WASHINGTON, DC -- American homes are getting bigger, at least when measured by the number of bedrooms they have. That's according to a new analysis of data from the U.S. Census Bureau's American Community Survey.
AMERICAN FOLK ART MUSEUM EXHIBITS MASTER WORKS OF EARLY RUG MAKING
One of the treasures of American Folk Art is this appliqued carpet made c. 1860 by an unknown American artist. The 9'4" x 13'2" rug is unique because of its large size and pristine condition. Photo copyright John Bigelow Taylor, New York.
By Lissa Wyman
NEW YORK -- New York's American Museum of Folk Art has opened a new exhibit of rugs that dramatically illustrates that design excellence is timeless.
Rugnews.com Editorial LET'S PUT MORE SEX INTO THE RUG BIZ
By Lissa Wyman
I am writing this column on my brand new laptop computer and I haven't felt this way-cool since I got my Blackberry. Or maybe it was when I got that HD flat-panel television at Christmastime. Suddenly, I'm beginning to get a clue as to why the rug business has been so lackluster in the past five years. We ain't sexy.
ICFF POSTS RECORD ATTENDANCE FOR 19TH ANNUAL DESIGN MARKET
NEW YORK - The International Contemporary Furniture Fair posted record attendance of 25,033, an 8% increase over last year, according to George Little Management, the show's organizer. The ICFF ran May 19 to 22 at New York's Jacob Javits Convention Center.
PAKISTAN HAND-KNOTTED CARPET EXHIBITION SET FOR SEPTEMBER
KARACHI, PAKISTAN - The Pakistan Hand-knotted Carpet Exhibition is scheduled for Sept. 2 to Sept. 5, 2007. Sponsor of the event is the Pakistan Carpet Manufacturers & Exporters Association in collaboration with the Trade Development Authority of Pakistan.
ATLANTA - AmericasMart's Green Product Showcase will make its first showing of eco-friendly, sustainable source products during the July 10 to July 18 Atlanta International Gift & Home Furnishings Market and the Atlanta International Area Rug Market.
PEKING HANDICRAFT SIGNS THREE NEW LICENSED ARTISTS
SAN FRANCISCO, CA - Peking Handicraft has signed new licensing agreements with three artists: Jim Shore, Amy Brazil and Julia Junkin. They join the company's roster of more than 30 licensed artists. Products featuring their designs will be available in January 2008.
MISSING from Art Resources Los Angeles showroom: Antique Sarouq Farahan 1237Size: 4' 3" x 6' 1" Anyone with information on the location of this rug, please contact Max Moussavi of Art Resources (firstname.lastname@example.org) or Lwyman@rugnews.com
MOHAWK AND DUPONT TO PRODUCE 'SMART-STRAND' FIBER USING CORN-BASED RAW MATERIAL
LOUDON, TN - A new DuPont fiber making facility will produce a key ingredient for SmartStrand, a Mohawk Carpet fiber using renewable agricultural resources. The fiber will reduce the use of petroleum-based products and save energy, according to Mohawk.
PAWTUCKET, RI - Colonial Mills, Inc. (cmi) has taken its inspiration from nature and the "greening€VbCrLf of America with the redesign of showrooms in Atlanta, High Point and corporate headquarters. The company will also be opening a permanent showroom with a similar design footprint at the Las Vegas Market in 2008.
.KARASTAN DONATES FLOORING FOR "EXTREME MAKEOVER: HOME EDITION€VbCrLf
DALTON, GA - Karastan carpets was one of the guest stars on a recent airing of "Extreme Makeover: Home Edition€VbCrLf on ABC Television. The carpets covered the floors of a home in Kansas City, Missouri.
JAIPUR TO OPEN SHOWROOM AT INTERNATIONAL DECO PARK IN NEW DELHI INDIA
ATLANTA -- Jaipur Rugs, along with its Indian parent company, will open a showroom at the new International Home Deco Park (IHDP) in India. The IHDP is nearing completion at a five-acre park near New Delhi.
INDIAN RUG MAKER E. HILL NAMES WOOLMARK AS INSPECTION AGENCY
BHADOHI, INDIA - E. Hill & Co., Ltd, a handmade carpet and rug manufacturer and exporter of India, has appointed The Woolmark Co. as a provider for third party pre-shipment inspection and quality audit service.
NOURISON PREPARES FOR FALL WITH NEW CONSUMER AD CAMPAIGN
Live on Fashion print ad in new Nourison campaign.
SADDLE BROOK, NJ - Live on Fashion is the theme of a new Nourison consumer advertising campaign this Fall. The ads are designed to increase brand recognition with consumers, appealing to people who recognize rugs and carpets as an extension of their own personal style in both the home and office.