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Reed Gift Fair’s Giftnow site crashed out

The retailer’s shopping Directory has been crashed for multiple days now. Every time it has been revived it crashes again soon after. No announcement has been made by Giftnow or by Reed Gift Fairs or Intermedia.

The troubled directory & Hosting site operated by Reed Gift Fairs and Intermedia has been promising to fix basic hosting issues for some years. After announcing big plans at the recent Melbourne Gift Fair to overhaul the site with a new direction nothing more has been heard of the changes since.

Now the site has turned catastrophic for the multitude of Wholesalers who host their merchant websites with giftnow as for the past weeks the site has been crashed with only brief reappearances of the websites.

Retailers have been unable to get their final orders before Christmas and wholesalers are going to the Christmas break with no confidence that their merchant sites will be working in the new year.

The giftnow website previously called gpoint was originally developed by the Gift and Homewares Industry who have in recent years commenced a rival site called Vende.


New Retro Nautical Decor

Australian importers Akcent Decor announce a new collection of retro colour nautical home decor designs to be launched at the Melbourne Home and Giving Fair August 4th-8th at the Melbourne Showgrounds. The collection includes large wooden pieces available in either of 4 bold retro colours; orange, red, off-white or blue.

Wall decor includes large 62cm ships wheel, and anchors with rope. wooden boat propellers, large oars, also furniture items such as boat shaped shelves and decorative accessories like lighthouses, sailing yachts, and big pulley blocks

If you know Akcent Decor you will know they are Coastal theme specialists and already have a large range of Coastal, beach and nautical theme decor. This year they are launching a huge 250 plus new coastal theme product designs, so E2309 is a must see stand at Melbourne trade fair.

The first stocks wont arrive till late August and with larger items like these, you dont get many in a container so order early at the fair if you want stocks from the initial arrival.


Reed cancels Maison Instyle

Reed Gift fairs have announced the cancellation of their inaugral Maison Instyle trade fair event’
“In late 2011, Maison Instyle set out to launch the best interiors event in Australia. The proposition has received great support with over a thousand interior designers, retail buyers, wholesalers and stylists signing up to attend.

Feedback, however, from the Maison Instyle Advisory Council and other industry leaders has been that to enable as many brands and companies to participate in the inaugural Maison Instyle, the event should run at a later date.

“We knew this was an industry under-represented in the events sector, and the support Maison Instyle has received from the beginning has been excellent,” said Amelia Coote, Exhibition Manager.

“With the feedback being so encouraging we felt we needed more time to make sure that the high expectations were met, ” Amelia added. “In the short time Maison Instyle has been out there we already feel ingrained in the industry and it’s so important to us that we provide an event that has real and genuine value to every single person that comes through the door – whether buyer or seller.”

Maison Instyle will continue to reach out to the industry and the popular Maison Instyle website and Facebook & Twitter feeds are still active and will continue to provide news, opinions, interviews, competitions and information about the interiors industry.

“The change is disappointing to the many people who couldn’t wait until the doors opened, but we’re not going anywhere and will continue to be part of an industry that we love,” said Amelia.

“For those who simply can’t wait for our first event, we’re pleased that some of our exhibitors have taken up the opportunity to show their incredible products at Life Instyle in August*.”

* Life Instyle , Centenary Hall Precinct, Melbourne Showgrounds – 2-5 August 2012

For further information on Maison Instyle or Life Instyle, please contact –


Ryven Shine

An "Eclectic with a new age feel" range of gifts including: scented candles (soy & sustainable palm oil), wax melts, burners & snuffers, incense & burners, glitzy trinket boxes, photo frames, cupcake soap, chic mugs, book boxes, sun catchers & more!

Whether you want to show someone how much you care, or are in need of a little "Retail Therapy" because you deserve it – you'll find gifts with a difference at Ryven Shine.

With such a boutique collection of Eclectic Gifts (for both male and female – in all age groups) you can't go wrong.

Their beautiful range includes a collection of Scented Soy & Palm Oil Candles, unique Tea Light Burners, Photo Frames, Trinket & Money Boxes, Incense & Oil Burners, Pewter & SS Jewellery, Feng Shui treasures, an All Natural Body Care range (including Cupcake Soap), as well as gorgeously chic Book Boxes, Mugs, Statues & keepsakes. You'll even find Friendship Gift Cards to help you express what you feel.

On top of all that, you'll enjoy very affordable prices & great customer service (with a smile) from their small, friendly & dedicated team.

Enjoy browsing their bright, fresh & airy shop in a relaxed atmosphere – or shop from home and enjoy the warm & welcoming energy of their website. Detail Page.

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