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Pulse preview Holly’s House


Martha & Hepsie


Pulse is changing Don’t miss the new look for 2015


Fresh product and inspirational ideas are the lifeblood of independent gift shops which is why this year’s revamped Pulse has been redesigned ‘to get the industry talking’. The show is moving to the


We like – Olympia


Olympia is newly refurbished and this architectural gem, with its magnificent galleries filled with natural daylight, is the perfect setting to complement design-led products.


magnificent Olympia (May 10-12) and promises more exhibitors and a new layout. It will be highly edited to deliver a better quality range of exhibitors with more key brands, more exclusivity and new trends and insight. Show director Louise


Wallace said: “Pulse is a show with a reputation for quality and style. For 2015 we are


taking this reputation to the next level. After 12 years as the leading Summer event for design led products this is an exciting new direction for Pulse.” Five new show departments have been


created to cater for evolving trends in Living, Lifestyle and Fashion. There will also be a concentration on Trends backed up with year-round online access to the latest forecasts. Pulse is being curated by a new panel of market


leading experts whose role is to source new and exclusive products, highlighting the latest trends, emerging talent and directional brands.


20 Giftware Review & Home Interiors March / April 2015 Joining the panel are Katie Law, design writer for


the Evening Standard, David Nicholls, features editor for House and Garden, Claire Foster, fashion trend expert at Trend Bible, the interiors and lifestyle trend agency as well as The Indytute, master curators and retail gurus. Exciting new feature areas include: Launchpad – offering quirky, contemporary new talent Living –unique and beautiful interior accessories Fashion – must-have stylish jewellery and fashion accessories Christmas Product Trail Product Gallery – online year-round Additionally, ShopTalk by Pulse will offer


industry insight via show seminars and online support in the form of blogs and videos. A spokesman said: “ShopTalk is a smart business insight initiative launched last year in collaboration with The Indytute and has now been expanded to become a year-round knowledge hub of industry insight. “On the ShopTalk blog, educational advice and


inspiration will be delivered via video blogs and articles, while, at the show, this will take place across three new seminar content streams – ecommerce, trends and business advice.”


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