NY NOW Summer 2014

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The Summer 2014 finished its four days show at Javits Center and Pier 94. Buyers, merchandisers, reporters and forecasters swirled the show looking for items to sell, learn how to merchandise a new line, report on interesting items, and see that the colors and trends that were forecasted has been followed  by the designers.

Marble and marble-like patterning, row wood to create handle on tee-cups, rope patterning in rug design, past traces of vintage pattern, needle point decoration on stools, furry animal heads for toy with yarns are all present.

Metallic was everywhere, the newest is brass and copper, an alternative to gold and silver, horse- hair as decorative touch, steak knives with pearl handles.

Colors become softer. Core colors are evident especially in tabletop market. Linen in natural colors, skin-tone, soft gray, whitened pinks shown up in highly textured pattern.

Mint Titanium Tableweare by SUS Gallery

Airless layer titanium cups by SUS Gallery Tokyo, Japan www.susgallery.jp  – Accent on Design

Modern- twist

Hand silk-screened silicone table-runners. Modern-twist is a pioneer in conquering the challenge of translating design onto pure silicone at an unmatched level of extravagance and purity. modern- twist.com

Decorate with horse hair

Horse-hair is predicted as a new material a couple of seasons ago, but this trend is still popping up here and there.



A winner of BATH Category Home & Loft product can be use as a beach towel, a bath towel, a  throw, a scarf/wrap or a blanket. It is handwoven in a waved pattern and features a white stripe border and fringe. Comes in three colors: red, light blue/gray. It becomes softer and more absorbent with each wash. 100% Turkish cotton made in Turkey www.homeandloft.com


Sticker Clock by Good Things

Brooklyn based artist Elliot Camarra brings something special to the standard Sticker clock with four unique hand-draw patterns by good thing – founded by Jamie Wolfond. The sticker Clock is non-damadging to a painted walls and can be re-applied up to 200 times. www.goodthingny.com


Vietri the winner of COOKWARE category for its Buon Gusto casserole baking dishes which go effortlessly from oven to table. Colors are carefully chosen to increase one’s appetite. www.vietri.com

Circa Asia

Fair trade and  eco-friendly tabletop, home accents and fashion accessories by Circa Asia www.circaasia.com

Ridge Nesting Bowls by J Schatz


Ridge Nesting Bowls – finished stoneware for cooking or serving. J Schatz a CA based company comes out with new interesting designs year after year. The very soft bluish green and the red colors are so much the trend this season. www.jschatz.com

Mopane Rose

Rose and geometrics design combined to create a soft blanket or throw – Maxhosa by Laduma from SOURCE Design South Africa.

Jug - Plump by Potters Workshop

Jugs by Potters Workshop – all the work in the studio is hand painted in the artist particular style resulting in a collectable object of beauty of everyday use. www.pottersworkshop.co.za


floating diamon throw

In this high tech world we yearn for a human touch. The handmade, authentic, and culturally rich products are in demand. Floating diamond hand-made bed covers from SOURCE Design South Africa www.source-sa.com

Home Spun pillows by Lazybones


Traces of vintage pattern is adopted by Lazybones an Australian based company represented by Rose Agency Los Angeles CA www.rose-agency.com

Marbled design by Rule of Three StudioMarble is an important trends and I wanted to feature it here. I was not able to get a good resolution image of the peach color I have seen at NY NOW. Marble pillows are created by Rule of Three as a modern heirloom for the home. Each piece is dyed, marble and printed by hand. www.rueofthreestudio.com

Other trends we have seen – gold accents on white – baskets wired flower design – metallic beading – flower cut-outs for lampshades – turkish cotton woven as one piece, ending on 2 different colors – optic crystal glasses – personalized cutting boards – geometric patterning on bowls – Buddha in color – butterflies – dots and stripes – silver yarns for embroidery – elephants- all shades of gray – trays – humidifiers with aroma diffuser www.objecto.com – fruit infused water bottle www.DefineBottle.com – multi-purpose dog accessories  – hand craft and hand stenciled table runners www.modern-twist.com



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