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Blog: Nikko Steps Onto the World Stage

Ambient NIKKO

Japanese tabletop maker Nikko will make its debut at its own stand at the Ambiente fair in Frankfurt this week. In past years the company has been a small part of a Japanese government pavilion at the fair, so this is a big step forward. It follows on the heels of the company’s Maison &More »

Last updated: February 5, 2014

Blog: Lots of Shine—and Earthiness—at NY Now

Europe2You

NEW YORK–New product remains front and center at NY Now, which continues here through Feb. 6. Bright colors and bold design held the day at the Imports Decor booth. The company presented collections of ottomans, decorative pillows and quilts, all of which are handmade and all of which were inspired by design influences from IndiaMore »

Last updated: February 4, 2014

Blog: IMC Says Market May Set Attendance Record

Safavieh Thom Filicia

LAS VEGAS–International Market Centers said the winter Las Vegas Market, now in its third day, is poised for record-setting attendance. IMC, the organizers of the show, said this market has ushered in nearly 300 new furniture and home decor brands and 900 new gift lines. Thom Filicia spoke to attendees about his new lighting collectionMore »

Last updated: January 28, 2014

Blog: It’s Day 2 at Las Vegas Market

Cyan Design

LAS VEGAS–The second day of  Las Vegas Market is underway as companies unveil products along with numerous new or expanded showrooms. Several companies returned to exhibit at the show. Kaleen Rugs returned to Las Vegas with its new, 3,500 square-foot showroom in Building C, C-407. It exudes an urban feel, which is how Kaleen willMore »

Last updated: January 27, 2014

Blog: Housewares Show Previewed in NYC

Anolon chef knife

-At an event here yesterday, the International Housewares Association offered a sampling of some new products that will be exhibited at the International Home + Housewares show in March. The beverage category was hot, and several companies showed larger sizes of bottles and travel mugs, due to consumer demand. Cool Gear has a new 33-ounceMore »

Last updated: January 23, 2014

Jerry’s Kids

Duke_Ratliff

I loved the old Jerry Lewis movies when I was a child (not so much as an adult). Mostly forgotten, one of the films featured Lewis slapsticking and mugging his way through his duties as an employee at the fictional Tuttle Department Store. The movie was called “Who’s Minding the Store?”, a phrase that hasMore »

Last updated: January 22, 2014

Blog: From Donny to Downton, a Grumpy Cat to “Cliff”: Celebrity Happenings in Atlanta

GrumpyCat_mat

The new year kicked off in Atlanta last week—and the International Gift & Home Furnishings Market itself had plenty of celebrity buzz. Music icon Donny Osmond and his wife Debbie talked to HFN about purple socks, Weird Al Yankovic—and Donny Osmond’s new home collection. Having launched products with 11 manufacturing partners in Atlanta—from floor fansMore »

Last updated: January 21, 2014