Hot Products at the National Hardware Show
Courtney Paschal -- Casual Living, May 1, 2008
The National Hardware Show returns to Las Vegas this month, following a brief appearance on the East Coast last year. Featuring more garden and outdoor products than ever, plus new inventions, hardware, paint and more, this show is a must-see for retailers. Here is a sampling of products that will debut at the show.
Edging and lighting yards, gardens and walkways has become easier with Let’s Edge It by Argee Corporation, a no-tools-required system featuring a set of realistic plastic bricks with solar-powered lights built in.
Picture clogs from Alsa feature fun, fashionable designs for adults and children. Light, flexible and water-resistant, the clogs are ideal for outdoors.
Made from bamboo fabric, Magid Glove’s bamboo ROC glove is moisture-wicking and breathable, cool and absorbent. A nitrile-coated palm adds gripping power.
New Creative’s Highland Home Collection includes an embroidered leaf thistle feeder made of polyester.
The Lafuma outdoor recliner is a zero gravity chair featuring a cinematic recline system and easy-to-use tension levers beneath the armrests.
A table and four-bench set by National Tree Company is crafted of polished granite and complemented by a carved intricate cut pedestal, for use indoors or out.
Room Spacing Kits from Canvas Corp. bring a fresh concept to home decor, including the outdoor living area, and enables the do-it-yourselfer, designer or retailer, to easily design, decorate and space plan any room throughout the home.
YardGuard by Bird-X is a pest animal repeller that deters raccoons, dogs, cats, deer and more from ravaging yards and garbage. The electronic control device protects up to 4,000 square feet.
The Spectra outdoor electric stove from Dimplex is highlighted by a CitroBlock System which harnesses the power of natural citronella to quietly disperse a barrier around patios and decks.
When used on a warmer, Minus Wicks, a water-based air freshener from For Every Body provides all the fragrance of a traditional wax candle without the mess or open flame.
Firefly Magic Firefly lights mimic the flashing, flickering and fading of Mother Nature’s real fireflies. Solar-powered and easy to install, the lights add a sense of wonderment to the yard.
Three Hands Corporation, a first-time exhibitor at the show, offers a collection of baskets in various colors, sizes and shapes.
Part of the CastLite Stone Collection by Cabana Classics, the fire urn is available in both tabletop and full-size units.
The latest in seasonal merchandise from Wilton Armetale, Snowflakes includes a round tray, bowl, chip-and-dip and trivet. Made of metal alloy, the line is fire and freezer safe.
Luxurious fade-resistant polypropylene rugs by Geo Crafts come in a variety of fashion-forward designs and easily clean with a garden hose.
The ThermaCell patio lantern keeps mosquitoes and other insects away with allethrin, an artificial version of a natural insecticide found in chrysanthemum blooms. The lantern not only keeps bugs at bay, but also provides ambient lighting for the outdoors with its European-inspired design and wrought iron look.
Sawgrass Mills’ blue-green pogo outdoor rug from DuraCord/The HammockSource features subdued hues coordinated with a whimsical swirl design in colors sure to enhance a patio or poolside setting.
The Tuscany GreatRoom is just one of several customizable coordinated groupings available from Fire Stone Home Products. The lines include casual furniture, fireplaces, gas and electric grills, grill islands, heaters and more.
Decorative planters, such as the Country Collection by Haeger Potteries, feature smooth ceramic construction with ornate trim.
Made of aluminum, Salsbury Eagle Rural mailboxes feature a quarter-inch decorative eagle plate, handle and adjustable signal flag in gold or silver finishes plus a cast door and magnetic door catch.
From Jewels of Java, the Seneca dining set includes a teak table accented with all-weather rattan trim in a natural tan or deep bisque brown finish. The dining chairs come with or without armrests and feature horizontal slats and a generous 20-inch width.