New designs for tablecloths, napkins, guest towels

Hen House Linens has new tablecloths, napkins, guest towels, and other household essentials. It suggests mixing and matching the new patterns in the Spring 2012 collection, or coordinating them with a other patterns in the line.

Spring 2012 offerings include: 

Bargello Navy. A retro take on Hen House Linen’s classic Bargello Grass print, this spring pattern features bold royal blue in a rolling geometric pattern. Equally eye-catching as a cocktail napkin or on a pillow, Bargello Navy works well with another spring selection, Fern Orange.

Spot On Lime. This lime shade offers a sophisticated approach to playful polka dots, and will definitely liven up a dining room as a tablecloth or placemat. Pair it with Spot On Raspberry, part of Hen House Linens’ original collection, to jazz up a springtime table setting.

Fern Orange. An intricate arabesque pattern, the burnt orange hue of this delicate design provides just the right amount of an exotic touch

Bold Stripe Navy. A striking combination of blues, orange and lime, this versatile pattern is the perfect backdrop as a tablecloth for rainy day dinner parties or for a sunny Saturday picnic.

Reusable suction hooks for kitchen, bath

UM! Brands is showing its innovative nanosuction EverSTIK adhesive housewares at the International Housewares Show in Chicago in March. The hooks are said to combine the strength of glue, the convenience of suction cups and the ease of tape into one simple“stick-peel-repeat” wall mounting solution. The line includes wall hooks, double-sided adhesive, portable whiteboards and more.

Nominate an excellent retailer

Nominations for the New York International Gift Fair-sponsored Retailer Excellence Awards (REAs) are being accepted through Friday, April 30, with 2012 Award winners scheduled to be announced in New York City, on Sunday, August 19, 6:30 -10:00PM, at The Lighthouse at Chelsea Piers. 

Applications and nomination forms are available online at Presented by Gifts & Decorative Accessories magazine, and sponsored by the New York International Gift Fair® (NYIGF®), the REAs recognize excellence in four retail categories including Gift Store Design/Redesign; Marketing Achievement; Visual Merchandising/Display; and Store Events, as well as for individual achievement (Rep of the Year and Industry Rising Star). 

As part of this very special evening, Gift For Life, the gift and home industry’s only charitable organization, also bestows its prestigious annual “Industry Achievement” Award.

Handcrafted glass for entertaining, for gifting

Annieglass is from Ann Morhauser, a leader in the tabletop industry. Morhauser designs and produces all of her luxury, handcrafted glass table in Santa Cruz, Calif. The products are durable and dishwasher safe.  The company offers pieces for entertaining as well as gifts for Mother's Day or graduation.  Below are some of the company's new and most popular items

Award-winning products from textiles show

Press release

Five companies participating in the winter 2012 Home Textiles Market Week® in New York were presented with “Best New Product Awards” today, with Qi receiving the “Best of Market” award for its Plaited Cable Blanket. All of the winners and finalists are exhibitors in At Home featuring Home Textiles, which runs through Thursday, February 2, at the New York International Gift Fair® (NYIGF®).
In addition to the overall “Best of Market” distinction, Home Textiles Market Week Best New Product Awards are presented semi-annually in four categories: Bed, Bath, Dining and Home Accessories. A panel of editors select winners and finalists based on innovation in design, creative use of materials/construction and new fiber, material or technology.
The winter 2012 winners and finalists, selected from more than 100 products, are:
(New York, NY) for its Plaited Cable Blanket, a 100% cashmere blanket knitted with mouline and solid threads to create visual and tactile textures.

Winner: sefte
(San Francisco, CA) for its Seda Throw, a luxuriously soft throw of 20% silk and 80% baby alpaca, loom-woven in Peru.
Finalist: Aalamwaar Textiles Inc. (Tarpon Springs, FL) for The Linen Collection.
Finalist: CGG Home Fashions® (Yonkers, NY) for its Allegro bedding collection.

Winner: Pluto On the Moon (Ninove, Belgium) for its Kaneka blue robe, a lightweight robe of blended wool and nylon in blue and gray, and red and beige palettes that match easily with other lounge and sleepwear.
Finalist: Turkish-T (Nashville, TN) for its Beach Candy Basic hand loomed towels.
Finalist: Teresa Alecrim (Portugal) for its Granite Monogram Hand Towel.

Winner: SFERRA (Edison, NJ) for Spectrum, its collection of European-woven linen cocktail napkins, dinner napkins and placemats in six colors that complement the 101 colors available in Festival, the company’s top selling table linen program.
Finalist: Fino Lino (Ocean, NJ) for its Linen Mist Napkin.
Finalist: COCOCOZY (Beverly Hills, CA) for its linen tabletop placemat runner and napkin set.

Winner: Woven Workz (Framingham, MA) for Charlotte, a decorative throw uniquely constructed with playful ruffles on one side and a sweater knit on the reverse, available in six natural colors.
Finalist: Qi (New York, NY) for its Curly Fur Throw.
Finalist: Libeco Home (New York, NY) for its Santa Cruz Blanket.

“The judges identified stand-out products from 100 high-quality submissions,” said Danielle Giacoponello, At Home featuring Home Textiles sales manager. “The winners and finalists exceeded in terms of design and innovation.” 

The Home Textiles Market Week Best New Product judges were: David Gill, Senior Editor, HFN; Shanna Casey, Managing Editor, Home Fashion Forecast; Jennifer Marks, Editor-in-Chief, Home Textiles Today; Susan Tucker, Talcott Publishing Home Fashion; Wanda Jankowski, Editor-in-Chief, LDB Interior Textiles; Brielle Ferreira, Features Editor, Luxe. Interiors + Design; and Victoria Jones, Associate Decoration Editor, Veranda

New York Home Textiles Market Week offers buyers access to nearly 600 better bed, bath, linen and home products vendors at the New York International Gift Fair (located at the Jacob K. Javits Convention Center and Passenger Ship Terminal Piers 92 and 94), 230 Fifth Avenue, and 7 West 34th Street. Products represented at each of these venues include bed and bath fashions, table linens, kitchen textiles, towels, decorative accessories, area rugs, window treatments and decorative fabrics. 

The summer 2012 Home Textiles Market Week will take place Friday, August 17, through Thursday, August 23, 2012, at four locations throughout New York City. At Home featuring Home Textiles will run August 19-23, 2012, at the Javits Center, as part of the New York International Gift Fair. Additional information is available online at


LED lighting for porch, patio or indoor use

The indoor and outdoor StairLighting System has a newly designed LED display that illuminates each individual step.The fixture is designed to increase safety, reduce injuries resulting from falls on poorly-lit stairways and help contractors, builders and homeowners  meet the latest codes mandating the illumination of interior and exterior stairways. It is available from I-lighting.

The LED Stair Lights are available for use as either interior or exterior kits.Each kit has everything necessary for installations including light fixtures with unique LED spotlights, patented plug A into B wiring harness and all fastener accessories necessary for complete installations. The Stairlighting Kit can also be purchased to support installations with or without access to the back of stairs or for spiral, carpeted or wooden stair applications.

A rubber ducky in yellow or black

Kontextür has teamed up with Icelandic designer Atlason to reinvent the classic Rubber Ducky in the signature Kontextür style. Duck Harry is a cheeky, contemporary and lead-free homage to this iconic bath denizen. It was introduced at the New York International Gift Fair this month.

The duck is made from durable silicone, which has a velvety matte finish. Use it as a toothbrush or toothpaste tube holder, a doorstop or a paperweight. Harry can do almost anything...except float. The duck comes in yellow and black. 

About kontextür
Kontextür is a cutting edge New York-based home accessories design company with a current focus onthe bath. Entrepreneur Kenneth Schiller is the founder and creative director. The company’s expandingline of products includes avant garde curtain rings, couture shower curtains, as well as a soap dish/brushand toothbrush holders. While abiding by the core principals of quality, innovation and functionality, with aneye towards the curious and whimsical, the company embarks on strategic partnerships with a cadre oflike-minded global designers such as Kaniez Abdi, Hlynur Atlason and Josh Owen to develop their fashionforward home decor solutions.

Stylish kitchen gadgets for chopping, slicing

Zyliss will show a variety of kitchen gadgets at the 2012 International Housewares Show next month. The Fast Cut Herb Tool has five high-grade stainless steel cutting wheels that glide through herbs easily. A 90-degree blade rotation mechanism allows the home chef to select a preferred hold position: comfortably grip the soft touch handle or place the palm of the hand on the ergonomically-designed top.

The Egg Cutter has cutting wires to ensure consistent and even slicing. A food-grade and dishwasher-safe plastic housing makes this sturdy tool ready to use after hand- or dishwashing.

The bulky box grater has been redesigned to fold down into a compact stack to fit inside a drawer. When in use, it locks into a pyramid-like shape featuring three sides, each offering a specific grating utility, from fine to coarse or two-way grating all with acid-etched technology ensuring a premium clean grate from chocolate to citrus to cheese.

Wall graphics for a trompe l'oeil effect

Blik and Los Angeles-based architect and designer Mina Javid have six new home-inspired wall graphics. Javid's new collection is a continuation of her popular line that launched at Blik in 2009. Javid says the design inspiration for her first line of wall decals came from shadows moving across her studio walls.

"The new graphics are an evolution of that line. I took something that began as a subtle concept and pushed those boundaries to make the graphics more dynamic. I have always been interested in how depth can be explored within the two dimensional world. I worked with translucency and layering to create depth through the overlapping of some of the products."

Shown are the Sophie headboard and the Cafe Light.

Barbecue sauce, mustard are contest finalists

Press release

The University of Georgia Center for Agribusiness and Economic Development announced that Braswell Food Company is a 2012 Flavor of Georgia Food Contest finalist in two categories. The company's Braswell's Select Smoky Chipotle Mustard was selected in the Jams, Jellies and Sauce Category and the Braswell's Apple Cinnamon BBQ Sauce was chosen in the BBQ and Hot Sauce Category. Braswell's is the only company to have two products selected in this prestigious competition.

The Braswell's Select Smoky Chipotle Mustard is an intense premium mustard that is boldly infused with a perfect blend of chipotle peppers, horseradish and white wine. The product was developed in 2011 and immediately caught the attention of the gourmet food world, winning a prestigious NASFT Fancy Food Show Finalist award for Outstanding Condiment. Professional chefs and amateur flavor enthusiasts use this piquant mustard in everything from chicken salad, deli sandwiches and as an accompaniment to crab cakes, pork tenderloin or roast beef. Braswell's Select Smoky Chipotle Mustard is beautifully packaged in reusable European drink ware that customers can use over and over again. It's delicious, elegant and earth-friendly!

Braswell's Apple Cinnamon BBQ Sauce is a heavenly combination of premium apple cider vinegar, warm cinnamon and just the right touch of smoke flavor. This unique combination of flavors makes this sauce a wonderful complement to chicken, pork and seafood. Many chefs use Braswell's Apple Cinnamon BBQ Sauce as their "secret ingredient" for unbelievable baked beans and it can also be used as a dipping sauce.

"We are flattered to be a finalist in two categories of the 2012 Flavor of Georgia Food Contest. Georgia is known throughout the world for its' amazing culinary traditions and to have our products recognized for excellence by this esteemed panel of food experts is quite an honor," says Braswell Food Company president Andrew Oliver.

The Flavor of Georgia contest casts the spotlight on delicious, original food from right here at home. Categories include barbecue and hot sauces, confections, dairy products, meat products, snack foods, jams, jellies and sauces. Entries are judged based on flavor, best use of Georgian ingredients, Georgia theme, unique or innovative qualities, commercial appeal and originality. Final judging will be held March 12-13, 2012, at the Georgia Freight Depot in Atlanta during the Governor's annual agriculture awareness week.

About Braswell Food Company

In 1946, young Albert Braswell returned from World War II with a GI Bill and no job. Using his mom's recipe, he began canning and selling pear preserves out of the back of his truck. More than 60 years later, Braswell's has grown into one of the country's largest producers of specialty fruit preserves, condiments, salad dressings and salsas. Known for its tremendous selection of flavors and consistent high quality, Braswell's is the trusted producer of products for Paula Deen Enterprises, Jeff Foxworthy Sauces, and is also known for its own brand of unique items like organic and all-natural teas packaged in reusable European glassware. In 2009 Braswell's acquired Native South, a gourmet manufacturer of innovative salsas and sauces that are synonymous with the "new south" style of Southern cuisine.Braswell Food Company has won several prestigious sofi™ Awards for outstanding products, including Outstanding Jam, Jelly Honey or Nut Butter, Outstanding Product Line and Outstanding Condiment.The company has more than 90 full time employees at its 110,000 square foot manufacturing facility located in Statesboro, GA.For more information on Braswell's and to purchase products, visit

Colorful tabletop items for indoor/outdoor use

Liora Manné has new designs for spring. Her bright, vibrant and versatile home goods are created by her patented Lamontage process. The tabletop wares are durable and suitable for indoor/outdoor use.

Contemporary, classic, fun pillows

emma at home the modern home décor collection by Emma Gardner, has added 25 pillows to its assortment, bringing the total to 42. Featuring original designs embroidered on natural linen, the pillows are stuffed with a luxurious down and feather fill and come in one size, 20 inches by 20 inches. 

Each pillow features the award-winning designer's signature American style and exudes her celebrated sense of color. The irreverent Bagel & Lox joins Bento from last season in the brand's Lunch Box Collection. 

The company also offers art, candles, throws and hand-tufted rugs. Products are currently available at the emma at homes's flagship store and website, at retailers around the world, online and at occasional flash sales. 

DNA is a new design fair in Copenhagen

Press Release
In September 2012 Copenhagen welcomes the World of design with the launch of a new annual fair for contemporary furniture, lightning and design objects. The focus of the fair is to catch the essence of the Nordic high quality design and its creative DNA. To show that Nordic design is contemporary, modern, and innovative and continues to evolve, while standing on the shoulders of the giants of the past. This is why the fair is simply named: DNA. The initiative is created by the pioneering team behind the CPH Vision/ Terminal-2 fashion fair, a fashion event that in few years has become one of the most exciting of its kind in Europe.

DNA is new design hub with an exclusive mix of Scandinavian and international brands, of creative talent and established manufactures. As a natural melting and gathering point for retailers, buyers, architects, interior designers, journalist and design lovers, DNA is loaded with the potential to become a new platform for design in Northern Europe. Situated in the stunning old warehouse Lokomotivværkstedet in the centre of Copenhagen the fair is a new key event in the international design calendar. 

“For some time Copenhagen has lacked a fair for furniture, lightning and design. A place that once a year puts focus on and celebrates the creative and exiting development and a fair is just the right thing for that. It seems so natural since furniture and design is such a big part of our Nordic consciousness and the Danish capital has everything needed to host such an event: Great architecture and culture, accessibility and modern infrastructure” says Erik Rimmer, editor-in-chief of the exclusive Danish design and living magazine BO BEDRE.

The launch of DNA is an important step on the path to establishing Copenhagen as an epicentre for high quality design of the kind that caters for a demanding audience. This is a step, which is very welcomed by the key players in the design industry.

“The DNA fair focuses on quality and not quantity, which makes it different from other events in the same category. It is a platform for the companies that are thinking ahead and doing really well,” says Michael Anker, the Danish CEO of the Italian lightning company Luceplan.

“With the fair at Lokomotivværkstedet we now have the optimal setting for Nordic brands to show the world what they do so well – and for international brands as Luceplan to show their work in this high quality context. And putting focus on quality in both design and materials points backwards to a proud tradition in Scandinavia and at the same time it points to a future where a lot of newer, innovative brands are heading for success,” Michael Anker explains.

In order to ensure Copenhagen as a landmark on the international map of design we thrive to include a number of high-end brands, such as Engelbrecht and Hay situated in the Danish capital as well as Luceplan and Montana, that already created permanent showrooms at Pakhus 48 in the area Nordhavn. These companies have already shown their interest in participating at DNA and with the new annual DNA fair the companies see an even stronger potential of showing just how much Copenhagen has to offer as a major and international design city.

“I warmly welcome this initiative. Copenhagen simply has to have a design fair.  Lokomotivværkstedet is a unique location for Danish as well as international design and we at Montana are looking forward to combining what we do at Pakhus 48 with DNA. It is important that we are all heading in the same direction in order to attract as much attention as possible to Copenhagen and the great World of Nordic design,” says CEO of Montana, Joakim Lassen.

WHEN: 6-9 of September 2012
WHERE: Lokomotivværkstedet, a stunning 15,000 m2 warehouse in the centre of Copenhagen.
WHAT: DNA exhibits in all categories, including living, retail, office and public.

Additional info: Jan Busch Carlsen, Exhibition Professionals, Phone +45 3964 8586 – Mobile +45 4095 8586 – E-mail or Tine Jaegerskou at: Email

'The Guest' by Lladro coming to Chicago

The Guest has been called "the most ground-breaking Lladró character." It was conceived by Jaime Hayon for the Spanish artistic porcelain brand. It is traveling to Chicago for a special exhibition at the design showroom Haute Living. The opening will be celebrated on Wednesday, March 14, and will be attended by Rosa Lladró, president of Lladró. The exhibition will be on view there for three months and will also include additional pieces from The Fantasy by Jaime Hayon, his first collection for Lladró.

As with all Lladró works, the Guests are handcrafted at its workshops in Valencia, following an entirely artisan process. The profound knowledge of porcelain, the specialized technique of the decorating team and the close collaboration with the artists resulted in the creation of pieces unexpectedly amusing and ground-breaking.

The Haute Living showroom is located across from the Merchandise Mart in the heart of Chicago's River North Design District. It carries furniture lines from emerging designers and progressive brands. 

Handturned wood cups are great gifts

Beechwood boxes
Lidded beechwood containers are fastened securely by magnets on embedded on the top and bottom.  The are designed by Teroforma Studio and handturned by Drevotvar in Czech Republic. They are great for the kitchen, night stand, home office and bath.
Search this blog for other stylish home accents from Teroforma.

Great gift for that hard-to-buy-for man.

For the office

As a candy dish

Jewelry storage

Small household items

Keep pills and vitamins handy

Las Vegas Market honors 3 exhibitors

Press release

Three gift and home décor exhibitors were recognized for Outstanding Achievement in Visual Merchandising at Gift+Home at the 2012 Winter Las Vegas Market.

Celebrity designer Monica Pedersen of HGTV and home products and trends editor Julie Smith Vincenti evaluated spaces on innovation, creativity, technique and aesthetic. Three awards were given, based on booth size, to spaces that excelled in delivering beautifully merchandised displays with the Las Vegas Market buyers’ retail showroom in mind.

Heavenly Hostess, Twelve Timbers and Collins Painting and Design all took home awards as well as a celebration of champagne and flowers for their excellent spaces. By telling a story with their products, as well as allowing buyers to visualize how they could be displayed in a retail environment, these companies were able to attract strong traffic to their spaces.

“We were very surprised and pleased at receiving this award,” said Connie Nielson of Twelve Timbers. “We work very hard at putting together our display and it means a lot to be recognized. We notice people are drawn in by the sparkle and color, and that has attracted a lot of visitors into the space. It’s been a great show for us and we will definitely be back for Summer Market.”

Gift+Home at Las Vegas Market is widely regarded as the must-attend gift and home décor show in the west, by providing the industry with a large-scale trade event that fuses the best gift resources for buyers on the west coast in an unrivaled market destination.

Winter 2012 Gift+Home at Las Vegas Market featured a strong variety of dynamic gift products and lines. Gift+Home temporaries, located on the 5th floor of Building C, joined the hundreds of permanent showrooms featuring top gift and décor lines. This Market consistently generates added value to both attending exhibitors and buyers by allowing for vast crossover potential among the gift, furniture, home décor and accessory industries.

For more information, visit

About World Market Center
Las Vegas 
World Market Center Las Vegas is an integrated home and hospitality contract furnishings showroom and trade complex. The campus showcases furniture, decorative accessories, gift, lighting, area rugs, home textiles and related segments, as well as the Las Vegas Design Center open daily to consumers and designers. For more information on World Market Center Las Vegas and its trade shows including the bi-annual Las Vegas Market and Gift+Home, visit Find us on Facebook and Twitter.

World Market Center Las Vegas is a property of International Market Centers, L.P. (IMC), the world’s largest operator of premier showroom space for the furnishings, home décor and gift industries. International Market Centers owns and operates 11.5 million square feet of world-class exhibition space in High Point, N.C. and Las Vegas. IMC’s mission is to build and operate an innovative, sustainable, profitable and scalable platform for the furnishings, home décor and gift industries. For more information on IMC, visit

Contemporary sofas, chairs with classic roots

RH-306, the iconic sofa designed by Robert Haussmann and inspired by the stylish 17th century Chesterfield sofa. The design is trademarked by striking contrasts such as delicate legs on a large cubic body of leather, coming together with framed rounded corners. The deep seat cushioning and button-tufted detailing pay homage to the original design.


DS-1051 is an executive chair characterized by clean-cut lines, premium-quality materials and devotion to details. Inspired by the company’s DS-51 chair designed in 1971, the DS-1051 features hand-sewn seat and back cushions, expressive hand stitching on the sides and a four-star base.
 RH-301 is a famous metal armchair designed in 1954 by Robert Haussmann. 

DS-600 is a sofa designed by Ueli Berger, Eleonore Peduzzi-Riva, Heinz Ulrich and Klaus Vogt. It is reintroduced to the market with its classic support and comfort in down-soft upholstery.

DS-247 is a modular sofa system (above and inset, top) that can adapt to any seating arrangement with the 360° swivel function. Designed by Gordon Guillaumier, it offers a range of sofa heights, materials and a variety of add-on elements. The sofa system comes in five leather qualities and showcases de Sede’s exquisite craftsmanship.

DS-60 is a series of modern seating designed by Gordon Guillaumier. Inspired by the purist form of a boomerang, its slim, airy shape allows it to fit harmoniously into both contemporary and traditional settings. Available as an armchair or sofa in a variety of sizes, it features beautiful handcrafted details and gentle creasing on the leather that softens the chair’s austere lines.


NY gift show honors Areaware, Sweet Bella, 2 others

By the New York International Gift Fair 
Four companies exhibiting in Accent on Design® at the New York International Gift Fair® (NYIGF®) were presented yesterday with Accent on Design Awards recognizing excellence, innovation and creativity in product or booth design. Accent on Design runs through Thursday, February 2, at New York City’s Jacob K. Javits Convention Center.
“Our judges bring decades of design innovation and experience to the selection process,” said Dorothy Belshaw, NYIGF director and GLM senior vice president. “They’ve identified the products and exhibitors which best showcase the incorporation of design in every step of production, from concept to manufacture and from marketing to merchandising.” 

Winter 2012 Accent on Design Awards were presented in three categories: Excellence in Product Design, 
Excellence in Booth Design and Lifetime Achievement.
Lifetime Achievement:
Eva Line, Eva Zeisel for KleinReid (Long Island City, NY) in recognition of the lifetime successes of Hungarian-born artist Eva Zeisel, who passed away in late December 2011 at age 105. Zeisel was known for her work with ceramics that were often abstractions of the natural world and human relationships. The Eva line, an instant classic since its introduction by KleinReid in 1999, features classic and sensual handmade porcelain vessels, serving ware and limited edition prints.

Excellence in Product Design:
Karl Zahn for Areaware (Brooklyn, NY) for its Dovetail Animals, available in five styles – dog, llama, elephant, horse and crocodile. The three beautifully polished pieces – head, torso and tail – made from solid Beech wood converge with perfect dovetail joints to form the animal or can be mixed for a unique animal creation.

Excellence in Product Design:
Sweet Bella, LLC (New York, NY) for its Woolfiller Kit which repairs holes and hides stains in woolen jumpers, cardigans, jackets and carpets in a simple, sustainable and satisfying solution for an age old problem. Capitalizing on the specific character of wool fibers that contain miniscule scales which open when pricked with a felt needle, the kit contains patches that bind with the opened scales and will not separate.

Excellence in Booth Design:
Cameo by Rux (New York, NY) for its use of mirrored plexiglass on two intersecting walls to reflect the booth interior and product tower thereby creating the illusion of added space while prominently showcasing the hand-carved Cameo by Rux Baby Rattle marketed at the Fair. The booth walls, constructed of polished maple to mimic the wooden rattles, were set into the booth at slight angles to provide undetected booth storage areas.

The Accent on Design selection committee for winter 2012 includes: David Alhadeff of The Future Perfect; Miguel Calvo of; Ilene Shaw of Shaw + Co! Productions; Kathy Thornton-Bias of MoMA; Laura Young of Areaware; and Wilma Wabnitz of Wabnitz Editions. 

For more than 25 years, Accent on Design has been the industry’s leading resource for design-led merchandise, presenting a dynamic, juried collection of contemporary and innovative product lines from 200+ designers across all categories. Accent on Design is one of 10 divisions presented semi-annually at the NYIGF.
NYIGF is the nation’s premier gift, home and lifestyle marketplace, with 2,800+ exhibiting companies featuring an extraordinary breadth and depth of design-driven home fashion products and complementary giftware. The summer 2012 New York International Gift Fair will take place Saturday, August 18, through Thursday, August 23, 2012. Some 35,000 attendees from all 50 states and more than 80 countries worldwide are expected. Information and registration is available online at

Best of Show from Dallas market

Dallas Market Center announced the winners of the 2012 January Total Home & Gift Market Best of Show Awards. Judging for Best of Show takes place twice a year during the January and June Total Home & Gift Markets. Industry and visual/design experts judged and recognized booths and showrooms whose displays were innovative, fresh and creative. The winners are:

World Trade Center
  • 2ndfloor — K & K Interiors 
  • 3rdfloor — Park Hill Collections 
  • 4thfloor — Sage & Co. 
  • 5thfloor — CODARUS 
  • 6thfloor — Global Views
  • 7thfloor — Kenze Panne 
  • 8thfloor — Rosalina Baby Collections 
  • 9thfloor — Woodard Outdoor Furniture 
  • 10thfloor — Stylecraft Home Collection 
  • 11thfloor — Design Directions 
 Shared Showrooms 
  • The Gourmet Market — Dallas Chocolates 
  • Outdoor Living — Jackson Pottery 
  • KidsWorld Studio — Baby Elephant Ears 
  • Hemisphere Design Gallery — Woodbridge Lighting/Doug Frates Glass 
 Trade Mar
  • 1stfloor — DEMDACO 
  • 2ndfloor — Two’s Company 
  • 3rdfloor — Philips Consumer Luminaries 
  • 4thfloor — VaraluzInternational 
 Trade Plaza 
  • 1stfloor — Craig Bachman Imports 
  • 2ndfloor — American Best 
  • Vintage Home — The Seed Box 
  • Furniture — New Rustics Furniture Co.
  • Cash & Carry — Texas Trash & Treasures 
  • Design — Niven Morgan 
  • Home — Old World Antieks 
  • Hill Country — Patricia Wolf 
  • Gift — East of India 
  • Kid — TY, Inc. 
  • Party & Paper — City Paper Company 
  • Christmas & Floral — Ragon House Collection 
  • Garden & Outdoor — Fairy Gardening 
  • Collegiate — Gameday Boots 
  • Souvenir — Smith-Southwestern, Inc. 
  • Fashion — Logosagogo 
  • Red Haute — Boot Tapas by Angelina Danette 
  • Bath & Body — Farm House Fresh 
  • Handmade & Vintage — Gleeful Peacock