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Blog: Last Glimpses from the Tabletop Show

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NEW YORK-The New York Tabletop Show wraps today, offering attendees one last look at what’s new for next season. Jay Companies’ featured presentation is its considerably expanded Bianca program. In addition to several new embossed dinnerware designs and a new soft color palette, the assortment includes bakeware items, the result of the company’s recent acquisitionMore »

Last updated: April 25, 2014

Blog: Classic Themes Shape Tabletop Launches in NY

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NEW YORK–Architectural influences, the ever popular combinations of blue and white and black and white, and a preponderance of gold across all tabletop categories marked the introductions at the New York Spring Tabletop Show this week. Looking back at a blog post made during last year’s spring show, these were the nearly the same designMore »

Last updated: April 25, 2014

Blog: Laying the Golden Egg

The Goose, which is now looking for funding on Kickstarter

Egg-specific kitchen accessories—seen all over the recent Housewares Show—can separate the yolk from the egg white, make a perfect poached egg or display a hardboiled egg in an egg cup. But a new project on crowd-funding platform Kickstarter would result in what may be the first food prep tool to scramble the egg without breakingMore »

Last updated: April 25, 2014

Tops on the Table in New York

From top to bottom, Vietri’s Lastra in red, Waterford Mad Men Edition bakeware, Couture luxury lighting in Waterford’s London collection

NEW YORK-The first day of the New York Spring Tabletop Show revealed several design themes, including a move to rich colors and detailed patterns as accents, a focus on  specialty shapes in barware and stemware, and an understanding that elegant, sophisticated packaging is increasingly important in a category where giftware sales are a big partMore »

Last updated: April 24, 2014

Blog: A $1,000 Pig Sculpture and Solar Lighting in High Point

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HIGH POINT, N.C.–High Point Market, which ends today, saw companies expand into new categories and grow product lines made with natural materials. The Phillips Collection debuted a new category at market: framed art. “Shadow boxes with interesting materials are something we can expand into,” said Jason Phillips, creative director. At the market, the company showedMore »

Last updated: April 10, 2014

High Point Blog: Bring on the Shoppers

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HIGH POINT, N.C.–Retailers and vendors at High Point Market—which ends tomorrow—spoke of pent-up demand from consumers who curtailed their shopping habits during the unusually harsh winter that affected much of the nation. With the start of spring, some theorized the previously repressed shoppers will be ready to spend as the weather improves. With that inMore »

Last updated: April 9, 2014

Blog: Early Spring in High Point

AF Lighting Candice Olson

HIGH POINT, N.C.–Cool, rainy weather did not damper yesterday’s High Point Market as showrooms were busy and introductions and events were plentiful. AF Lighting debuted Candice Olson Loft, a line that offers Olson’s designs at a lower price point than the company’s signature line with the designer. The new line “still has her point ofMore »

Last updated: April 8, 2014

No Stone Unturned

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By Duke Ratliff Returning from the recent International Home & Housewares Show, I had one word on my mind. The word? “Halloween.” As usual, the Housewares Show was a much-anticipated, well-oiled machine offering up a treasure trove of items from companies big and small. Retailers looking for anything from cookware to men’s shavers and cleaningMore »

Last updated: April 8, 2014