Monday, August 30, 2010

Lazy, Hazy Sundays and Crossword Puzzles . . .

We are sitting at the beach doing the New York Times Sunday Crossword and we come to #2 DOWN - Clue: ZIP

Wednesday, August 25, 2010

The Edgartown Coffee Table . . .

Edgartown on Martha's Vineyard is a favorite town for oomph. One of the oomphettes makes this historic whaling village her home away from home and has forever.
We love sailing to one of the most beautiful harbors in New England and once moored, our view is not of marinas with endless towering yachts plugged in but of an old whaling town with its widows' walks and church steeples. Naturally, being shoppers, we can't wait to get ashore and stroll the scenic streets and check out some of our favorite stores, one of them being Tracker Home.
Edgartown's history dates back to 1642 when it was settled by the English and originally named Great Harbor. In 1671, it was renamed Edgartown after King James II young son and later became a whaling port of great importance during the 1800's. More recently, it has been famous for late night swims across the ferry slip from Chappaquiddick, the filming of "Jaws" and often being the presidential summer vacation spot of choice.
So with all those credentials, it became an obvious name for our most popular rectangular coffee table - the Edgartown. The large coffee table is the perfect spot to rest your "Dark and Stormies" between regattas. We love it in Dove White, Creme, Black, or Knockout Orange! But it looks pretty darn nautical in Club Navy with a natural raffia surface!
This large rectangular wood coffee table is a standout no matter what color you choose. 

Tuesday, August 24, 2010

From across the pond . . ., a design blog/shopping site for the home based in the UK, found oomph at the NYIGF and posted us as one of their favorite finds. We have to be honest - this is our first International play and we are pretty excited. 
They chose the Newport Console as a standout piece and the tini IIz as runner up!
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Gift Show glories: the highlights August 19, 2010

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Twice a year, the Gift Show descends on the behemoth centers of 
Manhattan: the Javits, Pier 92, and Pier 94. Now, that’s a lot 
of gifts. The prospect of the show can strike preemptive 
exhaustion in the hearts (and legs) of all who have walked it– 
myself included– but you always know that the many hours 
you log on your pedometer will yield something new and 
exciting amidst the mountain of kitsch.
This show was no different; for those of you who chose to save 
your feet from unsightly sores, here is a short list of my particular 
Pretty hard to disagree with those flashy choices. Now all we 
have to do is figure out how to ship them across the pond!

Monday, August 23, 2010

We've got Good Bones . . .

The Good Bones, Great Pieces mother-daughter blog team - Suzanne and Lauren McGrath, visited us again this year at the Gift Show. They are always a delight to see and stopped by for a chat.

what’s new: nyc pier show summer 2010


Twice a year, the New York International Gift Fair (NYIGF) is the place to see the largest display of the world’s best best home, gift and lifestyle resources. It takes place at the Javits Center, and Piers 92 & 94. We attended on Monday and came away inspired by so much of what we saw. Trends? Not surprisingly: color. Gone are the organic, neutral color schemes. It’s clear that Americans are looking for a little bit of brightness in what has been a pretty difficult period in the word of home design and construction. We’re happy about that because we’re big fans of confident color both in interiors and fashion.  

The team from OOMPH, now exactly a year old and thriving in their new business were in attendance with several new pieces.We had borrowed one of their terrific coffee tables for our Good Housekeepingshoot. They’ve introduced this new console table and the mirror above it for their fall 2010 collection. The color is new, too. While we wouldn’t like to see these pieces together in a room, we’d take either one in a heartbeat and pair it with something vintage.

This crazy back-to-back two seater chair is adorable. Upholstered in a gorgeous dark brown velvet, it stole the show. We love white piping on any upholstered piece. It’s a detail that lasts.

Ooomph sells the most versatile “tini” side tables in a variety of clever shapes–perfect for small apartments and tight spaces. They’re reasonably priced, too. You can find pricing at

This is a new nesting table combination, painted in the palest blue lacquer finish. So feminine and pretty. You’d have a hard time finding anything else like this, and that’s exactly what makes their line great.

Thanks for stopping by - visit us again in January!

Thursday, August 19, 2010

Now we are LIVING . . .

Martha Stewart LIVING magazine loves oomph and featured the EDGARTOWN SIDE TABLE in Tricorn Black with natural raffia as one of their favorite side tables in their September issue. Of course, Martha has impeccable taste and it's a sure bet that if Martha likes it, so will you.  

Like Martha says, "it's a good thing."

Wednesday, August 18, 2010

The party is over . . .

We packed up our booth on the Pier and headed back to Connecticut exhausted but ecstatic at having had another wonderful 5 days at the NYIGF.

Our booth looked great and everyone loved our new line for fall. We featured our new KNOCKOUT ORANGE and TURKISH COFFEE colors. The console was a favorite as was the Mirror and Nesting Tables.
But hands-down, the most popular piece in the oomph booth was the SIAMESE CHAIR which became the favorite resting spot for friends seeking a little respite from the frenzy in the aisles.
Leslie Littlejohn and Lynn Morgan
Many thanks to all who visited and to all our oomph fans - we thank you for your amazing support. We had a wonderful time!

Monday, August 16, 2010

At the Show . . .

The oomph gals
After months of preparation, we are back on Pier 94 at the NYIGF. It's exciting (and exhausting!) but the energy level is high and oomph is getting rave reviews! We are having a wonderful time greeting all those looking to put a little oomph in their lives.
We have so many fun new things - including our Siamese Chair which is creating a great deal of buzz! Everybody loves it!
Whitney and Marisa Marcantonio of Stylebeat
Our booth is filled with people most of the day and we have seen some old friends . . . And have made some wonderful new friends!
If  you haven't visited oomph at the NYIGF yet, make tracks to Booth 41005 on Pier 94 - we are there until 3:00 on Wednesday. We'll look for you!

Wednesday, August 11, 2010

It's Show Time . . .

New York International Gift Fair
August 14-18 • 9-6 Daily • Pier 94 • Booth 41005
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Tuesday, August 10, 2010

The excitement begins . . .

Stylebeat, our favorite blog,  gets the scoop on oomph's new line for the NYIGF which starts Saturday and runs through Wednesday. Hours are 9-6 Saturday - Tuesday, 9-3 on Wednesday. Come see us on Pier 94, Booth 41005. We have some great new things!

New new new! Check out the brand new pieces from the companyOomph that makes everyone's favorite drink's table, The Tini.

The Newport Console and Coffee Table with glass tops in brights and great apron detailing

The newest slipper chair is a tufted version

The Newport Mirror comes in a rectangle or a square and the swag on the edges gives it that extra something

Nantucket Siasconset Nesting Tables are named after my favorite place

Saturday, August 7, 2010

What a swell party it was . . .

Team oomph with John of Tracker Home
Thank you, John and Helen and everyone at Tracker Home for putting on the ritz. The show and party were a great success and we all had such a good time!
The store is a treat to see and there is a temptation around every corner - sometimes it's even oomph! 
 Our newest addition - the Tini V in front of our new Tini Tufted.
Cheers! Here's to one hot Ticket! Happy Birthday oomph!

Sunday, August 1, 2010

Tracker Trunk Show . . .

 Tough Duty - but someone has to do it.
Tracker Home Decor is hosting oomph for a Trunk Show on the Vineyard - Thursday, August 5th, from 3 to 5 at their gorgeous new store at 89 Pease's Point Way in Edgartown.
John and Helen of Tracker Home
Prepare yourself - TRACKER has one of the best collections of home furnishings on the Islands or on the mainland. It's all so chic - we have trouble resisting all the goodies they have hand selected. We think you'll be tempted too.
To celebrate our first birthday, we are bringing some of our exciting new products! Those who sneak away from the beach early Thursday, will catch the first glimpse of oomph's new line.

We have been busy designing fabulous new creations to satisfy our customer's wildest whims and are proud to present an incredible new line that will excite everyone about oomph all over again. Come see for yourself - There has never been a better reason to leave the beach!
 Courtesy of the Vineyard Gazette