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Betty Newman
With over 20 years’ experience in the Branding arena, Trend Forecaster, Betty Newman and her creative team offer clients the best in packaging, emerging trends, designs, and products.
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Making a Difference – People Who Inspire I was born on December 9th, 1939, of West Indian descent, in Lawrenceville, Virginia. Continue reading
Posted Dec 1, 2010 at My Blog
This holiday season... Havarti Starts the Party! Sponsored by Dofino® and Denmark’s Finest® Havarti! Win a beautiful “Party in a Box” prize package, filled with colorful party supplies, a coupon, lantern lights – everything you need to start your own... Continue reading
Posted Oct 27, 2010 at Trendspotting
I’ve always had a passion for craftsmanship and fashion; so imagine my delight when I found out about Rag and Bone clothing. Since 2004, when Rag and Bone first launched, British designers Marcus Wainwright and David Neville have been on... Continue reading
Posted Oct 19, 2010 at Trendspotting
Pictured above is Stewart's Vice President Nancy Trimbur with Flavor the Stewart's Spokescow. Even though summer is gone, I never need an excuse for ice cream. While I still find myself craving Happy Clown in Columbia County, Polar Bear in... Continue reading
Posted Oct 19, 2010 at Trendspotting
Charlotte McKeough was ahead of her time when she reinvented the brown paper shopping bag in 1996. Even New York Magazine agrees totes are this season’s must have fashion accessory. McKeough’s line of “Brave Brown Bags” are a witty play... Continue reading
Posted Sep 28, 2010 at Trendspotting
The “speakers” category is really taking off. I was at a show the other week and I was amazed at how many companies were focusing on this product. From collapsible, to customizable, to speakers shaped like a purse—these objects are... Continue reading
Posted Sep 8, 2010 at Trendspotting
Designer Jill Fenichell was ahead of her time when she launched her line of Elegant Melamine Tableware in 2005. Melamine plates are decorative, practical, and dishwasher safe. I love the idea of having gorgeous tableware that I don’t have to... Continue reading
Posted Aug 24, 2010 at Trendspotting
Anthropologie is one of my favorite stores. All of their products have their own unique spin and their new Paint by Numbers Rugs are no exception. Now, their Paint by Numbers Rugs join the members of the nostalgia club along... Continue reading
Posted Aug 23, 2010 at Trendspotting
Washing my hair is part of my daily routine. I have that short, fine hair, which always needs a good shampoo treatment. So, imagine my excitement when I noticed dry shampoo samples being given away in Grand Central Station. Batiste... Continue reading
Posted Aug 18, 2010 at Trendspotting
As you know, I love to discover new and innovative ideas. I’m always jotting down notes on what could be the new “it” product. With so many things to see and be seen, I wouldn’t be able to function without... Continue reading
Posted Aug 5, 2010 at Trendspotting
I’ve always had an appreciation for functional yet fashionable accessories, that are both durable and eco-friendly—without sacrificing style. Imagine my delight to discover designer Rupa Wickrama and her Saky Sacks. Rupa has got the “green goods!” Her bags are made... Continue reading
Posted Aug 4, 2010 at Trendspotting
As you know I am always attracted to a company with a social mission, especially one so sweet and delicious as this! I recently heard about Greyston Bakery, a bakery located in Yonkers, that helps to improve the lives of... Continue reading
Posted Jul 26, 2010 at Trendspotting
©2010 Karyn R. Millet / I have always loved mannequins. For me, they are an iconic image that is always set in a period of time. Each mannequin has its own story - has its own author that dressed... Continue reading
Posted Jul 13, 2010 at Trendspotting
There are certain things in life that attract me - and most of the time, they are the things that I post here on my blog - striking designs, new ideas and fresh faces always give me inspiration. Very rarely... Continue reading
Posted Jun 30, 2010 at Trendspotting
Last summer I made an idea book for myself detailing everything I thought was going to be coming into “trend” in the next year. I was predicting things like bees, clowns, ferris wheels, roller coasters and paper products would be... Continue reading
Posted Jun 23, 2010 at Trendspotting
This past May I visited the 2010 International Contemporary Furniture Show at the Javits Center in NYC. I love going to this show every year to scope out the hottest finds in furniture - but what I also love are... Continue reading
Posted Jun 18, 2010 at Trendspotting
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Mar 15, 2010
I have been attending the NYC gift & toy shows for years - and I love to visit with the vendors that I see year after year. Its fun to see what new products they come up with and see... Continue reading
Posted Mar 11, 2010 at Trendspotting
I received an email a few days ago from The Paper Menu describing a new product they just launched - cupcake bands - what a nifty idea! You may remember that I am a big fan of cupcakes, and now... Continue reading
Posted Mar 5, 2010 at Trendspotting
I am always on the lookout for innovative ways of enhancing mundane objects - so when I saw this product at the New York International Gift Fair at the Javitts Center earlier this month, I just had to post about... Continue reading
Posted Feb 26, 2010 at Trendspotting
Hi Tanjila: Thanks so much for your kind comment. Best, Betty
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Feb 7, 2010
photos courtesy of Harveys I am always a sucker for things that are quirky or a bit out of the ordinary - so naturally, when I first heard about purses made out of seat belts years ago, I was intrigued!... Continue reading
Posted Jan 6, 2010 at Trendspotting
(Image courtesy of the artist and Perry Rubenstein Gallery, New York (c) Richard Woods) I have been passing by the Lever House building on 390 Park Avenue for the past couple of weeks and always admire the beautiful decorations. The... Continue reading
Posted Dec 23, 2009 at Trendspotting
Mike Michalowicz over at the Toilet Paper Entrepreneur rounded up an interesting list of last minute gift giving ideas for clients. Be sure to look for our contribution there as you stroll down list. Happy Shopping! via 140 Last Minute... Continue reading
Posted Dec 15, 2009 at Trendspotting