Moms-to-be can feather their nests in style in Belabumbum’s new Plume collection made of 100 percent Pima cotton. Model Abigail wears the nursing cami and pant with the matching baby outfit while Jessica Shyba of www.mommasgonecity.com is wearing the plume nursing chemise. For information call 800/ 813-0655 or visit www.belabumbum.com.
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JPMA Innovation Award Winners Named
The Juvenile Products Manufacturerr Association recently announced the winners of its 2014 Innovation Awards at the ABC Kids Expo in Las Vegas.
The Cloud Q Infant Car Seat from CYBEX by Regal Lager, Inc., won the overall Judges Pick award. The seat is the first infant car seat that, when used on a stoller, can recline completely, becoming a carry cot, thus meeting health concerns about leaving an infant in a sitting position for long periods of time.
The Baby Camera 0 Emission by Babymoov won the overall Parent’s Pick award. The monitor is the first zero-emission video monitor on the market.
Other category winners include:
Feeding/Bathing/Changing category: Wow Baby Spill Free 360 Cup by Wow Gear, LLC
Safety Category: Buddy Tag by Le Vise Products
Child Restraint Category: Doona Car Seat by Simple Parenting
8 receive Kind + Jugend Innovation Awards for 2014
Winners of the Kind + Jugend Innovation Awards for 2013 were recently announced during the show in Germany. Winning products were announced in eight categories, based on what judges determined were their high quality, user-friendliness, safety, and visual appeal.
The entries accepted for the competition were all newly developed or enhanced products that are unlike items already available on the market in terms of form, appearance, material properties, ease of use, and/or technology. The jury consisted of representatives from the German Technical Control Board, the trade, and the media.
The jury assessed a total of 184 products this year, which had been submitted by 135 companies from 28 countries. New and further developments were eligible for the Innovation Award.
The first place winner in the World of Moving Baby category was the Six Seater stroller by Belgian manufacturer Childhome - Aerts NV. It offers room for six children at once. The jury noted that desite its size it is user-friendly, maneuverable, and can be folded together .
Scheduled Oct. 20-21, Mega Show Part 1 at the Hong Kong Convention and exhibition Centre includes Asian Baby & Nursery World featuring products for babies and children as well as toys and games. A special program to sponsor Hong Kong hotel accommocations for qualified national buyers is available.
Smartstuff, Legacy Classic Kids
up for Pinnacle Awards 2014
Among 64 companies nominated for the Pinnacle Award by the American Society of Furniture Designers (ASFD) at the Las Vegas Market were Smartstuff by Universal Furniture (the Bellamy Collection and Black and White Collection) and Legacy Classic Kids' Inspirations by Wendy Bellissimo. Winners of the awards will be announced in October at the High Point Furniture Market.
Founded in 1981, the Pinnacle Awards are dedicated to excellence, innovation, education, and originality in the practice of furniture design. ASFD serves as the unified voice of the furniture design community, advocating professional practice and integrity at all times. ASFD seeks to demonstrate the value of design to the furnishings industry.
Held in June, the Pinnacle judging is done by a jury of 12 industry professionals and is based on design excellence including form and function, innovation, retailer and manufacturing benefit, and consumer benefit.
Universal Furniture's Bellamy group is termed a youthful, elegant collection with a strong, independent spirits designed to fit "every girl at every age."The carefully curated girls’ collection combines beautiful heirloom styling with a thoroughly modern frame of mind. With traditional European and American silhouettes and a touch of timeless Victorian elegance, this collection embodies vintage simplicity. A textured Daisy White finish adds timeworn
appeal to gracefully shaped case fronts, egg-and-dart molding, and turned bun feet. Two accent finishes, Antique Rose and French Grey, add eclectic appeal.
Legacy Classic Kids' Smartstuff Inspirations by Wendy Bellissimo collection speaks directly to the heart of nursery and youth environments with chic styles focused on elegance and comfort. Along with youth-focused pieces, the collection features the Grow with Me Crib and Changing Station Hutch and Dresser to appeal to the nursery market. Also available in the group are mirrors, dhest and night stand, desk, chair, and hutch. Countless bed configurations are avaiilable including the Avalon Platform Bed, Catalina Panel Bed, and Westport Poster Bed with customizable options such as daybed configurations, under-bed storage drawers and trundles.
decor & bedding
animal art, splat mat
KidKusion recently introduced a new line of Zoo Baby canvas art for children’s rooms. Initially, the line will feature four animals, on three different colored background—pink, blue, and green. Animals include a giraffe, monkey, hippo, and owl.
UK-based Little Green Radicals introduces “The Nonsense Collection” for spring/summer 2015, in which designer Josie offers her take on Edward Lear’s English rhymes from childhood favorite “The Owl & the Pussycat.” Jilly’s Clothing Corporation in Ontario is distributor for the collection.