An online community for gourmet and specialty food retailers.

Welcome to Fancy Food & Culinary Products' blog, your place to read reviews of the great fancy and gourmet products we find in the marketplace.

Tuesday, December 29, 2009

Editor’s Choice: Iota

With the winter gift shows just around the corner, I’ve been thinking about the various companies I want to visit to take a look at their new home and kitchen accessories. A must-see on my list is Iota (, one of my favorite companies that specialize in stationery and gifts that can be cross-merchandised with gourmet goods.

With bold, trendy color palettes, Iota always has a great lineup of eye-catching textiles and giftware. At the upcoming winter markets, the company will introduce new eco-friendly textiles, notecards, giftwrap, notebooks and more that are designed with retro-inspired themes and patterns.

One of my favorite new patterns is Cottage Kitchen, a 2010 bonus pattern from the company. Items in Iota’s kitchen collection — including aprons, oven mitts, towels, recipe boxes and other accessories — are decorated with this playful pattern that is sure to be a hit with cooks of all ages.

Take a look at Iota’s full line of vibrant home accessories in the OneCoast showrooms in Atlanta, Dallas and New York at the winter shows. You can even meet Iota designer Kelly Alford at a special event in Atlanta, January 8 at 11 a.m.