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2014 Martha Stewart American Made Awards Finalist

Hooray! The judges have named Janette Harwell, founder of Box Play for Kids, as a 2014 @AmericanMadeMSL Awards finalist. Support and share our work to get involved! #celebratethemaker

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About American Made:
American Made spotlights the maker, supports the local, and celebrates the handmade. The program is made up of people and communities that have turned their passion for quality craftsmanship and well-designed goods into a way of life.

“We believe we are in the midst of a shift in our culture where creative entrepreneurs are defining a new American economy.”

VOTING BEGINS SEPTEMBER 15, 2014. WINNERS WILL BE NOTIFIED OCTOBER 17, 2014

Sweet! Best New Product Award | Toy Category at NY NOW

Box Play for Kids | Best New Product Award | Toy Category

Box Play for Kids | Best New Product Award | Toy Category

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Cathy Steel, 203-340-9251
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NY NOW Press Information

 

FIVE BABY + CHILD BEST NEW PRODUCT AWARDS PRESENTED AT NY NOW

Decor-Storage Beanbag By mimish Named “Bloggers’ Best”

NEW YORK, NY, August 17, 2013… Five companies were named Baby + Child Best New Product Awards recipients today, in connection with the summer 2013 edition of NY NOW®, the Market for Home & Lifestyle (formerly NYIGF®), which runs Saturday, August 17, through Wednesday, August 21, at New York City’s Jacob K. Javits Convention Center. These five honorees also are eligible for NY NOW’s first-ever “Best of Lifestyle” Award, which will be determined by online balloting during the show.
Mimish received “Bloggers’ Choice” top honors for Decor-Storage Beanbag. In addition, winners were recognized for excellence in four categories: toy, décor, gear and apparel. A panel of ten editors from trade media, kid-centric blogs and websites selected products which exemplified innovation, design and style.
The summer 2013 winners and finalists, selected from 70+ products, are:

BLOGGER’S BEST:
mimish (Brooklyn, NY) for its Storage Beanbag, a patented storage beanbag with beans on top and storage on the bottom.

TOY:
Winner: Box Play for Kids LLC (Phoenix, AZ) for its Box Play for Kids Ice Cream Truck, recycled craft stickers that repurpose old milk cartons into new toys.
Finalist: T egu (Darien, CT) for its Tegu Magnetic Wooden Blocks 42 Piece Set.
Finalist: PlanToys® Inc. (Union City, CA) for its Curvy Click Clack.

DÉCOR:
Winner: Tree by Kerri Lee (Long Eddy, NY) for its Letters to Santa Mailbox, a family keepsake and Christmas decoration.
Finalist: Manny & Simon® (Del Mar, CA) for its Reindeer + Sleigh.
Finalist: AREAWARE (Brooklyn, NY) for its Infinite Tree.

GEAR:
Winner: 3 SPROUTS
(Toronto, Canada) for its Stroller Organizer, a completely wipeable stroller organizer with two drink holders, discreet back pocket with velcro closure and a roomy main cargo area.
Finalist: Benbini® Watches (Atlanta, GA) for its Benbini Watch.
Finalist: ZoLi Inc. (Burlingame, CA) for its Tween B nail buffer.

APPAREL:
Winner: Electrik Kidz
(Montreal, Canada) for its Mermaid gown, a night gown with mitts and bottom tie for easy changing.
Finalist: JoJo Maman Bébé (London, United Kingdom) for its Linen mix suiting for boys.
Finalist: Two Mice, A Bear and A Bunny, LLC (New York, NY) for My First Jammies By Hélène Lauré.

“With the increasing consumer demand for well-styled juvenile products, the design bar has risen to a new level,” said Melissa Engongoro, Baby + Child Sales Manager. “Representing both trade and consumer audiences, our panel of a judges selected these for their stand out qualities.”

All five winning products automatically qualify for consideration in the first NY NOW “Best of Lifestyle” Award, which will be determined through online voting at www.redclay.com/nynow. “Peoples’ Choice” balloting runs August 17-20, and the winner will be announced on August 21.

The Best New Product Award judges were: Jamie Cohen, Giftmama.com; Joanna Dreifus, MyMomShops.com; Elina Furman, Mamaista.com; Nanci Gregg, Baby & Children’s Product News; Lynda M. Johnson, KidStyleSource.com; Caroline Kennedy, Playthings; Audrey Kingo, Earnshaw’s; Jane Kitchen, Kids Today; Leesa Valentino, TheGiggleGuide.com; and Barbara Wujick, Baby & Kids.

Presented as part of NY NOW’s LIFESTYLE Collection, Baby + Child features some 110 companies offering sophisticated and purpose-driven products for children 0-10 years. NY NOW’s four comprehensive collections – HOME, LIFESTYLE, HANDMADE and NEW! – will encompass 100,000 products in 400+ product categories. Some 35,000 attendees from all 50 states and more than 80 countries worldwide are expected. Information and registration is available online at www.nynow.com.

Box Play for Kids included in InStyle Magazine Best of The Web 2012

Super, super excited to be included in the November issue of InStyle Magazine. “Instant Fun from Stuff You’d Toss”…couldn’t have said it better.

Congratulations to Pink Chicken, Pomme NYC, Modern Nursery, Romp, Built by Kids and Zara who were also included. I think I MUST HAVE the adorable harper skirt from Pink Chicken for my little peanut.

Don’t forget to take advantage of the great read perks! Good through November 16, 2012.

Winner, Winner!

Our first trip to the New York International Gift Fair was a huge success. We received two awards – Bloggers Best Baby & Child New Product Award and The Eco Choice Award in the Most Sellable category. So excited to be available in several new stores. You can check them out here.

We discovered some great companies and made new friends with Grass & Clovers, Lollacup, Good Seeds, Eco-Kids and Wee Gallery to name a few.

Press Release: Three Companies Receive Summer 2012 Eco-Choice Awards

Press Contact:
Cathy Steel, 203-340-9251
cathysteel@cathysteelassociates.com
NYIGF Press Information

THREE COMPANIES RECEIVE SUMMER 2012 ECO-CHOICE AWARDS
Online Voting Determine Best “Green” Products To Be Featured at NYIGF

NEW YORK, NY, August 17, 2012… As a result of popular balloting, three companies – are you?, Box Play for Kids and Iskin – have been named winners of the 6th semi-annual Eco Choice Awards recognizing the most innovative and environmentally responsible gift, home, and lifestyle products at the summer 2012 New York International Gift Fair® (NYIGF®), August 18-22, at New York City’s Jacob K. Javits Convention Center and Passenger Ship Terminal’s Piers
92 & 94.

For the first time in the competition’s history, voting took place online for the Eco Choice Awards, co-sponsored by NYIGF and GREENRetailer magazine. According to Christian Falkenberg, NYIGF director and GLM vice president, “The competition’s first ever online balloting was very well-received and a record number of votes were cast. From among 24 finalists, the three winning products really resonated with voters and were clear winners.”

Summer 2012 Eco Choice Awards winners and finalists are:

Most Innovative: Iskin, (Buenos Aires, Argentina) for its “Flora” flower vase cover made of 100% organic wool.
Finalist: Europe2 You (Roswell, GA) for its mirror sieve.
Finalist: Tesoros (Austin, TX) for its woven paper ribbon.

Most Sensitive Use of Materials: are you? (Robbinsville, NJ) for its 100% tree free cotton note cards.
Finalist: Alegria (Cupertino, CA) for its golden grass handbag.
Finalist: Woolbuddy (San Rafael, CA) for its felting giraffe.

Most Sellable: Box Play for Kids (Phoenix, AZ) for its sticker sets which transform cartons into playthings.
Finalist: Article 22 (Brooklyn, NY) for its exterior story triple bracelet set.
Finalist: Sea Stones (Windham, NH) for its drink chillers.

NYIGF is the nation’s premier gift, home and lifestyle marketplace, with 2,800+
exhibiting companies featuring an extraordinary breadth and depth of design-driven home fashion products and complementary giftware. Some 35,000 attendees from all 50 states and more than 80 countries worldwide are expected. Information and registration is available online at www.nyigf.com.

Press Release: “Blogger’s Best Award” NYIGF 2012

Press Contact:
Cathy Steel, 203-340-9251
cathysteel@cathysteelassociates.com
NYIGF Press Information

 

FIVE BEST NEW PRODUCT AWARDS PRESENTED AT NYIGF’S BABY & CHILD

“Bloggers’ Best” Award Presented to Box Play for Kids® Stickers

 

NEW YORK, NY, August 21, 2012… Five companies were presented with Baby & ChildBest New Product Awards” today, with Box Play for Kids® receiving the “Blogger’s Best” distinction for Box Play for Kids Stickers. Baby & Child, one of 10 divisions in the New York International Gift Fair® (NYIGF®), runs through Wednesday, August 22, at New York City’s Jacob K. Javits Convention Center.

In addition to the semi-annual “Blogger’s Best” award, Baby & ChildBest New Product Award” winners are recognized for excellence in four categories: toy, décor, gear and apparel. A panel of eight editors from trade media, kid-centric blogs and websites selected products which exemplified innovation, design and style.

The summer 2012 winners and finalists, selected from 116 products, are:

BLOGGER’S BEST:

Box Play for Kids® (Phoenix, AZ) for Box Play for Kids Stickers, eco friendly stickers made of 100 percent recycled paper that turn old boxes into new toys.

TOY:
Winner: PlanToys, Inc.
(Mountain View, CA) for Play House, a three-story rubberwood and PlanWood doll house with a handle to carry and a rooftop that becomes a garden.

Finalist: Fat Brain Toy Co. (Elkhorn, NE) for Tobbles Neo stacking toy.
Finalist: Juratoys US Corp
(Ft. Lauderdale, FL) for Magnetibook Crazy Face.

DÉCOR:
Winner: HABA® USA
(Skaneateles, NY) for Teepee Play Tent, a portable personal space for little explorers to take exciting and creative adventures.

Finalist: Magicforest, LTD (Portsmouth, NH) for Fly With Me Hot Air Balloon Music Box.

Finalist: Milk Moon Kids (Cincinnati, OH) for Growth Charts.

GEAR:
Winner: aden + anais®
(Brooklyn, NY) for Serenity Star, a 5-in-1 electronic sleep and feeding system for mom and baby.

Finalist: MadPax (Phoenix, AZ) for BUBBLE nibbler.

Finalist: Love Mae (Stokers Siding, Australia) for Tableware – Melamine Dinnerware.

 APPAREL:
Winner: Pipopipo™
(Los Angeles, CA) for Pipopipo friends socks, which come in a reusable bamboo package with three pairs of socks designed either for boys or girls.

Finalist: Cutey Booty
(Mount Pleasant, SC) for Girl & Boy Outfit.
Finalist: Keepsake Threads (Fort Wayne, IN) for Upcycled T-Shirt Baby Bibs.

“Across the board, Baby & Child showcases innovation and new design directions,” said Randi Mohr, Baby & Child Sales Manager. “These products in particular stand apart in their inspired excellence.”

The Best New Product Award judges were: Joanna Dreifus, MyMomShops.com; Joann Fallon, Baby & Kids; Lynda M. Johnson, KidsStyleSource.com; Caroline Kennedy, Playthings; Jane Kitchen, Kids Today; Nancy Lombardi, Toys & Family Entertainment; Leesa Valentino, TheGiggleGuide.com; and Angela Velasquez, Earnshaw’s.

Baby & Child features 150 companies offering sophisticated and purpose-driven products for children 0-10 years. NYIGF is the nation’s premier gift, home and lifestyle marketplace, with 2,800+ exhibiting companies featuring an extraordinary breadth and depth of design-driven home fashion products and complementary giftware.

The winter 2013 NYIGF edition will take place Saturday, January 26, through Wednesday, January 30, 2013. Some 35,000 attendees from all 50 states and more than 80 countries worldwide are expected. Information and registration is available online at www.nyigf.com.

NY International Gift Fair 2012

Box Play for Kids is headed to New York! We will be at the NY International Gift Fair (NYIGF) on August 19-22. If you’re headed that way, too, find us at booth #5918.
Here’s a peek at our online catalog for the show.
As if attending the show wasn’t awesome enough, we’re also one of seven finalists for the Eco Choice Award in the “Most Sellable” category. We would be honored if you would take a minute and vote for BPFK here. The last day to vote is TOMORROW – Wednesday, August 8.