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OCG Daily (NY Now) GHS day 2 August 2011

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By Nancy Fedder, Co-Owner of FortuneKeeper, LLC Have you ever opened a fortune cookie, had a powerful connection to the message inside, and wanted to hold on to it for inspiration? Do you have other inspirational messages or pictures that you would love to wear? Welcome to FortuneKeeper ® —makers of fabulous necklaces, keychains or bag accessories that are beauti- fully designed to safely store your prized fortunes, quotes, mantras, prayers, pictures or affirmations. Wear a FortuneKeeper close to your heart every day to boost your spirits, keep you motivated, feel the love or just for Humanity evolves over time with Mistura timepieces. The label's nature- provoked ideology instills a higher echelon of fashionable wrist wears through its legacy of quality craftsman- ship and commitment to earth. Eponymous of its hallmark signature, "to blend," Mistura amalgamates the landscape of the rainforest nation's uncompromised beauty with intricate design application of living and breathing textures, revealing nature's innermost secrets into impelling, wearable art. Activism through art is Mistura's approach to the dedi- cation of creating awareness on our planet's widespread environmental negligence. Bottman Design announces the launch of two lines of little "matchbook" note pads. At 3-1/4" x 3-1/4", these handy lined note pads are small enough to tuck in a purse or back pocket. Each sheet is perforated for easy removal. The Wild Bird line features Paris Bottman watercolor paintings of birds interacting with an object such as an apple, pear, wrapped gift and many others. The back- grounds are filled with contemporary, bright colors and patterns. Some of the birds featured include Prothonotary Warbler & Apricot, Blue Jay & Acorn, House Finch & Birdhouse, Mountain Bluebird & Plum and more. The Holiday line features some of the most popular By blending the all-natural flavors of nuts, pretzels, fruits and cereal and then drenching it in real choco- late, Rex's Outrageous takes the ordinary and makes it outrageous. And with nine flavors to choose from, even the most discriminating snacker will be satisfied. Rex's Outrageous Road Crew Crunch's addictive blend of nuts, dried fruits and cereal doused in a dou- blewide dose of chocolate creates a product that will stop customers in their tracks faster than a rush-hour traffic jam, while Road Crew Crunch's simple packag- ing design will have them doing U-turns in the aisles to grab for another bag. OCG Show Daily talks with Joseph Hansen, CEO of Flirty Aprons, about his company's fun and fashionable product line. OSD: What would you say makes your company unique? JH: We are helping women destroy the "old ball and chain" mentality that is associated with activities in the kitchen. Our products make women feel alive and beau- tiful. We are not about creating a vintage line that pushes women back to the '50's. We are trying to embrace the modern woman and her preferences. Jennifer McKay of Pure Designs for Living talks about her company's philos- ophy and mission. OSD: Tell our readers about your company. JM: The idea of starting a gift product company actually came during the economic collapse ... it seemed like everywhere I looked, people were suffering. Everyone I knew was in financial trouble, including myself, struggling to keep my interior design company afloat. I needed a 'Plan B' and, at the same time, I wanted to help others … even if it was in a small way. Who knew what a blessing it would turn out to be? So now we conceive, The Lauren Lachance Collection has transformed tra- ditional plant pressing into an arrestingly beautiful art form. The stunning collection of museum-quality pressed plants is a culmination of more than twenty years of global research by botanic artist Lauren Lachance. Tropical orchids, leaves, heirloom flowers, ferns and water plants are pressed and preserved in a labor-inten- sive process that creates original, archival, museum- quality pieces of art. The orchid art authentically depicts endangered or extinct species, which are reproduced using a variety of tropical plant material. Other pieces take advantage of the naturally large Palmyra Zurita and Rosario Venegas are the proud owners and designers of Praols Story Bracelets, whose tagline and mission are the same: "Women Helping Women." This six-year-old company gives stay-at-home moms and low-income single mothers the opportunity to sup- plement their income, working from home without the burden of day-care or transportation expenses. It also gives them a sense of empowerment that they've accom- plished something for the greater good, for them and their family. Typically, Zurita and Venegas find these ladies by word of mouth. From a single bracelet that told a story with each N e w Yo r k C i t y O s e r C o m m u n i c a t i o n s G r o u p S u n d a y, A u g u s t 1 4 , 2 0 1 1 Continued on Page 41 Continued on Page 41 Continued on Page 27 Continued on Page 39 Continued on Page 41 Continued on Page 27 Continued on Page 39 Continued on Page 39 ROAD CREW CRUNCH: MAKING THE ORDINARY OUTRAGEOUS PURE DESIGNS FOR LIVING PROMOTES GIVING, WELL- BEING & RESPECT FOR EARTH FORTUNEKEEPER: UNIQUE JEWELRY THAT INSPIRES BOTTMAN DESIGN INTRODUCES MATCHBOOK NOTES New York-based Mariasch Studios, Inc. specializes in creating unique gifts and accessories, all made in the U.S.A., with more than 50 product categories and a selec- tion of thousands of designs. Since 1990, Designer and Owner Catherine Mariasch has been manufacturing her product line in her studio on Long Island, N.Y. with the help of very talented artisans who add their knowledge of sewing, printing and love for all things handmade. Their comprehensive, competitively priced assort- ment of soft goods is hand-printed and hand-sewn. One-of-a-kind items can be created with their ability to personalize all products; they offer name drop and Continued on Page 27 FLIRTY APRONS CREATES A STIR IN WOMEN'S FASHION LAUREN LACHANCE: STUNNING COLLECTION OF PRESSED PLANTS PRAOLS STORY BRACELETS: WOMEN HELPING WOMEN OCG SHOW DAILY IS AN INDEPENDENT PUBLICATION BY OCG, PUBLISHER OF GOURMET NEWS AND KITCHENWARE NEWS & HOUSEWARES REVIEW, AND IS NOT AFFILIATED WITH EITHER THE NEW YORK INTERNATIONAL GIFT FAIR OR GLM MARIASCH STUDIOS: UNIQUE GIFTS AND ACCESSORIES MADE IN THE U.S.A. MISTURA TIMEPIECES: ART & FASHIONABLE TIMEPIECES ALLIED WITH NATURE

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