NYIGF, Part 4 — My Favorites!

My official favorite find at NYIGF was an awesome Australian stationery studio called Lox + Savvy.  Designer Lisa Loxley creates super fun stationery, note pads, wrapping paper sheets, paper chains, and paper pockets (perfect for scrapbooking) – all in bright colors and bold, graphic patterns:

Lox + Savvy Modern Paper Goods

Lox + Savvy Modern Paper Goods

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Lox + Savvy Modern Paper Goods

Lox + Savvy Modern Paper Goods

Lox + Savvy Modern Paper Goods

Lox + Savvy Modern Paper Goods

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Lox + Savvy Modern Paper Goods

Lox + Savvy Modern Paper Goods
{lox + savvy}

Another favorite find from this year’s show came from the handmade section – Gauge NYC, a metal crafting shop located in Brooklyn, New York and founded by Paul Smotrys.  Gauge NYC creates beautiful jewelry and decorative metal letters:

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modern silver jewelry

I love these modern alphabet necklaces – you can even layer two on the same chain!

modern silver jewelry

silver quilled letters

Paul recently began experimenting with these beautiful quotes made from memory wire that can stick directly into a wall or surface like push pins.  Wouldn’t these be amazing in an office or child’s bedroom?

memory wire quotes
{gauge nyc}

I’m a huge fan of the ceramic and stationery collections from Bailey Doesn’t Bark, and it was wonderful to see it all in person at NYIGF!  The letterpress four seasons and heart notecards are still among my all-time favorites:

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bailey doesn't bark modern ceramics and stationery

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bailey doesn't bark modern ceramics and stationery

bailey doesn't bark modern ceramics and stationery

bailey doesn't bark modern ceramics and stationery

bailey doesn't bark modern ceramics and stationery
{bailey doesn’t bark}

I loved the entire kid-focused collection from Florida-based Wee Gallery – from animal flash cards to letterpress art prints to wall decals.  I also love that they think beyond traditional farm animals, incorporating insects and marine animals into their stamp sets, wall decals, and art cards:

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wee gallery modern kids accessories

LOVE the stamp sets – there’s even a safari edition!

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Gorgeous limited edition letterpress prints!

wee gallery modern kids accessories

wee gallery modern kids accessories
{wee gallery}

That’s it for me from NYIGF, at least until the January show!  Which ones were your favorites from this summer’s show?

{all photos by me}

NYIGF, Part 3

By the third day up at NYIGF I was beginning to run out of steam, but luckily I met up with Jen from The Haystack Needle and I had a blast walking the show with her on my last day in New York.  I could have spent hours in the Karma Living booth looking at all the vibrant textiles and home accents:

Karma Living Embroidered Pillows

Karma Living Textiles

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Karma Living Enamelware

Karma Living Curtains
{karma living}

One of my favorite parts of NYIGF is the global handmade section.  I didn’t take too many photos since most of the global exhibitors only sell wholesale – but I couldn’t resist these gorgeous ikat boxes and notebooks from Seet Kamal:

Ikat Cloth Boxes

Seet-Kamal-Notebooks
{seet kamal}

Jen and I went up to the Aesthetic Movement booth to say hi to our friends at Austin Press and Yellow Owl Workshop and were pleasantly surprised to see a couple new collections making their debut at the show.  We’re both thrilled to see Virginia Johnson expanding her gorgeous textile collection to include a line of home designs, from quilts and pillows to crib bedding.  So exciting!  I totally forgot to take photos somehow, but luckily Jen came to the rescue (check out more right here):

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{virginia johnson – both photos via the haystack needle}

Meanwhile, Teroforma is collaborating with artist Leah Duncan on a new collection of patterned linens and accessories:

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{teroforma}

Jen and I also came across the booth of International Robot – they have an awesome collection of t-shirts, hoodies, messenger bags, and baby onesies with robots, aliens, zombies, and even Big Foot!  This would have been my husband’s kind of booth if he’d been with me at the show:

International Robot

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International Robot

International Robot
{international robot}

I’ve got one last NYIGF post coming up this afternoon with my favorite picks from this year’s show!

{seet kamal and teroforma photos by stephen michael garey, all other photos by me except where otherwise noted}

NYIGF, Part 2

On Day 2 of the NYIGF I was lucky enough to have my Dad (a professional photographer) join me at the show.  My Dad and I had a great time walking the floor, and I had a blast introducing him to some of my favorite companies exhibiting at the show!  First up for this afternoon, the Jonathan Adler booth – which was, as always, full of color and gorgeous textiles:

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I’m loving the new Jonathan Adler kids collection – the giraffe growth chart and rug are both just too cute!

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{jonathan adler}

We also loved these embroidered pillows, wall hangings, tote bags, and other textiles from Cat Studio – each hand embroidered with emblems from a particular state or region.  Don’t they remind you of vintage post cards?

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Cat Studio Vintage State Pillows

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Cat Studio Vintage California Pillow

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{cat studio}

Two’s Company had one of the most impressive overall booth designs at the show.  The entire exhibition stretched over several interconnected booths, each with its own custom exterior and decorated with its own theme.  My favorite was the Curiosity Shop with its book page wallpaper and the most beautiful antique cabinet I think I’ve ever seen!

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Seriously, is this not the most beautiful cabinet ever?  I want one!

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{two’s company}

My Dad also really loved these wood cases from Monacca – a Japan-based company that makes briefcases and purses from several layers of cedar wood veneer.  I’m hoping they’ll start making iPhone and iPad cases soon!

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{monacca}

Any favorites so far?  I’ve got lots more to share, so I’ll be back with more from NYIGF soon!

{all photos by stephen michael garey and nole garey for oh so beautiful paper}

NYIGF, Part 1

This past weekend I went to check out the New York International Gift Fair, a huge trade show held twice a year at the Javits Center (the same convention center where the National Stationery Show takes place in May).  It was wonderful to see some of my favorite stationers also exhibit at NYIGF – like Albertine Press, Carta Inc., May Day Studio, and Pistachio Press (you can check out their booths from the Stationery Show right here) – and to catch up with other friends.  Smock made their first appearance at the NYIGF, with a super cute booth full of paper pinwheels and bunting made from their gift wrap sheets:

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{smock}

I absolutely loved the Laurel Denise booth design this year!  The book page wallpaper and manzanita branches were the perfect way to showcase Laurel’s lovely jewelry:

Laurel Denise

Laurel Denise Book Pages Wallpaper Laurel Denise Jewelry

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{laurel denise}

I am completely in love with these new wooden silhouettes and necklaces from Figs and Ginger – not only are the necklaces gorgeous, but the wood veneer silhouettes can be customized as a beautiful keepsake!

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{figs and ginger}

Cute new holiday cards and boxed note card sets from 9 Spot Monk:

9 Spot Monk Cards

9 Spot Monk Holiday Cards

9 Spot Monk Holiday Cards
{9 Spot Monk}

I also came across this amazing booth from Mex Events (warning – the website plays music) full of gorgeous papel picado banners, everything from little skeletons to mini-banners to full-size banners for parties and holidays.  I was in complete heaven!

Mexican papel picado banners

Mexican papel picado banners

Mexican papel picado banners

Mexican papel picado banners

Mex Events will also work with brides and grooms on custom designs for wedding invitations and save the dates, as well as custom banners for wedding receptions.  So cool!

Stay tuned for more from the Gift Fair coming up soon!

{smock photos by stephen michael garey for oh so beautiful paper, all other photos by me}

K Studio

I’m back from New York and working through the photos from the show, which I can’t wait to show you!  But first, I thought I’d share these embroidered linen pieces from NYIGF exhibitor K Studio.  They’re also coming out with some really cute embroidered iPhone and iPad cases, but in the meantime you can browse their collection of tote bags, pillows, and wall art:

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They even do customizable versions!  Wouldn’t a custom wall hanging be such a lovely wedding gift?

{image credits: k studio}