[Trade Show]-2013 Taipei Giftionery

The 2013 Taipei Giftionery is not only the most prominent gift and stationery trade platform, but also offers a peek into the new black of the industry. This year, 4 exceptional focal points are going to open your eyes and sweep you off your feet.

Oil Tung blossom series

Oil Tung blossom series

For starters, oriental aesthetic has always been a great inspiration to gift suppliers. It is safe to say that the spirit of Taiwan fully reflects the simple but sophisticated nature of oriental aesthetic. Cheerful Fashion Goods’ Clavier Hakka collection holds items from the Oil Tung blossom series, NEOPRENE series and the floral emblem series. These high quality items incorporate Taiwan elements and graphic art. To mention a few, the yummy Taiwan food matte, and the (Taiwan bird) T-shirt bags are both fascinating products with a pitch of nostalgia.

High tech gifts that cater to the more practical side of gift giving are now also pretty and artsy. MAGI WAY presents the Saturn products for Tablet PC and mobile phones. Made of beech wood, the holder is considered elegant and heart warming. XUAN design offers wooden mobile phone cases. Engraved with intricate laser print, the graceful case is both a treat to the eyes and the nose.

Recent years, Taiwan has gained recognition and appreciation through international designing awards. Taiwanese companies gradually switches from MIT (Made in Taiwan) to DIT (Designed in Taiwan). Many gift suppliers dedicate themselves to developing their own brands. For example, SOLIS proudly presents backpacks using Taiwan manufactured eco fabric (Polyester made from recycled PET bottles). Tone 40 sells Taiwan designed furniture and home accessories. Of which the cool collecting box and pen holder collections are highly popular.

At the end of the day, eco friendly gifts are still the all time favorite. Ecobook uses recycled paper. This Taiwan designed notebook is both eco friendly and fashionable. It allows A 4 sheets that are only printed on one side to become a part of our life again. Salute to Mother Earth!

Besides the 4 focal points, the nearly 700 booths total also reaches record high. Many foreign countries, including Bhutan, Nepal, and Indonesia, are all setting up country pavilions, adding to the attraction. The Cross Strait Exhibition Area also plans to make an appearance for the fifth year in a role. That would sure turn some heads this year.

source: cloud.taiwantradeshows.com.tw

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[Decoration]-Kids Decor

Playing with the decor in a child’s room can be incredibly fun, but it can also be incredibly overwhelming. The best thing you can do is have fun! Since these little accessories are usually much less expensive than furniture, they’re not as much of an investment, and can be playful and take risks. Don’t be afraid to go outside of the box — since this is a child’s room, you can take some risks that you wouldn’t normally be able to take. But be careful not to invest too much into trends. If you do, use them with smaller items rather than big-ticket items. You want to try and decorate with the next few years in mind. And of course, prioritize what is needed over what is wanted. Don’t get trapped into thinking that certain decorative items are necessary to make your child’s room a special place! Stay within your budget.

wall decals

wall decals

Wall decor
Whether you’re painting a mural yourself, or scouring for kids artwork online, there are certain things to keep in mind for children’s wall art (besides which adorable print you want, of course). Make sure that any artwork or lighting you purchase doesn’t come with a frame or any pieces that could break or hurt your child. Also, be careful when hanging things on the wall. You want to make sure that everything is fastened securely, so it won’t drop or hit anyone if it falls — particularly if it’s a heavy item. Make sure that any paint you use is non-toxic.
In terms of style, be bold, but try to choose things that you can use for years to come. Personalized artwork or classic prints are great, since they’re bound to become pieces your child will always cherish. 

Textiles
When looking at rugs, blankets, curtains, and other textiles for your child’s room, make sure that you’re choosing something that’s easy to wash and easy to keep clean. Choose textiles that will hide stains, so you don’t have to wash them too frequently. Patterns with a mix of bright and dark colors work great for this — try to avoid white and cream!
Above all else, comfort and safety are the most important things. Opt for hypoallergenic textiles that aren’t dyed with harsh chemicals. Consider what the primary purpose of each textile will be, and think about what is necessary in terms of comfort, ease of cleaning, and style. 

Organization Use accessories that will help with organization. Use stylish bins that can hold toys, a fun wall hook that coats can hang on, or playful jewelry racks to avoid tangled charm bracelets.
Keep your child’s interests in mind. What hobbies do they have? What do they love to do? Encouraging these hobbies through the decor is something that will never go out of style. Find a fun rack to hang soccer cleats from, or an industrial bin to store baseball gloves and balls in. Expand on their personality. 
Search for the decor that fits your child’s room best.

source: http://www.houzz.com/photos/kids-decor

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[Accessories]-Accessories & Decor

When you’re redecorating a room that’s in dire need of a fresh, new look, you don’t need to splurge on all-new furniture — in reality, all you need is a few inexpensive, well-placed accessories. Despite often being small, accessories can pack a mighty punch and can quickly change a blah room into a contemporary or modern trendy space worthy of a magazine cover.

There are a wide variety of products to choose from, and everything from a throw pillow to a wall divider can make a dramatic difference in your room’s overall appearance. So before you head to the furniture store, think about how accessories can help change your decor.

Take advantage of your walls. In a room where floor space is limited, it’s important to make the most of your walls by using every inch. If yours are looking a little barren, spice them up with colorful artwork or picture frames. Creating your own photo collage can add a personal touch to any room, while mirrors can give a small space an added boost. If storage is an issue, use wall shelves and stack them with fun trinkets or flowers. Don’t forget about the wall itself! Add some flavor with a colorful patterned wallpaper or go for a brightly painted accent wall.

 

pillows

pillows

Bring new life to tables and countertops. If your living room needs a lift, liven it up by adding a few thoughtful accessories. Pictures always make great additions, but keep them interesting by mixing up your frames — getting too matchy-matchy can make the room look boring. When lit, candles add a romantic, relaxing feel, and coffee table books about travel, home design, fashion or photography make for great conversation starters with guests. You can also show off your green thumb by adding a plant or a vase with some flowers.

Get your whole family involved. Ensure that everyone feels at home by letting each family member pick something out. That way you’ll get a wider variety of products, which leads to a more interesting, unique room. Let the kids pick out a funky clock while you choose a handy magazine rack or an accent rug. And make sure to remember the dog accessories!

Don’t forget the fabric. Since most of us have neutral-colored furniture, one of the easiest ways to punch up a look is through the fabric you display. Swap out throw pillows and blankets to liven up a dull foundation, and don’t be afraid to go bold or try mismatched patterns. Because of their size, floor-length curtains can make a dramatic difference in a room and can transition a room from traditional to contemporary all by themselves.

source: www.houzz.com/photos/accessories-and-decor