In the news…

//Posted by Paul on October 7, 2014

I am often interviewed by gift and home trade publications about merchandising, store planning and trends. Perhaps these articles will answer some of the questions that you have. I hope you find them helpful. retailernow magazine gifts and decorative accessories

Speaking Aug. 17 at NY NOW

//Posted by Paul on June 29, 2014

Looking forward to NY NOW at Javits Convention Center in NYC August 16 – 20. My presentation “Retail Layout – The Secret to Stronger Sales” will be delivered on Sunday, August 17 — 8:30 – 9:30 AM. This presentation is brought to you by ART (The Creative Home Furnishings Network) Located 1A02-03 in Javits lower…

Idependent Photo Imagers Conference

//Posted by Paul on June 21, 2014

I am pleased to be presenting a program called The Visual Experience Monday, June 23 at the IPI Conference being held at the M Resort in Las Vegas. This will be my second year to speak at this conference and I am excited about the information I have to share along with seeing familiar faces…

Art Conference 2014 Building The Bridge

//Posted by Paul on April 23, 2014

I am happy to be presenting special programming and speaking on trends at the ART Conference which is being held May1-4 at San Diego’s Island Resort. This years conference title is Building The Bridge which is about giving the attendees necessary tools to “engineer” and “build” a better business through the in-depth speakers and workshops…

NY NOW Show Presentation Aug 2013

//Posted by Paul on August 31, 2013

Summer show schedules and travel took me from east to west coast and locations in between. Finished up the summer in NYC with new booth installation – MADE IN USA. All of these products are designed and produced in the United States. There was a wide variety of products to display and met some really…

Pantone TONES Interview

//Posted by Paul on November 5, 2012

Outdoor Living

PAUL THOMPSON “Listening to the client’s needs and their perspective about a project causes me to think and develop directions beyond myself and what I have done before…”Paul Thompson is a recognized professional with over twenty years in space planning, product development and merchandising in the gift and home furnishings industries. He has conceived, designed…

Wade College Celebrates 50th Anniversary

//Posted by Paul on September 5, 2012

This past week Wade college hosted a 50th Anniversary event at the Interfaith Peace Chapel, a visual masterpiece of American architect Philip Johnson.   Celebrating its 50th Anniversary this year, Wade College has earned a stellar reputation for Associate of Arts and Bachelor of Arts degree programs in both Merchandising and Design.  Wade graduates are known…

Las Vegas Market Presentation July 31

//Posted by Paul on July 20, 2012

The Las Vegas World Market begins on July 30th and I am pleased to be part of the presentations and events that will be taking place during this important home and gift market.  I invite you to come to Las Vegas, shop the market and see me present. The presentation on Visual Merchandising Strategies is at 10 AM…

ART Conference In New Orleans

//Posted by Paul on June 22, 2012

The 2012 ART Conference in New Orleans was a special event.  Great speakers, great city and great community renewal project with Jericho Road.  It was such an honor to be part of this design community!  Thanks to all the ART attendees that helped with the installation on the house.  A special thank you to all…

SPACES – Kennebunkport, Maine

//Posted by Paul on November 29, 2011

Check out what I did on my summer vacation!  I got to enjoy beautiful weather, great beaches and share some fun times with old and new friends…   AND a chance to mini-makeover a great Design and Decor shop SPACES in Kennebunkport, ME.  SPACES owner/designers Nicki Bongiorno and Anna Greenglass are superstars!   Check out the article from…