First Look Summer 2017 Recap: Handmade
Las Vegas Market's First Look program received a record-breaking number of product submissions this season. When you consider the show's growth — in new categories, as well as in established segments — it's no surprise this season's curation was the most invigorating and rigorous yet.
We set the stage, literally, for First Look in our product displays. Located in a freestanding case in the Grand Plaza courtyard during Summer Market, here's what was highlighted in these multilayered vignettes:
- PANTONE®VIEW home + interiors palettes is illustrated for 2018 in "iGen," a dynamic and colorful presentation that anticipates the wants of Generation Z. These digital natives, born in the mid-1990s through the mid-2000s, already outnumber Millennials and have $44 billion in annual purchase power.
- Speaking of Millennials ... these demographer darlings are the focus of "Modern Traditions." We imagine holiday decorating in an urban maximalist-style dining vignette. Subtle seasonal touches complement bold patterns and multiple metal finishes.
- In "Water Signs," we're heading to the beach. Or the pool ... take your pick. Gifts and personal accessories that suit both destinations, plus inviting casual lounge furniture, celebrate our love of water — and enduring blue color palettes.
- Lastly, Handmade celebrates the creativity and craftsmanship of Las Vegas Market tenants across campus. We've created our most retail-like environment to date to showcase makers' skill and artistry.
The handiwork of artists, makers and doers is celebrated in “Handmade," one of four product displays in Las Vegas Market's exclusive First Look program. Jewelry headlines in this lifestyle vignette; creativity is evident in every bead, bauble, chain, strap and charm. Meanwhile, furniture that can double as either retail fixturing or practical solution for urban dwellers provides a compelling backdrop.
Boost tactile appeal with accessories that emphasize texture first and foremost.
Natural Stitches area rug from KAS Rugs’ Austin Collection is hand-knotted from 100 percent wool. Four sizes and two colorways are available. B175
Eightmood’s new pillows prove especially versatile across a style spectrum, from a Scandinavian minimalist space to a lush Bohemian-style interior. C1023
Coconut beads in white and hand-woven natural cotton cord intertwine on Willa hassock from PALECEK. C498
Stripes line up on Classic Home’s 22-inch Jaunt Ivory patchwork pillow. C309
The front is center on a transitional case debut.
American Drew’s Pattern console, part of the Modern Synergy Collection, is fronted with knotty oak pieces placed at dimension-enhancing angles. The top is Narrow Heart walnut; the base is cold-rolled steel. B558
Turn up neutrals with tempting texture and artful forms.
Hand-knotted leather fringe is a hallmark of this new Jeffan International fixture. The diameter is 28 inches; it measures 22 inches high. C352
Vahallan’s handpainted Crystalline wallpaper — this is the Smokey Quartz colorway — comes in rectangular and square pieces. P1-3900
Carrera sideboard, part of the Traditions Collection from Orient Express, mixes white marble veneer, a wood finish called Stonewash and brushed gold accents. B680
Kingsley pedestal table’s base wears a heavily textured antique white finish; the top is antiqued mirror. From Gabby. C1388
Bronzed iron rods create linear movement on Hatch cocktail table from Arteriors. The glass tabletop has a subtle brown hue. A matching side table is available. C379
Jewelry brands at Las Vegas Market run the style gamut; artisinal necklaces illustrate.
John Wind’s cluster necklaces offer a medley of color-coordinated medallions, baubles, beads, ribbons and other charms. P1-1109
Vintage meets modern: Antique buttons more than 100 years old make Grandmother’s Buttons’ necklaces uniquely modern. P1-3011
No two Impression Jasper Fish necklaces are exactly alike. Also new from Feifish for summer: glass bead bracelets, and lead-free pewter, stone and tumbled glass necklaces. C1165
Beads made from recycled Kantha textiles are the hallmark of WorldFinds’ unique amulet necklace. P1-3109
Amano Trading’s Sodalite talisman necklace is a mix of materials including semi-precious stone and leather adornments. P1-3104
Do what makes scents for the holiday season...stock up on candles and diffusers.
Nest Fragrances’ Sugar Cookie is the newest add to the brand’s holiday collection. The fragrance is Tahitian vanilla bean and bourbon-infused caramel mixed with sugarcane crystals and the essence of golden amber. C161
LAFCO New York’s Winter Balsam candle is a limited-edition holiday fragrance. Note the hand-blown art glass vessel. C1065
Votivo’s fragrance lineup for the season is (left to right): Joie de Noel™, Icy Blue Pine™, Red Currant® and Christmas Sage™. Note the quatrefoil foil packaging on the reed diffusers (shown) and throughout the collection. C860
Gift-ready packaging in Winter White linen underscores the sophistication of K. Hall Studio’s new Cedarwood Bonfire fragrance. It’s available as a diffuser and a candle. C1001B
Classic cast iron receives a materials makeover.
Ono food-safe cast iron bowls from Blomus/SKS USA are available in four sizes; diameters range from 5.5 inches to 14.5 inches. The interior is Teflon-coated; meanwhile, a silicone ring on the bottom of the bowl prevents scratches. P1-3505
Explore gifts for nature loves and adventure seekers at Las Vegas Market. Destinations: cabins and campgrounds.
On-the-go and easy-to-pack: Pitkin Stearns’ backgammon set weighs less than half a pound. P1-4401
Add a layer of warmth during fall and winter excursions with Solmate Socks’ Mistletoe crew sock. Four unisex sizes are available. P1-3006
Poly-Wood Inc.'s Quattro folding chair captures the essence of classic Adirondack style, yet offers the modern amenity of portability — just remove the two pins on the front of the chair. It's made from all-weather, fade-resistant material that’s available in 13 colors. C1238
Palo Santo is a sustainably harvested wood from South America that has natural aromatic properties. As the wood smolders, the musky, citrusy, mint and pine scent is believed to calm and cleanse the body and mind. From Skeem. C1023
Ellajude’s hand-painted and patinated stackable bracelets adjust to most wrist sizes. Each is lined with leather for comfort and hypoallergenic purposes. P1-3205
Happy Camper 16–ounce mason jar mugs from Rolf Glass feature four hand-etched camper designs. Shown here: Retro (left) and Travel Trailer designs. C109
AdventureKeen's “The Campfire Foodie Cookbook” details the adventures of cook, recipe developer and author Julia Rutland who has compiled more than 100 simple recipes for open-fire cooking. C1165
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Candid messages say it all.
The Stem Print Collection from Magenta features the brushstroke lettering of artist Rae Dunn. C143
Le Petit Crap Bag screen-printed tote from CO: Creative Cartel is made from 100 percent cotton. It’s printed in the United States. P1-2010
New for summer from Christina Williams: the minimalist, doodle friendly Word greeting cards collection; six new list pads; 12 gift enclosure cards; three new canvas totes; kraft paper recipe cards; and single cards, such as, “Yay You Made a Decision.” P1-2007
The back of Fairgoods’ gold-plated pet tags can be engraved with a pet’s name and contact number. P1-1107
Impress him with the unexpected.
Know what a “yeard” is? A beard that hasn’t been trimmed or shaved in a year. Enter grooming goods such as Olivina Men’s certified organic two-in-one shave prep and beard oil. It lends a cedar and bergamot note. C1023
Like-minded brands Burgundy Oak and Smoke Barrel joined forces to create smokers made from repurposed wine barrels. Handcrafted in Alberta, Canada, each unit bears distinct hues and markings — the flavors each barrel imparts are unique, too. Wine Barrel smoker comes with a Pit Boss pellet smoker, a bag of pellets, a cover for winter and a one-year warranty. B270-43
Big Shot stainless steel pint glasses from Demdaco have a built-in bottle opener and a cap re-sealer. C996
For the “Parks and Recreation” fan: a laser-cut wood keychain bearing the face of oft-quoted character Ron Swanson. From the Famous Faces Series by Letter Craft. P2-7501
To have or to hold, to give or to wear...shop Las Vegas Market for the latet wedding gifts, bridal accessories and festive donations.
Heartstring’s new pearl-and-crystal bracelet includes a disc for an engraved monogram. The coordinating leather and pearl necklace has one, too. C853
K & K Interiors’ Garden Goddess cement planters are offered in two sizes; the largest is 11 inches high. They can be used indoors or outdoors. C796
“Best Wishes for the Bride & Groom” is flat printed on uncoated FSC-certified cover stock. The card is blank on the inside; it and a lavender envelope ship in a cellophane wrap. From Graphic Anthology. P1-2009
Australia’s Gratitude Glass Jar makes its Las Vegas Market debut with the Celebratory range of handcrafted glass wish jars. Each comes with a wood lid and foil-embossed notecards upon which family and friends write their thanks during holidays and life milestones. P1-1216
Alegria tabletop in Simply White is new for 2017 from Skyros Designs. The range includes a charger, a dinner plate, a salad plate and a cereal bowl, as well as serving pieces. C101
Hundreds of hand-set Swarovski® crystals, turquoise stones and faux pearl cabochons adorn Beverly, a 5-inch-by-7-inch cast pewter frame. It comes in an Olivia Riegel signature gift box. C162
Grace & Gratitude
Inspirational gifts send a clear message.
The Paradise Found Collection from Roman embodies peace and welcome by way of palm and pineapple motifs. The line includes wall plaques, trays, frames, angels, pouches, pillows, mirrors and more. C907
Christian Art Gifts’ Giving Thanks 17-ounce water bottles are made from double-walled stainless steel and have a vacuum seal, so they’ll keep beverages hot or cold for hours. P1-2208
Demdaco follows up its popular Art Hearts Collection with the curated Artful Crosses Series, which sends messages of spiritual love and support. C996
Color engages the senses across all youth categories.
Ooly’s Unique Unicorns stationery set includes letter sheets, envelopes, postcards, a notebook, a pencil, a four-click colored pen, stickers, an eraser and a traveling case. C1072
Talisman Designs’ dishwasher-safe, BPA-free Kiddie Kones are a scoop and cone in one. Sold as a set of four in sweet packaging. C1155
Stephan Baby’s Rattle socks keep little ones entertained. Choose Pink Bear, Blue Bear, Pink Monster or Blue Monster (shown). C1165
Areaware’s Cubebot® wooden toy robots are inspired by Japanese Shinto Kumi-ki puzzles. They’re made from wood and elastic, and assume dozens of poses, including a cube. C187