Ritzenhoff

Ritzenhoff

Posted by on Jan 29, 2010 in Lifestyle | 0 comments

A colorful palette and an original design are just two of the many outstanding qualities that distinguish a product made by Ritzenhoff. The winter gift+home shows serve as the perfect opportunity for the company to present its new looks to buyers, retailers and media alike. This season, a total of 94 fabulous fresh designs from 17 different collections will hit the market. Below is a look at the impressive line-up: Beer The notable William Shakespeare once said, “For a quart of Ale is a dish for a King.” With six whimsical new introductions this season, Ritzenhoff’s line of beer glasses with matching decorative coasters mix royalty with good-humor. New decors range from a polka dot pup wearing an oversized jeweled crown to an amusing medieval jester. Designs are by: Andrea Hilles, Harm Keilholz (2), Tim Davies, Gernot Gunga and Frank Keller. Schnapps Ideal for shots or clear spirits such as Obstwasser, also known as German Brandy, these glasses rank high in form and function.The six sassy decors with matching coasters coordinate with those from the Beer collection. Designs are by: Andrea Hilles, Harm Keilholz (2), Tim Davies, Gernot Gunga and Frank Keller. Clubstar A nod to the 1970’s disco era, Ritzenhoff is introducing four new looks to its Clubstar collection. With these motifs, designers Auge, M. Bieren-Broodspot, Anke Hellmich and Stephanie Roehe show us how to “shake your groove thing.” Weizen This original series, which draws its name from Hefeweizen, a German style of wheat beer, lets beer drinkers celebrate Oktoberfest all year long. Bavarian foods and folklore come to life in this colorful collection. The range includes motifs by: Juliane Breitbach, Beppe Del Greco, Beppe Facente, Gernot Gunga and Zwischenraum (2). Each pint-size glass comes with a matching decorative coaster. Wine According to the German writer, comedian and painter Joachin Ringelnatz, “The best magnifying glasses for the joys of this world are those from which one drinks.” So whether the glass is full of the finest Bordeaux or Chardonnay, Ritzenhoff’s collection of red and white wine glasses is the perfect salute to the lighter side of life. Using a platinum palette, artists Mirjam Hüttner, Lothar Klaschik, Nilesh Mistry and Dajana Brinkert each contributed a new silhouette design to both collections. Champus Simply elegant is the best way to describe the six new additions to the collection. The delicate gold and platinum decors with matching linen napkin are by: Laurence Gartel, Petra Mohr, Nils Kunath (2), Katja Prewozny and Annett Wurm. Pearls With its long, sleek shape and alluring designs, Ritzenhoff’s line of prosecco glasses exude luxury. Designers Nicolas De Waël, Sandra Kretzmann, Melissa Anne Kwee, Diana Sopha, Alena St. James and Ulrike Vater each add their colorful interpretation to this exquisite collection. On Ice A 30 mm thick glass bottom, also known in German as Eisboden or frozen glass bottom, was the inspiration for this versatile collection. Available...

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Swiss Army lives in Revolucion!

Posted by on Jan 23, 2010 in Lifestyle | 0 comments

Swiss Army Brand is a recognized throughout the world by just mention about Swiss Army Brand watches and Victorinox Swiss Army knives. It is a world class importer, distributor and manufacturer of premium consumer products. Plus, their logo of a white cross in a shield set off against a bright red background makes it an outstand brand among travelers. Let me tell you a bit about Swiss Army Brand. In 1897 the Original Swiss Army Knife was created in the small village of Ibach, Switzerland. Since that time, Victorinox has become well-known in more than 100 countries for precision, quality, functionality and versatility. This century old heritage has been extended to Swiss Army Watches, which reflect the ingenious design and outstanding durability Victorinox has come to stand for over the years. Uncompromising craftsmanship makes these watches worthy to carry the “cross and shield” emblem that symbolizes the legend of Victorinox and the Swiss Army Brand. The VICTORINOX “Swiss Army Knife” is over 100 Years Old. This useful pocket Multi-Tool was legally registered on June 12, 1897. Over 34,000 of these pocket tools with the distinctive Swiss cross leave the factory in central Switzerland each day. Ninety per cent are for export to over 100 different countries and serve as ambassadors for Switzerland. Karl Elsener, the company founder, wanted to create work in sparsely industrialized central Switzerland and counter the emigration spawned by unemployment. To go from hand-crafting to industrial production was at the time adventurous and required enormous determination. Today, this family business in Schwyz provides 950 jobs. After the soldier’s knife, which every recruit receives upon entering the army, Karl Elsener developed a new, elegant and light weight pocket knife, with six practical tools. He called this new model the “Officers and Sports Knife”. After an unparalleled success story around the world, the VICTORINOX “Swiss Army Knife” is even orbiting the earth as part of the standard equipment of the Space Shuttle Crew. The knife has also been successfully proven on expeditions: in the arctic ice of the North Pole; on the highest peak on earth, Mount Everest; in the tropical rain forests of the Amazon, and elsewhere. Time and again, it has been a life saver in situations of extreme danger and great need. The New York Museum of Modern Art and the State Museum for Applied Art in Munich have selected it for their collection of excellence in design, and, since Lyndon B. Johnson, US presidents present guests with VICTORINOX pocket knives. However, their commercial distinctiveness correspondingly incorporates the red and white colors and a cross in a rounded square. You may think that they would in the long run come together or possibly any one of them would drastically revolutionize to another identity or trademark in the attempt to make a distinction from the other. Well they don’t. Typically, as a market leader, Victorinox does...

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Putumayo CDs are here to brighten up your winter spirits!

Putumayo CDs are here to brighten up your winter spirits!

Posted by on Jan 8, 2010 in Lifestyle | 0 comments

Putumayo is a river that begins in the South American country of Colombia and flows along the border of Ecuador and Peru until it reaches the Amazon in Brazil. Putumayo’s founder, Dan Storper, was traveling through the region in 1974, and was so enamored with its beauty, he decided to name his new handicraft shop after it. The etymological origins of the word Putumayo in Quechua (indigenous Indian language) are as follows: Mayu (or Mayo) means “River” and Putu can mean either a gourd for drinking chicha, which is a homemade corn/maize liquor, or “nace” (birth) or “sale” (leaves). Therefore, the Quechuan origins of the Putumayo word could be understood to mean either a gourd river or “birth of the river.” Another literal meaning of the word Putumayo is a heron (type of bird). Putumayo World Music was established to introduce people to the music of the world’s cultures. The label grew out of Putumayo clothing company, founded by Dan Storper in 1975 and sold in 1997. Co-founder Michael Kraus joined Storper to help launch Putumayo World Music in 1993. In the past fifteen years, the label has become known primarily for its upbeat and melodic compilations of great international music characterized by the company’s motto: “guaranteed to make you feel good!” Putumayo’s CD covers feature the distinctive art of Nicola Heindl, whose colorful, folkloric style represents one of Putumayo’s goals: to connect the traditional to the contemporary. By combining appealing music and visuals with creative retail marketing, Putumayo has developed a unique brand identity, a rarity in today’s artist-based music industry. Putumayo is considered a pioneer and leader in developing the non-traditional market. A large portion of its target audience consists of “Cultural Creatives,” a sociological and lifestyle term for 50 million North Americans and millions more around the world with an interest in culture, travel and the arts. To reach these consumers, Putumayo has built a proprietary network of more than 3,000 book, gift, clothing, coffee and other specialty retailers in the US and thousands more internationally that play and sell its CDs, in addition to maintaining a strong presence in record stores. Since it began in 1993, Putumayo World Music has contributed to many non-profits doing good work in regions where the music originates. For the past years, Putumayo has focused its non-profit efforts on various local as well as international NGOs working in different parts of the world. They intend to keep on supporting these organizations and other specific NGOs working in the countries where the music originates. Putumayo’s products are protected by their Feel Good Guarantee. If you are unhappy with any purchase of a Putumayo CD, you may return it to Putumayo for a full refund. Send the CD, along with your receipt of purchase and your address to: Putumayo World Music, Attn: Consumer Returns, 411 Lafayette St., 4th Floor, New York, NY...

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