To all home design enthusiasts out there who are contemplating a weekend getaway in the Big Apple, the New York International Gift Fair is not to be missed!
The popular NYIGF is making a much-anticipated comeback with its upcoming August edition. Over 200 new exhibitors will be presenting their innovative wares for the very first time at this international gift fair. Here are a few booths to highlight on your itinerary.
Chickens, airplanes, crocodiles... Mr. Somebody and Mr. Nobody takes otherwise ordinary themes and transforms them into extraordinary works of Afro pop art. The exceptional objects created by this craftsman/businessman from Gold City, Africa, which are nothing less than design jewels, will add a touch of humour and modernism to any decor. Be sure to stop and meet this multitalented artist as well as discover his prolific portfolio of figurines, placemats and other purely decorative objects that you will see nowhere else.
The images created by photographer/graphic artist Mary Collier, the founder and force behind MKC Photography, are a sure bet to light up the walls of your home. A combination of photography, collage and graphic design, these hip and modern images are reminiscent of the days of our youth and will add both originality and colour to your decor.
This family-run design studio based in Florence, MA, which set up shop in Brooklyn in 2005, produces its own textile designs. From skull-shaped cushions to cassette tape-bedecked pillow cases, the prints created by The Rise and Fall promise to invigorate your home decor in a most unexpected way and add a vintage touch to a contemporary setting.
Chispum, a European company with an international reach, designs vinyl wall appliqués that can be used to decorate just about any space you can think of, from a child’s room to the kitchen to the front door. Over 500 decals are available to personalize your home and stimulate the imagination of residents and visitors alike.
Whoever said that buying light bulbs is boring has certainly never purchased any from Nud Collection. The company makes a panoply of different models as well as cords, ceiling fixtures and everything else you could need to light up your life. Be sure to visit their booth for lighting accessories that are simply brilliant!
[Main photo via Caribbean Living]