Atlanta International Gift & Home Furnishings Market
AmericasMart, Atlanta, Jan. 12-18, www.americasmart.com
Buyers from all 50 states and 90 countries will be flocking to AmericasMart's 7.1-million-square-foot campus for the Atlanta International Gift and Home Furnishings Market.
The market features more than 1,400 showrooms and more than 2,500 temporary exhibiting companies. Showrooms will be open Jan. 12-19 while temporaries will be open Jan. 14-18.
AmericasMart three-building campus has Wi-Fi throughout. The AmericasMart app, which is available on iTunes and Google Play, makes it easy to find exhibitors and to note market events and promotions. Buyers can browse exhibitors by floor map or in a list, record favorites, and plan and manage market details to optimize their AmericasMart visit.
The market coincides with The Atlanta International Area Rug Market and overlaps with Design Campus Live, which is Jan. 15-17 for interior designers and architects.
Dallas Total Home & Gift Market
Dallas Market Center, Dallas, Jan. 20-Jan. 26, www.dallasmarketcenter.com
Dallas Market Center announces key expansions and new sections for the temporaries at January Total Home & Gift Market, which has staggered openings, to include the debut of Luxe Home Gallery and the renovation and expansion of the sixth floor temps. The temporaries also include a large selection of American made, vintage and artisan crafted products, gifts, housewares, holiday, outdoor, furniture, collegiate, paper, and cash and carry.
In related news, the HTI Buying Group vendor showcase will be held Jan. 21 during the Total Home & Gift Market. The vendor showcase is a chance for HTI members to have a sneak preview of new merchandise and exclusive show specials.
Las Vegas Market
World Market Center, Las Vegas, Jan. 24-28, www.lasvegasmarket.com
The six newly confirmed C11 tenants will bring an additional 25 new lines to the Winter 2016 Market in Las Vegas. Newcomers include anchor HIC, Harold Import Co., a well-known supplier of housewares, serveware, dinnerware and gadgets; specialty food supplier Blue Cattle Truck Mexican Vanilla; barware, tabletop and accessories manufacturer Leadingware Group; tabletop, housewares and home décor supplier Magenta; specialty food and spice purveyor Pepper Creek Farms; and multi-line sales agency Peterson Associates, showcasing Boelter Brands, a provider of licensed drinkware, kitchen products, home décor and tailgating/entertaining products.
C11 is anchored by multi-line sales agencies – C. Stephens Inc., The Hub by Carson West Group, The Kitchen Source, and Muir Sales – with an assortment of leading gourmet, gift and accessories lines.
Jacob K. Javits Convention Center, New York, Jan. 31-Feb. 3, www.nynow.com
NY Now will feature more than 100,000 products within three collections that touch every aspect of home, lifestyle and handmade gifts. Home, open Jan. 31-Feb 3., will encompass Accent on Design, Home Furnishings + Textiles and Tabletop + Gourmet Housewares on level three of the Javits.
NY Now also offers a number of networking events and award programs for attendees and exhibitors to take advantage of and maximize their overall market experience. And buyers can shop more than 2,300+ products through the show's new NY Now Market Planner that's online.
Winter Fancy Food Show
Moscone Center, San Francisco, Jan. 17-19, www.specialtyfood.com
The 41st annual Winter Fancy Food Show will be another sold-out event with more than 1,400 exhibitors showcasing some 80,000 specialty food and beverage items. Attendees can expect to see thousands of new products from around the U.S. and from 26 countries around the globe. State pavilions will include Kansas, Minnesota, Virginia and New York. Italy will be the largest of the 26 international exhibitors followed by Japan, France, Germany and Mexico.
Among the show's highlights are the New Brands on the Shelf pavilion with 30 food start-ups, What's New, What's Hot showcases with hundreds of on-trend products, and the Specialty Food Association's fourth annual Leadership Awards. New this year is Shelf Showdown, a specialty food pitch competition where specialty food producers will pitch their new products to a panel of buyers, investors and others. It will take place on Jan. 16 before the show.
Among the seminars of special interest to retailers are: Party of One: How Snacking and Single-Serve Trends Will Drive the Specialty Food Business; The Future is Now: Innovations That Will Change How We Produce, Sell, and Eat; and What's in a (Sustainable) Name? The Status of Value-Based Terms.
Annie B's has released an improved chocolate caramel made with cocoa instead of flavoring. The chocolate, chocolate raspberry, and chocolate sea salt caramels now boast a much deeper chocolate flavor that closely resembles dark chocolate. All-natural and gluten-free. Each wrapped caramel is made using local products including milk, butter, sugar, condensed milk and natural flavoring. The caramel is slow cooked in copper pots through small-batch cooking. SRPs: $59.99 for 120 individually wrapped pieces; $5 for 10-piece box or 10-piece bag.
Annie B's Caramels and Popcorn, Kellogg, Minn., 507-767-4994, www.anniebs.com, FFS 309
|Vegan Hemp Brownie Mix
Superfood hemp is an excellent plant-based protein, a bounty of essential omegas, vitamin E, magnesium, calcium. Mix is free from dairy, gluten, soy, GMOs, corn syrup, trans fats, and preservatives. Only two ingredients to add – oil and water. Available in three flavors: Original Peace in a 4.3-ounce recyclable pouch, Dark Chocolate and Chocolate Chip in recyclable 4.7-ounce pouches. Also available in .85-ounce snack pack that includes two brownies. SRPs: $5.99 Original mix; $6.49 Dark and Chocolate Chip mix; $1.99 Snack Pack.
Peacecock Plant-Based Bakery, Penngrove, Calif., 408-409-4742, www.peacecock.com, FFS New Brands on the Shelf
Belvoir Fruit Farms is releasing an old English favorite: the Ginger Cordial. This spicy and punchy drink is made with 100 percent natural ingredients. Freshly sliced ginger roots are cooked with fresh lemon juice to ensure the tangy taste of ginger. Gluten-free, non-GMO, vegan, with no added flavors or additives.
Perfect for creating cocktails or refined baking. Mix it with vodka for a Moscow Mule, whiskey for a whiskey Mac or sparkling water for a classic Ginger Beer. 16.9-ounce glass bottle. SRP: $9.99.
|Chai Spiced Fruit Butters
Oregon Growers & Shippers makes its Chai Spiced Apple Butter & Chai Spiced Pumpkin Butter in collaboration with Dragonfly Chai, a microbrewery in Portland, Ore. The company starts with its traditional Apple and Pumpkin Butter recipe and adds Dragonfly's bold chai spices, like cardamom, clove, ginger and black pepper. SRP: $6.49.
Oregon Growers & Shippers, Hood River, Ore., 541-386-5600, www.oregongrowers.com, FFS 316
Inglehoffer's first ketchup has a savory tomato flavor. It's a natural extension of the Inglehoffer brand lineup of mustards, horseradish, sauces and other specialty condiments. Certified Gluten-Free. Shelf stable. Easy-to-use 10-ounce squeeze bottle ketchup. SRP: $3.15-$3.59.
Beaverton Foods, Hillsboro, Ore., 503-646-8138, www.beavertonfoods.com, FFS 969
Felix Jams is introducing two new flavors of its imported Swedish delicacy. Lingonberries are Swedish berries with a flavor similar to cranberries. Lingonberries with Blueberries is excellent as a topping for pancakes, waffles and hot cereals. Lingonberries with Ginger goes perfectly with mature hard cheeses and soft white cheeses. Excellent condiment with roasted turkey or baked ham. 10-ounce glass jars. SRP: $5.99.
World Finer Foods Inc., Bloomfield, N.J., 973-338-0300, www.worldfiner.com, FFS 846
|Biodynamic Chamomile Honey Tea
The heirloom chamomile in The Republic of Tea's Biodynamic Chamomile Honey Tea is grown on a small biodynamic-certified farm at the base of the Italian Alps. The clean, fresh flavor is accented with an aroma of ripe apples. The subtle flavor of honey is infused into this caffeine-free herbal tea. The Biodynamic Chamomile Honey Tea stems from a charitable partnership between The Republic of Tea and The Xerces Society, and is meant to elevate buzz on bee conservation. Each tea tin contains 36 round, unbleached tagless tea bags. Available in January. SRP: $13.
The Republic of Tea, Novato, Calif., 800-298-4832, www.republicoftea.com, Dallas (Blend Sales & Marketing) TM 2503, FFS 1370
Prepat's ready-to-bake pastries are imported from France and available in six flavors. Salted Butter Caramel Lava Cake is based on a traditional French recipe and contains gourmet salt from Brittany. Chocolate Lava Cake is rich and decadent. Chocolate Cake is indulgent and loaded with real cocoa. Brownies bake in about 25 minutes; a French take on an American classic. Gluten-free Brownies: Gluten-free. Blueberry Muffins bake in about 25 minutes and are loaded with real blueberries. Each pouch is 1.21 pounds (550 g). SRP: $3.99 per pouch.
Prepat'33, Bordeaux, France, 718-404-7815, www.prepat33.fr, FFS 3542
Clairesquares' Jammy Jacks are caramelized oat bars filled with a layer of juicy, natural seedless raspberry jam. Wheat-free, no corn syrup, low sodium, no artificial ingredients. Single-serve, 2.2-ounce package. 12 per display box. SRP: $2.49.
Clairesquares, San Francisco, 415-722-2080, www.clairesquares.com, FFS 421
|Marieke Gouda Truffle
Cheesemaker Marieke Penterman crafts her award-winning Gouda cheese using an Old World recipe with fresh milk from the family's farm in northern Wisconsin. This new addition to the lineup – Marieke Gouda Truffle – is a flavorful variation made with raw cow's milk, cultures, enzymes, salt, Italian black truffles and Italian truffle oil. Available as wheel, 1/2 wheel, 1/4 wheel, and pie cuts that average 7 ounces. SRP: $25-$30 per pound.
Marieke Gouda, Thorpe, Wis., 715-669-5230, www.mariekegouda.com, FFS (WMMB) 4713
|Mezzaluna with Basil Filling
Italian Foods Corp.'s shelf-stable stuffed pastas from the Lombardy region are one of its best sellers, and now La Piana Mezzaluna with Basil Filling is available in a new recyclable plastic 8-ounce package. The new packaging is a minimalist design with a matte finish and elegant color combination of soft grey and yellow. A clear window allows consumers to view the pasta. Also available are Tortellini with Cheese, Ravioli with Squash, Mezzaluna with Gorgonzola, and Tortellini with Sundried Tomato and Oregano. SRP: $4.99.
Italian Foods Corp., Raleigh, N.C., 888-516-7262, www.italianfoods.com, FFS 3515
|Fromager d ' Affinois Campagnier
Fromagerie Guilloteau introduces Fromager d'Affinois Campagnier. Produced using Fromagerie Guilloteau's revolutionary ultrafiltration process, which retains a higher concentration of nutrients and ensures creamier and richer cheeses, this soft-ripened, cow's-milk cheese presents a smooth and velvety texture – similar to a triple-cream – and displays salty, buttery and meaty flavors. Its thin, orange-colored rind comes from washing the rind in an annatto extract. Usually sold in an 8-ounce wedge. SRP: $14.99-$16.99 per pound.
Fromagerie Guilloteau, Pélussin, France, firstname.lastname@example.org, www.fromagerdaffinois.com, FFS 3640
|Cold Pack Cheese
Pine River adds two new cold-pack flavors. Pepper Jack: Fans of spicy pepper jack cheese will love this spreadable variation. SRPs: $3.29, 8-ounce; $5.99, 16-ounce. Pimento: This classic Southern recipe is a sweet yet tangy combination of cream cheese and cheddar. Perfect for crackers and bagels and a sure way to perk up a sandwich. 7-ounce container. SRP: $3.29-$5.99.
Pine River, Newton, Wis., 800-722-4217, www.pineriver.com, FFS (WMMB) 4713
|Single Slice Cheeses
The Deli Source will be offering Buffalo Wing Monterey Jack and Colby Swiss as single slices in 8- and 12-ounce packages in January. Buffalo Wing Monterey Jack has a smooth, creamy texture with the distinct flavor of ever popular Buffalo wings. Colby Swiss combines two favorite stand-alone cheese varieties. The result is a sweet, nutty Swiss taste with a texture of Colby. The cheese has a vibrant orange and white marbled appearance. Both are produced by a Wisconsin Master Cheesemaker. SRP had not been set at press time but is expected to be in the $3.99 per package range.
Also available as blocks: 2-1/2-pound Buffalo Wing Monterey Jack and 3-pound Colby Swiss. SRP: $6.99 pound.
|Big Ed ' s with Serrano Peppers
Saxon Creamery Big Ed's with Serrano Peppers is a rich, young, buttery gouda-style cheese that brings the heat. Bits of serrano peppers deliver a nice warmth. This semi-soft cheese is great on sandwiches and bold enough to stand alone on a cheese platter. The rich milk flavors speak of the lush green pastures where the cows are grazed, the season in which it is made, the craftsmanship of the cheesemaker, the time the cheese spends in the aging rooms. Available on 12-pound wheels. SRP: $14.99 pound.
Saxon Creamery, Cleveland, Wis., 920-693-8500, www.saxoncreamery.com, FFS (WMMB) 4713
|Italian Nut Creams
Creamy and decadent nut creams from Vincente Delicacies excite the most sophisticated palates. The pistachio hails from protected designation of origin (PDO) cultivations in Bronte, Sicily. Add a unique touch to a dessert or enjoy as a simple daily feast. Available in Hazelnut, Almond and PDO Pistachio 7.5-ounce jar. SRP: $9.99.
Also available: Mondo di Laura cookie in Candy Spice (cinnamon), Pepita (chocolate and salt), Giuly (chocolate and vanilla) and Raggi di Sole (oatmeal raisin). 4.6-ounce package. SRP: $5.99.
Scyavuru jams in: Sicilian Black Fig, Sicilian Orange, Sicilian Onion, Sicilian White Peach, Sicilian Strawberry, and Sicilian Apricot. 8.5-ounce jar. SRP: $7.99.
|Green Onion Dip
Blue Crab Bay Co. offers a fresh-tasting dip blend made with green onion, garlic and parsley. Consumers just add sour cream or plain Greek yogurt, mayo and a dash of Worcestershire sauce. The 0.6-ounce packet yields three cups of dip. SRP: $2.99.
Blue Crab Bay Co., Melfa, Va., 800-221-2722 ext. 3, www.baybeyond.net, FFS 411, Las Vegas P2-2401
Wine-a-Rita offers award-winning drink mixes. Just add ice, wine and a blender to create a fun and delicious frozen beverage. One of its best-selling flavors is Peach Bellini. Or choose from five other flavors: Wine Glace, CosmoRita, Senorita, Blueberry Pomegranate and Strawberry Mango. Kosher. 12-ounce boxes. SRP: $12. Also available for foodservice.
Wine-a-Rita, Texarkana, Texas, 903-832-7309, www.wineglace.com, Atlanta Gift B2 8-890B, Dallas WTC Gourmet B40, Las Vegas C11 112HH
|Multi-Purpose Suction Lids
These new lightweight, reusable, stackable Suction Lids reduce the use of plastic wrap and foil when cooking, storing and freezing foods. The lids suction onto glass, metal and ceramic bowls, pots and containers creating a tight seal. The lids are safe for the oven, microwave oven, refrigerator and freezer. Available in five colors and five sizes, the Suction Lids feature a steam valve for use during cooking and an easy grip handle for carrying. Prices range from $8 to $20 depending upon size and are also available in sets.
Lékué USA, New Castle, Del., 302-326-4805, www.lekueusa.com, Atlanta Gift (Kasperzak and Associates) B2-8-876
Arte Italica introduces more than nine new collections and more than 115 new items for spring 2016.
Arte Italica expands its popular Tavola collection with Oil and Vinegar, Salt and Pepper Mills, Canisters, Glass Bowl and Sauce Server. All pieces are made in Italy and sold open stock. Hand wash only. SRPs: $144-$324.
A lovely smoky rim and floral design grace each piece of Arte Italica's Giuletta Collection. The subtle floras in grey and charcoal have a sketchbook, almost modern feel that blend beautifully in many different settings. Combine with the Finezza Grey Charger for an elegant, layered look. Made in Italy. Dishwasher and microwave safe. SRPs: $45-$153.
|Kitchen Line Napkin
Designed in Switzerland and produced in Italy, the Kitchen Line collection is the original single-use premium napkin that looks and feels like textile. Originally offered in select markets throughout Europe, the line is now available in the U.S. and Canada. The Kitchen Line serviettes are made from a soft fiber blend that is absorbent and sturdy. Available in five colors: Rustic Red, Dutch Blue, Garden Green, Chocolate Brown, and Sunny Side Up Yellow. SRP: $14 for a signature dispenser box with 20 napkins.
The complete collection has an assortment of single-use place setting products: full-size dinner, appetizer and cocktail napkins in an array of colors. Placemats and guest towels are also available.
|Wine Decantiere 7-In-1 Aerator
A highly specialized tool for wine lovers, the Wine Decantiere 7-In-1 Aerator decants and aerates wine instantly. It's easy to use and ensures optimal performance. The air mixing chamber gently oxidizes wine while pouring, significantly improving in the taste, flavor and finish. Seven built-in dual-functional tubes are supported by eight small vents positioned at the grid edge. The built-in filter protects against cork residue and other impurities. The air-tight stopper preserves freshness, so you can save and enjoy your wine the next day. SRP: $39.99.
Vagnbys USA, Scottsdale, Ariz., 602-904-5079, www.vagnbysusa.com, Las Vegas P1-2408
Bambu's reusable Bamboo Straws are free from inks and dyes. Say good-bye to throw-away straws. These reusable bamboo straws are durable, beautiful and cut from nature. Reusable and biodegradable. Sold in a set of 6 with a handy cleaning brush. SRP: $8.50.
Bambu, Mineola, N.Y., 855-630-3149, www.bambuhome.com, Las Vegas P1
|Comfort Grip Knives
Tovolo has updated and expanded its knife collection, made from high-carbon stainless steel. The knives feature an ergonomic, comfort-grip handle and a well-balanced blade with a protective cover for safe storage. This collection includes an avocado and citrus knife, 8.5-inch bread knife, 8.5-inch Chef knife, 8.5-inch slicing knife, 7-inch chef knife; 5.75-inch avocado knife; 5.5-inch santoku knife; 5.5-inch bagel knife, 5-inch serrated utility knife, 5-inch slicing knife, 5-inch prep knife, 3.5-inch paring knife, and 3.5-inch citrus knife. SRPS: $7-$12.
Tovolo, Seattle, 206-633-6066, www.tovolo.com, Atlanta Gift (Ben Tally & Associates) B2 8-8111A
|M-Cuisine Rice Cooker
Joseph Joseph unveils its new range of cookware designed for the microwave. The line includes several sets to help home cooks maximize the use of their microwave. Joseph Joseph M-Cuisine Rice Cooker can be used to prepare, microwave and serve rice and grains in one space-saving product. The set includes a 2-liter pot, colander, lids and rice paddle. The multi-functional rice paddle can be used to measure portion size, secure the pot lids as well as fluff and serve cooked rice. SRP: $30.
Other items products include the M-Cuisine Stack Set. This stackable set keeps the elements of one meal separate, but cooks them all at once in one compact product. SRP: $42.
M-Cuisine Pasta Cooker cooks, drains and serves pasta in one convenient space-saving design. It features a spaghetti portion guide and an integrated colander. Simply tip to drain the water and serve straight from the cooker. Suitable for all types of pasta. SRP: $18.
M-Cuisine Cool-touch Dish and Bowl is double-walled and has a splash-proof, steam-vented lid. Can be used to microwave everything from soups to desserts. 550 ml capacity. SRP: $12.
|Viking 5-Ply Hard Stainless Cookware
Clipper Corp. introduces the high performance Viking 5-Ply Hard Stainless cookware line.
Hard Stainless cookware leverages a hard-anodized aluminum exterior with a non-reactive, surgical-quality stainless steel interior to deliver one of the most efficient forms of cookware on the market. Three layers of aluminum alloy are bonded between the hard-anodized exterior and stainless interior. The combined four outer layers of aluminum deliver optimal heat transfer and performance while offering the home chef an easy-to-clean cooking surface that will not react with food – even acidic sauces.
The Viking Hard Stainless line marries two types of metals via a 5-ply clad construction. Oven safe up to 500 degrees. Dishwasher safe and includes a limited-lifetime warranty. Available in both open stock and set. SRPs: open stock, $165-$450; 10-piece $1,580 and will be promoted for $599.99.
J.K. Adams introduces the Newport Collection. These maple boards make a striking backdrop for hors d'oeuvres. The cheese and bread boards are sold in a decorative gift box with both a cheese knife and cheese markers. The server is perfect for either hot or cold dips and crackers or bread. The 5-inch stoneware bowl is oven safe. Made in Vermont from maple with a golden teak oil finish. Collection includes 10-inch x 9-inch Cheese Plate ($32); 20-inch x 8-inch Bread/Cheese Tray ($45); and a 20-inch x 8-inch Server with Bowl ($50).
J.K. Adams, Dorset, Vt., 800-451-6118, www.jkadams.com, Atlanta Gift B2 8-8129 and (Kasperzak and Associates) B2 8-876, NY Now 3511
|Capresso Triple Brew
The Capresso Triple Brew is three brewers in one. This slim, space-saving model is less than 7 inches wide and can brew tea, a single-serve cup of coffee or a 42-ounce carafe of coffee in less than six minutes. This versatile brewer comes with two reusable filters, one for tea and one for coffee and has four preset illuminated brewing buttons for Small Cup, Large Cup, Carafe or Tea, with customizable brewing and sizing options for each. Filters, drip tray and glass carafe are dishwasher safe. Removable 52-ounce water tank is for easy filling and cleaning. SRP: $179.99.
Capresso, Closter, N.J., 201-767-3999, 800-338-5594 www.capresso.com, Atlanta Gift B2 8-869B, Las Vegas C164
|Smoked Garlic Spicy Corn Relish
Terrapin Ridge Farms introduces Smoked Garlic Spicy Corn Relish. Roasted garlic, roasted red pepper purée, tomatoes, lots of onion and corn round out the flavor. Finally, the right amount of habanero gives it a spicy kick. Perfect for tortilla chips and use while roasting fish or chicken. Available in 13-ounce bottles, 6-pack cases. SRP: $8.
Terrapin Ridge Farms LLC, Clearwater, Fla., 800-999-4052, www.terrapinridge.com, Atlanta Gift B2W 3-119, FFS 1626
|Blossom eCap Silicone Storage Cap
New for 2015 are the reusable Blossom eCap Silicone Storage Cap for Weck jars in two sizes. The reusable Weck lids joins the company's popular silicone lids and infuser lids for Mason jars. The Blossom Storage eCap turns large (3-7/8-inch rim) Weck jars into airtight and liquid-tight containers. Available in clear. SRP: $4.99. The small storage caps (2-3/8-inch rim) come in clear, powder blue, moss and yellow. SRP: $2.99 each. BPA-free. Dishwasher, microwave and freezer safe. Perfect for storing food in bulk in pantries or freezers. All eCaps come individually packaged on a card.
HIC, Harold Import Co., Lakewood, N.J., 800-526-2163, www.hickitchen.com, Atlanta Gift 2W 8-8104A and (Dugan Bliss) 2-1701, Las Vegas C11
|Non-GMO Dessert Sauces
King's Cupboard has received Non-GMO Project Verification for the following bulk sauces: Bittersweet, Cream Caramel, Organic Hot Fudge, Organic Cream Caramel and new Salted Caramelized Fig Spread. These products can be ordered in various sizes for use in bakeries, kitchens, ice cream manufacturers and other foodservice operations. King's Cupboard products are also available in retail jars. All King's Cupboard dessert sauces are OU Kosher and gluten-free and are made with fresh, pure ingredients.
King's Cupboard, Red Lodge, Mont., 800-962-6555 ext. 106, www.kingscupboard.com, FFS 345
Mozzarella Co. has added Chihuahua cheese to its lineup. Available in 8-ounce pieces and 5-pound wheels, this semi-soft cow's milk cheese is great for snacking or melting in quesadillas, lasagnas, fondue and more. SRP: About $15 per pound.
Mozzarella Co., Dallas, 214-741-4072, mozzarellaco.com, FFS 5007
|Easy Clean Tea Infuser
The Easy Clean Tea Infuser from Frieling features stainless steel construction and a removable bottom for easy cleaning. An infuser lid keeps tea hot while it steeps. After brewing, lift the Easy Clean Tea Infuser out of the cup and remove the bottom to dispose of the tea leaves. The micro-etched stainless steel has an intricate pattern of perforations that allows the flavors of tea to flow and develop, while trapping tea leaves inside. Available in two sizes: Medium (3 inches tall) and Large (3.75 inches tall). SRPs: $9.95 and $10.95, respectively.
Frieling, Fort Mill, S.C., 800-827-2582, www.direct.frieling.com, Atlanta Gift B2 8-8124A
This collection of six decanters is designed with the sports enthusiast in mind. With classic silhouettes and vibrant gold patterns, these crystal pieces celebrate the outdoor enjoyment of golf, tennis and sailing. Available in 27- and 30-ounce sizes. Made in Portugal. SRP: $175-$195.
Also new are the Love Birds. These intricate and delicate representations of love birds are the perfect way to say I love you. The miniature sculptures have a hollow space inside into which a love note can be inserted before they are given as a gift. Available in three bold, brilliant patterns, these abstract décor pieces make a beautiful and distinctive gesture. SRP $95-$105.
|Zoku Travel Tumbler
Zoku unveils its latest drinkware item – Travel Tumbler. This 12-ounce double-walled cup keeps the drink insulated. The press-fit lid securely seals the beverage inside for spill-resistant sipping. The silicone straw holder keeps the straw in place making it easy to use on-the-go. Available in spring. SRP: TBD.
Also new is the Zoku Polar Pops. Each set includes an explorer, penguin, walrus, orca, seal and polar bear. Pops slide out of the molds easily straight from the freezer. Can also be used for making lollipops, chocolates and ice cubes. Includes one set of six molds and six sticks with drip guards. SRP: $16.99.
Introducing Zoku's protected double-wall glass vessel – the Suspended Glass Bottle. Cushy silicone pads with an outer impact resistant shell suspend Zoku's pure borosilicate inner glass bottle. This double-walled vessel keeps beverages cold or hot and won't absorb smells or flavors. Snap-tight thread lid closure makes this glass bottle spill-proof. Available in 16- and 12-ounce sizes and in a variety of colors. Available spring. SRP: TBD.
|Emerald Aalto Vase
Emerald 6.25-inch glass vase, new color in tribute to the Aalto collection's 80th anniversary and an homage to Alvar Aalto's design partnership with his wife Aino, whose first barware collection featured the emerald color. Available in January. SRP: $125.
Iittala, Princeton, N.J., 800-448-8252, www.iittala.com, NY Now 3720