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April 3, 2011

Goodyear Highway Hero



Photo: The Goodyear Wrangler MT/R tire has sidewalls with high sidewall puncture resistance and its wraparound tread offers enhanced traction in deep mud, sand and rocks.



Photo: The Goodyear Wrangler SilentArmor Pro-Grade is a tire for heavy-duty pickups, offering a new tread compound and enhanced toughness for those who regularly haul or tow heavy loads.


Founded by Goodyear in 1983, the Highway Hero program recognizes professional truck drivers and the often unnoticed, life-saving rescues and roadside assistance they provide as their jobs take them across North America.

The 28th annual Goodyear North America Highway Hero is an Olympia, Washington truck driver, Tilden Curl, who helped save the lives of two people in a car that had come to a stop on railroad tracks, including pulling the unconscious driver from his car before it was struck by an approaching train. Tilden Curl accepted the 2010 Goodyear North America Highway Hero award from among four finalists.

• Just after noon on October 27, 2010, Curl was driving southbound on Highway 99 near Tulare, California, when a vehicle appeared to lose control and cross traffic, leaving the highway and finally coming to a stop with its front wheels lodged over the railroad tracks that run parallel to the highway. Curl stopped his truck to check on the car and noticed a train was coming. An elderly woman exited the passenger side of the car, and Curl yelled for her to get clear of the tracks. He then noticed that the driver was unconscious and trapped inside. At first, the door couldn’t be opened, but Curl was able to squeeze his arm inside and unlock it. Working quickly, he was able to unfasten the man’s seatbelt and drag him out of the car and away from the area just seconds before the train collided with the stranded vehicle.

“We are grateful to Tilden Curl for his quick thinking and brave actions, which ultimately led two strangers to safety. This is a clear example of the selflessness and professionalism of many of today’s professional truck drivers, who are out on our highways every day to deliver the goods and services upon which we all depend,” said Joseph Copeland, Goodyear’s vice president of commercial tire systems.

“Each of these finalists is a true Highway Hero, and their efforts to help others should be applauded. In honoring Tilden Curl, specifically, we acknowledge that he witnessed a dangerous situation and immediately pulled his truck to a stop as a way to provide help. He then reacted quickly and put himself in harm’s way, in order to help rescue strangers who were in peril. Because of that decision, lives were saved. For this, he has earned the right to be called a hero,” Copeland said.


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January 7, 2011

Power to the People: Southwest Windpower Unveils Efficient, Easy-to-Use Small Wind Turbine


Photo: Southwest Windpower unveiled its newest small wind turbine - Skystream 600.

Southwest Windpower today unveiled its newest small wind turbine, Skystream 600, which, according to it, could put wind energy in thousands of homes and businesses worldwide.

The company designs, manufactures and distributes small wind systems (400-3000 watts). According to Southwest Windpower, it has built and shipped more than 170,000 wind turbines to more than 120 countries worldwide and has sales representation in over 88 countries.

Unveiled at the 2011 International Consumer Electronics Show (CES) with the backing of GE, in Las Vegas, Skystream 600 produces energy for commercial and residential use providing an average of 7,400 kWh of clean, low-cost energy per year per household in 12 mph average annual wind speeds.

Depending on the wind resource, siting and energy efficiency, a Skystream 600 could provide up to 80 percent of an average home’s energy requirements, says the company.

“Through multiple upgrades, including larger blade design, enhanced software and an improved integrated inverter, Skystream 600 provides users with a more efficient and affordable small wind system,” said Dixon Thayer, chief executive officer of Southwest Windpower. “By reducing electric bills, Skystream 600 helps provide affordable independence and stability to users while producing clean energy that won’t hurt the environment.”

Skystream 600 is part of GE’s “home of the future” exhibit at the Consumer Electronics Show, which showcases innovative products designed to help consumers manage home energy generation, cost and consumption.


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March 20, 2010

From Russia with Love: That's the Theme of The Netherlands International Flower Exhibition

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Photo: Accompanied by HRH Princess Máxima der Nederlanden, Mrs Svetlana Medvedeva, spouse of the president of the Russian Federation, officially opens the 61st Keukenhof international flower exhibition in Lisse, The Netherlands. She was especially invited because this year's central theme is 'From Russia with Love'.

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August 6, 2008

Haier's 'Making the World a Home' Experience Center Opens in Beijing Ahead of the Beijing Games


Haier, the world's fourth largest white goods manufacturer and the official white goods sponsor of the Beijing 2008 Olympic Games, today opens the Haier "Making the World a Home" Experience Center in Chaoyang Park, Beijing. The Experience Center will be open to the public for the duration of the 2008 Beijing Olympic Games, where visitors will experience Haier's vision of the future of home appliances and its "U-Home" technology.


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Photo: Haier's "Making the World a Home" Experience Center in Chaoyang Park, Beijing will be open to the public for the duration of the 2008 Beijing Olympic Games.

The Experience Center, located at the south entrance of Chaoyang Park, Beijing, will allow visitors to experience 16 hours of a person's life in the future showcasing Haier's solutions to ease the life of the user from morning to evening. At home in the morning, while the consumer is exercising, his jogging machine will monitor his pulse rate or energy consumed. When leaving home, "U-Home" technology will automatically shut down lights to save energy and start the security system. In the office, Haier brings wireless interactive devices, making the office environment more clear and efficient. On the way home after work, the user can check the content of his refrigerator on his mobile phone and make a detour to the store accordingly. Finally, at home in the evening, the intelligent bed will recognize when the user has finished his day, and will shut down the lights, the television and close the curtains.


The bubble shaped building also serves as a giant screen where evening light shows will introduce Haier's history, Olympic sponsorship, and efforts for environmental protection. The entertainment area of the Experience Center will offer virtual sport games that will allow visitors to test Haier's technology while playing.

Haier's technology, named "U-Home" for "Ubiquitous Home", will accompany users in every step of their day-to-day life, keep them connected to the world when at home and to home when outside. Haier "U-Home" equipped home appliances such as refrigerators, air conditioners or washing machines use the internet, mobile communication and fixed telephone networks to allow users to communicate with their home appliances anytime anywhere to control them and retrieve information remotely.


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Photo: Haier service staff make a daily check on Haier washing machines installed in the Olympic Village laundry, Beijing China.

"Haier's Experience Center matches the excellence of Haier's products and services offered to athletes, journalists, visitors and staff in the Olympic venues. Haier has provided the Beijing Olympic Games with state of the art appliances in terms of energy efficiency and environmental protection. At the Experience Center, visitors from around the world will enjoy a taste of the future imagined by Haier," said Mr. WU Shouzhang, Vice President of the Chinese Olympic Committee (COC).

"The Olympic Spirit advocates mutual understanding, friendship, unity and the spirit of fair competition, and stands for harmonious, free, healthy and active lifestyles. By means of household appliances in line with the Olympic spirit, Haier 'Making the World a Home' Experience Center endows the visitor with a harmonious and joyful 16 hours life experience," said Haier Group SVP Mr. ZHOU Yunjie.

Founded in Qingdao, Shandong province, China, in 1984, Haier Group is the world's fourth largest white goods manufacturer. Haier is one of the best known Chinese brands in the world, with distribution in over 160 countries.

Source: Haier Group


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January 11, 2008

Actress and New Mother Hayek Named Ambassador of Pampers' 'One Pack = One Vaccine' Program Providing Life-Saving Tetanus Vaccines in Developing Countries



CINCINNATI, Jan. 10 -- After the birth of her daughter last year, award-winning actress and "Ugly Betty" producer Salma Hayek is grateful for her daughter's health and, like most mothers, wants other moms around the world to be able to share in the basic medical advances.

To help mothers across the globe, she is teaming up with Pampers and UNICEF to help stop the spread of life-threatening maternal and neonatal tetanus in developing nations worldwide. Pampers, a leader in baby care, has announced that Hayek will serve as the North American ambassador for its "One Pack = One Vaccine" global initiative with UNICEF. The immensely successful program, which launched in 2006 in the UK and expanded in 2007 to other countries in Western Europe, and debuts in the U.S. and Canada in spring 2008, has already helped provide UNICEF with funding for more than 25 million life-saving tetanus vaccines distributed throughout Africa and Asia. The goal for the North American campaign is to provide at least 27 million more vaccines, which would bring the total global donations to more than 50 million vaccines.

Pampers is a trademark of Procter & Gamble (NYSE:PG) and the company's largest global brand and is also the world's top-selling diaper brand. |GlobalGiants.com|

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January 9, 2008

Whirlpool Brand Refrigerator Integrates Latest Gadgets - iPod Speaker System, Web Tablet with Organizational Software and Message Center


LAS VEGAS -- The kitchen is increasingly known as the "family nerve center," where dinner is cooked, friends and family gather, kids do homework and parents pay bills. Whirlpool brand has incorporated these kitchen consumer insights into the development of the centralpark(TM) connection, a refrigerator (Model # GD5VVAXT) with a plug-and- play platform, adding functionality for today's digital consumer. More than 30 percent* of laptop computer, digital photo frame and digital music player owners currently use their devices in the kitchen -- making the centralpark(TM) connection a natural step in appliance evolution. The product also helps today's digital consumer clear their countertops while powering their devices in one centralized location: the refrigerator.


With the life cycle of appliances being significantly longer than that of consumer electronics, Whirlpool brand's platform offers industry-first flexibility. The centralpark(TM) connection allows consumers to update their electronics at anytime so multiple devices can be used interchangeably right on the refrigerator door. Consumers also may remove the devices for a more standard refrigerator facade.

Whirlpool Corporation is the world's leading manufacturer and marketer of major home appliances. |GlobalGiants.com|

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December 20, 2007

John Deere Expands Line of Residential Zero-Turn Radius Mowers


This winter, John Deere will complement the EZtrak(TM) Series with the new Z465, a premium model within the family of residential zero-turn radius mowers. This addition rounds out the extensive line of John Deere riding lawn equipment that gives homeowners the chance to enjoy efficient mowing while delivering the same high cut-quality, user comfort and added pride of owning a John Deere.

The Z465 includes features that enhance the performance, strength and integrity of the EZtrak(TM) Series. The powerful V-twin engine runs at 25 HP allowing for maximum ground speeds of 9 mph. The 62-in. Edge mower deck, the largest mower deck in the EZtrak(TM) Series, coupled with the mower's succinct maneuverability reduces mowing time and the 1/4-in. adjustment increments allow users to fine tune mowing performance.

John Deere (Deere & Company - NYSE: DE) is the world's leading provider of advanced products and services for agriculture and forestry and a major provider of advanced products and services for construction, lawn and turf care, landscaping and irrigation. |GlobalGiants.com|

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November 15, 2007

Reminisce Magazine Releases 'The 1940s,' an Exclusive 3-DVD Collection of Video Memories of America's Heroic Generation


The editors of Reminisce magazine have released a three-set DVD tribute to the 1940s, a time of patriotism and heroism lauded in books and TV documentaries as one of America's greatest. "The 1940s" is a unique multimedia time capsule with exclusive video clips, photos and storytelling in the words of the people who were there. The DVD set was produced by the editors of Reminisce and The Memory Lane Company.

Editors of "The 1940s" combed through mountains of stories and thousands of feet of home movies from the 1940s submitted by Reminisce readers. The resulting 3-disk set tells a remarkable story through the words and images of everyday people, woven together into an entertaining portrait of America during a time of historic transformation. Topics include Front Lines, At Ease, Home Front, What We Wore, At Work, At Play, In Love, Driving, Shopping and At Home.


Photo: Pauline Mauck, pictured on the cover of "The 1940s" DVD set from Reminisce magazine, was a "Rosie the Riveter" who worked in a Republic Aviation P-47 plant in Evansville, Iowa during WWII. She posed on the propeller of one of the planes coming out of the plant and it became an iconic image during the war. Her husband, Leonard Mauck, fought in WWII. Their story is among hundreds of heart-warming personal recollections presented in "The 1940s" DVD set. (Reader's Digest Association)

Reminisce magazine, a part of the Home & Garden division of Reader's Digest Association, publishes the stories, photos and memories of its more than 1.5 million subscribers every month, and according to the publishers, "Provides a unique blend of nostalgia and celebration of what is great about America."

"The 1940s" is the first in what is expected to be a series of history and nostalgia DVD collections produced by Reminisce and Memory Lane. |GlobalGiants.com|

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February 27, 2007

JOHN DEERE READY TO MOW(TM) : GlobalGiants.com


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Photo: John Deere now offers Ready To Mow(TM) nationwide in the USA. The at-home maintenance service provides standard maintenance and diagnosis of problems for lawn, commercial or hand-held power equipment at the customer's doorstep. To schedule an appointment, customers can either visit www.ReadyToMow.com or call a local John Deere dealer. |GlobalGiants.com|

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December 14, 2006

Smilebox and Hallmark Partner to Deliver Photo Expressions

REDMOND, Wash., Dec. 13 -- Smilebox, Inc., the photo expressions service, today announced a distribution and content partnership with Hallmark Cards, Inc. With the holidays quickly approaching, this partnership will enable customers to access an online catalog of seasonal e- cards, animated scrapbooks, slide shows and interactive postcards that can be customized with their own photos, messages, music and backgrounds. The new photo expressions service marks the first time that consumers can integrate their personal photos with Hallmark online content.


PHOTO: A popular holiday slideshow designed by Hallmark for the Smilebox service. Hoops & Yoyo, Hallmark's popular characters, throw snow balls which turn into the user's photos.

"Greeting cards, whether traditional paper or electronic, help fulfill an enduring need for people to maintain connections with one another," said Steve Ruschill, marketing technology manager at Hallmark. "Smilebox's digital services, combined with Hallmark's creative excellence, provide a new holiday greeting solution for family and friends."

The new photo expressions service, delivered via the Smilebox(TM) platform, utilizes a complete new line of creative content developed by Hallmark's creative staff of writers and designers. Much of the content is developed around popular Hallmark intellectual properties such as the Hoops & Yoyo characters.

The Hallmark Smilebox service is now live and can be downloaded free of charge at http://www.hallmark.com/smilebox. Consumers can email the basic version of a design to family and friends for free with a short ad, purchase the premium version for a one-time fee of $0.99 or $1.99, or subscribe to Club Smilebox for $4.99/month or $39.99/ year and get unlimited premium designs.

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November 27, 2006

Johnson Controls Encourages Student Creativity About Energy Conservation

Igniting Creative Energy Challenge

Winners of national competition win educational trip to Hawaii with chance to meet national leaders.

Johnson Controls

MILWAUKEE, Nov. 27 -- United States and Canadian students in kindergarten through 12th grade are being called on by the Igniting Creative Energy Challenge to put on their thinking caps and come up with creative ways to make a difference in energy conservation and the environment.

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The Challenge, a partnership program developed by Johnson Controls and the National Energy Foundation, is an educational competition that encourages students to learn more about energy and the environment. This is the sixth year for the competition, which provides the national winners with valuable educational experiences that include a trip to Hawaii and a chance to meet national leaders and energy policymakers in Washington, D.C.

Students are asked to submit entries that demonstrate an understanding of what an individual, family or group can do in their home, school or community to conserve energy and help the environment. Students may express their ideas in the form of science projects, essays, stories, artwork, photographs, music, video or Web site projects. They may also submit recent service projects.

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Photo: Wind Turbines in Field

New for 2007, the highest scoring student in each state and most provinces will receive additional recognition and a $1,000 (U.S.) donation from Johnson Controls for his or her school.

The Challenge is funded through an educational grant by Johnson Controls with additional support from the United States Energy Association (USEA) and the National Energy Foundation.

Johnson Controls is a global leader in interior experience, building efficiency and power solutions. Founded in 1885, the company is headquartered in Milwaukee, Wisconsin. Johnson Controls (NYSE:JCI) has 136,000 employees in more than 1,000 locations serving customers in 125 countries.

"Like all citizens, students play an important role in using energy resources wisely, which reinforces our business of providing smart energy solutions," said Dave Myers, president, Building Efficiency, Johnson Controls. "As we introduce this year's Challenge, we continue to be impressed by the enthusiasm and creativity students and teachers exhibit in demonstrating ways to preserve the environment and conserve energy."

According to Dari Scott, vice president of marketing for the National Energy Foundation, "It's vital to instill in students the idea that they can creatively contribute to conserving natural resources. It results in improved leadership, character development and service to others, not to mention a better environment."

Contest Rules and Prizes

The Challenge is open to all students in grades K-12 in the U.S. and Canada, excluding Quebec. All entries are due by February 17, 2007, and winners will be announced on or about March 17, 2007.

Official rules about the contest and a downloadable entry form can be found at the official Challenge Web site, http://www.ignitingcreativeenergy.org/ .

A total of four grand prizes will be awarded to three students and one teacher. Three students, one in each grade cluster, whose work best addresses the Challenge criteria, will receive a hosted trip to Hawaii April 10-14, 2007 for themselves and a parent or legal guardian. In addition, one teacher with the highest average score of student work from 15 or more qualifying entries will be chosen for a trip for two to Hawaii for the same fun and educational experience.

While in Hawaii, winners will experience the educational trip of a lifetime. This journey will include visits to a volcano, tropical forests, and Hawaii's famous beaches.

Winners will also participate in the national Energy Efficiency Forum in Washington, D.C., June 12-13, 2007, where they will share their Challenge entries and ideas with government and energy leaders.

Award certificates will be available for every participating student and teacher. The most creative and deserving student work will be published.

Last Year's Entries

The winning projects for the 2006 Igniting Creative Energy Challenge were a reflection of students' creativity and involvement: an elementary school student's "I Spy"(C)-themed book highlighting 101 ways to save energy at home, illustrated with photographs of the student's dollhouse; a middle school student's recommended four-week children's meal program for fast food restaurants that included age-appropriate energy savings items in place of toys; and a high school student's researched recommendation to create billboards that raise awareness of the energy crisis and promote the fight to save energy and the environment.

Teacher Zan Lombardo of Tredyffrin-Easttown School District in Pennsylvania had each of her students establish one energy-efficient habit for a month, quantify their savings and then represent each unit of savings as a dot in a giant mural that showed overall how they had helped the environment.

Students were asked to write a one-page summary that described their motivation for submitting an entry and what they hoped their project would accomplish. Middle school winner Rebecca Richter from Wisconsin shared, "I wanted to find a creative way to help children and their families understand how to conserve energy. It seems perfect to work with a fast-food chain because many families eat at fast-food restaurants. It would be a great way to reach a lot of people! I hope to convey that energy is an important resource in our lives, and that there are many ways to save energy."

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November 16, 2006

Paige Davis Brings Touch of Holiday Cheer to Jewel Osco Grocery Shoppers in Chicago

Pay By Touch Partners With TV and Broadway Star to Give Chicagoans an Early Holiday Gift.

CHICAGO, Nov. 16 -- Pay By Touch(R), the leader in integrated biometric authentication, personalized marketing and payment solutions has joined forces with Paige Davis, formerly of TLC's "Trading Spaces," to kick-off the holiday season for Chicagoans.


The "Touch of Holiday Cheer" program is being launched on Nov. 17, 2006 by Pay By Touch and Davis, who will visit a local Chicago Jewel Osco grocery store to surprise random shoppers by paying for their groceries.

The Pay By Touch service uses a simple finger scan to authorize an electronic withdrawal from a customer's existing checking account. Each fingerprint is unique, which helps prevent fraud or identity theft, and since there is nothing to carry, there is nothing to be lost or stolen. The one-time enrollment in the secure program takes only a few minutes to complete at participating stores.

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October 4, 2006

The Home Depot To Offer Free 100,000 Energy-Efficient Light Bulbs To California Residents

Gift Will Save $4.8 Million in Energy Costs in Honor of Change a Light, Change the World Day.

ATLANTA, Oct. 4 -- The Home Depot(R), the world's largest home improvement retailer, announced today that the Company is helping California residents save an estimated $4.8 million in energy costs with an unprecedented energy-efficient light bulb giveaway. On Oct. 4, The Home Depot will give a total of 100,000 n:vision compact fluorescent lamps (CFLs) to California residents who visit select The Home Depot stores. In partnership with lighting innovator TCP, Inc., the light bulb giveaway is in celebration of the ENERGY STAR(R) national Change a Light, Change the World Day.


To receive a free light bulb, residents must visit one of the 158 The Home Depot stores participating and sign the ENERGY STAR Change a Light pledge, indicating they will replace one standard incandescent light bulb with an energy-efficient CFL. In addition to the free light bulb, Californians also will receive a special $4 coupon that can be used for purchasing a variety of multi-pack CFLs. Participating California stores will give away n:vision bulbs on a first come, first serve basis while supplies last.

The Home Depot(R) is the world's largest home improvement specialty retailer, with 2,088 retail stores in all 50 states, the District of Columbia, Puerto Rico, U.S. Virgin Islands, 10 Canadian provinces and Mexico.

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September 23, 2006

Michelle Kaufmann Designs

mkSolaire(TM) by Michelle Kaufmann Designs makes it easy to go green.

This open, spacious, loft-like home is designed to offer healthy living in the city.


Affordable, prefabricated small lot home introduced by US architect Michelle Kaufmann. The roofs and windows address the challenges of the standard row house by sculpting natural light and fresh air into the center of the home. Exclusive use of non-toxic, recyclable and renewable materials require less energy to build and maintain. mkSolaire(TM) is available in two, three and four story options.

Michelle Kaufmann Designs are architects and designers interested in making well designed buildings through using sustainable methods and materials.

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July 21, 2006

P&G grants Tide Travel Packets license to Cotton Buds, Inc.

P&G Tide - A "Sink Full Of Suds" In Convenient Packets For People On The Go.

Tide Liquid Detergent P&G

Cotton Buds, Inc., an Anaheim, Calif. Manufacturer of innovative travel-size personal hygiene toiletries, has just been granted an exclusive license from The Procter & Gamble Company (NYSE: PG) to produce, market and distribute Tide Liquid Detergent Travel Sink Packets. This unique new product offers consumers their favorite laundry detergent in single-use "sink" packets, making laundering a few items by hand simple and convenient when traveling.

Tide Travel Sink Packets consist of 3 individual plastic pouches of Tide Liquid Detergent in a convenient plastic case which fits easily in a purse, pocket or toiletry kit. Each packet provides ample detergent for a sink full of suds. Just add contents to a sink of warm water, launder the items desired, and rinse.

Tide Travel Sink Packets joins recently launched Charmin To Go(R) Bath Tissue, Charmin To Go(R) Toilet Seat Covers, Charmin To Go(R) Freshmates(R) Flushable Moist Wipes and Bounty To Go(R) Paper Towels in a new line of "To Go" products licensed by P&G to Cotton Buds, Inc. This "To Go" line of market-leading brands allows consumers to experience the comforts, convenience and sanitary protection of home when on the go.

This is the latest in a growing number of external business agreements struck by Cincinnati-based P&G. These deals are designed to combine P&G's trademarks, technology and/or know-how with strong outside companies to drive innovation and deliver mutually positive business results.

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September 30, 2005

SISLEY CASA Fall Winter 2005-2006 Collection

Sisley dresses the world's homes. The avant-garde brand for the trendiest clothing reveals its domestic side.
SISLEY CASA  Fall Winter 2005-2006 Collection

As from Winter 2005-2006 Sisley, in cooperation with Zorlu Holdings, is in fact launching a collection of household textiles bursting with style.
The link with clothing is inevitable and not just because of the brand's vocation, but also because of the innovative decision to transfer techniques, skills, materials, colours and ideas from clothing to household accessories.
Articles bearing the Sisley name are far removed from simple and ordinary household textiles: they are much, much more. They display the unmistakable design, mood, style and taste that are typical of the brand, but all this, paradoxically, comes after, only after, the pleasure of dressing a bed or a table with the same creative passion that Sisley devotes to its clothes for the fashionable man and woman.
From basic concepts to practical content. There are five lines: EBONY & IVORY, SPICY, SERENDIPITY,

Four environments: bedroom, living room, kitchen and bathroom.

Eighteen household articles: from sheets to throws, from towels to cushions, from duvet covers to table mats and from table centrepiece runners to tea towels, to mention but a few, all available in countless variations.

EBONY AND IVORY: extreme colours for ultimate refinement. Cotton sheets pinstriped with lurex thread, with huge roses printed on soft backgrounds or in jacquard damask fabric.
Bedcovers in bouclé wool or in satin with woven threads of raw wool. Particularly eye-catching is the blanket in pressed wool yarn. Placemats in ribbed cotton, striped and polka-dot; laser-decorated or soft lurex lounge cushions. Bathroom sets in towelling featuring the same designs used for other rooms.

SPICY: spicy colours in old-fashioned combinations. Colour mixes reminiscent of past times and faraway ethnic cultures. Sheets with a textured weave and jacquard flower design, throws in bouclé wool worthy of a tailored suit, bedcovers in satin and velvet from the Arabian Nights or in wool weaves resembling crochet, hand-knits or country-style cables. For the table, grosgrain patchwork or with herringbone and hounds-tooth design. Casual towelling weaves with threads that slipped from the loom and bergère-style braid around bath mats.

SERENDIPITY: minimal pattern and simple elegance in neutral and faded pastel tones. Sheets featuring light stripes and checks like shirt fabrics, soft knitted blankets, bedcovers in stitched and gathered satin to create a droplet effect, a variation of the honeycomb pattern. 'Trompe l'oeil' repetition of structures on towelling articles. Ultra-light throws with large, tone on tone checks, which go well with cushions in fun fur or overcoat fabric.

GLAMORAMA: techno-opulence in the glittering shades of underground treasures: gold, copper, jade, ruby, turquoise and even crude oil. Silk, satin, velvet and iridescent cotton are favourites. Optical sheets are combined with gleaming duvets, embossed bedcovers reminiscent of Fortuny, as are the casual cushions featuring velvet polka-dots. Placemats in silk featuring an irregular weave or with velvet ribbing. Everything shines, warms, cocoons and softly caresses.

ESSENTIAL: a structural line, designed for versatility. Jacquard cotton sateen of variable weight in matt, shiny-opaque and iridescent versions, offered with a single all-over pattern: the Sisley "S". The line has a life of its own, yet blends perfectly with all the other compatible articles in the other lines. An invitation to create personalised sets and furnishings with an unmistakably Sisley flavour.

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