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Give a Hoot

08 . 20 . 11

The owl is the symbol of wisdom and judging by the number I saw at the New York International Gift Fair, vendors were smart to include them in their lines.  The tray from Simrin above was especially beautiful. Maybe this owl pencil cup from Design Ideas will bring wisdom at work or school. Eleven Design […]

I apologize for a lack of post yesterday.  I had trouble uploading my photos but I’ll try to make up for it today.  Due to torrential downpours in New York on Sunday, I ended up visiting the New York International Gift Fair on Monday instead.  It was so nice seeing all my friends and finding […]

Elle Decor enjoyed my trend reports from the New York International Gift Fair last year so much that they asked me to cover the show for elledecor.com this year.  You can check out my trends of Butterflies & Bugs; Nautical;  and Letters, Words and Numbers on their website.  It was an honor to contribute to […]

I kept noticing birds everywhere I went at the New York International Gift Show.  The pillows from Dransfield & Ross are an especially beautiful example.  Birds are a harbinger of spring and here’s hoping that after this brutal winter they arrive in real life soon too! John Derian Middle Kingdom Longstreet Collection John Derian Design […]

There are a lot of pillows at the NYIGF but one booth that made me stop for a closer look was Ox Bow Decor.  I really loved their pillows printed with architectural facades. All of their products are made in Massachusetts and they couldn’t have been nicer which is always important.  Definitely check them out.  […]

While there was no new vendor at the NYIGF that knocked me off my feet, there were a lot of great new products and a lot fun colors.  The new backgammon table from oomph, above, is already a hot ticket item.  It doesn’t come with a top but interior designer Elizabeth Bauer suggested covering it with a […]

Since the Jonathan Adler booth is the first one I visit at the New York International Gift Fair (NYIGF), I always like to start with the creative, colorful, and cheeky designer. Each year, I wonder what he will come up with next and of course he never disappoints.  I especially love table and pillow designs but the cutest piece […]

Chic Sponsor: Julia B

08 . 13 . 10

There is nothing I love more than luxurious linens so I was very excited when Julia B came on board as a sponsor.  Julia Berger started Julia B in 2008 to provide a custom product of fresh design and exquisite quality at an accessible price.  What’s great is that Julia had the education and experience […]

Bungalow 5

08 . 11 . 10

If you are a designer, and maybe ever if you’re not, you’ve probably used Bungalow 5 in one of your design projects.  They offer a great selection of furniture and finishes, as well as lighting and accessories.  In September, you will be able to check them out in their new showroom at 251 West 30th […]

NYIGF: Final Wrap Up

02 . 05 . 10

Since the New York International Gift Fair ended yesterday, I thought maybe I should try to finish up my coverage as well. I’ve pulled together some photos of my favorite booths and items that I saw on Sunday. I tend to look at everything from different perspectives such as, what would I buy if I […]

Style de Vie

02 . 04 . 10

I’m off to a job site today but I’m leaving you with my favorite booth from the New York International Gift Fair, Style de Vie. We first noticed all the blueprints and other vintage documents covering the table and then we looked up to all the fabulous framed works and realized we needed to learn […]

I’m always on the look out for chic canvas bags to carry all my work supplies and fabric samples so I was very excited to see an entire wall of them in the Utility Canvas booth at the New York International Gift Fair. Now I just have to pick a color! They also sell other […]

I guess it makes sense that since stores would be ordering for summer at the New York International Gift Fair there would be a lot of red, white and blue, and nautical items on full display. I was surprised though at all the Union Jacks we saw around the gift fair. Design Legacy, above, had […]

I attended the New York International Gift Fair yesterday and I have a new found respect for store owners who have to attend all five days to shop for their boutiques! I think I would keel over from exhaustion! I enjoy walking the show to see what’s new and if there is anything I would […]

One of the companies debuting at the New York International Gift Fair was Oomph and I can definitely attest that their furniture and pillows have serious oomph! They had everyone buzzing at the fair and so much interest that their website crashed yesterday! Oomph was conceived by long time friends Louise Brooks, Amy Rice, and […]

One of the best aspects of attending the New York International Gift Fair was meeting many of the owners and creators of the fabulous products on display! I was especially excited to meet the Southern duo behind Time Frame, Jean Gaylon and Katherine Pearson. If you remember, Lizzie Bailey used some of their artwork in […]

Gifts Galore!

08 . 16 . 09

My friend and fellow interior designer, Kevin Isbell and I spent quite a few hours today at the New York International Gift Fair and it made me want to open a store! We saw a lot of great products and met so many wonderful people that I can’t believe I never attended before! The Gift […]