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wit & whim, Port Washington, NY

Retailer wit & whim donates 100% of its profits to a different community-based organization each month. Since its opening in 2012, the store has been hosting window display crafting events for children on Long Island. wit & whim is now broadening its reach into New York City offering the experience to children whose art classes were eliminated due to budget cuts. The store’s outreach programs have expanded its exposure and increased traffic. wit & whim carries an eclectic assortment of vintage, contemporary, Americana and global goods. Owner Laurie Scheinman is a family therapist who created this “whimsical place to stop, shop and play” while giving back to the community she calls home.

“My favorite part about being an ICON Honoree was being among so many seasoned industry people and hearing the litany of shared trials and tribulations we face in our business. The camaraderie was incredible and exhilarating...Being an Icon Honoree gave me the confidence to continue to push the limits of creativity in retail.”

– Laurie Scheinman | Owner & Creator - wit & whim - 2016 Honoree

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Past Honorees

2017 2016 2015 2014 2013 2012 2011 2010
  • The 2017 Innovation Honors

    The 2017 Innovation Honors
    Spicher and Company

    The 2017 Branding Honors

    The 2017 Branding Honors
    Bloomingville

    The 2017 Branding Honors

    Branding/Identity
    Wolf Gourmet

    The 2017 Branding Honors

    Branding/Identity
    Her Majesty's English Tea Room

    ICON HONORS 2017

    The AmericasMart Medal of Excellence Honor
    Kurt S. Adler, Inc.
    Clifford, Howard and Karen Adler

    ICON HONORS 2017

    The Gift and Home Trade Association/Gift for Life Honor of Excellence
    Chris Rosse
    Rosse and Associates
  • The 2016 Innovation Honors

    Technology Innovations
    Kyocera

    The 2016 Innovation Honors

    Product Innovations
    in2green

    The 2016 Contribution Honors

    Community Influence
    wit & whim

    The 2016 Branding Honors

    Branding/Identity
    Lenox KSNY: All in Good Taste

    The 2016 Branding Honors

    Branding/Identity
    Christophe Pourny Ltd.

    ICON HONORS 2016

    The Gift and Home Trade Association/Gift for Life Honor of Excellence
    Douglas Self
    jdouglas
  • The 2015 Innovation Honors

    Product Innovations
    Kuhn Rikon Switzerland

    The 2015 Contribution Honors

    Community Influence
    Lamon Luther

    The 2015 Branding Honors

    Branding / Identity
    Poketti

    ICON HONORS 2015

    The AmericasMart Medal of Excellence Honor
    LEE Industries

    ICON HONORS 2015

    The Lifetime Achievement Honor
    Howard Henschel
    The Norman Group

    ICON HONORS 2015

    The Gift and Home Trade Association / Gift for Life Honor of Excellence
    RM Innovation
  • The ICON 2014 Innovation Honor

    Surya | Technology Innovations
    Leftbank Art | Product Innovations

    The ICON 2014 Contribution Honors

    Up Country Gardens/Home | Community Influence
    Mud Pie | Industry Influence

    The ICON 2014 Branding Honors

    J Banks Design Group | Branding/Identity

    The ICON 2014 Achievement Honors

    Annie Selke, Pine Cone Hill • Career Achiever

    The ICON 2014 AmericasMart Medal of Excellence Honor

    Catstudio

    The ICON 2014 Lifetime Achievement Honor

    Barbara Bradley Baekgaard, Vera Bradley

    The Gift and Home Trade Association/Gift for Life Honor of Excellence

    Albert Maslia
  • The ICON 2013 Innovation Honors

    Whereoware | Innovative Technology Applications
    Jura Capresso, Inc. | Innovative Product Design

    The ICON 2013 Innovation Honors

    Rolf Glass | Innovative Product Design
    Blue Ocean Traders | Innovative Product Design

    The ICON 2013 Contribution Honors

    Urban Ava Boutique | Community Contribution and Influence
    Bridgewater Candle Company | Community Contribution and Influence

    The ICON 2013 Contribution Honors

    French Laundry Home | Industry Contribution and Influence
    GROOVYSTUFF | Industry Contribution and Influence

    The ICON 2013 Achievement Honors

    Robert Currey, Currey & Company | Individual Career Accomplishment
    Mary Moore, The Cook’s Warehouse | Individual Career Accomplishment

    The ICON 2013 Lifetime Achievement Honor

    Donald J. Hall, Jr., Hallmark

    The ICON 2013 AmericasMart Medal of Excellence Honor

    Century Furniture

    The Gift and Home Trade Association/Gift for Life Honor of Excellence

    Lori’s Gifts
  • The ICON 2012 Innovation Honors

    SFERRA | Innovative Technology Applications
    Jura Capresso, Inc. | Innovative Product Design

    The ICON 2012 Innovation Honors

    Backyard Safari Company | Innovative Product Design
    EyeDoll Chatter with Studio M Design | Innovative Product Packaging

    The ICON 2012 Contribution Honors

    Gracious Me! | Community Contribution and Influence
    Bigger Box | Industry Contribution and Influence
    GoodWeave USA | Industry Contribution and Influence

    The ICON 2012 Lifetime Achievement Honor

    Bob Anderson, The Paper Store

    The ICON 2012 Achievement Honors

    Albert Nichols | Individual Career Accomplishment
    Mary Liz Curtin | Individual Career Accomplishment
    Jim Shore | Life Accomplishment

    The Gift and Home Trade Association President’s Honor of Excellence

    Joyce Washnik, GIFTBEAT

    The ICON 2012 AmericasMart Medal of Excellence Honor

    Mele & Co.
  • The ICON 2011 Innovation Honors

    SnapRetail | Innovative Technology Applications
    Brandwise | Innovative Technology Applications

    The ICON 2011 Innovation Honors

    Ann Gish | Innovative Product Design
    Welcome Home Brands | Innovative Product Design

    The ICON 2011 Contribution Honors

    Homescapes Carmel | Community Contribution and Influence
    A. Dodson’s | Community Contribution and Influence
    Acacia Creations | Industry Contribution and Influence

    The ICON 2011 Achievement Honors

    Todd Litzman | Individual Career Accomplishment
    Marcia Miller | Life Accomplishment

    The ICON 2011 AmericasMart Medal of Excellence Honors

    Restoration Hardware
    The Williamsburg Brand of the Colonial Williamsburg Foundation

    The ICON 2011 Lifetime Achievement Honor

    J. Todd Figi

    The ICON 2011 Gift and Home Trade Association President’s Honor of Excellence

    David Kiersznowski
  • The ICON 2010 Lifetime Achievement Honor

    James Douglas Glover

    The ICON 2010 Industry Stewardship Honor

    Peter Schauben

    The ICON 2010 Innovation Honors

    Fitzsu
    MOTIF Modern Living
    The Cordial Cricket

    The ICON 2010 Contribution Honors

    Jacqueline Cambata Designs, LLC
    Just Got 2 Have It!
    Pendleton Woolen Mills

    The ICON 2010 Achievement Honors

    Carl Kirkland, Kirkland’s
    Garry Kvistad, Woodstock Chimes

    The ICON 2010 AmericasMart Medal of Excellence Honor

    The Museum of Modern Art (MoMA) Retail

    The ICON 2010 AmericasMart Medal of Excellence Honor

    Anthropologie
“ To be recognized for what we’re doing really means so much to us and really validates our intention when we created these products. ”
– Christophe Pourny Ltd. – 2016 Honoree

Press Releases

  • ICON HONORS 2016 Celebrates Global Innovation

    ICON HONORS 2016 Call for Entries Opens Now

    ICON HONORS 2015 Celebrates Global Innovation

    ICON HONORS 2015 Lifetime Achievement Honor

    ICON HONORS 2015 Call for Entries Opens Now

    Hall & Oates Live at Icon Honors 2015

    Heart Set To Rock 2014

    Americasmart Lifetime Achievement Honor 2014

    Global Innovation 2014

    GHTA/Gift for Life Honor of Excellence 2014

    Call for Entries 2014

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“ It’s about all the people that are on this journey with me. Because without them, this night is unimagined. ”
– Douglas Self, jdouglas – 2016 Honoree

Please contact Lisa Bokovoy at 404.220.2116 or email ICONHONORS@AmericasMart.com for more information.

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