U.S. consumer confidence in the economy held steady in January, according to the Discover U.S. Spending Monitor. While 49% of respondents indicated plans to spend less on movies, restaurants and other entertainment, the percentage of consumers planning home improvement purchases grew.
Danish design company KiBiSi has come with a set of kitchen utensils to help prevent messes. The set, which includes spoons and spatulas, are outfitted with notches that allow users to hang the utensils from the side of cooking pots.
Christian Lacroix Maison has unveiled a new collection of porcelain tableware designed by Sacha Walckhoff. The collection, made by Portuguese brand Vista Alegre includes a variety of motifs, and each piece is threaded with intertwined gold and platinum.
Home specialty retailer Kirkland’s reported net sales for the fourth quarter of $162.6 million, an increase of 9% over last year. Kirkland's opened 17 stores during the period and closed two, and saw a drop of 2.6% in comparable store sales.