Tuesday, February 28, 2012


It's been a whirlwind of shows for the last two months.  This was my last trip for awhile and it was filled with outstanding goodies for the shops.  This is an image from the (capsule) show.  It's a high end, contemporary show and that features cutting edge designers.  This section was the "outdoor" part.  There were some outdoor gear vendors, wool and the gang and of course, your friendly woodland dj. 
Here's a shot of the main selling floor.  As you can see, it differs from other trade shows in that it uses an open air booth set up.  I find it to be very friendly and easy to shop.  It's almost like you've just walked into the most amazing shop ever but you can't take anything home that day. 

Saturday, February 4, 2012

Gift Show

We had a great time and the gift show!  Can't wait to share all of our finds with you.  The picture above is of a line that we use to carry at tribeca, Nervous Systems.  The new collection, cell, cycle, was "inspired by the complex forms of radiolarians, these shapes derive from a simulation of spring meshes.  We created interactive software to morph, twist, and subdivide each design, transforming a simple mesh to a complex structure.  The final design is built up layer by layer in a rigid, durable nylon plastic using Selective Laser Sintering, a kind of 3D printing.  These forms would be impossible to create by traditional manufacturing methods."

This a new line, inspired by a gift from a friend, Carolina by Carol Workinger. She uses brass, nylon cording, and leather to make her lovely but rugged creations.  Needless to say that we each placed a personal order here.   

We also did a little personal shopping for the store - check out the petal light.  You may be seeing them in the dressing rooms sometime soon!  Can't wait for the next show!