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International Visual at Top Drawer

Come along to Top Drawer on Monday 12th September to see our presentation on how to Get Set For Christmas.


To visit the show site click below


See you there

Lynda & Phill


Top Drawer London Sept 2013 – best stand competition

Last week Lynda and I were guest speakers at Top Drawer one of the countries premier home and gift exhibitions, we regularly talk at shows and exhibitions and really enjoy meeting independent business owners and giving free advice and ideas.

This year we were privileged to be asked to judge the best stand competition, no mean feet as there were over 200 stands to look at, we attacked this task with vigour and excitement as we love looking at what all the exhibitors have done anyway, I have to say we were so impressed by what we saw, so many exhibitors had really taken the time to think about what their stands looked like and the product presentation. But there can only be one winner in each category and here they are.

Winners of the best small stand category were a new company Rewined Candles who had flown all the way from Charleston in South Carolina, this was their first time at Top Drawer and not only did they win the best stand but also best product.

Here are some photos of their stand



here are a few more with notes about why we loved the stand.

Watch this great video about their journey to Chile to discover how Carmenere wine is produced for a limited edition candle.

Visit their amazing website by clicking here


Top Drawer January 2013 – Inspirational Ideas

Here are a few inspirational snaps i took at the Top Drawer home wares show last week in Earls court London.

Love this eye chart graphic

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Great use of simple trestle tables and scaffolding tubing

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Hay bail displays

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Recycled pallets look great painted

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These coloured masking tapes are quickly becoming a trend

and can be used visually in so many ways.

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Love the large scale perimeter graphics

taken from the print son the aprons, just shows you can take

inspiration from anything for features walls.

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Love this simple but powerful heart display,

would look great as a window.

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Upcycling is here to stay with people getting more imaginative every day.

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Repetition always looks good.

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This is a great eaxample of how to use product to create a superb visual feature.

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This wood block wallpaper looks so real and love the creation of the

Ella Doran brand name using nails and sting so clever.

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I have always loved these funfair style lights.

Here given a contemporary twist in white.

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Pallets again this time made new and stacked to create

a great display fixture and laid flat as flooring.

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Top Drawer – January 13th to 15th January 2013

International Visual at Top Drawer

Lynda and I will once again be presenting seminars on

Monday 14th – 3pm

Tuesday 15th January  – 11am

Seminar – Visual Matters

Learn how to unlock the potential of your store through the expertise of Visual Merchandising

Visual Merchandising is an ever changing industry as stores search for new innovative ways to present their merchandise to encourage customers to buy. This presentation showcases great ideas that attract customers to stores and the products inside. Find out clever techniques you can use to handle products. These ideas come from a variety of retailers across all product categories both here in the UK and abroad.

The presentation includes case studies and showcases simple, inexpensive ideas that you can adapt to use in your own store.

We look forward to seeing you at the show.

What is Top Drawer?

Top Drawer is a Trade Show only.

Top Drawer, 13-15 January 2013, will once again bring together an inspirational showcase of over800 carefully selected British and international suppliers to the convenient central location of Earls Court, London. Top Drawer showcases the newest product launches, cutting edge designs and must-have products for 2013 – helping you to restock and refresh your store for the seasons ahead.

Presented in five easy-to-navigate zones, Top Drawer is the perfect opportunity to source bestselling products and preview Spring/Summer 2013 collections – all in one day and in one convenient location within the nation’s capital.

Top Drawer attracts buyers from all over the UK and around the globe. Each year, over 15,000 visitors come through our doors to select from the thousands of products on display, including buyers from:

Click here to visit the show website

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