Storage canisters for the kitchen

OGGI Corp.  has expanded its extensive canister and food storage assortment by adding a new array of open stock SKUs. The broad-based contemporary, traditional and transitional additions were created to appeal to varying consumer home d├ęcor and kitchen design trends.

Included are pear-shaped ceramic canisters with stainless steel bases and clamp lids. These are available in three sizes in white, red and black. 
The ribbed ceramic canister collection is a available in three sizes in white, red and green, with co-ordinating accessories, including a spoon rest, utensil holder, butter dish and soap dispenser.  

The pillar box design ceramic canisters have a stainless steel lid knob accent and come in white, black and red.

The company exhibits at gift shows in  Atlanta, Dallas, Los Angeles, Minneapolis, New York and Seattle. 
OGGI also specializes in custom resourcing and private label products.

Decorative pillows have scenes of NYC, Rome, Paris

Kevin O'Brien Studio will be showing these and other pillows at the New York International Gift Fair on Pier 94.The pillows are made of 100% cotton and use the company's original artwork printed on both sides. Sizes are 14 inches by 20 inches and 20 inches by 20 inches. 
The new pillows include: New York Bryant Park, Opera, Rome Piazza and Paris Cafe.

Contemporary wall sconce

Besa Lighting’s new Optos sconce incorporates a unique dual lens design. Interchangeable optical glass lenses offer a variety of accent lighting possibilities. Domed flood lens options include clear, frosted, warm dichroic and cool dichroic. Available lens sets offer “mix and match” options. The Optos sconce swivels at the mount, offering directional accent lighting capability. This unique luminaire utilizes 40W G9 Halogen 120V lamping, and is available in brushed or polished aluminum.

Besa Lighting designs and manufactures decorative lighting solutions that utilize fine handcrafted glass. Besa Lighting provides a myriad of unique luminaire styles, colors, metal finishes and energy-efficient lamping options to both residential and commercial customers.

Cut the Clutter: Getting Organized in The New Year

How are those New Year's resolutions working out for you? 

If you can't see your home decor because of the clutter, you need help. Consider these ideas:

1. Only touch a piece of mail once: Sounds simple enough, but if you only touch a piece of mail once – either to file it away or throw it away – you won’t have extra papers piling up. Use a file folder to keep track of mail you do need: bills, work documents, letters and cards, coupons, etc. Then toss unwanted mail in the recycling bin.
2. Make a plan to plan:  Your smartphone calendar is great, but it helps to write appointments and reminders down with a pen or pencil. Use an agenda or planner as a physical reminder of your busy schedule.
3. Pick a closet theme: No matter your personal preference, organize your closet by “theme.” Hang clothes, shoes and accessories by specific categories like designer, color, style or purpose.

Read two more great ideas on the A Bullseye View blog by Target. See: 
Cut the Clutter: Getting Organized in The New Year

Boutique Design New York saw increase in buyers

More than 4,600 buyers packed the aisles for the second annual Boutique Design New York trade fair, an increase of 61% over 2010 registration, according to the organizer, GLM shows.

Co-located with the 96th annual International Hotel, Motel + Restaurant Show, BDNY featured 200+ exhibitors of high-end FF&E for hospitality interiors, attracting designers, architects and purchasing execs, as well as owners and operators who attend the IHMRS.

"This show has a very discerning audience," said designer and trend forecaster Stacy Garcia, who curated the Show's Trend Walk installation. "We're talking about a group of people who are educated, who know what it means to have a design aesthetic, who know what good design is, where the influences come from. These are the movers and shakers of the industry."Watch a short video round-up of the show.