Toy Fair 2015 Wrap-Up

Folded-paper dinosaur, new from Graphics Art

Trends at the 2015 New York International Toy Fair ranged from paper folding and engineering kits to fabric crafts, while design themes included flat and three-dimensional, bitmap-style imagery and emoticons. The latter reflected the broader motifs of emotions and self-esteem.  Project Partners … [Read more...]

The Ever-Evolving Easter Bunny

Burton & Burton, shown in our 2015 Teacher's Pet Trend

He’s the symbol of spring and a key figure in America’s 4th biggest seasonal-spending Holiday, but what do we really know about the behind-the-scenes life of the Easter Bunny? A brief look back at past Spring Forward™ color-and-trend forecasts provides a trend-tracing bunny trail and hints … [Read more...]

Place Settings

Park Hill Collection

The Holiday & Home Expo at the Dallas Market Center isn't particularly known for tabletop products. Nevertheless, some fun-and-fabulous place settings popped up throughout the show. Here are a few favorites with seasonal themes from Allstate Floral, The Royal Standard, Park Hill, Sage & Co. … [Read more...]