Archive for the ‘Design Shows’ Category

It’s Atlanta Gift Show Week!

July 9, 2012

Hey hey, everybody! It’s your old pal, RM! I hope you all had a lovely July 4th holiday, and I hope you’re having a lovely summer in general! (Heat wave notwithstanding, of course. Are you surviving this? I’m just wondering when exactly Earth turned into Mercury, you know?) Well, summertime is one of our favorite times of year around here for myriad reasons, but the thing that has made us positively giddy for the past few years is that week in July when we get to get on one those shiny metal birds, and head South to the annual Atlanta International Gift & Home Furnishings Market. Are you familiar? Well, if not, it’s basically a GINORMOUS convention where vendors from around the world come to show off all the latest and greatest ideas and products for your home. And we’re talking any and everything your could ever want from furniture to lighting to accessories to dancing animal speakers (hint) to shagreen iPhone cases (double hint) to things you’d never even imagine. This is the show where all the great designers and inventors and entrepreneurs collide, and of course, since our mission is to find the latest and greatest designs and bring them to you, we wouldn’t miss it for the world!

We’ll be heading down to the ATL for the big show this Thursday morning, and guess what? We want to you to join us. So check back here for updates on all the cool stuff we find, and feel free to let us know in the comments what you think, and what sort of stuff you want to see. In the meantime, riddle us this:

See you in Hotlanta! RM, out! -XO

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“Puchi”‘s Got Something To Say

February 13, 2012

Hey hey, everybody! RM, here with some exciting news! First off, we’d just like to thank you all for your support! Business has been steady so far, and feedback has been positive, so we’d all just like to thank you from the bottoms of our hearts for stopping by and checking us out! And, of course, for telling all your friends!

Now, as all of you E&B-heads out there know, our mission is to always be on the lookout for awesome new stuff that makes your life easier, prettier and more comfortable. We do the shopping, so you don’t have to and all that jazz. Well, have we made a discovery for you! Recently, we headed up to the Big Apple for the NY International Gift Show, a humungous showcase in the Javits Center for furniture, lighting, and home accessory designers from around the globe to introduce all their latest and greatest designs and innovations. Naturally, we were running around like kids on a Pixie Stix bender, and came away with so many incredible new products and ideas that we’ll be rolling out in the next few weeks and months.

Today, we want to introduce you to one of our new faves now available at Ella & Boss. You’ve probably been wondering feverishly about the latest technology in bathroom towels. (Duh. Who doesn’t?) Well, fret no longer, we found a company from Japan called Morihata, who dazzled us with a new towel that’s not only supremely soft and functional, but also just looks really, really cool! Ladies and gents, the PUCHI PUCHI TOWEL!!!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

I know that “Puchi” sounds like something you want to shoot into space, namely this guy. In Japanese, however, “Puchi Puchi” means bubble wrap, and in this particular case, also refers to a line of fabulous, super-soft, lightweight guest, face and bath towels. Now, you’re probably thinking we’ve lost our minds. The idea of drying off with plastic babble wrap after a shower is after all rather strange, I know. But it’s an entirely different story when the idea of bubble wrap is applied to terry cloth. Not only do these modern, one-of-a-kind towels just look fresh and modern hanging out in your bath, but their unique, distinctive texture is designed to provide you with maximum fluffiness and absorbency. Each of the three available colors fits easily into any bathroom decor, and each comes in three different sizes: Bath (24.75″ x 50″), Face (13.75″ x 31″) and Guest (13.75″ x 13.75″). So go ahead and pick up a set or two or feel free to mix and match. Any you choose are guaranteed to make sure you and your guests always end your bathroom routine in a state of comfy, cozy nirvana!

So there you have it! As of this afternoon, the Puchi Puchi Towel is popping 24/7 over at E&B. Be sure to race over and pick up a few of your very own today!

Thanks and have a fantastic afternoon everybody!!! XO -RM

Finding Great New Stuff at the NYC Gift Fair

February 3, 2010

This week, Ella&Boss‘ intrepid leader, Pam, trekked up to the Big Apple for this year’s New York International Gift Fair. For those of you who aren’t familiar, the NYIGF is an annual event where vendors, manufacturers and designers from around the world come together to showcase their latest, most creative, most innovative products and ideas. Needless to say, it’s kind of a big deal, and we’re thrilled to report that Pam found some pretty amazing stuff! Check this out:

This is a beautiful line from Mexico called Model Metalworks. All their products are handmade by local artisans, using 100% sustainable, natural materials. Those lovely, intricately woven baskets and trays? Made completely from pine needles, salvaged from the forest floor! How cool is that? Also, their metal pieces are made using a technique passed down through the ages called “sandcasting.” Basically, the pieces are made in a mold and then packed with sand while they cool. In the end, the pieces shine like silver, but require no polishing! But I think the coolest part is this from the Model Metalworks website:


At Model Metalworks, Inc. our mission is to enrich the quality of life through the beauty and excellence of our products and services. We are devoted to the practice of fair trade and the preservation of culture and traditions through the arts.

It’s always nice to find a company that sells beautiful pieces and stands up for the right thing!

Stay tuned for more from Pam and the NYIGF. You never know what she might find!