NY NOW February 1 – 6, 2014

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Hundreds of Companies were exhibiting in the NY NOW tradeshow in the beginning of February.

Four refined and cohesive product collections enticed the imagination of buyers, manufacturers, trend observers and trend forecasters.

NY NOW HOME  – focused on innovation for tabletops, gourmet Housewares, Home furnishing and textiles and Accent on design.

NY NOW LIFESTYLE – a broad spectrum of trendsetting merchandise on wellness, personal care and accessories, and different gift ideas.

NY NOW HANDMADE – A juried collection of artisanal handcrafted items across the categories as tabletops, ceramics, textiles, home décor, jewelry and apparel.

NY NOW NEW – the newest resources across product categories, in a space entirely dedicated to 250 newcomers to the New York Market.

My limited time frame was concentrated on textiles, colors and print/pattern ideas.

Looking at textiles is always a good indication on what are the next color trends.

Bold geometrics, stripes, dots and graphic patterns continue to fascinate us

Metallic tread is weaved into runners and place mats.

Agate stone from Brazil and India is an interesting material for framing.

Zodiac signs and faces appear on small decorative pillows.

Texture  was a major story.

Allem Studio tribal panel print

Allem Studio is set up to design products inspired by traditions and cultures for the modern home. This idea is shown in this tribal panel print. www.allemstudio.com

Wave motives by Suchiras

Maritime waves from Suchiras, and the fine lines  drawn using fingers, twigs, brushes and matchstick are applied to the flower designs.

Vegetal Leather

Vegetal Leather is delightfully soft, it looks and feels like wrinkled leather. Made from the strong Himalayan Daphne fibers, “Vegetal leather is developed by Marina Paper. According to her daughter the colors her mother choses can not be imitated by anybody else, no matter how much they try. Love leather, but  believe in animal protection that is the right product for us www.marinapaper.com

Tribut Goods LLC

Karen Pulaski is the founder & creative director of Tribute Goods. She likes to work with the elements of Earth, Water, Fire and the Sky and credits her designers to create the line.  This season her strength is to do patterns that pleases both the male and female. www.tributegoods.com


Suchiras hand block printed and hand guilted

Suchiras is a mother/daughter enterprise creating hand block printed and hand quilted designs. Their other designs are  the Antique Lace design inspired by flowers, imperfect lines of graphic prints, maritime waves, animal prints inspired by giraffes and zebras for the children’s market of all ages.

Creative Women Hand Woven Textiles


Dots, lines in panel arrangement and flowers sitting on branches are all trendssobremesa by Greenheart

Tile inspired printsColorful stripes by sobremesa

Thin and thick lines create an interesting arrangement for the ever popular stripes and four different colors; red, blue, green and earthy colorsCloud 9Cloud 9 pillow

Fabric is doubled, placed then cut to create a pleated, weaverly effect.

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