IMC Announces Featured Products for 2019 Fall TrendWatch

HIGH POINT, N.C. – (September 26, 2019) – International Market Centers (IMC) announced today its exclusive TrendWatch program will feature 100+ products from 60 IMC exhibitors at Fall 2019 High Point Market, running Oct. 19 – Oct. 23, 2019. Fall Market’s three directional trends are ANIMALIER, DRENCHING and FOCUS. “IMC’s signature TrendWatch program is a key source of trend information for furniture and home décor buyers and suppliers,” said Dorothy Belshaw, executive vice president, chief marketing and digital officer for International Market Centers. “TrendWatch highlights the diversity of product at High Point Market and provides attendees with insight on trends that can influence sales and consumer preferences.” TrendWatch is curated by 23-year magazine editor and home furnishings forecaster Julie Smith Vincenti of Nine Muses Media. The trends are influenced by consumer insights and creative intelligence from the interiors, fashion and consumer product arenas. Animals have been subject matter for painters, illustrators, textile designers and sculptors throughout the centuries, and the “animalier” was known for realistic portrayals. This season, TrendWatch crosses artistry an...

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This story was written in collaboration with Forbes Finds. Forbes Finds covers products and experiences we think you’ll love. Featured products are independently selected and linked to for your convenience. If you buy something using a link on this page, Forbes may receive a small share of that sale. One week before the iPhone 5 came out, my brother-in-law tossed me in his pool, with my poor iPhone 4 still in my pocket. Despite all the common home remedies at the time—immediately powering it down, leaving it in a bag of rice, untouched, for 24 hours—it was completely dead. I’d been a staunch opponent of rugged phone cases, up until I had to spend a week responding to texts on my old Nokia flip phone. Years later, iPhone owners needn’t have the same hydrophobia that we once did. In fact, the latest iPhone 11 series sports the best water resistance of any iPhone ever. But that doesn’t mean you should be playing Marco Polo with your iPhone. Every device could benefit from some extra protection, especially when conditions are going to be on the damp side.  Lifeproof has made a name for itself as a purveyor of rugged device cases and their iPhone cases are some of the best. The FRĒ i...

The Best New Skin-Care Products Arriving in September 2019

Each month, Allure skin-care editor Sarah Kinonen breaks down the latest and greatest skin-care launches. Looking for more in skin care? Here’s last month’s best new products. Fact: There are a lot of skin-care products out there. So many that it’s often hard to keep track of what’s new, what’s old, and what you can trust. Lucky for you, that’s why we’re here. As beauty editors, it’s our job to point you in the right direction when you’re shopping for new goods. Every month we highlight the latest skin-care launches — moisturizers, cleansers, serums, masks, and more — so you can make an informed decision about which products are actually worth the splurge. Here, we’re highlighting the latest launches for fall. Below, check out the four newest skin-care products to hit retail shelves, including Chanel’s Le Lift Sérum, Philosophy’s Renewed Hope in a Jar Water Cream, and Mary Kay’s Cityscape Silkening Dry Oil. All products featured on Allure are independently selected by our editors. However, when you buy something through our retail links, we may earn an affiliate commission. It’s back — and bette...

State action is essential to limit effects of HFCs | Featured Columnists

Thunderstorms, some heavy this evening, then periods of rain late. Low 53F. Winds SW at 10 to 15 mph. Chance of rain 90%.. Thunderstorms, some heavy this evening, then periods of rain late. Low 53F. Winds SW at 10 to 15 mph. Chance of rain 90%. The Legislature is finishing up some key actions in its final days, including completing the state budget (minor task!), reconciling House and Senate versions of a number of bills, and finalizing some bills that are summarized below. • Phasing out hydrofluorocarbons: I apologize in advance for using a few scientific terms in this article. One of the final bills of my Committee on Natural Resources, Fish and Wildlife addresses hydrofluorocarbons or HFCs (bill S.30). You may have heard of its cousin, chlorofluorocarbons, also known as CFCs. CFCs were used in numerous products such as refrigerators, air conditioners and aerosols. Back in 1987, President Reagan signed the Montreal Protocol, joining nearly 200 countries to ban CFCs, known to deplete the ozone layer of the atmosphere. That layer shields us from the harmful effects of the sun’s ultraviolet radiation. (Note that atmospheric ozone is not the same as ground-level ozone; the latter ...