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Another great thing about attending the NYIGF is meeting my sponsors in person.  I didn’t get to meet Hillary of Hillary Thomas Designs but I did get to meet her partner and co-founder, Clara Hendon. I also got to see the full line of finials in person including the new collaborative designs with Alexandra Von […]

The best part of attending gift shows is catching up with your favorite exhibitors. I met D. Bryant Archie years ago and I always look forward to seeing her and her gorgeous textiles.  What you can’t experience at home is how fabulous they all feel.  The alpaca throws are butter soft and the embroidery adds […]

Anchors Aweigh

08 . 21 . 12

I toured the New York International Gift Fair with my friend Peter Sunday and found lots of great new products.  I also saw a few themes emerge one of which was anchors and nautical inspired items. I found many in Jonathan Adler‘s booth including the lamps above.  Please keep in mind that many of the items […]

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 […]

The New York International Gift Fair starts this weekend.  It’s always an exhausting event but all the great products and fun people make it worth the trip.  I am most excited about seeing the new iomoi for Matouk collection.  Since I’ve moved into my new apartment, I’ve been obsessed with real linen cocktail napkins and […]

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 […]

Gift Show Guide

01 . 29 . 11

I’m getting ready to visit the New York International Gift Fair on Sunday and thought I’d share some of my favorite booths at Pier 94.  Bungalow 5, above, is booth #45000 and their colorful furniture and accessories are always a hit.  If you can’t make it, you can also check out their new showroom in […]

I swear I’m going to wrap up my coverage of the New York International Gift Fair soon but I couldn’t only post about the vintage vendors.  One of my absolute favorite booths was Waylande Gregory, and not just because they borrowed their furniture from Flair, my favorite store in New York.  I love that their […]

Vintage and vintage-inspired accessories and furniture were something that I saw a lot of at the New York International Gift Fair.  No one seemed to do it as well as Vagabond Vintage. The company has been in business for over 20 years and I loved pretty much everything I saw from them.  They mix reproductions […]

NYIGF: Take a Number

08 . 17 . 10

One of the other big themes I noticed while I was touring the New York International Gift Fair were numbers.  They were printed on everything from pillows to storage boxes.  I thought they looked really fresh and fun.  Another popular item I noticed that you can see in some of these examples are wire baskets […]

I saw a cute crown that Jenna Lyons had in her office and since then I’ve been thinking about them as a decorative accent.  I was happy to then see them in many booths at the New York International Gift Fair yesterday. I think I may definitely have to buy one of the gorgeous versions from Vagabond […]

It seemed like animals of all types were on parade at this New York International Gift Fair but none were more prominent than elephants. I especially loved the cute ones at Waylande Gregory above.    The circus elephants at Design Legacy were adorable! I think this is a napkin ring at Dransfield & Ross. A […]