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NYIGF Awards

It’s been weeks since I went to the New York International Gift Fair and I’m still excited about all the goodies I saw. I only had a few hours so I didn’t get to every booth (not even close!) but I found so many fun things that I’d like to give out some Sue at Home Awards to my favorites.

The Just-What-I-Needed Award goes to Tord Boontje’s garland light for Artecnica. I don’t think it’s new but it struck me right away since I think it will be just the thing our master bedroom needs to replace the boob light. I’m thinking gold. Or silver? Or gold? Or…what do you think? At that price I could get them both!

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The Best-Deal award goes to these cute reuseable stick-on party banners from Stickr. Only $19.95!

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The Best-Color-Combo award goes to Jill Rosenwald for this orangey and purple mix. Read more about Jill Rosenwald’s new goodies in my all-Jill post here.

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The My-Ladies-Would-Love-This award goes to Atusyo et Akiko for these pretty necklaces and bead kits. I’ve loved this brand forever–I have one of their Je T’Aime pillows on my pink chair–so it was nice to see their other offerings. (That bead kid would be a fun DIY too!)

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The Nice-To-Meet-You award goes to Alexandra Ferguson who makes these gorgeous pillows from recycled plastic bottles. I’ve been wanting one for awhile so it was nice to meet the designer behind the brand. I’ve been dying to get the Let’s Make Out pillow but I think it would just prompt too many questions from the kids that I’m not ready to answer! Maybe her new at last pillow will be mine…

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The Just-Can’t-Get-Enough-Washi-Tape award goes to Sweet Bella who had this amazing display.

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The Welcome-To-Wonderland award goes to Seletti for…well, everything. Their booth had me dropping my chin over and over. Check out the neon tipped china!

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Ironically enough, I spotted a DIY version by Shop Sweet Things on Pinterest a day after I saw the Seletti ones. Pretty great, right?

I also LOVED the amazing Palace set of china. I’d have to much fun playing with it!

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And seriously…a card table? Like a real card table??

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And the fun continues with these half and half plates.

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The Too-Many-To-Choose-From award goes to Areaware’s animal pillows. They’re not new but they sure are cute.

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The Destined-To-Be-Icon award goes to Jonathan Adler’s new Bond Lucite collection of brass and lucite tables and this stunning etagere. Read my full recap of JA’s booth here. (Did I mention I saw Mr. Adler himself there? I audibly gasped and then scurried away. Cool, Sue. Real cool.)

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The Maybe-They-Are-Worth-It award goes to Alexandra Von Furstenberg’s acrylic collection. I had seen it online, fell in love, and then instantly fell out of love when I saw the prices. I mean…$388 for an acrylic candy bowl? Really? REALLY? But then I saw them in person and I thought they might actually be worth it. They’re pretty fabulous. Still…I don’t have $388 for a candy bowl so I’ll continue to desire from afar…

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The Color-and-Pattern-Overload award goes to Images D’Orient for their amazing PVC coasters, placemats, trivets, chargers and just about anything else you can make out some rubbery stuff.

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The I-Wanna-DIY-You award goes to these cute glittery letters from Tinsel Trading. I see glitter in my future….

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I hope you enjoyed a little tour of the show. I’d like to say a little thanks again to Minted for my awesome business cards. I passed out tons of them at the show and just about everyone said “Cute card!”

Sorry I’ve been a little MIA lately. I’ve got so many projects going on that I haven’t had time to blog about them all! But stay tuned for all the good afters!

XO

Sue at Home

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New Stuff from Jonathan Adler: NYIGF recap

A few weeks ago when I visited the New York International Gift Fair, there was one booth that I knew I couldn’t miss: Jonathan Adler. Don’t you see the rays of sunlight pouring out of it and the angels singing overhead? Because I do.

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Of course, everything he makes is gorg but I’m here to show you some of the newbies. First, let’s take a closer at those beautiful cubes. The detail is made by dropping oil on the lacquer as it’s being finished to create a marbelized look. And no, you don’t want to know the price.

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Jonathan (wait, that feels weird since I don’t know him) Mr. Adler has added to his menagerie of animals with these new little friends: terriers (that will sell so well that JA can probably buy a new house next year with all the money he makes off of them!)…

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…and a unicorn. Yes, people. A unicorn! How did he not have this before?

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My favorite thing–hands down–was the new Maxime chair. She’s plush and comfy and damn, is she a looker or what?  Those brass legs are short but they’re still so sexy!

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Note: she’s as foxy going as she is coming. Va va voom!

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If you don’t have the $2250 it’ll cost you for the shearling version of Maxime (Gah!), you can slum it with the equally gorgeous green velvet version for only $1750. It’s shown here with some stunning brass tables with shell insets that seriously make me gasp.

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Destined to be a classic is the new Bond Lucite collection of tables in lucite and brass. Yes people, I said it – LUCITE and BRASS! There’s an etagere for $1995…

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…a coffee table for $995 (shown below) plus a 2-tier table, also $995 (but not pictured).

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Start saving your pennies, folks! (I must note that even though I joke about the staggering prices, I think JA’s wares are worth every penny and if had that $2250, then Maxime would be mine!)

But even if you know your bank account will never add up to all the Jonathan Adler things you want, you can wait for his new exclusive Happy Chic collection coming to JC Penney stores this spring.

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Yup – that’s right. JC Penney. I know that sounds crazy now but you will be floored by all the amazing brands that’ll have stylish new collections at JCP come spring. It’s good, people. Real good.

Stay tuned for more Gift Fair recaps. (And click here for my previous NYIGF recap about fellow potter Jill Rosenwald.)

XO

Sue at Home

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Pottery by Jill Rosenwald: NYIGF recap

At the New York International Gift Fair, one of the booths I was most excited to stop by was Jill Rosenwald‘s. I’ve been a big fan of her work for a long time and once I found out that her pots are hand-painted and trimmed in 14K gold…well, obviously, I was even more smitten. Here’s Jill:

You gotta love someone that happy!

Each pot is made to order so they are like little pieces of art. Jill is based in Boston and she shares a studio with Erin Gates, the great interior designer behind Elements of Style, one of my favorite blogs. (They even collaborated on a collection. Check it out here.)

 Let me remind you as you look at these pieces from Jill’s website that each piece is HAND-PAINTED. It’s makes them even more stunning.I know chevron is a little overhyped lately but I think it’s timeless. I mean, it’s essentially stripes, right?

This more flourishy pattern is divine.

Jill’s lamps. Swoon.

And my personal favorite, her monogrammed trays.

Now, let’s peek at some of the new pieces she showed at the Gift Fair. Check the gold trim on these pieces! Jill has such a way with colors, don’t you think?

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Her lamps are to die. Seriously, just scrape me off the floor.

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Probably a little too preppy for me but I can’t help but love the navy and green combo.

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This color combo literally made me gasp. I mean…that TRAY! That baby will certainly be on my Christmas list this year. (Wouldn’t it look so pretty in my bedroom?)

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So nice to meet you, Jill!

More Gift Fair recaps to come. (Sorry for the delay, I just got back from Aruba and I am still on island time!)

XO

Sue at Home

Gift fair pics by me. All others from jillrosenwald.com