Wednesday, August 18, 2010

NY Intl Gift Fair recap :: great finds for your table & home

If you're on the market for a few new items for your kitchen, table or home, this week's New York International Gift Fair presented some great options.  After scouring hundreds of vendors' booths earlier this week, here's a quick recap of my favorite finds - whether they're functional, practical, eco-friendly, cool, just drop-dead gorgeous or simply just pretty, colorful and fun.  And if you weren't able to make it to the show yourself, check out AOL's Shelter Pop site for their own list of the top 100 booths from the show!
worldly wine bags from MapTotes, so cool

John Derian's booth & his infamous decoupage glass plates.  
I fell for the yellow knick-knack tray with the rooster

more from John Derian.  Mark your calendars for Sept. 5th, he's coming to Target!  
Get a sneak peek of his collection for a fraction of the price here.

handmade, sustainable coconut shell bowls from Bambu. love how they use the entire fruit after the milk and meat have been eaten

whimsical glasses to add some fun to any table

coasters from Sesame Letterpress, just plain adorable.

the best-smelling booth of the entire show (and there were a whole lot of candle brands!)
Lafco knows a great scent and pairs candles with specific rooms of the house, genius.  My fave was from the Avenue collection, the Ginza candle - cherry blossom & peony - 
soft, subtle and perfect for any room

chic, graphic tableware from Waylande Gregory Studios.  

More cool coasters (these are porcelain), great for a host/hostess gift...from Jonathan Adler

possibly my absolute favorite find at the show - these drop-dead stunning jewel-tone glass centerpieces (or vases) made in Mexico City by Novel Studio

the perfect water glass, also from Nouvel Studio

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