The Fashion + Lifestyle Home Report: The KUHN RIKON BAKING TOOLS Edition

Written and compiled by Phillip D. Johnson



BELLA – the industry leader in treatmakers, specialty baking and entertaining appliances – announces today the launch of BELLA DOTS.  The contemporary collection, featuring a coffee maker, toaster and slow cooker, brings a new counter culture to the kitchen by adding fashion-forward color, style and design to the everyday appliance. Providing a way to make home cooked meals in style, the BELLA Dots Collection offers consumers an economical appliance option, without sacrificing quality or aesthetics. Since its inception in 2003, SENSIO INC.has become a primary manufacturer of specialty kitchen appliances. The company is

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recognized for developing dynamic and innovative consumer products for their own brand, BELLA – the industry leader in treatmakers, specialty baking and entertaining appliances – and licensing partners including THE COFFEE BEAN & TEA LEAF. With a strong commitment to design, innovation, quality and function, SENSIO INC. offers a wide range of products from coffee makers and juicers to exciting entertaining appliances such as cake pop and personal pie makers, which are sold through major retailers nationwide.  The company continues to conceptualize new and innovative ways to make everyday life in the kitchen easier.  For more information, please visit

Available in eight vibrant colors (red, pink, blue, purple, grey, orange, green and pearl white); the signature textured metal shell features a recessed dot pattern and metallic finish on its chic exterior, adding another striking design element to the appliances’ overall flair.

Small kitchen appliances have become a sea of sameness,” says SHAE HONG, FOUNDER & CEO OF SENSIO INC., “Our goal was to offer unique and stylish design with eye-popping color and superior quality at an affordable price. We are delighted to finally introduce some fashion into the kitchen, without breaking the bank or compromising the quality of the products.” Continue reading



The best part of sending someone happy birthday wishes is seeing the big smile that appears on their face when you really surprise

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them with something fun. This can be accomplished with a hilarious joke, a happy wish, a gentle nod to pop culture, a surprising song, an all-new twist on technology in greeting cards–and sometimes all of the above! That’s why AMERICAN GREETINGS CORPORATION continually creates new-to-the-world greeting card inventions to delight the recipient, the latest of which is MUSTACHE PARTY™, a new greeting card that gives consumers the ultimate birthday treatment by offering a selection of paper cards and ecards with an exciting free app.

As the industry leader in greeting card inventions, American Greetings has introduced more than 100 new greeting card formats under the Inventions brand, offering the ultimate selection of exciting, new-to-the world ways to celebrate birthdays and other happy occasions. Incorporating brand-new twists on technology in cards with carefully written copy and celebratory artwork, the combined effect is the perfect selection of greeting cards that are sure to surprise and delight any recipient.


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For more than 100 years, AMERICAN GREETINGS CORPORATION has been a creator and manufacturer of innovative social expression products that assist consumers in enhancing their relationships to create happiness, laughter and love. The Company’s major greeting card lines are AMERICAN GREETINGS, CARLTON CARDS, GIBSON, RECYCLED PAPER GREETINGS and PAPYRUS, and other paper product offerings include DESIGNWARE party goods and AMERICAN GREETINGS and PLUS MARK gift-wrap and boxed cards. AMERICAN GREETINGS also has one of the largest collections of greetings on the Web, including greeting cards available at and electronic greeting cards available at In addition to its product lines, the company also creates and licenses popular character brands through the AMERICAN GREETINGS PROPERTIES group.

This frisky new card line features iconic mustaches that are ready to serenade the recipient with a one-of-a-kind song. Each mustache

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is presented in a shiny frame and springs to life at the touch of a button. With clever copy, catchy songs, and mustache-powered motion, MUSTACHE PARTY is a wacky and wonderful way to add a jolt of happy to any big day. Designs in this fun collection include a pirate, a manly mustache, and even a magical ‘stache.

To offer the most consistent collection of innovations in the greeting card aisle, we’re always looking high and low for inspiration–but in this case, the answer was right under our noses,” said CAROL MILLER, EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR OF NEW PRODUCT CONCEPTS AT AMERICAN GREETINGS. “In fact, these characters had so much personality that we knew our consumers would be itching for a little extra mustache fun, so we created our free Mustache Wisdom(TM) App which offers more than 300 unique responses to some of life’s biggest questions.”

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Each MUSTACHE PARTY card contains a QR code on the back to download MUSTACHE WISDOM™- a FREE app for iPhone and iPad. In this all-knowing, all-powerful app, each ‘stache answers yes or no questions in their own funny way. There are six ‘staches to choose from, all ready to help make life-altering decisions. People can record a video of their interaction with their mustache and share it, as well as poke, scratch, tickle, and shake the mustaches to unlock even more funny sounds.

In addition, subscribers to can also experience all of the mustache fun with an all-new birthday ecard featuring the popular Pirate ‘Stache.

Consumers can find MUSTACHE PARTY™ in addition to a great selection of fresh and inspiring cards from AMERICAN GREETINGS at participating drug chains, grocery stores and mass retailers nationwide, as well as in American Greetings and Carlton Cards retail stores. Additionally, the free Mustache Wisdom app is available for download from the iPhone and iPad app stores. For more information on American Greetings, please visit You can also follow American Greetings on Twitter, Facebook, YouTube and Pinterest.

Headquartered in Cleveland, Ohio, American Greetings generates annual revenue of approximately $1.7 billion, and its products can be found in retail outlets worldwide. For more information on the Company, visit



JCPENNEY Showcases Holiday Collections From Fashion Designers LULU GUINNESS, JENNY PACKHAM AND VIVIENNE TAM


JCPENNEY is adding three new designers to its 2012 holiday lineup with limited-engagement collections from LULU BY LULU GUINNESS™, JENNY PACKHAM® BOUDOIR and DOUBLE HAPPINESS VIVIENNE TAM™. Each designer infused her unique design aesthetic and personality into a line of handbags, fashion accessories and exciting gift items that are now available exclusively at most jcpenney stores and on through the holiday season.

We partnered with three leading designers to create unique collections that offer affordable luxury during the holidays,” said LIZ SWENEY, CHIEF MERCHANT AT JCPENNEY. “Each stayed true to her signature style to ensure every item reflects its namesake brand. The collections range in price from $8 to $65, making each piece accessible to more customers across the country.”

Known for her love of retro glamour and modern chic, British designer LULU GUINNESS brings her colorful, cheeky style to LULU BY LULU GUINNESS. Filled with whimsical, unexpected designs, the collection includes handbags and fashion accessories to brighten any look. LULU BY LULU GUINNESS is available for a limited time during the holiday season and will expand its assortment in 2013 with a dedicated shop inside jcpenney.

LULU by Lulu Guinness is available exclusively at jcpenney this holiday season. The collection ranges in price from $8 to $65 and includes handbags and fashion accessories to brighten any look.

I am so thrilled to be working with jcpenney on my new LULU by Lulu Guinness line. The heart of the brand is a fabulous line of unique fun prints that offers American customers a chic but affordable way to dress up any outfit,” said LULU GUINNESS OBE, founder and creative director of LULU GUINNESS.  “LULU by Lulu Guinness is a London-inspired collection that takes a fresh and innovative approach to capturing the spirit of the city.”

Jenny Packham Boudoir is available exclusively at jcpenney this holiday season. The collection features elegant pieces including bracelets, cosmetic bags and coin purses ranging in price from $8 to $28.

Designs from British runway designer JENNY PACKHAM often grace the red carpet. Her new holiday line at jcpenney, JENNY PACKHAM BOUDOIR, features elegant pieces perfect for holiday dressing and gifting. From jewelry boxes and bracelets to cosmetic bags and coin purses, her collection offers a touch of sophisticated glamour to any woman’s wardrobe.

Double Happiness Vivienne Tam is available exclusively at jcpenney this holiday season. This vividly colorful collection includes tote bags, iPhone cases and sleep masks ranging in price from $12 to $32.

is a passionate designer known for her Eastern-inspired designs. DOUBLE HAPPINESS VIVIENNE TAM features Tam’s signature dragon print throughout this vividly colorful collection. Offering items including cosmetic bags, scarves and slippers, Double Happiness Vivienne Tam offers modern style at an affordable price.