Wednesday, February 1, 2012

12 Things from the 2012 New York International Gift Fair

Once again I attended the biannual New York International Gift Fair at the Jacob Javits Center and strolled through aisles upon aisles of gorgeous new products for the home, office, body, gifts, baby, you name it. With more than 2,800 exhibitors it's so easy to get overwhelmed with all there is to see and because I love you too much to bombard you with it all, I've narrowed it down to these 12 cool things that caught my eye during the show.
1. New candy-colored versions of Jonathan Adler's Vice Canisters that will be available by March ($26-$120).
2. The Sarut Group had a nice collection of Globee illustrated globes of cities around the world. Even though Globee is based in the U.K., we can score these at Pylones for $31 to $48.
3. The beginnings of Rifle Paper Co.'s 2013 Cities calendar, which will start shipping in July.
4. Fluf lunch bags and bins all made from 100 percent certified organic cotton. (Fluf was even included in the 2012 NYIGF Top 7 Most Sustainable Companies!)
5. The ladies behind OneCanoeTwo have designed this beautiful Letterpress Recipe Card Binder Kit with dividers and plenty of pages for cooks who prefer a little more organization and customization than their popular recipe boxes provide ($46).
6. Not only does Flight 001 have a fun selection of travel packs and bags, but the zippered packaging they come in are cool enough to use on their own. The Munchies bag - to carry around those midday snacks - is the newest addition to the line of Go Clean Pack Bags ($18-$30)
7. Yummy smelling candles and soaps from Lollia's Wish and Imagine collections (from $8).
8. Handcrafted bowls from Lawrence McRae's Lacey collection.
9. France-based Mimi' Lou just joined Karen Alweil Studio six months ago to start selling in the States and I found her extensive collection of wall decals, textiles, totes, and pretty paper lanterns so stinkin' sweet.
10. Smiling Planet, another Karen Alweil Studio account, caught my eye with this Moon flag and Buddha textiles that reminded me of Thailand.
11. New designs are now available for Chewing the Cud's fabric Give Wrap (from $10) and canvas bucket (from $12).
12. Ecojot had many things I wanted, namely tote bags and cases for electronics I've yet to own ($8-$45).


  1. So many lovely things! I would have gone nuts there. Really like the city atlases :)

  2. So pissed I missed it this year! Thanks for sharing a glimpse of all the goodies.


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