I zipped down to New York for the day yesterday to visit the NY Now show. I came back with loads of new ideas and products to use on future projects so it was really was worth the trip and there is nothing better than seeing some of these products in the flesh! The photo's don't do the show justice, but you can get a good feel for what was trending. I felt like there were a lot of products that were very "once off" looking - many pillows for instance that were being made with custom fabrics or leathers al colored beautifully in muted but pretty color palettes. I did see some brighter more preppy solid colors and lacquered pieces too (Jonathan Adler etc) too of course and this designer Tina Frey had these incredible benches that were made out of resin, but just gorgeous organic shapes and great proportions.
One of my favorite parts of my journey was meeting and sitting next to Melinda Cox from
Balanced Design on the train down to NY. She is a remarkable designer and has a fantastic line of fabric, pillows and rugs that I hope to use on a project very soon!
Tired feet today, but worth it.