Studio M Launches Art Poles with Lyrics by Lennon & McCartney

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

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

© 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.

2016 Print and Pattern Trends

Looking for the fall and winter 2016 prints and pattern trends? We’ve got ‘em! Here’s four trends that have got our attention for the upcoming season.


We have to admit…we’ve got a thing for plaid! From home decor to fashion accessories, this crisp, classic pattern is always on trend for chilly weather. No matter the color combination, plaid is the perfect staple for fall and winter!


8 Oak Lane – Red & White Woven Brushed Throw

Mud Pie – Hudson Plaid Ruana

C.R. Gibson – Decorative Gift Box Set


Stripes are making a statement this fall and winter! Whether they are thick, thin, vertical or horizontal; stripes are always a classic staple. Talk about variety! Stripes can range from a classic two-toned pattern or an array of bold hues to fit every personality and style.


All For Color – Navy Stripe Brooklyn Diagonal Zip Cardigan 

Studio M – Snowman Stripe Art Planter

Mud Pie – Coarlie Terry Dress


Florals aren’t just for spring anymore! Beautiful, bold bouquets are blooming their way into the color months ahead. Color trends like burgundy, cobalt, mustard, rust, emerald, and amethyst blossom for the season bringing florals from fresh to earthy.


Sloane Ranger – Vintage Floral Weekender

DEMDACO – Black & White Floral  Cutting Board Set

Mad Style – Heart of Flowers Color Me Cushion


This menswear-inspired textile is a traditional and trendy pattern that is here to stay! Houndstooth has taken on a fresh and feminine spin for the season. This simple pattern helps add a bunch to basic solid staples!


DEMDACO – Houndstooth City*Wrap

Mud Pie – Belle Bow Houndstooth Top

Mad Style – Houndstooth Leggings

3 Reasons You Can’t Afford to Ignore Outdoor Décor

Article written by Maura Lodes, Studio M

True or False? I should only carry outdoor décor products during spring and summer seasons.

True or False? If I own a gift shop, I don’t need to pay attention to outdoor décor trends.

False and false! Decorating the garden is an easy way to make a unique and beautiful statement all year round. Now more than ever, consumers are looking for one-of-a-kind, garden décor for each season. And shoppers aren’t just looking in garden centers for unique outdoor items – they’re buying them in gift shops, hardware stores, florists, and more. In fact, more than half of Studio M customers are gift shops!

As an independent retailer, you have the opportunity to become a destination for unique, seasonal décor for the garden. Use displays to inspire your customers to decorate outdoors year-round, not just for spring and summer. Your unique offering will help shoppers think beyond traditional seasonal décor like wreaths and Christmas lights. Help your customers create a unique outdoor statement that will make their home stand out!

So, let’s break it down. Here are the top reasons why carrying seasonal outdoor décor will benefit you as an independent retailer, and how we at Studio M can help you keep up with this trend:

Studio M_Art Planters and Snowman plant pokes and BreezeArt garden flag_Winter Theme_RGBIt Sells. All Year Round!

Whether you’re creating your own display or using one of ours, you can cycle through products easily – pop in new winter designs right in place of fall items, spring in place of winter, and so on as the seasons change. Your display will take up about the same footprint each season, making that space both efficient and profitable. Our high-quality seasonal products will drive repeat sales by giving your customers a reason to continually come back to your store. Outdoor décor is a valuable category that should definitely be a part of your product mix. Your customers will be excited to replace the fall Art Planters and MatMate by their front door with a new set for Christmas!

It’s a Proven Category that Continues to Grow.

According to recent trend reports, the garden décor category has continued to grow over the past few years as a direct response to the trend of “bringing the indoors out.” In other words, consumers are looking to create an outdoor space that is an extension of their home and a reflection of their personality – increasing year-round demand for artful garden products. With four seasons to cover, outdoor décor is a broad, valuable category that’s worth has been proven by independent retailers across the country.  There’s always a reason to decorate, so consumers are constantly on the lookout for unique décor. Whether it’s for the holidays like Thanksgiving or Christmas, special occasions like a birthday or baby shower, or just to celebrate the changing of the seasons, Studio M offers items for every occasion. Retailers do well with our products because they’re beautifully designed, high quality, and unlike anything else on the market.

Studio M_Signs of Fall Collection_Art Planters and Art Pole and MatMate and Yard DeSign_RGBStudio M Makes It Easy!

At Studio M, we want to make your job as a retailer a little easier. We know you don’t always have time to search through hundreds of products to create a cohesive offering, so we’ve curated collections for you. Our garden collections make it simple to find items you can use to create an eye-catching, coordinated display in your store. There are collections for each season, so no matter what time of year it is, you can have a beautiful, cohesive presentation in your store. Displaying products from a garden collection together – like Art Planters, MatMates, and BreezeArt flags – is a great way to increase cross-sales by showing customers what these products could look like in their own homes. Offering unique seasonal outdoor décor will keep customers coming back to your store all year long!

From BreezeArt flags to Art Planters, Studio M’s artful décor will allow your customers to warmly welcome fall, bring life to the stark winter season, celebrate the arrival of spring, and embrace the joy of summer. With our unique seasonal products, customers can break out of traditional garden décor and express their personal styles and interests.

Happy Independent Retailer Month!  We hope this blog post helped you recognize the value of the outdoor décor category. If you’d like to find out more about Studio M, contact your OneCoast Territory Manager or visit

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Vendor Highlights for Fall/Winter 2016



Inspired by all things current, clever, and creative, 8 Oak Lane is a modern day solution for table-top accessories and gifts that satisfy the inner creative in everyone.

  • Instagram worthy gifts
  • Bring “Pins” to life with home décor, party planning solutions, & more

Shade Critters, a unique collection of UPF50+ sun protection for infants, toddlers, & kids, was designed with a let’s play dress up angle for the little ones mixed with trending prints that mom can’t get enough of.



Over the past 18 years About Face Designs™ has come to be known as the industry leader in sentiment gifts and lifestyle products. To keep on top of the ever-changing specialty gift market, the company continues to evolve; designing and developing appropriate product types while staying true to our mission statement of offering creative, high quality product at great values.

Over the past 2 years, About Face Designs has added significantly to our product offering introducing the “softer side” of our company in 2014. New product categories have included, pillows, tote bags, cosmetic bags, baby onesies and women’s scarves. These new categories have generated a huge amount of excitement and business for the company and underscored our direction to transform our product offering.

In 2015 we continued this approach of diversification by introducing new lines including the new “Hello World™” Collection, with a fashionable color palette, gold metallic accents and clever “affirmation” messages. More excitement was in store for January 2016 as we greatly expand Hello World and introduced the new innovative “State of Mine™” and “Say What™” Collections! And mid-year 2016 promises to be the best new product launch ever for About Face Designs as we further build on our past success!



This season you will fall in love with color!

Fall 2016 All For Color is all about mixing our namesake punchy brights with classic neutrals and navy. We have focused not only on great accessories and fashion separates, but a full coordinating collection designed for true style ease and wearability. You’ll find timeless pieces that are sure to become staples in your wardrobe.

From our incredibly comfortable Streamline Leggings, to our versatile Wren Utility Jackets, we literally have you covered!

Rich fall jewel tones are front and center as far as color palette and comfort is key in flowy silhouettes and new luxe material options.

So this fall stay stylish, cozy and colorful in All For Color.

Enjoy life in color!



A countdown to beautiful candles. Boulevard Candles and Crafters & Co products are designed in the USA and made with the superior quality materials and fragrances.

  • Consists of candles, melts and fragrance warmers
  • Offers several upscale collections under the “Loft” name

Both brands offer luxurious fragrances in a sophisticated urban chic style.



Hitting all design trends for summer 2016, C.R. Gibson’s summer release is all about color and prints. We have expanded our hugely successful LookBook with chic and functional leatherette stationery pieces that coordinate with our Lookbook paper to refresh our stationery offering. Our leatherette offering is coupled with new giftables for her with function and style, taking patterns from current fashion trends. Speaking of fashion, the always stylish Winks collection now features new stationery that will add style to your desk at work or home! Chic designs coupled with a pop of gold will keep you on trend and ready for your close up! Well-known artist Lolita, of our popular drinkware collection, is introducing an iconic trend mainstay to her newest pattern – peacock feathers. This pattern adds a bit of sophistication that is both flirty and fun. Also known for our kitchen collections, C.R. Gibson is bringing back Iota for the kitchen with the Periodic Table of Yum, a whimsically scientific collection using the Iota signature 9 colors. Each item is curated to add function with style. Cooking will become elemental in your home! With over 4 new collections, C.R. Gibson’s new summer release is filled with fun and fresh looks for the season.



DEMDACO fulfills the artistic design interests and thoughtful gift-giving character of consumers by introducing fashionable and heartfelt new product collections this season. Artful tableware and serving accessories double as delightful home décor with new product lines in the Home & Entertaining category. Delightfully contemporary and upscale keepsakes and toys for Baby & Kids appeal to modern parents and gift givers. Sophisticated and stylish new Fashion & Jewelry collections are thoughtfully designed with the act of gift giving in mind. Outdoor enthusiasts will enjoy adventure-inspired products that celebrate their passion for The Great Outdoors. Consumers can preserve the beauty and thoughtfulness of the handwritten word with artful new stationery products. And everyone will delight in welcoming the garden and outdoor-living seasons with refreshing new indoor-outdoor seasonal décor.



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. We stay up to date on the current trends without straying from our vintage flair. Our designs this Fall continue with the latest trends using mixed metals and texture, natural stones, wooden beads, leather, fringe and tassels.

Boho has expanded! There are large statement necklaces to be worn singly or even layer several together for an incredibly bold look. You will be excited by the addition of Western and Tribal inspired programs. Complete your look with the new Wooden Beaded Bracelets or several of the new Stackable Semi-precious Mixed Beaded Bracelets.

Express your style from one of Jane Marie’s Four New Necklace Collections that can be worn short or long. You will want to add to your jewelry collection necklaces from Agate with wire wrapping, Beaded Tassels, or the Double Natural Stone Collection with polished & faceted stones offered in new hues to complement your fall wardrobe.

The Fall Collection offers New Carded programs of Delicate Necklaces featuring new icons, Initial Necklaces, and Semi-precious Natural Stone Necklaces in three styles. These are all affordable prices and great for gifting. Additionally you can look forward to several New Bracelet programs introducing new styles.

Charms have the addition of Druzy, Horn, Color Variations, Mixed Metals, and New Style States. The Charm Catchers offer 3 new styles including adjustable leather. Fall brings an expansion to the line of Leather Tassel Key Chains, State Bar Necklaces, and for your sporting events Team Colored Beaded Bar Necklaces.



“Fashion has to reflect who you are, what you feel at the moment, and where you are going. It doesn’t have to be bright, trendy or loud. It just has to be you”. Pharrell Williams

This upcoming Fall is brimming with numerous micro trends that all lead back to style and personal expression. Instead of writing a novel on the trends – we decided to simply list some that we paid special attention to:

  • Activewear – #1 with a Golden Bullet
  • Using Suede
  • Velvet Stuff
  • Use of Faux Fur
  • The Color Navy
  • Capes & Cloaks
  • Shift Dresses
  • Everything Mens – # 4 on the top retailers trend report
  • The Color (GRIS) A greyish beige
  • Hoodies on everything
  • Henley’s are awesome
  • Earring Jackets – making earrings hot again!
  • Mis-matched earring sets
  • Knee High Socks
  • Cork is Still Cool
  • Tassels and Fringe Rock
  • Pom Poms
  • Rose Gold – Thanks Apple



Mud Pie is welcoming in Fall and Holiday 2016 with 1,800 remarkable new items for their award-winning collection of unique, affordable gifts. Charming baby holiday apparel and collectibles; head-to-toe fashion and accessories; and fabulous seasonal pieces for home and entertaining.

Mud Pie Kids Fall and Holiday 2016 is Mud Pie’s brightest line of product ever with an amazing assortment of festive styles, gifts and keepsakes to make the season sparkle. From cozy sweaters, to Halloween Costumes and personalized Holiday apparel, the Kids line has special touches to make every occasion memorable. For little boys, it’s buffalo check, woodland prints, plush one-pieces and hero capes for dress up. For little girls, it’s glitter and sequins, pom-poms, polka dots and tulle dresses for Holiday play. From new collections and reinvented favorites, with sizes that range from infant to 5T, every little one will look bright and merry for the season. Looking for gifts that give back? New for 2016, Mud Pie is proud to introduce an exclusive March of Dimes piggy bank. For every purchase of this classic ceramic bank, featuring a raised “love” footprint in platinum, Mud Pie will donate $5, in addition to the ten cent donation for all socks and soft headbands. Mud Pie has guaranteed a minimum donation of $150,000 through the Give Today. Give Them Tomorrow. ® Campaign from September 2016 to January 2017.

Mud Pie Living gets festive for Fall and Holiday 2016 with fabulous gifts sets, home accents, tabletop décor, ornaments, stockings, table runners and cutting boards, all designed with a special personal touch in mind. The holidays are covered with both whimsical and traditional offerings for Halloween, Thanksgiving and Christmas. As the leaves change colors, Mud Pie brings seasonal flair to your home with additions to best-selling groups like Circa, Lodge, Pine Bough, Old St. Nick, Holly and Glitter, and new introductions including Oak Leaf, Fall Harvest, Hanukkah, XOXO and Santa Claus Lane. Tartan, terracotta, birch, stoneware, felt and grain sack are a few of the eye-catching finishes for the season. Look for new piece types this year from a throw and linen plaques to dimensional word art and a menorah. Visit Mud Pie Living for whimsical holiday décor, pet gifts, holiday themed guest towels and gifts for everyone on the list.

Mud Pie Fashion is focused on favorite trends for the season that are timeless. A head-to-toe collection defined by effortless styles, fall 2016 features classic, universally flattering silhouettes that require minimal styling. Mix and match for cool weather with transitional wardrobe staples including vests, cardigans and sweaters, ruanas, tunics, ponchos, dresses and leggings. Prints and embellishments such as plaid, tassels, flannel, and sparkles take the season’s looks from day to night. New collections of reversible necklaces, sentiment bangles, pajama sets and athleisure wear are sure to be holiday favorites for gifting. To round out the season, Mud Pie is introducing a genuine leather tote that accents any and all outfits. Fall fashion is memorable with gorgeous layering combinations and statement pieces – all at very attractive price points.



At Studio M (formerly Magnet Works) we are dedicated to creating unique, artful products for the home and garden. Each season, we collaborate with talented artists to bring you and your customers the best designs in the industry.

From mini garden items and garden flags to Art Poles and Art Planters, there is something new in every category this season! Outdoor décor isn’t just for warm weather – it’s an important category all year round. Our unique products stand out from typical seasonal décor and will bring warm colors and life to the brisk fall and winter seasons.

Merriment quickly became one of our best-selling lines after its launch in January 2016. Fall creatures, Christmas cheer, and a cozy fairy cottage are just a few of this season’s additions to the fairy garden line designed by Mary Engelbreit. With bright colors and classic patterns, you just won’t be able to get enough of this collection.

Gypsy Garden
Our wildly popular Gypsy Garden collection designed by Genevieve Gail just keeps on growing! From the lake to the beach to a campsite in the mountains, there are exciting new themes to discover. Genevieve’s signature style and use of color and pattern brings a vibrant, exciting twist to mini gardening.

Flag Collections
This season, we teamed up once again with the industry’s most talented artists to bring you over 45 beautiful new flag collections. From turkeys and touchdowns to Santas and snowmen, these designs feature the best art selection and adaptation on the market.

Show Your Colors
With 24 popular colorways available in both 18” Art Planters and 6” Art Pots, there is something for every fan in our new Show Your Colors collection! Whether you want to show your team spirit or simply add some trendy colors to your décor, this program has it all. For an unforgettable, personalized gift, use our circle decals to customize the Planters or Pots with a team name, icon, or monogram.

Art Poles
Welcome autumn with new Art Poles designed by artists Susan Winget, Stephanie Burgess and Bernadette Deming! An Art Pole is an impactful way to add beautiful artwork to any landscape. With state-of-the-art design and exceptional quality, Art Poles can be enjoyed for many years outdoors.

Garden Collections
With artwork that flows seamlessly across items like Art Planters, flags, and Art Poles, the pieces in each of our Garden Collections complement each other perfectly. Each specially curated collection includes unique products that will coordinate beautifully in your store, as well as in the homes of your customers!

Art Pots
Our six-inch steel Art Pots are hand-turned in India and are printed right here in the USA. We now have over 100 Art Pots with themes for every season and occasion. The wide range of styles makes Art Pots the perfect gift item. Our new baby-themed pots make perfect gifts or party decorations for a baby shower or gender reveal!

Art Planters
With exciting patterns that will stay vibrant for years, our lightweight, durable Art Planters are the most unique planters on the market. Our collection now includes over 100 Art Planters! Each planter set has a coordinating MatMate for a truly remarkable front door greeting.

Kaleidoscope is an eye-catching collection designed by artist Carol Roeda. The carefully crafted design of the line’s dimensional, kinetic sculptures allow each one to respond to subtle changes in the wind. Each sculpture is made of a heavy-gauge metal that won’t corrode or rust. Kaleidoscope’s bright pops of color and hand-painted details will turn any outdoor space into an art gallery.



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 over 36 years. While chimes are the heart of our business, we are also the source for the award-winning Woodstock Music Collection, 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. Twenty new product introductions in June build upon our best-selling trends over the past several seasons. Beautiful tunings, celebration themes, plenty of color and many more Rainbow Maker suncatchers are all available at the summer markets. Our Customer Care staff and professional Territory Managers will help you develop the order that’s best for your selling environment.