Trend Report - January 2012

The West’s Best

A sampling of new resources awaiting attendees at the Las Vegas Market in the World Trade Center

It’s a sure bet, no gambling required, when it comes to whether or not visitors to the World Market Center will find a multitude of new, exciting products during Las Vegas Market, which takes place Jan. 30 to Feb. 3, 2012.
In addition to new resources, the market includes fun and festive special events such as:

  • Food Truck Festival
    Mon., Jan. 30, 6-8 p.m. Grand Plaza
  • Grab ’N’ Go Breakfast
    Tues., Jan. 31 through Thurs.,
    Feb. 2, 7:30-10:30 a.m., Grand Plaza
  • Boogie Nights
    Tues., Jan. 31 from 6-8 p.m., Grand Plaza
  • Party in the U.S.A.
    Tues., Jan. 31, 4-6 p.m.,
    Made in USA Pavilion, Building B, floor B2
  • Happy Hour
    on select furniture floors, Mon., Jan. 30 to Thurs., Feb. 2
  • International Buyers Breakfast
    in the International Buyers Lounge,
    Wed., Feb. 1, 8:30 a.m.-1 p.m.
  • Sunset & Desserts
    Wed., Feb. 1, 6-8 p.m., Grand Plaza
  • Courtyard Uber Lounge
    Thurs., Feb. 2, 6-8 p.m., Grand Plaza

Good news for interior designers: the Interior Design Society will hold its 2012 National Leadership Conference at the Las Vegas Design Center from Jan. 27 to 29, 2012, to coincide with the Las Vegas Market. The event is a two-day workshop with educational seminars, an awards ceremony, a vendor showcase and a keynote address.

For more details on the Las Vegas Market, visit

Lattice Loveliness From Company C, the Garden Gate pillow features a graphic lattice pattern cut from a single piece of silk, then stitched to the silk, solid-colored front. The pillow, with a .25-inch flange of white silk, is offered with solid backgrounds in grass green (shown), azalea, sky and pewter. In addition to Company C’s Spring products, also on view at the Las Vegas Market will be a sneak peek of the Fall 2012 collections. Customers will be able to pre-order. Company C, 800-818-8288,
Color Pops Pillows in a range of colors and styles from Daniel Stuart Studio measure 22 by 22 inches and include feather and down fillers and invisible zippers. Daniel Stuart Studio, 416-787-7443,
Sweet Dreams With Aromatherapy Natura offers scented natural cotton pillowcases in standard, queen and king sizes. The Natura Ylang Ylang version (shown) includes ylang ylang essential oils to naturally lower blood pressure and calm the mind. The Natura Lavender style includes lavender essential oils, which have been used to relieve tension and enhance blood circulation. Natura World, Inc., 519-651-2006,
Butterflies Flutter By The 20- by 20-inch Butterfly Kaleidoscope Reversible Pillow by Tim Coffey is made with Climaweave™, Manual’s indoor/outdoor fabric brand that is weather, fade and moisture resistant. The Butterfly Kaleidoscope group of Climaweave printed fabrics includes placemats, pillows and ceramic mini-plates that coordinate with a tapestry woven throw. Manual Woodworkers & Weavers, Inc., 800-542-3139,
Cotton & Coconuts From Saro, the San Felipe Collection includes filled pillows in 14- by 23-inch and 18- by 18-inch versions, and a 13- by 72-inch runner. Made in a natural color with 100 percent cotton, the elements are distinguished by the ruffle design and coconut buttons. At Las Vegas Market, Saro debuts its expanded 4,000-square-foot showroom in Building C, Suite C-804 in the World Market Center, which is nearly double the size of the previous space. “This expansion will give us more space to continue growing into new categories, such as home accents, furniture, faux botanicals, fashion accessories, gift items and more,” says Kev Kalenderian, president, Saro. Saro Trading Co., 800-662-7276,
Luxury Basics The signature element of the new Stearns & Foster luxury basic bedding line is the cover fabric specially designed with European-sourced fibers to deliver superior performance advantages, breathability, moisture wicking and durability. The line includes four distinctive pillows, a full protection mattress pad, patented ultra-soft sheet set and a generously oversized loft comforter. Pacific Coast Feather Company, 206-624-1057,

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