Spent half the day at the NYIGF at the Jacob Javits Center in NYC yesterday, barely getting through 20% of the show. A daunting task to say the least to cover the many buildings filled with an extra-ordinary number of manufacturers all jostling for attention, primarily from buyers. The energy was great though and the spirits high. Not even a small fire that broke out Saturday night claiming two booths and inventory could dampen spirits.
|evidence of fire on a neighbouring booth|
|the booth re-building|
Alas, by the time I left the exhibit, there was little evidence of said fire as the booths were almost 100% re-built. I will return on either Tuesday or Wednesday to gather more info and say hi to folks I know that are showing. In the meantime, here are a few of my favourites from the show:
1. Cerno Group had a stand out sconce that was both ambient and task lighting... ingenious!
|as ambient |
2. The stunning Icarus pendant from Artecnica
3. Caleb Simon "happy kiss" pendants...the name says it all :)
1. Ink Dish...the images say it all.
|tattoo artist inspired, collaborated, and designed...|
2. Chilewich - my images don't do these beauties nearly enough justice but the small/delicate pieces and the organic quality of the place settings definitely screamed big and bold at me.
|tiny delicate tea cups with "saucers" that can act as cup covers |
3. Design House Stockholm - representing several brands these ceramics by Gustaf Nordenskiold stood out for me with their delicately painted interiors. Don't be fooled by the shape, it is actually quite ergonomic:
1. Props to Hammocks & High Tea for their daring and color appropriate spring collection...and it's all ORGANIC and ECO-FRIENDLY! Now you know green can be vibrant too. Designer Karen in her booth:
2. Cococozy - beautiful bold and so soft.
|The throws were my favourites! |
3. pi'lo - everything about this brand was ingenious! I cannot get enough of it and honestly am now excited to do another nursery...
|a tooth fairy pocket pi'lo!|
The sky planter from Boskke - perfect for all the urban landscape projects we will be tackling this summer! You read right - we do small to mid-size urban landscapes:
That's it for now. Look out for our post on our final round up later this week.