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Studio M debuts The Lyric Project, a line of Art Poles featuring artwork by Stephanie Burgess and lyrics by Lennon & McCartney
ST. LOUIS – Studio M, a leading provider of artful home and garden products, has partnered with artist Stephanie Burgess and Sony/ATV Music Publishing in collaboration with Epic Rights to create The Lyric Project – a new collection of Art Poles decorated with the chart-topping song lyrics of Lennon & McCartney. The line is available now at studio-m.com/LyricProject.
The collection includes Art Poles with lyrics from “Let it Be,” “All You Need is Love,” “Blackbird,” and more. Studio M will also be offering an Art Pole featuring lyrics from the song “Hello, Goodbye” that can be personalized with address numbers.
A Studio M exclusive, Art Poles are decorative posts for the garden. Printed with outdoor-safe inks, the PVC posts are weatherproof and fade-resistant.
The artwork for each Art Pole in
The Lyric Project collection was hand-painted and wood-burned by Stephanie Burgess, an artist from the Pacific Northwest. She uses the texture and imperfections of the wood as part of her composition to achieve her distinctive style.
“Stephanie’s artwork is such a wonderful complement to these songs. She has always been inspired by Lennon & McCartney’s music, which promotes peace and love, and her carefree, joyful style really echoes the themes of their lyrics. She was such a natural fit for this project. We’re hoping to bring a little bit of nostalgia and happiness to the garden with this new collection,” says Anne Brown, Studio M’s Director of Product Development.
Retailers can sign up to learn more about The Lyric Project and other new releases from Studio M at www.studio-m.com/discover.
© 2017 Sony/ATV Music Publishing Under License to Epic Rights
Founded in 1989, Studio M is a provider of home and garden products based in St. Louis. Noted for its superior selection of artwork and high-quality products, the company frequently rates among the top-selling suppliers in numerous gift industry categories. Studio M works with over 100 of the nation’s top licensed artists to develop decorative products such as MailWraps® mailbox covers, BreezeArt® premium flags, MatMates™ interchangeable doormat systems, Yard DeSigns® magnetic yard art, Art Poles™, Art Planters™, Art Pots™, Art Planks™ garden paths, Art Pavers™ garden steps, and Door Décor.
We love parties here at 8 Oak Lane and we are incredibly excited to introduce to you “The Party Is HERE Collection.” This collection features our exclusive silver Disco Ball Ice Bucket. Yes…we did say disco ball! The millennial party centerpiece snatched from the studio 54 era. Not only is this item the perfect insta-worthy centerpiece for any party, it’s a TRUE conversation starter. The dual use as an oversized shared cocktail tumbler will have your customers screaming this “Round’s On Me.” Oh, and we didn’t stop there. The Party Collection also features novelty drink stirrers, bottle stoppers, and more. All perfect HOST it and POST IT gifts in a fresh silver finish to bring life and light to every party.
Stocking Stuffers Anyone? Yes, please! This holiday ’17 season we are expanding our instagram worthy holiday gifts with even more stocking stuffers! We have something for that “hard to buy for” person that is on everyone’s list!
Our must haves include our cozy novelty socks with witty sayings such as “Champagne Please” and “Room Service Please.” Pair these with our coordinating eye masks and coffee mugs giving your customers a one-stop gifting shop. BTW…. it’s ok if you buy them for yourself too! Everyone needs pampering, especially at the hectic holidays. One for you..one for all!
In our “Trim a tree” collection we are introducing our exclusive wooden “Countdown to Christmas” nutcracker. Our basic 30day countdown blocks have been a FAN favorite so this will be sure to please. Available in gold and silver, with just a touch of fur, our nutcracker has an heirloom look with a modern twist.
Finally, we are expanding our “Happily Ever After” wedding assortment. The overwhelming popularity of this collection inspired us to simply add more to love. New items consist of a “Build Your Own Fortune” cookie bank and “Just Married” cozy socks for the pampered newlywed.
For Shade Critters 2018, we’ve got you covered with even more UPF 50+ sun protection for Spring ’18 with the expansion into activewear and resort wear. Who’s excited??? Our activewear includes tank tops and active skirts that say let’s hit the courts, the field, or the jungle gym in style. New resort wear features looks for the littles, tweens, and for MOM. We just wanted to give your customer more ways to capture those picture perfect moments on vacay, the weekend, and of course, every day!
That’s not all… You asked and we listened! We are very excited to announce the introduction of a Mommy and me rash guard collection! Yep, that’s right. Your insta-worthy pool and beach pictures just got better while still staying protected from those harmful UVA/UVB rays. Now the whole family will stay sun safe HOORAY!
But wait…We didn’t stop there…did we mention that we also took a walk on the fun side with the addition of our new accessory and travel must haves? We are launching novelty eye-masks and cozy socks. These shade critters giftables are perfect for birthday parties, stocking stuffers, sleepovers and all occasions all year round.
We have saved the best for last! Our big reveal that will have your customers literally FLIPPING OUT —- our MAGIC Sequins T-shirts and Rashguards. Just watch the magic as your little one flips the sequins and watches the designs change right before their very eyes. It is literally hours of fun!
It’s life at 8 Oak Lane and it’s still, yes, still just the beginning….
Established in 1998, About Face Designs™ has come to be known as an industry leader in sentiment gifts and lifestyle products. Constantly evolving and changing with market trends the company introduces hundreds of fresh, new designs annually. Over the past 3 years there has been a significant shift from smaller décor items to functional product and fashion accessories including barware, baby items, pet product, women’s accessories, and much more.
More excitement is in store for summer 2017 as we expand our successful product lines including Hello World™, State of Mine™, Say What™ and RECIPease™. Line extensions to these collections will be introduced in addition to exciting new product categories including wine stoppers, rock glasses, pet bowls, nail files, silicone baby bibs, license plate holders and much more!
And last, but certainly not least, About Face Designs is thrilled to announce the introduction of a brand-new line called “Our Face™” which is a collection of products focusing on positivity and the empowerment of women and girls. Product categories will include women’s accessories, drinkware, prints, t-shirts, caps, mugs and more, with messages that promote confidence, unity, courage acceptance and self-worth. Our Face is timely and powerful with products and messages which will encourage women and girls to be proud of who they are as women and people.
More excitement is in store for January 2017 as we greatly expand the highly successful product lines including Hello World™, State of Mine™, Say What™ and RECIPease. New collections under the “Say What” banner include “Over the Hill” which will provide “fun and edgy” gifts for retirement, birthdays and life’s special milestones. And “Man Stuff” which is a collection of great gift items for dad, grandpa or perfect for any man cave!
Creative and trendy new product categories being introduced in Hello World, State of Mine, Say What and RECIPease include drawstring bags, workout tanks, B-B-Q aprons, oven mitts, bottle openers, laundry bags, toddler tee shirts, compact mirrors and much more. The January 2017 new introduction promises to be the best product launch ever for About Face Designs as we further build on our past success!
Like the California coast or the shores of the Mississippi, the gift industry is always shifting and evolving. Those of us at Beachcombers Coastal Life strive to embody this same approach, constantly adapting and creating – to provide a trend constant view into the coastal genre, with a whimsical touch that lends itself to the aspirational coastal lifestyle buried in each one of us. We find inspiration in the water itself, reflecting on the wildlife, calming hues, and wonderful colors that nature lends to the coastal environment. As we aim to constantly expand our Gift, Holiday, and Décor lines, be on the lookout for our upcoming Threads and Kids lines, including apparel, accessories, and swimwear with the same coastal living experience in mind!
From fun and flirty brights to sophisticated blush and metallic tones, we added a dash of our own flair to two popular design schemes. Mixing in bright colors with trend forward icons and gold tones, our Must Have pieces are the perfect blend of style and fun. Our new desk accessory pieces take a more sophisticated approach with rose golds and metallics to accent any girl boss’ desk.
DEMDACO believes every product creates a conversation, every service creates a smile. DEMDACO hopes to participate in the meaningful moments of people’s lives. Our thoughtfully designed, specially crafted products focus on life’s extraordinary—and everyday—moments.
Willow Tree® by Susan Lordi
Willow Tree® by Susan Lordi is DEMDACO’S signature brand of figurative sculpture. Artist Susan Lordi hand carves the original of each figure from her art studio in Kansas City, Missouri. Pieces are cast from her original carvings, and then painted by hand. Since its introduction in 2000, Willow Tree has attracted a loyal following of customers around the world who respond to its simplicity of form, elegant gestures and innovative surface design. These art forms beautifully express universal themes of love, closeness, healing, courage, hope… all the emotions of a life well lived. Willow Tree includes these product formats:
Home & Entertaining
DEMDACO’s home and entertaining collections celebrate the personal relationships that customers hold dear to their heart. These heartfelt gifts and entertaining accessories help customers personalize their homes and their gatherings, while fostering relationships and make memories. Timeless, sophisticated, on-trend products include:
DEMDACO spreads holiday cheer with top-trending designs and updated classic gifts that harmonize with every style. This category includes festive pieces for entertaining and decorating, as well as gifts for starting and treasuring family traditions. Products that celebrate the spirit of the season include:
DEMDACO brings joy, love and comfort to the little ones who light up our lives. Irresistible, heirloom-quality toys and keepsakes, plus chic and functional products for Mom, baby and home, help families treasure special moments. Adorable products include:
DEMDACO’s on-trend assortment of apparel product lines encourages today’s woman to express her individuality through her personal appearance. Artful scarves, fashionable apparel, and chic jewelry and accessories offer endless fashion possibilities. Artful treasures in this category include:
The Great Outdoors
The Great Outdoor collections celebrate the personal affinity that customers have for nature, western, and lakeside lifestyles. From artistic and sometimes whimsical home furnishings to unique accessories and gifts for men. Authentic and original creative products include:
Jane Marie started as a charm company and has grown to a large line offering various styles that cater to all women and their own unique styles. Always staying up to date on the current trends and without straying from our vintage flair using mixed metals and texture, natural stones, wooden beads, leather, and tassels.
Jane Marie continues to expand both the Hwy 167 and Down Home shirt lines to include long sleeve and Holiday shirts. The Jane Marie Kids will be adding T-Shirts, “Mini Marie” featuring “Big Sister”, “Little Sister”, and Holiday designs. The Kids Jewelry encompasses kid-friendly designs and will include Holiday Necklaces and Bracelets.
What will women and men be wearing come Fall? The moral of the season just might be that there is no single defining point of view ~ there is diversity in style, silhouette, and color ~ This is what makes fashion great.
Red is the color of Fall 2017; however, Brown is the new black with honorable mentions going to the yellow and Blue family. This season is all about the plaid in a variety of color combinations from pants to shirts and scarves. Fishnet leggings are all the rage and will be seen paired with dresses, tunics and shirt dresses. Fur continues to be a hot trend in stoles, wraps and collared scarves. There is a touch of sparkle for Fall 2017 with sequins being added to everything from tank tops, dresses, scarves and handbags…Speaking of handbags this season is sure to be a smash hit with unique styling in micro bags that are just big enough to fit the necessities, to oversized totes, and backpacks. In addition, we have interchangeable straps to make an old bag new again, as well as handbags with handles that can be worn in a multitude of ways.
Jewelry for Fall 2017 is an innovative mix and matching a variety of mediums with fusions of materials and colors creating different designs. There are pearls and Suede, metal and leather combining to make statement necklaces and earrings. The pieces are artful and bold. We expect continued success with our Harp string bracelets, and a variety of wide wrap bracelets that are perfect for layering.
Men’s is the top growing category in retail and MAD MAN continues to be the industry leader. MAD MAN is a top seller and we have expanded to include a “black label” collection of some higher end pieces so we can fit the niche in every store. We have distressed leather briefcases and backpacks, newly designed leather wallets and money clips. A spectacular introduction of men’s 100% wool ties, and trendy bow ties all nicely boxed. New watches in stellar quality, and much, much more. Fall 2017 should turn out to be a magnificent introduction for MAD MAN.
Mud Pie is welcoming in the fall and holiday seasons with fabulous, on-trend pieces for their award-winning lines of exclusive, affordable gifts. Fall 2017 is Mud Pie’s most expansive collection yet, with baby & kid apparel and collectibles; well-rounded fashion and accessories; and beautiful seasonal décor pieces for home, tabletop and entertaining.
Mud Pie Kids Fall 2017 is Mud Pie’s most impressive baby & kid’s line to date with a whimsical assortment of holiday wear, and timeless everyday styles. From glitzy or traditional, to glamourous or classic, the fall line is filled with adorable new piece types and more layering concepts than ever before, all created with special touches to make every occasion magical. For holiday style, it’s glitter and sequins, buffalo check, quilted vests, pom-pom accents, waffle weave textures and seasonal formal wear. For everyday wear, it’s embroidered florals, velvet accents, cable knit details, quilted jacquard and check flannel. Mud Pie has expanded timeless favorites including Alpine Village, Dream in Glitter, Monogram Me and Little Buddy; created new groups including Go Wild, Spotted Owl and Glitter All the Way; and added their first ever mix-and-match look book. Throughout this season, you will also see the introduction of a new luxe peached and softened cotton interlock fabric, custom developed to be oh so soft against baby’s skin. As always, there is new original Mud Pie prints and colorful layered appliques. With sizes that range from newborn to 5T, every piece was created with that special Mud Pie flair for another fabulous season.
Mud Pie Living for Fall and Holiday 2017 is full of brand new show stopping collections along with beautiful upgrades to tried and true favorites. The season includes fabulous gift sets, home décor, tabletop must-haves, ornaments, stockings, throws, cutting boards and more, all designed with this season’s on-trend textures, color pallets, piece types and themes. As the leaves turn crisp, Mud Pie brings seasonal accents to your home with new collections including Gather, Noel, Share Some Merry and Gifts for Him, and new additions to best-selling groups like Lodge, Winter Wonderland, Circa, Holiday Bar and Santa Claus Lane. Galvanized tin, woven wool, waffle weave, beaded details, twig, buffalo horn, feathers and gold foil are a few of the on-trend finishes for the season. Look for new piece types this year from aprons and lanterns to dish towels and beer glasses. Visit Mud Pie Living for thoughtful and tasteful gifts for everyone on the list.
Mud Pie Fashion Fall Fashion 2017 is a showcase of outfits for fall weather activities and holiday celebrations. Think quilted vests for apple picking, flirty lace-up tunics for winery tours, faux suede mini-skirts for game day and button-up boyfriend plaid shirts for a cabin weekend. This refreshing collection of new piece types, prints and fabrics transitions from work-to-play and day-to-night. Among separates and dresses, you’ll find faux leather and fringe accents, cowl necks, reversible ponchos, and hand-painted fall florals. Plus, a gorgeous new layering collection, Outerwear, filled with effortless wraps, vests, dusters and ponchos. Mud Pie is introducing brand new additions in bags and accessories, with more options than ever before Fall 2017 welcomes bucket bags, saddle bags and a new travel collection, Jetsetter, that includes luggage tags and a unisex travel pouch. Find accessories to finish the look with felted winter hats, chic gloves and beautiful blanket scarves. The season’s jewelry is full of dazzle, including genuine suede tassels, bull and ox horn accents, layering sets and mix-and-match earrings. Fall 2017 fashion is the most fabulous line to date with inspiring outfits for every activity and ageless layering pieces for all shoppers alike. As always, every piece comes at a very attractive price point.
Gifts that give back? Mud Pie is excited to support the American Cancer Society with a $100,000 donation in 2017. Proceeds from Mud Pie’s new Paz▪itive Thoughts collection will help to increase awareness of the American Cancer Society’s Tender Loving Care® (TLC) program and will fund gift certificates to help underserved cancer patients purchase wigs
Mud Pie is proud to continue its partnership with the March of Dimes, by donating $5 for every purchase of the exclusive “love” footprint piggy bank, and ten cents for all socks and soft headbands. Since developing a relationship with the March of Dimes in 2013, Mud Pie has donated a total of $512,500 to the cause – one dime at a time. The alliance between the companies has been so well received, that Mud Pie has guaranteed an additional $150,000 donation for 2017.
P. Graham Dunn’s Summer lineup features a wide variety of carved pieces, as well as some unique shapes and sizes. Showcasing a classic farmhouse style, paired with the exposure of natural pine wood grain, creates a timeless look.
Signature Signs– Modeled after vintage commercial signage from years past, from shape to font, every detail is accentuated. Added distressing, unique text treatments, and detailed embellishments deliver a product that is in every way unique.
Back 40’s- Named after the large acreage often found behind a farmhouse, each of these pieces are sizable, elaborately designed, and carved. With meticulous attention to detail, from distressing the paint, to the grains in the wood, each piece appears as if it’s been weathered for years.
Barrel Tops- These circular signs were created to resemble the lids of old, wooden shipping barrels. Artistic weathered designs and faux slats are applied, then paired with sentiments of encouragement.
Faux Tin & Timber- Imitating the look of galvanized steel, combined with a natural stained pine frame, these signs present a unique blend of raw materials. From the staining of the frame to the placement of the sentiment, each piece is artfully detailed.
Carved, vintage, farmhouse and handcrafted are all aspects that can be seen intertwined throughout our Summer 2017 Introduction. We take pride in the fact that this introduction is entirely designed and produced domestically in our Dalton, Ohio factory.
At Studio M we are dedicated to creating unique, artful products for the home and garden. From mini garden items and garden flags to Art Poles and Art Planters, we strive to bring you the best designs in the industry. This season, we’re introducing a brand new category – Door Décor!
The Lyric Project
This season, we’re launching a very exciting collection of Art Poles. The result of a remarkable collaboration, this exclusive line of Art Poles has been specially designed by artist Stephanie Burgess to incorporate lyrics by Lennon & McCartney. It’s sure to be a hit!
We are thrilled to introduce an entirely new category – Door Décor! Each charming piece was designed to coordinate perfectly with our flags, mats, planters, and more, so it’s easy to create a completed look.
State of the Heart
State-themed products are flying off of shelves across the country! Show some love for your home state – or the state that has your heart – with our new State of the Heart Localization Program. This special collection of garden flags and mats can be personalized with your city or state.
New Garden Collections
This season, we’re introducing two beautiful new garden collections! Celebrate fall with Martha Collins’ Harvest Friends collection, or welcome the autumn season with Colors of Fall by Sally Eckman Roberts.
Support the Blue
We are honored to add a very special design to our Give Back program this season. Proceeds from our new “Support the Blue” garden flag and MailWrap® will benefit The BackStoppers.
Expanded Drop-Ship Program
Want to broaden your offering without all the inventory fuss? Now, all of our mobiles, kinetic sculptures and birding products – including birdhouses, bird baths, and Birdhouse Art Poles™ – are eligible to be drop shipped!
Don’t forget – we added two new fixtures to our offering last season! Our trendy MatMate fixture makes a beautiful presentation with a small footprint. You’ll also love our planter insert display. It drops into any of our 18” Art Planters for an easy way to display Yard DeSigns BreezeArt garden flags.
Woodstock Chimes® are the original musically tuned, high quality windchimes. Created by GRAMMY® Award-winning musician Garry Kvistad, they are tuned to beautiful melodies and scales from around the world. Woodstock Chimes products have been the choice of discerning customers for nearly 40 years. While chimes are the heart of our business, we are also the source for the award-winning Woodstock Music Collection®, with fun and colorful instruments for children of all ages, and the popular Woodstock Rainbow Makers™, stunning crystal suncatchers that do for light what our chimes do for sound.
Our summer introductions include lots of fun new tunings, expansion of existing lines and much more.
Adding to Popular Styles:
Exciting New Designs:
Asli Arts® Collection:
Mud Pie has given us a sneak peek into their 2017 Fall fashion collection!
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When Marcia Miller, Mud Pie’s founder, called on a friend facing a recent cancer diagnosis, their time together took an unexpected turn. “Nobody knows what to say to a person who has just received devastating news,” Karen Paz, single mother of two, shared with Miller. “And they absolutely don’t want to come empty handed!” Pointing to a stack of adult coloring books and jam, they laughed about the lack of creative and tasteful gift options in the marketplace designed for just such situations. An idea was brewing. Then the conversation turned to hair.
“A bad hair day is better than a no hair day,” Karen joked as she relayed the challenges of losing hers and getting insurance to cover the cost of a wig. And with that, the still simmering idea began to take shape.
In a matter of days, a collection of encouraging, inspirational and motivational gifts – Paz▪itive Thoughts (a play on Karen’s last name)- emerged. The American Cancer Society came on board to help facilitate wig distribution to patients in need. It would be a small answer to the question of “what to say or give in a difficult situation” while helping to provide comfort and assistance to cancer patients facing hair loss.
Mud Pie is supporting this program with a $100,000 donation to The American Cancer Society in honor of Karen Paz and in memory of Miller’s dear friend Debbie Sonenshine, who was lost to breast cancer in 2004.
Proceeds from Mud Pie’s Paz▪itive Thoughts initiative will help to increase awareness of The American Cancer Society’s Tender Loving Care (TLC) program and will fund gift certificates to help underserved cancer patients purchase wigs. TLC allows patients to shop for affordable wigs in the privacy of their own homes. Mud Pie gift vouchers will be distributed by ACS patient navigators who guide cancer patients to reliable information, resources and services that help them eliminate non-medical hurdles that prevent them from getting the care that they need. The pilot program launches in 2017 in select hospitals and cancer centers across the nation.
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