ABC Kids Expo 2013
The ABC Kids Expo that will take place this year from Oct. 15 – 18 in Las Vegas is open for registration, and though it’s still early, we can’t wait to show industry insiders all the new designs that we will be coming up with for 2014! During the show, buyers from your local retailers and sales team members give their feedback on our new designs and let us know what customers (you!) are looking for. With their feedback, we make the tweaks on the furniture samples, and select the items that have we have determined as having the best potential to meet our customers’ needs to go into full production.
2013 has already gotten off to a great start with amazing feedback on our Princess 4 in 1 Crib , as well as the Giovanna 3 in 1 Crib, and there are more new products to come that we will be announcing here! These items were part of this past year’s 2012 ABC Kids Expo in Louisville, KY (Below are some pics). For this year’s 2013 show though, we will be expanding our booth another 1000+ sq. ft. to include pieces from our Canwood Furniture line and also items that Stork Craft has designed and made exclusively for some of North America’s top furniture companies.
If you have any design or product feedback that you would like us to know about, feel free to leave us a comment! We love hearing back from you on what new stuff you would love to see from Stork Craft, or even what current products are working for you and we should keep in our exisiting line!
Stork Craft’s booth at the 2012 expo.
Stork Craft is the parent company of Status Furniture. A brand new line from Status will be coming soon in May 2013 and will be annouced here and on our Facebook page!
Showered with Love
Now that I have just started on my third trimester, the questions about when and where the baby shower will take place have started to pop up from friends. Up to now I have never really thought about really wanting one or what kind of theme I would like, but after scrolling through On to Baby’s baby shower page, my interest is piqued! We still have not been able to find out the sex of the baby, so I have been drawn to the gender neutral themes and boy are they cute!
Did you have a theme for your baby shower?
1) Love this sock monkey theme with it’s punches of bright red, touch of vintage charm and bunting for room decorations.
2) Yellow seems to often be the default colour for gender neutral parties and baby gift items, but no reason for it to be mundane. This bubble bee themed shower is vibrant and fun.
3) It seems that showers are no longer limited to a guest list of gf’s and mothers, but many couples are opting for a mix party where even the men are invited. This Bun in the Oven with it’s pulled pork sandwiches, backyard location, and grey and red theme would make everyone feel comfortable to celebrate.
Our customers have been requesting for a new, modern design and Stork Craft has been listening! We are so excited to welcome the Giovanna 3 in 1 Crib to our 2013 lineup (available Spring 2013 in your choice of white, cherry or espresso). It’s a convertible a crib that can turn into a day bed, and then with the purchase of a generic set of double-ended, full-size mattress rails, convert into a full-bed.
With the ban on sales of drop-side cribs in North America, we have received thousands of calls from caregivers with concerns that people who are shorter or have to recover from birth will have trouble reaching into cribs with very high front rails. To address this concern Stork Craft has designed the Giovanna crib with shorter legs and have it sit a bit lower so that caregivers can have easy access over the front rail to reach baby. In terms of the distance from the mattress base to the top of the rails though, it is still tested to meet or exceed North American safety standards, and has the adjustable 3 position mattress base feature for lowering when baby learns to sit or stand up. It’s function and safety for both parent and baby!
“Something more contemporary!” is another request that we have been hearing more than ever. While popular crib designs to tend to stay traditional, it was time that we came out of our comfort zone a little bit and design something that could infuse a bit of modern style into a room. With its swoop rails and tapered legs, we love how the Giovanna has that right touch of subtle detail and keeps things timeless as a canvas for customers to decorate with.
Last week we did a romantic pink and grey theme style board for the Princess 4 in 1 Crib, so to switch things up, this time we came up with a bold navy and yellow theme for the Giovanna 3 in 1. What do you think?
Giraffe Lamp: http://www.jonathanadler.com/Giraffe-Lamp-7265/?cat=861
Bedding Fabric: http://www.babybedding.com/gray-and-yellow-zig-zag-crib-bedding
Custom Letter Prints: http://www.ontobaby.com/free-printables/circles-initial-free-printable-nursery-artwork/
Elephant Lamp: http://www.jonathanadler.com/Utopia-Elephant-Lamp/
Stork Craft Dresser: http://storkcraftdirect.com/uncategorized/beatrice-5-drawer-chest-2/
Fit For A Princess
Stork Crafts is welcoming 2013 with some brand new crib designs, the first being the Princess 4 in 1 Crib. The majority of Stork Craft designs tend to stay towards gender neutral ones, so we are excited to finally be able to launch a style that simply caters to the whimsical and girly!
Inspired by the charm of fairy tales, complete your baby’s nursery with the Princess 4 in 1 Crib. With its heirloom scrollwork and elegant bow detailing, this timeless crib will last your princess for years to come as it converts into a toddler bed, daybed and (with the separate purchase of a full-size, double-ended mattress rail) a full-size bed.
Available in white finish; 4 in 1 crib that converts to daybed, toddler bed, and (with separate purchase of a full-size, double-ended mattress rails) a full-bed; Toddler rail included; Solid stationary sides offer security and stability; Three adjustable mattress support positions to accommodate your baby’s growth; Made of solid wood and wood products with non-toxic finishes; Meets or exceeds to all North American safety standards; Easy to assemble with permanently attached instructions; 1 year manufacturer’s warranty; JPMA certified.
With the crib having so many details and being so feminine, here are some of my picks for balancing the room off with some neutral grays and some practical pieces that will last well until baby has grown up into her full size bed.
White Lacquer Floor Lamp
Grey, Pink and White Pom Pom Mobile
Frayed Ruffle and European Trellis Nursery Bedding for the crib, and later on a full-size bedding set.
Chapman Lane Wool Rug
Stork Craft’s Rocking Horse
Surya’s grey and purple pouf
Vinyl Monogram Wall Decal
Stork Craft’s Aspen Cube Organizer Changer
Lussobaby Giveaway Contest
Congratulations to Lussobaby for opening their second location in Greater Vancouver! For Canadian residents, Lussobaby is celebrating this new store with a series of giveaways and one is the Stork Craft Tuscany Glider and Ottoman in Black/Beige! Go enter today and also check out their lovely new store on 2699 Granville Street, Vancouver, BC, V6H 3H4. Bright, modern and filled with a wonderfully edited selection of baby gear, furniture, clothing and toys, this new addition to Vancouver’s west end will be a treat for any parent searching for the pieces to complete their nurseries, or anyone looking for the perfect baby gift.