July 7, 2010,
New, redesigned home décor collection is aimed at a new, younger audience of home owners. Red Hot, shown, is joined by Urban Habitat, Refined Rustic and Hollywood Glamour themes. Midwest-CBK, Cannon Falls, MN. 800.394.4225.
Madison Park Group has launched a new greeting card line in partnership with the Cheezburger Network, a popular website www.icanhascheezburger.com where people upload pictures-of their cats, dogs, etc.-and others contribute captions. Pictures and captions are voted on and the best-rated ones are then made into cards. $2.95. The collection will also include magnet s and notepads. Madison Park Group, Seattle. 800.638.9622.
Not Your Grandmother's Lace
Plauener Spitze's Graz is a filigree lace table runner that finds inspiration in artist Joan Miró's work. It is made of silk and comes in three colors and various sizes. $32.70-$135.30. Plauener Spitze, Acworth, GA. 770.427.0319.
Perch Palecek's Starfish on Driftwood on a mantle or side table in a summer home. It is a natural starfish that is recreated and features a hand-rubbed finish to give it a weathered look. 10"x4½"x11". $179. Palecek, Richmond, CA. 800.274.7730.
You Light Up My Life
New Firefly light up puppet will be available at the end of September. $9.50/ pack of two. Folkmanis Puppets, Emeryville, CA. 800.654.8922.
Slip Into Something Stylish
My Sleeves are new line of laptop covers from Wolf Designs. They are made in a variety of fabrics and colors with fun prints and various themes. $20-$25. Wolf Designs, West Los Angeles, CA. 866.BUY.WOLF.
Do the Robot!
Zibits is a new line of 12 mini collectible remote controlled robots, each with its own name and backstory. About 2". Under $10. Senario LLC, Woodstock, IL. 815.337.0889.
The Magic of Disney
Tervis Tumbler introduces Disney licensed drinkware with the likenesses of Mickey Mouse and other favorite Disney characters. The tumblers will appeal to children of all ages-from under 8 to over 80. In five sizes ranging from 10-24 oz. About $15-$20. Tervis Tumbler, N. Venice, FL. 866.886.2537.
Funkeyboard stickers are a fun way for kids to personalize their computer keyboards. The stickers are shaped to fit on the keys covering the entire keyboard to create a graphic design. Function becomes fashion. $9.99. Funkeyboard, Sunrise, FL. 954.748.5487.
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