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Pacific Connections USA
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Atlanta Fall Gift & Home Furnishings and Atlanta Gourmet Market, September 17-19, 2013

Market Dates

Tuesday, September 17 - Thursday, September 19, 2013

Tuesday, September 17 - Thursday, September 19, 2013

The Global Market. By Design. At AmericasMart, we've created a marketplace unlike any other, connecting buyers and exhibitors from around the globe. Through accessibility, value and convenience, AmericasMart delivers the ultimate market experience. WE continue to evolve by delivering the products that buyers want and need. Our annual research studies indicate that retailers depend on AmericasMart for the latest products, the most variety and exclusive lines they can't find anywhere else. It's all here. By Design.

AmericasMart 2014 Market Dates Expanded
The Atlanta International Gift & Home Furnishings Market® will maintain its eight day run for the January and July 2014 Markets.

Although a shortened run was previously announced, the results of extensive qualitative research conducted with buyers and exhibitors during the July 2013 Market indicate that AmericasMart Markets are increasingly too important and much too valuable for anything other than a straight Tuesday-to-Tuesday run. (read more)

BAOlink is pleased to present sneak previews of all the up-and-coming Gifts, Home Décor, Accessories, and Gourmet Food Trade Fairs. If you would like to be featured in our next newsletter please contact Mark Beasley, Publication Advertising Director, at .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address) or call 415 694-2322



Bindah - Jewelry, Purses or Handbags exquisite one-of-a-kind fashion accessories coming to you not just from an Indonesian woman's hands, but her heart.

Bindah the perfect one-of-a-kind gift handcrafted by Indonesian artisans will not be in attendance at the Atlanta Fall Gift & Home Furnishings Market, Sept 17-19, 2013. For additional information on our collection or to place an order please visit us online at

Craft elevated to Luxury for Home Décor and Fashion Accessories. Not Merely Possessed. Prized.
A snowflake. A fingerprint. A Bindah.

What is a Bindah? It is a totally original work of art and yes, no two are exactly alike. Coming to you not just from an Indonesian woman's hands, but her heart. The painstaking yet joyous result of months of her life. Fashioned one piece at a time in a village, not a factory. Perfection is the deadline. Absolute beauty, the quota. Behold skill and artistry demonstrated at a level seldom seen in our times.

Functional Art. Each Bindah consists of a hand woven basket made of the ata vine and detailed with hand sewn glass beads. Centuries old Indonesian artisan traditions have been cultivated and combined with global attitude to showcase usable art for home décor and fashion. Strong and beautiful at the same time. Why not?

One dewy morning as I strolled through one of the more remote villages in Bali, I came across an intricately beaded basket. It was small...fist sized...but the colors and motif continued to draw me closer to look at the detail. I was so fascinated by it that I felt almost powerless not to collect it. Alas it was not to be as this small piece was part of a family tradition and heritage for the local children. I was able to collect another small and painfully intricate box which I sent to my father. Like me, he was enthralled by the craftsmanship.

Determined to find learn more about the work and the artists behind it, I found myself back in that very same village visiting the artists homes as they crafted their wares with their children playing at their feet. I felt I was in the presence of an unbroken chain that had begun centuries ago. I knew that I simply had to play a part in it. I knew that I wanted to support these family circles and given women the freedom to do their craft wherever they chose.

Bindah was born.

Fashion. Make a fashion statement with Bindah jewelry, purses or handbags. The exquisite design and craftsmanship make these one-of-a-kind fashion accessories prized to behold, and admired by others.

A 700-year old art. Talk about timeless design.
The birth of a Bindah begins with a handwoven basket consisting of the ata vine or rattan from the Island of Lombok or the village of Tenganan in Bali. The village of Tenganan is a settlement that pre-dates Hinduism and is home to the Bali Aga people, the original Balinese. This is a place of unchanging tradition and ritual upheld by a fervent pride in the magic that hands can produce when given the devotion of time and love. A single ata vine can be separated up to 6 times to provide a rich woven canvas for every Bindah.

A Bindah gains color and individual personality as glass beads are hand sewn onto the woven canvas by women in their individual homes throughout the small villages in Java, Bali, and Sumatra. A small piece may take 1 day to bead. Larger pieces can take 9 months to complete. This is simply "Art from the Heart" and personality takes shape each day the artist works.

A Bindah is original, intricate, and timeless.

Gift Giving. Give the gift of Bindah and you're simultaneously helping an Indonesian artist improve the quality of life. Bindah gifts are the perfect one-of-a-kind gift for that one-of-a-kind friend or loved one.

Seasonal. Hand-woven Christmas ornaments for you or as a gift!

Bindah Vision. Our vision is to create economic opportunities for Indonesian women artisans and to give them international recognition for their beautiful works of art. Bindah pieces are created by women in rural villages enabling them to create from their home with their children close at hand.

We applaud these talented and patient artisans who spent countless hours, days, and months creating the uniquely perfect Bindahs you see on this website. It is our honor to promote Bindah to the global audience!

Suzanne Marquez - Bindah Founder / Kricket Cleland - Vice President Operations

For more information please visit us online at You can also follow us on Facebook, Twitter, and our dedicated Pinterest Board to keep up-to-date with our news and events.

Suzanne Marquez
email: .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address)
phone: (505) 507-1786
Download our Bindah Brochure

To view more images from this collection click the "read more link."


Known for their unique modern contemporary designs in Home & Bath Accessories Pacific Connections presents their 2013 collections

Pacific Connections will not be in attendance for the Atlanta Fall Gift & Home Furnishings Market, Sept 17-19, 2013. For information on the 2013 Collection of Home & Bath Accessories or to place an order please visit us online at pacificconnectionsusa

Hexagon Mirror White with Taupe Lacquer

was founded in 1994 by John Kauphusman and Tin Wong. During those 15 years, Pacific Connections has grown to include markets worldwide in Europe, Asia, Canada and Mexico. Pacific Connections introduces new product during key trade shows including World Market Center, Las Vegas, NY Now, New York City, Maison & Objet in Paris and AmericasMart Atlanta Gift & Home Furnishings Market.

Pacific Connections built their own production facility 5 years ago and which allows them to completely control the design and manufacturing process from the design inception to delivery of the finished product. Owning their own production facility allows them to produce custom product specifically manufactured to the customers own specifications within their production capabilities."


Known for their unique modern contemporary designs both in Tables and Home Accessories, Pacific Connections products are produced in their own facility allowing them complete control over design thru final production.

Pacific Connections has become known throughout the retail furniture, and design industry for their hand polished finishes incorporating color and special inlays. Exotic wood inlays of Mappa Burl, Walnut Burl, Rosewood and Dyed Tulipwood are featured on many of their own designs.

Pacific Connections welcomes working with designers on custom product as well as private label product. Please visit our web site online at Pacific Connections USA. You can also view more from our product line-up on the BAOlink Market Pinterest Board

To view more images from this collection click the "read more link."


CandyLipz Wins Gold for Technical Design of The Xtreme Lip-Shaper System at INPEX

CandyLipz LLC will not be in attendance at the Atlanta Fall Gift & Home Furnishings Market, Sept 17-19, 2013 for more information on the Xtreme Lip-Shaper® System or to place an order please visit us online at


On June 22nd, 2013, CandyLipz wins gold for technical design at INPEX, the world's largest invention show.


CandyLipz is A-ONE-OF-A-KIND lip plumper product, found nowhere else on the marketplace. It is called the Xtreme Lip-Shaper System. This invention makes lip surgery, lip injections, and chemical-based lip plumper products OBSOLETE because it solves a problem, no one else can! The product is small, attractive, and portable. Weighing less than 4 ounces, it can do magic for your lips. In under 2 minutes, you can double the appearance of your lip size and the look lasts for 2 hours or more. This product has been engineered to perfection-- to shape and contour your lips the way not even surgeons can. Any deviation from this design, and you will surely get lip deformities.

The benefits of this breakthrough invention are astounding!

1. It creates the appearance of breathtaking, single-lobed lower lip or a double-lobed lower lip just like Angelina Jolie.
2. It can enhance the upper or lower lip separately.
3. The design is built to raise the arches of the Cupid's bow, fills in grooves, and lip pits, lift the corners of the mouth, and block the development of duck lips.

The features of this invention are also unique.
1. It is a hand-operated suction pump.
2. It is designed to be used hands-free so multi-tasking is a breeze.

Recommended for males and females aged 16 and over.

Consumers Line Up for New Lip Enlargement Product

SAN FRANCISCO, Calif., April 23, 2013
CandyLipz LLC announces a new product - the Xtreme Lip-Shaper® System - that allows users to naturally control the appearance and size of their lips. It's no longer necessary to experience expensive and invasive injections to achieve more luscious and fuller lips.

Product users can enhance their upper, lower or both lips, so the lip enhancement/enlargement system can create single or double-lobed lips. The Xtreme Lip-Shaper® System includes a lip enhancing pump which is compact, attractive and easy to use; in fact, it's designed to be used hands-free, making multi-tasking a breeze.

Lip enlarging pumps come in different sizes; the process takes two minutes and results last up to two hours. This lip plumper works by creating the perfect suction scenario. And, users may use the lip enlargement pump as many times during the day as they wish after an initial conditioning period of seven days.

"There is absolutely no other lip plumper of this kind which explains its high demand and waiting list," Thienna Ho, founder and inventor of the Xtreme Lip-Shaper® System, says. "The product will be available early this summer and is for males and females, 16 and older."

Additionally, all lip enhancement pump parts are eco-friendly, non-toxic and ultra-hypoallergenic.

"I always had beautiful lips until I was in my mid-30s when they began to lose their youthful appearance," Thienna says. "I consulted with plastic surgeons, had temporary lip injections and more. The process was not only expensive, but dissatisfying. I was pretty sure that I was not alone in my frustration, so I set out to create a product that would be effective, less expensive and easy to use."

For more information please visit us online at You can also follow us on Facebook, Google + and our dedicated Pinterest Board to keep up-to-date with our news and events.

To view before and after images, visit:

About the Founder
Thienna Ho is also the founder of THIENNA INC., a one-of-a-kind, science-based developer, manufacturer and marketer of the USA-patented FAIRSKIN line of natural nutritional skin-care supplements. She is also the creator of The Sulfur Diet and is one of the world's leading experts in human skin color and health.

Thienna has appeared on numerous television shows, radio broadcasts, and in print and online publications.

To view more images from this collection click the "read more link."


The Sophie Collection by Indesign Studios - Originator of the Jeweled Scarf is pleased to Announce the Launch of their new "Made in the USA" Collection of Ladies Fashion Accessories

The Sophie Collection by Indesign Studios will not be in attendance at the Atlanta Fall Gift & Home Furnishings Market, Sept 17-19, 2013 for more information on our Collection of Jeweled Scarfs or to place an order please visit us online at

Trendy ,Unique Classy and Chic

Date line Sonora CA June 10th 2013

Sophie by Indesign Studios is launching a "Made in the USA" category of its incredibly popular Jeweled Scarves. The Sophie Collection is the Originator of the jeweled scarf and has earned a name for itself as one of the top designers of Ladies Fashion Accessories including Jeweled Scarves, Jewelry, and Fashion.

This summer In-design Studios will launch a variety of new product including.

" Sophie" The interchangeable Collection
" Ruby Sue" The Tween Line"
" Crazy Jane " The Young Adult Line "

In-design Studios new product lines will debut this summer on the west Coast.
In-design Studios chose Urban Outfitters trade shows to debut the line due to the growing popularity and attendance at these shows.

Call us for a sneak Preview and our latest Catalog.

The Line can be seen at the following locations. On the West Coast.

California Gift Show @ LA Convention Center, July 19-22, 2013 (Booth #2725)
San Francisco International Gift Fair, July 27-30, 2013
Seattle Gift Show, Seattle , WA August17-20, 2013

In-design Studios " The Sophie Collection " 888-355-7006 indesignlimited Please visit our dedicated Pinterest Board to view more products from this Collection.

To view more images from this collection click the "read more link."


TOKYObay FW' 2013 Global Print Chic Vs. Retro Minimalism at the Atlanta Fall Gift Market, Sept 17-19, 2013. Represented at AmericasMart by JustGot2Haveit! In suite 1721-17th Floor, Bldg 3

Atlanta Fall Gift & Home Furnishings Market, Sept 17-19, 2013 is pleased to feature the launch of FW' 13 Collection of Watches & Bracelets by TOKYObay. Represented at the AmericasMart by JustGot2Haveit! In suite 1721-17th Floor, Bldg 3

TOKYObay Combines Brand History From Japan & America into FW'13
Global Print Chic Vs. Retro Minimalism

TOKYObay, a San Francisco fashion watch & accessories brand led by design duo Jun Kobayashi & Dory Isaacs, launch a FW'13 collection of watches and bracelets that pull from both designer's backgrounds. With Jun reigning from Japan and Dory a transplant from the UK to San Francisco, the duo have brought together their influences to create a unisex collection of bold watches & accessories. A focus on woven prints with larger open dials is cleverly contrasted with a collection of minimal classic designs to create a line of wearable, style heavy pieces.

Anatoli, matching Tex bracelet (left), Odoshi (middle) and Katana (right) use authentic woven prints on durable Italian leather cuff style straps. These intricate patterns paired with various hardware finishes & subtle dial color hits create an effortlessly unique look easily worn by men & women alike. With original tribal patterns on the strap, Anatoli's dial features a faint star etching surrounded by darted metal hour marks. A matching Tex bracelet is introduced as an instant stacking piece or a standalone style with or without a watch. Odoshi (middle) &Katana (right) integrate Japanese & American aesthetics by using, Sanada Obi, a tightly hand woven cotton & silk material with a 400 year old history. Originally used as a strong cord to wrap and fasten Samurai sword handles, the ‘Obi' is still used in traditional Japanese clothing & decorations today. Created on specialty looms by a collective of artisans outside of Kyoto, the intricate designs are given a new angle on this exclusive TOKYObay line for both men & women.

In conjunction with these more graphically focused textures, a simpler aesthetic is introduced in the form of retro minimalism - Specs, Smith & Code. In place of the standard stainless steel case, the Specs watch case is made from an acetate plastic material traditionally used for eyewear. The lightweight material is polished to highlight a classic tortoise shell effect and buffed in other colors to reveal a matte finish against a smooth Italian leather strap. Color hits on the dial & bezel give this piece a minimal but playful touch that works as a men's or women's wardrobe staple. To maintain accuracy & durability, the acetate watch has been built with an inner lining of stainless steel to further secure the Japanese Miyota movement. Smith's classic look with subtle flair is apparent with its full numbered open dial, antique finishing and dash of color stitching on a thick ridged Italian leather strap. A weighty look that can go from weekend to work wear. The Code is a women's cuff band which boasts a clever dial design inspired by a minimalist bar code pattern. The iconic graphic is followed through the whole dial, increasing in width as time passes. Variations in case plating from shiny silver to sleek jet black, coordinate with subdued leather colors. A sleek silhouette with edgy graphics.

More feminine styles with a simple yet modern look are Frida & Trail. Frida is a new triple wrap style with a petite sliding watch head for an effortless jewelry style look. The instant stacking piece has contrast seasonal color stitching on soft Italian leather straps. The Trail is the perfect every day watch with compact silhouette, full numbered dial and delicate contrast stitching on soft Italian leather strap.
TOKYObay's Fall Winter'13 line draws from its 21 year history in Japanese & American cultures by integrating indigenous woven fabrics into classic retro designs. Using unique patterns, color combinations, dial detailing and innovative finishes, TOKYObay strikes the perfect balance between style & utility.

For additional information please visit us online at tokyobayinc or follow us on Facebook, Twitter, and Pinterest to keep up-to-date on our news & events. Additonal images from our collection can be seen at BAOlink Market Pinterest Board.

To view more images from this collection click the "read more link."


BAOlink Market News Covering The Atlanta Gift & Home Furnishings Market, Sept 17-19, 2013

BAOlink Market News is excited to announce the expansion of our 2013/2014 publications to include the following major US wholesale gift, home furnishing, gourmet food, and housewares events

• Chicago Gift Market: Fall Market, September 17-19, 2013
• Atlanta International Gift & Home Furnishings Market, January 8-15, 2014
• Dallas Total Home & Gift Market, January 15-21, 2014
• Seattle Gift Show, January 18-21, 2014
• Winter Fancy Food Show, San Francisco, January 19-21, 2014
• California Gift Show, January 31 - February 3, 2014
• San Francisco International Gift Fair, February 15-18, 2014

If you plan to exhibit, or are represented in any of these events, and would like to have a featured article on your company included in the next BAOlink Market News, please contact Mark Beasley, Publication Advertising Director, at .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address) or call 415 694-2322


Notes from the Publisher

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Have a Great Show! September 17-19, 2013 Atlanta Gift & Home Furnishings and Atlanta Gourmet Market. And check out BAOlink Market News to get up-to-date news on Gift, Home Décor & Accessories events in the USA.

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