Gift for Life Industry Achievement Award: HomArt
NEWS FROM THE WEB
- ATLANTA—The Icon Honors 2015 has issued its call for entries, seeking top achievers to compete for recognition in the home and gift industry’s celebrated mark of accomplishment.
- Gift industry veteran Mike Coolbroth passed away on October 13 after a long six-year battle with cancer.
- ROSEMONT, IL—The International Housewares Association’s (IHA) consumer website ihainspiredhome.org is now live.
- Maptote and Soapwalla have partnered to design a luxury kit of personal care essentials for traveling.
- A portion of the proceeds from the Gift and Home Trade Association’s (GHTA) auction held during the annual Bridgeway Collaborative Conference will go to Gift for Life.
- Ancient Philosophy, Lotus, Patchouli Ginger and Tobacco Bark are the exotic scents in this handcrafted, and hand-painted, terracotta collection.
- ROSEVILLE, CA—The North American Home Furnishings Association (NAHFA) is now accepting nominations for its 2015 Retailer of the Year Award.
- This handcrafted windbell is finished in sleek black to fit any home decor.
- Icon Honors 2015: Call for Entries Now Open
- NAHFA Seminars at High Point
- Market Runup: Winter 2015 Shows
- Giftables: Tokens of Love and Joy
- Children’s Accessories: Night Glow
- Gift Books: Wedding Day Inspiration
- Neighborhood Toy Story Day Set for Nov. 8
- They Did The Mash: Monster Party
- Lego Ends Toy Deal with Shell Following Greenpeace Campaign
Week of October 20, 2014
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From humble retail beginnings, Dave Thomas and Kevin Mundt’s 20-year journey to share the California aesthetic through their HomArt brand was honored with the Gift for Life Industry Achievement Award.
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Week of October 20, 2014