Items tagged “Furnishings & Decor”

In 2003, two enterprising women created an interior design firm with the goal to successfully combine the ideals of modernism with comfort and livability. Then, in 2010 they launched SPI Baby, a kid’s furniture and accessories line based on the same principle. Think of modern design that is highly sophisticated and lots of fun. This is furniture that is designed to play many different roles so that the buyer is investing in pieces that will be kept for years and reused as the family expands.

Starting the New Year off with a bang, Cloud b is poised to debut their signature product from the new Tranquil Lagoon Collection. Meet Tranquil Turtle, the innovative new toy that transforms any room into a peaceful seaside oasis. From within his magical shell, the Tranquil Turtle projects a realistic, moving underwater effect that helps soothe parents and children.

White is a perfect choice for nursery decor, and works beautifully no matter what your style. To achieve a great white room, start with white walls and a white floor. By surrounding the space in white, your room is wrapped in the purity of the color and half the work is done. Next, choose white furnishings that bring the style you want to the room. By adding a few neutral touches, you give your white pallet some depth, and add overall interest to the room.

Contact: Mary Bauer / (410) 327-4600
RuffleButts / RuggedButts
robinwrendesigns
Bibi & Mimi

—Are you thinking of starting a children’s apparel design or retail business?
—Or are you looking for a way to reposition, revamp or relaunch an existing business?

Contact: Caletha Crawford / (917) 355-2970

Take an owl, elephant or bird and turn it into a decorative throw pillow that would brighten the corner of any room. These and lots more spring from the workshop of decaf plush, a line of colorful, modern appliquéd floor cushions, pillows, and kids’ clothing made of ultra-soft velveteen, denim, and cotton. decaf plus designs are bright, animated and real stand-outs. Airplanes, a bird on a branch and an elephant add zing to a classic a-line dress in seersucker or 21 wale lightweight corduroy that can be paired with a tee for cooler days. Tees come in a wide range of sizes in designs like whales and fishes, doe a deer, mushrooms and berries.

Furnishings and decorative accessories for kids were dominated by boring wood stains and shades of dull. That was then. Now there are several manufacturers that offer good looking, quality crafted products that fit into a variety of trend-driven lifestyle decors. Whether a customer lives in a contemporary home, a traditional house or a French Provincial setting, there are designs that blend in harmoniously. Here are some examples of new designs from Bratt Décor, Muralistick, indoTreasures, and SweetSeat.

JP Lizzy
ABC Spring Educational Conference & Trade Show
Yumbox

New York, N.Y.- Dec. 13, 2011 - Kids in Distressed Situations, Inc. (K.I.D.S.), the internationally renowned children’s charity, today announced that it raised over $1.1 million at its 26th Anniversary Gala on December 8th, 2011 at 583 Park Avenue. The gala, attended by some 600 guests, was a tribute to the significant impact that retailers and vendors play in partnering with a not-for- profit to meet the needs of those struggling to survive either poverty or natural disasters.

Contact: Chris Blake / (212) 279-5493
Media Inquiry: Katie Goldblatt / (212) 994-4660
The Checklist, although not exhaustive, provides a list of issues to consider before signing a licensing agreement

The New York-headquartered law firm, Phillips Nizer LLP, has produced a checklist targeted to the fashion and childrenswear/products industries of important points to consider when granting or getting a license. The checklist, created by partner Jeremy D. Richardson, member of the firm’s Fashion and Childrenswear, Licensing and Intellectual Property practices, provides starting points for anyone considering licensing a trademark, a family of trademarks, artwork, a product, or a combination of these.

Sections in the Checklist include:

Contact: Jeremy D. Richardson / (212) 841-0541
Media Inquiry: Stacy S. Salmon / (212) 977-9700

Would you be ready to “swim with the sharks” to help your business? The contestants of ABC’s “Shark Tank” pitch their business deals and dreams to a few of the most well-known wheeler-dealer investors, otherwise known as “the sharks.” Four savvy children’s product inventors, who made their pitch on “Shark Tank,” impressed the investors enough that they had multiple offers to consider. Ride-On Carry-On, Mod Mom Furniture, Coverplay and Soy-Yer Dough are now backed with capital to make significant strides in the marketplace.

Andy & Evan
Baby Banz Inc.
Pedoodles

Spark imaginations and infuse décor with cheer when you offer hand-painted, three dimensional wall art made from sustainable wood. The Dodo Bird sits proudly on a branch while the Silly Seahorse, Wacky Whale and Cool Elephant gaze outward to meet the viewer’s eye. Artoons wall sculptures are hand-painted, dimensional storyboards with lyric prose and a hint of sentimentality. Each of these works, sized sixteen-by-fourteen inches, help enliven children’s rooms.

It’s disappointing to put a picture up on the fridge only to have its edges curl or food particles splash across a loved one’s faded face. If only there was a magnetic protective frame cleverly designed to hang vertically or horizontally that also allows personalization and customization. Well, Fancy That, there is! Fancy That Frames are brought to you by the Bearington Collection, a family-owned company dedicated to creating adorable and affordable plush gifts, collectibles and accessories. Since 2000, Bearington has received over 60 industry design awards and nominations.

New York, NY – October 26, 2011 – Kids in Distressed Situations (K.I.D.S.) today announced that, as a result of increased support from its donors, it was ranked among the top 2% of all not-for-profits, including major universities, medical centers, hospitals and charities, according to the Chronicle of Philanthropy’s annual “Philanthropy 400” list for 2011.

Contact: Chris Blake / (212) 279-5493

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