Yesterday morning I woke up early and hopped a train to the City to attend the New York International Gift Fair (NYIGF.) It’s huge event that occupies two buildings and a convention center. With limited time (plus a cold and “weak feet”) I opted to only go to Pier 94, the Home Division. Lucky for me it was chock full of goodies and I found a lot of good inspiration and new sources. Those of you who follow me on Facebook and Twitter may have caught a few of my faves as I was walking through. Here are 12 of my favorite finds below.
One more note about NYIGF… Going to these types of events always makes me incredibly nervous. Navigating the crowds and stands, asking questions, trying to look like I belong there and doing it all alone is NOT something that comes easy to me. Sometimes I feel like I am very much a wimp. (Like how I spied both Anna Spiro and Heather Clawson and was too hesitant to interrupt them and say hello.) But each time I stretch myself I feel stronger and more confident. I think we are all capable of a lot, we just have to go to that scary place in order to keep growing. Anywho, that’s my philosophical thought of the day. Happy Tuesday!