Line with Bob Timberlake

Timberlake’s Salem lamp

ROCKY MOUNT, N.C.–Renowned artist and furniture designer Bob Timberlake will debut his inaugural lighting line with Wildwood Lamps at High Point Market next month. The 14-piece collection consists of table lamps in rich, earthly finishes and organic silhouettes in such materials as wood, ceramic and rattan. Timberlake, who is known for his realist paintings ofMore »

Last updated: September 29, 2014

Amer to Showcase 70 Plus Designs

From Amer’s Kimaya collection

ATLANTA–At High Point Market next month, Amer Rugs will highlight more than 70 new designs and 10 new collections, as well as offer daily prize giveaways and lunch. The company shows in Showplace, suite #3415. Among Amer’s introductions are silverwashed styles, as well as ones that feature heavy abrash and textured solids. Collections include Kimaya,More »

Last updated: September 29, 2014

bedgear to Show at High Point Market

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HIGH POINT, N.C.-bedgear, a manufacturer of “performance” bedding, will exhibit at next month’s High Point Market, taking space PS 1-500 on the first floor of the Plaza Suites. The company produces bed pillows, pillow protectors, mattress protectors and mattress encasements. Eugene Alletto, bedgear’s CEO, said, “We know that High Point provides quality time for visitsMore »

Last updated: September 29, 2014

Maison & Objet Welcomed Almost 67,000 Visitors

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PARIS-This month’s Maison & Objet played host to 66,962 visitors, up 1.1 percent from the attendee count from the September 2013 show, according to a statement from the show. A total of 3,445 companies exhibited at the show, up 5 percent from last year. This included 650 exhibitors that were new to the show, theMore »

Last updated: September 29, 2014

Hinkley Debuts Second Lighting Guide

Hinkley’s new lighting guide

CLEVELAND–At the American Lighting Association conference this month, Hinkley Lighting released its second lighting guide, “Lighting Made Simple, Volume 2,” which targets homeowners who want to add or update their lighting. In a magazine-like format, the guide includes articles such as “29 Designs to Make Your Space Shine,” and “Hot Property,” It also has contentMore »

Last updated: September 29, 2014

KitchenAid’s Elliott Elected IHA Board Chairman

Dave Elliott

ROSEMONT, Ill.-Dave Elliott, general manager of KitchenAid Global Small Appliances, has been elected chairman of the board of the International Housewares Association. Elliott will succeed Keith Jaffee, chairman of O2 Cool, who is maintaining his position on the IHA board. He has been with Whirlpool, KitchenAid’s parent, since February 2009. Prior to that, he workedMore »

Last updated: September 26, 2014