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Judges Announced for 29th Annual ARTS Awards

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DALLAS, Sept. 18, 2017— Dallas Market Center, producer of the ARTS Awards, and ART, the creative home furnishings network, announced the panel of independent judges for the 29th annual ARTS Awards. The ARTS Awards are presented each January during the Dallas Total Home & Gift Market. The 29th annual ARTS Awards winners will be revealed Read More

Blackstone Completes Acquisition of International Market Centers, Inc.

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HIGH POINT, N.C. / LAS VEGAS, Tuesday, Sept. 26, 2017—Blackstone announced today that funds managed by Blackstone Real Estate Partners and Blackstone Tactical Opportunities completed the previously announced acquisition of International Market Centers, Inc. (“IMC”), the world’s largest owner and operator of showroom space for the furnishings, home decor and gift industries, from Bain Capital Read More

Tuesday Tip: Catching Your Customers’ Eye with Complementary Colors

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Anne-Marie Earl, September 26, 2017 When it comes to grabbing a customer’s attention, pops of complementary colors are a tried and true way to go. In July’s Visual Merchandising column, writer Linda Cahan said of the above store shot, “Pops of complementary red and green create a powerful focal area at Curate in the Pearl Read More

Candle Impressions Changes Name to Sterno Home

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TORONTO, September 7, 2017 –Effective immediately, Sterno Home™ is the new name for Northern International Inc. (NII). Today, Northern International, also known within the gift industry as Candle Impressions, is widely known for DIY outdoor lighting and flameless candle décor. The name change to Sterno Home, according to the company, combines a great product assortment Read More

Monday Stat: The Future and E-Commerce

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Anne-Marie Earl, September 25, 2017 In the 100th anniversary issue of Gifts and Decorative Accessories magazine, the research department of GDA parent company Progressive Business Media conducted a survey, asking retailers about the future of the industry. It was almost unanimous that retailers foresee e-commerce affecting their business in the next 10 years. In reality, it Read More

Friday Finds: Black and Whites

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Brianna Glenn, September 22, 2017 This week’s Friday Finds take it back to basics, featuring blacks, whites and neutrals. The Catene Collection features contemporary and clean-cut lines, creating a geometric design for the table. Richard Ginori, New York, NY.   Robeez First kicks feature a soft sole with a mini shoe fit and edgy color Read More

Throwback Thursday: Advertising Costume Jewelry in the 20’s

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Brianna Glenn, September 22, 2017 Costume jewelry made up almost all of the jewelry advertisements in our April 1928 issue, with dozens of companies advertising their “colorful” and “beautiful in design” jewelry pieces. What is costume jewelry? Merriam Webster dictionary defines it as “jewelry designed for wear with current fashions and usually made of inexpensive Read More

Design Community Gathers at AmericasMart Atlanta for Fall Design Week

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ATLANTA – Sept. 13, 2017 – AmericasMart Atlanta is staging its second annual Fall Design Week, Sept. 25-29, 2017. Developed with the interior designer in mind, Fall Design Week connects buyers with trends and tastemakers through educational events, networking opportunities and access to hundreds of showrooms and thousands of lines. “Fall Design Week is another Read More

Forty One Madison Welcomes New Showrooms for October 17-20th New York Tabletop Market

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NEW YORK – Debuting at the Oct. 17-20 New York Tabletop Market will be two new showrooms, three newly remodeled and relocated showrooms and the completed renovation of the 41 Madison lobby, Buyer’s Lounge and building façade. Canvas Home, a tableware and decorative accessories brand known for its simple yet stylish pieces crafted with sustainable Read More

Worth Reading Wednesday: Candle Talk

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Brianna Glenn, September 20, 2017 Candles trends are slowly shifting in a way that has made the way they look just as important, if not more important, as the way they smell. Elemental designs incorporating natural materials and textures are high in demand, but there is still a strong preference for classic glass containers as Read More