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LEADING BLOGGERS IDENTIFY TOP TRENDS FROM NY NOW SUMMER 2015, INNOVATIVE EXHIBITORS AND PRODUCTS THAT ARE LEADING THE WAY IN DESIGN! 

Bloggers from all over the country who cover innovative products and design across the home, lifestyle and handmade industries were asked to share their insights either via their blog or social media in recognition of design excellence at the summer 2015 edition of NY NOW®.

“We’re delighted that so many bloggers and influencers use NY NOW as the definitive source for new products and the latest must-haves,” said Scott Kramer, NY NOW co-director and vice president. “NY NOW welcomes new media, as well as traditional print and online outlets, by expanding our services for delivery of information and trends across a variety of channels.”

Bloggers across multiple product categories were invited to walk the aisles of NY NOW and share what exhibitors and/or specific products that stood out to them in terms of offering superlative design, form and function, talent, creativity, and innovation.

Here are some highlights from a number of the bloggers that attended:

Karen Leblanc, The Design Tourist

In her wrap-up, Karen shares her thoughts on the top 3 consumer trends for 2016 in lifestyle & gift products. In this post, she covers design finds and insight into the consumer mindset that is driving the marketplace for the products that populate people’s lives.

Socially Conscious Brands, The Makers Movement & Modern Craft Drive Consumer Trends in 2016

Nole Garey, OH SO BEAUTIFUL PAPER

In her post, Nole covers the top trends for stationary products and beyond coming out of the NY NOW summer Market.

NY NOW Summer 2015 Stationery Highlights, Part 1- Stationary Trends
NY NOW Summer 2015 Stationery Highlights, Part 2- Ceramics, Textiles, Leather and More

Sass Brown, ECO FASHION TALK

Sass was a big fan of NY NOW’s Artisan Resource Collection which acts as a production sourcing opportunity to a range of committed social enterprises around the world. In this post, she shares her personal favorites including old friends and new discoveries within the fashion and accessories categories of Artisan Resource

Artisan Resource 2015

Gail Gastelu, The Tea House Times

After exploring the aisles, Gail felt that the BEAN ME UP™ Coffee Grinder by finum® deserved special mention. “It is a manual grinder for coffee. Innovative for sure. Creative, superlative, form, function, yes! All categories covered here. BEAN ME UP™ is like an old-fashioned coffee grinder but modernized and so much more functional as you can easily adjust the grind for any type of coffee.” Read the full review below!

My Pick for #NYNOW Bloggers Choice

Sarah Colton, SaraColton.com

During Sarah’s NY NOW experience, she stumbled across a fragrance brand that she thought deserved a recognition for their innovation and excellence. Check out Sarah’s review of Parfums Lubin to learn more about this historic French brand and what makes them her top choice.

Lubin at NYNOW

Harold Abrams, Brand New Day Designs

Harold found his inspiration at NY NOW in a product that is revitalizing the way parents feed young children! In his post, Harold reviews The Happy Mat and Happy Bowl by ezpz, an all-in-one plate + placemat made from high quality silicon that suctions directly to the table making it difficult for tiny hands to knock over. Read his review to learn more about why this innovational product will make a positive impact on parents’ lives.

Happy Mat and Bowl All- In-One Silicone Serving Ware

Antonia Burke, Antonia’s Favs

Antonia thought the jewelry designs by Suzy Landa were a mix of elegant and stylish. Read more about her favorite pieces below.

Suzy Landa Jewelry

In addition to these articles we also had some fabulous social media coverage by some great bloggers!

 

Kimmy Craft, Made by Mommy
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Check out more of her favorites in Instagram @kimmycraft

 

Tara Flanagan, House of 1000 Fabrics

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Check out more of her favorites in Instagram @houseof1000fabrics

 

Lynda M. Johnson, Kids Style Source

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Check out more of her favorites in Instagram @kidstylesource

 

Tory Johnson, ToryJohnson.com

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Check out more of her favorites in Instagram @toryjohnson

 

Did you attend NY NOW? We would love to know what trends inspired you! Share them on Twitter or Instagram using #NYNOW.