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Winter Market   January 27-31, 2019

First Look Summer 2018: PURIFY

Sustainable Threads’ cruelty-free silk Serenity pillows.


PURIFY, one of the four FIRST LOOK vignettes on display during Las Vegas Market, July 29-Aug. 2, honors wellness and consumer choice — perhaps even compulsion — to live with, to wear and to be nourished by products that are mindfully designed and manufactured.

At the same time, PURIFY acknowledges the role technology plays in our quests and pursuits for balance, strength and good health. After all, our watch monitors our vitals; our mattress is programmed to monitor our sleep habits; and our mobile apps notify us when to meditate. So, PURIFY isn’t about unplugging — because, we can’t really. It’s about achieving calm alongside connectivity, and the idea is conveyed in this vignette with patterns that reference our digital lives.

 

Shiloh chair from New Pacific Direct.

For example, Tempaper’s Connect removable and re-positionable wall covering, part of the Bobby Berk Collection, sets the tone. Meanwhile, wireless charging end tables from ZUO that replenish our mobile devices reinforce the message.

Another driver for wellness is exterior decorating and the healthful benefits of spending more and meaningful time outdoors. When you consider the stats — some estimates suggest harmful chemicals and other irritants make indoor air quality up to 10 times worse than outdoor air quality — it’s no wonder we’re starting to see design that complements both indoor and exterior environments with convincing ease. New Pacific Direct’s Shiloh chair illustrates this all-weather mindset.

Parks candles from Paddywax. C1024


Concern for the environment informs this season’s PURITY vignette, and a product such as Paddywax’s Parks Collection aligns with this consumer-focused purchase motivator. The candle line comprises five fragrances inspired by national parks in the United States. It’s the brand’s first wood wick collection; its matte, terra cotta hues and textured finishes are noteworthy; and for each Parks candle sold, the company donates $1 to the National Parks Foundation.

 

Hibi strike-on-box matches from Kobe Match Co.


Lastly, PURIFY anticipates desire for calm, especially for harried professionals, parents and … well … anyone experiencing stress. Kobe Match Co.’s Hibi strike-on-box incense matches — a careful mixture of paper fiber, incense and charcoal — create an instant-aromatherapy “session” that lasts about 10 minutes.

See all four FIRST LOOK vignettes — MICRO, WHOLEHEARTED, CELEBRATE! and PURIFY — in the Grand Plaza Courtyard, and be sure to pick up your copy of the companion FIRST LOOK guide at all Las Vegas Market building entrances.

First Look Companion Guide 


View online or be sure to pick up a hard-copy of the new First Look book at Market on campus or at the First Look seminar.

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