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.
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.
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
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!
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.
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.
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.
In addition to these articles we also had some fabulous social media coverage by some great bloggers!
Check out more of her favorites in Instagram @kimmycraft
Tara Flanagan, House of 1000 Fabrics
Check out more of her favorites in Instagram @houseof1000fabrics
Lynda M. Johnson, Kids Style Source
Check out more of her favorites in Instagram @kidstylesource
Tory Johnson, ToryJohnson.com
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.