Tabletop & Gifts

Gift for Life Gets New Benefactor

Gift For Life

NEW YORK—Gift for Life is partnering with Chavez for Charity, a fashion accessories company that supports charitable causes. Beginning Jan. 1, 25 percent of the gross profit from the sales of Chavez for Charity’s Signature Collection black bracelets, black necklaces and earrings will support Gift for Life, the gift and home industries’ charitable organization. “ChavezMore »

Last updated: December 30, 2014

Tickets Still Available for Party on Peachtree

Gift For Life

ATLANTA-Tickets are still available for the Party On Peachtree, the first-ever Gift for Life (GFL) and the Young Gift Executives (YGE) event during next week’s Atlanta Market, set for Thursday, Jan. 8, 2015. The inaugural event is expected to pull in nearly 2,000 people. Hosted by AmericasMart and sponsor Poo-Pourri, the event will benefit GFLMore »

Last updated: December 30, 2014

Waterford to Celebrate Fortitude on New Year’s Eve

The New Year's Eve Ball photographed as it is raised at 1 Times

NEW YORK-The sparkling Waterford crystal ball that will drop in Times Square this New Year’s Eve will highlight the trait of fortitude, the second “gift” in the 10-year Greatest Gifts series of the ball, which focuses on a different, “universally treasured value,” each year, the company said. In the spirit of this year’s gift, WaterfordMore »

Last updated: December 29, 2014

NY Now Promises Global Flavor

NY Now

WHITE PLAINS, N.Y.-The winter edition of NY Now will have a strong international flavor, according to show owner and organizer Emerald Expositions. More than 400 international companies and 55 countries will be represented at the show, which takes place Jan. 31-Feb. 4 in New York. “The extensive representation of companies from around the globe pointsMore »

Last updated: December 29, 2014

Gift Veteran Mendlow Launches Wall Decor Company

zero2sixty Kathy Davis

BLUE BELL, Pa.-Home decor veteran Ann Marie Mendlow has founded a wall decor design and distribution company called Zero2Sixty Studio, whose inaugural partnership for design will be with Kathy Davis Studios. Zero2Sixty will debut its launch collection, which will feature Kathy Davis’ iconic watercolor designs, at winter markets in Atlanta, Dallas and Las Vegas andMore »

Last updated: December 24, 2014

Davis Joins Demdaco as Sales VP


LEAWOOD, Kan.-Giftware company Demdaco has appointed Frank Davis vice president of sales. Davis was most recently vice president of sales for Carson Home Accents. Prior to that, he held positions with Midwest-CBK and Colonial Candle for 13 years, serving as vice president of sales for one year and director of sales for seven years. DavisMore »

Last updated: December 23, 2014

Presenters Lined Up for ARTS Awards

ARTS Awards 2015

DALLAS-Presenters have been selected for the 26th annual ARTS awards to be held here next month, and they represent a wide range of the home furnishings industry. Charles Kennedy, a retired sales representative who founded the Kennedy Group, and Lisa Robison, an interior designer and founder of the non-profit Dwell with Dignity, will present theMore »

Last updated: December 23, 2014

Design Today for Product, Design News

design today

NEW YORK–In the most recent issue of Design Today, a quarterly B2B digital magazine for interior designers produced by Progressive Business Media, designers, as well as furniture industry retailers and manufacturers, discuss many of the subjects that impact their business. Click here to read: On the product side, The Essentials gives readers a lookMore »

Last updated: December 22, 2014