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Blog: Grand Finale

Mark Grand

Yesterday was an occasion in which the textiles industry honored a person whose coming departure will make the business quite a bit poorer, and a lot less fun. Mark Grand, who will retire as of president of Peking Handicrafts at the end of this year, received the Carl Goldstein Lifetime Achievement Award from the HomeMore »

Last updated: November 14, 2014

Fourth Quarter Touchdown?

Duke_Ratliff

By Duke Ratliff As I’ve mentioned here before, HFN has an editorial policy prohibiting the phrase “cautiously optimistic.” The phrase is such a perfect description for our recent, cautiously optimistic times that it could’ve been used way too often to describe far too many things: Retailers were cautiously optimistic heading to trade shows; vendors wereMore »

Last updated: November 13, 2014

Blog: More New York Tabletop Show Discoveries

Spode Home

NEW YORK-The New York Tabletop Show ends today, wrapping up what several vendors said has been a satisfying show. Gibson outlined some of what it considers the key trends going forward: Au Naturel, a catch-all phrase for handcrafted pottery looks that display the hand of the artist; black and white; global blue (the key hueMore »

Last updated: October 24, 2014

Blog: More News from New York

Lenox

A second day at the New York Tabletop Market unearthed plenty of new products and marketing plans. Libbey is referring to its new marketing strategy as “owning the moment,” reflecting a new emphasis on cultivating consumer experiences rather than focusing solely on product. It launched a new brand, Just Indulge, which is based on homeMore »

Last updated: October 23, 2014

Blog: News from the New York Tabletop Show

Noritake

The New York Tabletop Show is in full swing. Lifetime Brands is introducing a wide array of new dinnerware, glassware and flatware, most of which is contemporary and casual, in muted neutrals, pale pastels and the color combination of the moment, indigo and white. Lifetime also introduced Towle dinnerware, designed to coordinate with existing popularMore »

Last updated: October 22, 2014

Blog: Rug Intros Floor High Point Market

Kaleen Escape

The area rug category emphasized bright colors and natural fibers at High Point Market, which ends Thursday. Rug manufacturers also introduced a number of new licensed lines, or extended existing ones. Through its new partnership with the Museum of New Mexico, Jaipur debuted its Traditions Made Modern line, consisting of rugs, poufs and pillows. TheMore »

Last updated: October 21, 2014

Blog: Report from High Point Market

Jaipur Traditions Made Modern

HIGH POINT, N.C.–Amid a positive buzz here at High Point Market, companies debuted collections and looks, including a slew of licensed lines with well-known designers and companies. Bob Timberlake was on hand to launch his lighting line with Wildwood Lamps, which he said was only the beginning. One ceramic item incorporated the Chinese design forMore »

Last updated: October 20, 2014

Houzz’s Study Full of Surprises

Duke_Ratliff

By Duke Ratliff “Trendy” just might be a dirty word when it comes to home furnishings. As retailers head to the New York Tabletop Show and the High Point Market this month for two of the year’s most important product-procuring events, it’s more than a little interesting to note that consumers are not big onMore »

Last updated: October 13, 2014