Cool Picks from the NY Gift Show

It you’ve ever walked the New York International Gift Fair, you know the fever dream of venturing onto that floor.  With a whopping 35,000 vendors ranging from tabletop to textiles, from Brooklyn to Bulgaria, it’s like a design Olympics.

I also love this show for catching up with so many of my favorite vendors and getting inspired by their newest creations.  Naturally, I snapped a few standouts.

This sleek, gloss navy lacquered chest of drawers from Bungalow5 had incredible impact:

Is there anything more charming than these gloss powder coated multi-colored lanterns from Oomph?

Rani Arabella always delivers discreet luxury, like these oversized cashmere “parquets” patterned pillows:

I could have spent hours combing the cool curated mix of books, objects and artwork – at Zoe Bios Creative.

These lacquer and brass nesting tables from Jonathan Adler stopped me in my tracks:

John Derian offered square and rectangular decoupage plates with playful painting themes:

Emissary Home & Garden‘s fun, colorful ceramic stars would be delightfully chic inside or out:

The show is a must for anyone who relishes great design.  What are your favorites?


All photos by Susan Bednar Long

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