Happy In New Yawk : ICFF Day 1
I walked, lugging that weight, straining up to 39th street where my old room mate is now some hooty-hoo insert-important-title-here at Vera Wang. : ) I felt very bridal and feminine, y'know, with the sweat and leaden limbs of trudging, balancing wobbling boxes and suitcases and laptops over curbs and sidewalks.
And suddenly here I was in a design studio, with bolts of precious fabric standing waaaaaay too close to my Virginia clay-laden boots...
I could see Vera working at her desk and lowered my voice...
I met P's coworkers and offered them cheese.
"Hi, I'm Copeland, would you like some cheese?"
It breaks the ice.
They were on deadline for Vogue so I left them quickly, which was probably a good thing as P. promptly began telling all kinds of stories about me - about how I used to roller skate around our apartment, how I would fix my shoes with a hammer (like I can sew)...
Revenge? I am now talking about YOU, P. ; ) (Don't worry, NO ONE reads this!!!!)
We filled up on Murray's bagels, then headed to ICFF.
I explained my criteria of what interests me:
- gorgeous, compelling, modern design
- use of environmentally-friendly materials
- PRACTICAL, honeychile, it needs to stand up to wear and tear!
Can you wipe it? Can you clean it? Because that makes your life EASIER, more simple.
And finally, one thing I do *not* like in design? Whimsy. Overtly whimsical, ha-ha-I-get-that-you're-overly-colorful-and-curvy-baroque-gone-bad-modern. Really, chile, work on your wit, don't just buy furniture to imply you're witty.
And that's how I feel about that.
P. and I headed out the door to ICFF.
So we dragged our treasures back to P.'s...
Wait, aren't I here for ICFF?
We began our second attempt to walk past the stoop sales without stopping...and succeeded!
So what have I liked at ICFF so far?
As always, the Material ConneXion booth was full of new, cool materials.
As always, I really liked DesignBoom's pick & choose offerings, especially the little egg & wheatgrass vase...
Round up for today:
"Each scrap light proudly tells the story of its journey from being a dull, discarded cardboard box to a stunning, unique light fixture."
Reconstructed wood lamps by LZF - especially the link lamps... www.lzf-lamps.com
Material Culture: Santa & Cole: Amigo light. www.santacole.com
The Corso "Just Slide" by Antoni Arola: Fantastic. It moves, adjusting the way the light emanates... and is easily wipe-able... slick, clean, modern design that is DURABLE.
RAW NYC - Reused newspaper stands as dish washer, aquarium, more: www.thestreetisinthehouse.com
Vitamin Design - Pisa www.vitamin-design.de
Foldable chairs by sheet seat, the eco-friendly folding chair! www.sheetseat.com
Zoe Mowat Design - chair with apple accents. www.ZoeMowat.com