Every home kitchen should be stocked with three basic knife types: an eight-inch chef’s knife, bread knife and paring knife, says Donald Davie, head chef at Effina’s Tuscan Grill in Jacksonville, Fla. Smith Knives owner Lacy Smith says whetstones are the best method for keeping a knife sharp and proper cleaning can extend the life of a knife.
Target is preparing to launch a series of shops-in-shops in May that will include products from exclusive shops and producers. Products will be available for six weeks before being replaced by a new roster of specially selected items.
House Beautiful magazine has joined forces with HSN to create a branded marketplace for home furnishings that will include online platforms in addition to television spots to increase visibility. The partnership’s “The ‘House Beautiful’ Marketplace” promotion will launch during HSN’s “Spring Home Design Event” this week.
Singer and actor Justin Timberlake has teamed up with designer Estee Stanley to launch a line of home interior accessories. The HomeMint line includes rugs, tea glasses and bowls, and will be available for purchase beginning in May.
De’Longhi has forged an agreement with Proctor & Gamble to attain perpetual licensing rights of the Braun brand name, certain patents, assets and inventory. The agreement covers Braun small appliances, irons and select household appliances.