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Famous Picardie Tumblers are Blushing with Color

Duralex drinkwareThese classic French tumblers in a rainbow of colors are a stylish addition to any table, especially summer alfresco dinners when color rules. The tumbler is made in the classic, often-imitated design that’s a pleasure to hold and that feels comfortable on the lip. Picardie tumblers are now available in the colors collection: red, green, yellow, purple, gray and blue. The colors are sold as sets of six of each color and as a set of mixed colors. With the mixed colors, everyone in the family can have their own color. The sets retail for $36.

These tumblers, like all Picardie glassware, are made in France from tempered glass—a durable, nonporous material that is two-and-a-half times stronger than ordinary glass. Duralex glasses are stackable and safe—if broken, they shatter into small chunks rather than jagged shards—and are microwave, freezer and dishwasher safe. Picardie glasses are recognized throughout France, and remain the icon of French taverns, bistros and inns, as all Frenchmen and Frenchwomen grew up with Picardie glasses in their homes, school cafeterias and restaurants. They are used for coffee, tea, wine, cocktails and as all-purpose drinking glasses.

ThermoServ Debuts Children’s Dinnerware Collection

ThermoServ Ltd is launching ThermoServ KIDS™, a tabletop dinnerware line aimed at parents of toddlers and small children that provides a combination of lightweight, durable melamine dinnerware and plastic drinkware, in bright colors and fun designs that children will love.

“We are excited to introduce the ThermoServ KIDS everyday dinner and drinkware line,” said Tom Neth, ThermoServ’s President. “Life with kids is messy enough, and we aim to make mealtime a little easier for both parents and little ones with this fun and functional collection.” The collection offers a three-piece mealtime set, which includes a plate, bowl and cup in four fun patterns; an easy storage divided plate with lid in four fun patterns; and a four-piece stackable cup set in assorted colors.

ThermoServ KIDS is 100 percent pure melamine dinnerware and plastic drinkware made with no fillers and is BPA-free. The dinnerware and drinkware are impact resistant, dishwasher safe and made in the USA. See the new line at IH+HS.

The Queens’ Jewels Collection of Wine Glasses

Cork Pops Queens Jewels_HolidayCork Pops has just introduced The Queens’ Jewels collection of hand-crafted jeweled wine glasses at the Dallas Total Home & Gift Market from June 21 to June 27, 2017.

According to House and Home magazine, the latest glamour glassware is trending. The publication cites “glistening glamour” as something that will be popping up everywhere in the world of glass. FSR Magazine echoes those sentiments, stating that among the “Current Trends in Glassware [is] Adding Class with Glass.” More specifically, the glassware trend right now is all about enhancing the drinking “experience with the beverage” and considering “how the glass plays a role.”

The newest collection for Cork Pops, The Queens’ Jewels jeweled glassware, combines these trends with an abundance of sparkle to complement life’s beauty and to flaunt the drinker’s individual personality. Among the motifs featured on The Queens’ Jewels glasses are beach (crabs, flip flops, anchors, palm trees, starfish and seahorses), diamond (hearts, flowers, pink ribbons and apples), fleur de lis (the floral symbol of French royalty), holiday (hearts, shamrocks, pumpkins, snowflakes, Santa hats, Christmas trees and snowmen), pearl (oval, flower and bouquet with elegant pearl accents), sports (baseball, basketball, golf and soccer), western (cowboy boot and horseshoe) and The Queens’ Crowns (aurora borealis coronets befitting royalty).

All the glasses featured in the new Cork Pops collection can be purchased nationwide at fine gift stores throughout the United States. They retail for $23 to $35 and come in a choice of stemmed, stemless and swing top beverage bottle options.

illy Caffè Launches illy Art Collection with Ron Arad

illy caffè launches its latest illy Art Collection featuring designs by world renowned architect, Ron Arad. The illy Art Collection is a series of coffee cups by artists that the Trieste-based company has produced since 1992. Some of the most prominent contemporary masters on the international art scene, along with emerging young talents, have transformed the everyday coffee cup for this series – in this case the white porcelain lily cup introduced by the architect and designer Matteo Thun – into a cult object.

illyThe Ron Arad illy Art Collection was inspired by the spontaneous interaction of light silk fabric draping randomly on a cup and saucer. This inspiration resulted in a design that is both realistic and abstract, a reference to something functional, but without actually being functional. With the use of sinuous lines, this design combines Ron Arad’s desire and everything that materials can offer. The cup collection features six abstract designs representative of Arad’s contemporary design style, available in sets of six espresso cups, two espresso cups, six cappuccino cups and two cappuccino cups.

Ron Arad is a Tel Aviv born architect and designer known for his experimentation with materials, forms, and structures. His design work can be found in a variety of museums and gallery collections across the world including Centre Georges Pompidou in Paris, the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York, the Victoria & Albert Museum in London, and the Vera Design Museum in Germany and architectural projects include the Tel Aviv Opera house, Belgo restaurants in London, the development of a project for a Sport Café with cutting edge interactive audio and video technology for Adidas and Kronenbourg – a high-tech private residence in London. Ron Arad’s designs have been selected for the new Adidas Stadium in Paris, as well as the Maserati showroom in Modena.

A preview of the Ron Arad illy Art Collection will be in Milan at the Salone del Mobile from April 4-9 alongside his installation in the Courtyard of Honour of the State University of Milan. The Ron Arad illy Art Collection cups are available for purchase online at and at illy caffè coffee bars and shops.


  • Six espresso cups: $150
  • Two espresso cups: $55
  • Six cappuccino cups: $175
  • Two cappuccino cups: $60

EveryWare Global Changes Corporate Name to The Oneida Group

EveryWare Global, one of the world’s leading marketers of dining and food preparation products, announced a key initiative to support the company’s transformation, growth and cultural development strategies.

The company changed its corporate name to The Oneida Group, leveraging the iconic dining brand and reflecting the company’s commitment to driving innovation in the dining experience. Anchor Hocking, a subsidiary of The Oneida Group, will continue to produce and market glassware to the consumer and specialty markets.

“Rebranding our company as The Oneida Group allows us to emphasize our long-standing leadership in dining and food preparation,” said Patrick Lockwood-Taylor, Chief Executive Officer. “We are building on our heritage and committed to delivering innovative additions to our portfolio of products. The Oneida Group is focused on creating value by designing, marketing and manufacturing the best dining and food preparation products in the world, providing the best service to our customers and growing our company efficiently and sustainably. This alignment of our brands is the next step in our growth strategy.”

The company’s principal brands have more than a century of customer trust and loyalty. Oneida, founded in 1848, has been a staple in homes, fine dining establishments, family restaurants and hotels for decades. The Oneida portfolio spans a broad range of products including the finest quality flatware, porcelain dinnerware, stainless steel and silverplate serving dishes and tableware. Anchor Hocking, by its predecessor company, began producing glassware in 1873 and today is a leading designer, marketer and manufacturer of quality consumer products that it sells to retail and specialty markets, hospitality channels, and original equipment manufacturers. Anchor Hocking manufactures nearly all of its products at the company’s facilities in the United States and markets its products internationally.

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