1 The New York International Gift Fair was held recently at the Jacob K. Javits Convention Center and we visited it for a couple of hours. This is the very colorful Sferra napkin wall.
2 I really liked these cotton herringbone napkins.
3 And especially these cocktail napkins in a vast array of hues!
4 The Nouvel Studio from Mexico was showing some lovely glasses.
5 These domes are a unique new shape - what to put under such a dome is the question.
6 I love French Pillivuyt porcelain cookware and tableware and we spoke to the manufacturer at length.
7 There were lovely new shapes.
8 There was so much to look at and think about.
9 Benoit Lockhart was manning this booth and was very knowledgeable about the factory and its capabilities.
10 Bauer Pottery is an old company that is still making all kinds of great new things.
11 I know Francesca and Sharkey would love these pink doggie bowls!
12 The show was very well set up and the signage was excellent.
13 There was so much whiteware of all kinds.
14 And lots of flatware in different finishes
15 These Japanese stoneware dishes were intriguing but the finish was a bit rough for our taste.
16 These fabrics were very beautiful and were woven in Wales, I think.
17 The weaver of the fabric is Eleanor Pritchard, who has a studio in South East London.
18 In the September issue of Martha Stewart Living, there is a photo of Jude's toy car on page 100, just like the black one on the shelf. I told the lady to look for it.
19 These Kontex organic cotton towels manufactured by Morihata in Japan, were some of my personal favorites at the show.
20 My other favorite towels, also woven in Japan of fine, fine cotton were manufactured by Uchino.
21 Paper thin Japanese glasses were another favorite.
22 These were some beautiful metallic objects, also Japanese.
23 Jonathan Adler's 'Junior' display was very colorful and cute.
24 Bellocq Teas have become very popular. The quality is beyond reproach and very tasty. Bellocq is an award-winning tea company dealing with evocative artisan blends.
25 This was a well edited and lovely store with great products.
26 Kevin loved these polar bears, an old 1920's sculptured design, now being made anew.
27 Butterflies! How amazing!
28 We really liked these adorable piggy banks at the Pearhead exhibit.
29 Donna Karan has a wonderful line with Lenox that is modern, contemporary, and pretty.
30 Walking through, we met up with some of our designers - Ben Broerman, Dan Grossman, Kevin Sharkey, Patsy Pollack, and Gianni Zanin.
31 Teresa Alecrim sells really beautiful baby clothing and other wonderful products.
32 We found wonderful pillows and throws at Pehuén, who specialize in the natural fibers of Patagonia, Argentina.
33 Fresco Towels is a company engaged in the design and production of Luxury Artistic Towels. They are known for good weaving and colorful textiles.
34 As you can see, the towels have amazing depth of color.
35 More charming baby and toddler things.
36 Since Jude and now Truman arrived, I am drawn once again to the world of babies and children.