A few things that caught my eye at the NY International Gift Fair

This has been one of those weeks when living in the country stinks.  Like many of you we have gotten slammed with snow and ice. That combined with a sick child made spending a lot of time at the NY Gift Fair difficult.  I did manage to run through quickly Monday afternoon and then shoot over to The New Traditionalist showroom for a cocktail party with some of my favorite peeps Crystal and Anne to celebrate the 3rd (wow, already?) issue of Rue magazine.  Thanks to Philip I was sipping incredible cocktails made by Jason while chatting with Anishka, (check out the fab place she designed in Rue #3) Karen, Jenn and Malene among others.
So here's a few things that caught my eye at the show.
One of my favorite artists is Kara Walker and these plates from Christopher Jagmin remind me of her work, plus I love that he uses vintage plates and reworks them with his art.

I've been seeing a lot of images of dipped silverware lately- definitely a trend I am loving. These serving pieces from Ladies and Gentleman come in colors that would go great with my collection of dishes.
How about this nifty flat file from Jill Allyn,  it is made from laser cut birch plywood and organic  

Jill's flat file would look great in an office next to this desk lamp from Cerno.

Aren't these lights from Cerno cool!  First of all they are all LED, second, they are beautiful to touch and use.  I'm lovin the wall sconce, closed it adds a nice glow to the room and-
open-wa-la a reading light that can point right to your book so as not to disturb the sleeping hubby.
My garden now suits the style of our house and the land surrounding it, kind of loose and rambling, but I dream of having a spare, modern sculptural garden and for that-or a city garden these steel planters from Planterworx would be amazing.

all above product images via manufacturers


  1. love all these things, thanks for sharing! especially love the planters, now if i just had a nyc loft with a terrace to put them on!

  2. Anna- I know I feel the same way about the planters!

  3. Love the Cerno collection in so many ways! xo Samantha

  4. sorry, I'm still not too familiar with the explanation of the pictures above.