Monday, January 30, 2012

NY Gift Show 2012

Dave and I ran over to New York City this weekend to attend the New York International Gift Fair.  Going to the show is sort of like going to Disneyland-- you pre-plan your route and make sure that you never get lost, you wear comfortable shoes (I failed to do that this year), you meet a LOT of "characters" (ha ha), you spend way too much for a cafeteria lunch, and there's about 7 hours of walking.  And, overall?  It's REALLY fun.  :) 

Here are a few shots from the trip...



















Normally, the name of the game is get in and get out!  We drive into NYC and leave as soon as possible.  But this year, we decided to stay in the city for dinner.  We met one of our dearest friends at Patsy's Italian Restaurant on 56th Street.  We ended up staying there for two hours, we ate a ton of delicious food, drank wine, and we laughed a lot.  It was the perfect ending to a very busy day.




Cheers!
(notice the empty glass)


One more thing I want to say about the Gift Show: everyone brings their best.  You look around and you can't help but notice the rich talent of this industry.  There are artists, small businesses, large businesses, and entrepreneurs all in the same place.  Everyone is proud of their work, everyone wants to succeed, everyone is working incredibly hard to make a difference in their industry.  It's a modern marketplace of ideas and the "next great thing"...  I always leave the show feeling refreshed and re-inspired.  And, I can't wait to go back in August.  :)


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11 comments:

Lianna@theresnoplacelikehomemke.com said...

so many gorgeous things - I don't know how you pick what to buy!

bentley said...

I must go to the August show. Looks like heaven to me!

Naomi@DesignManifest said...

Just went today and I don't recognize any of the stuff you posted! Ha. Were you in Javits? I just did Pier 94. Next time I think I have to do two days.

Tricia said...

Love the bird artwork in the top shot -- any idea whose it is? So different!

Kelly Galvin Robson said...

Hi Tricia-- that top shot was from Oly Studio. Hope that helps!

xx
Kelly

Jerith said...

The bird print int he first picture is divine!! Do you remember what booth you saw it at?

An Eye for Detail said...

That is one of the things I miss most by moving South and not in "commuting" distance to NYC. While I did the show so... many times that I almost dreaded all that walking again; still, the show never fails to energize!! I'm doing Surtex/Stationery in May so decided to miss NYIGF this winter.

Tricia said...

Thanks, Kelly. Why am I not surprised? I have Oly dining room chairs and a desk...currently worshiping two bedside tables. I lurve Oly!

Gina G. said...

Love! Wish I could have been at dinner with the three of you. xo

burnham design said...

kel
where did the union jack dresser come from? best one i've seen. would love any info.
xx

Anonymous said...

Could you please tell me where those beautiful framed floral paintings are from? xo

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