Etsy Wholesale  – Etsy’s juried wholesale marketplace for professional buyers and designers – will make its public launch this August at NY NOW® with 24 featured designers. Etsy launched the platform to support Etsy sellers’ wholesale businesses, and connect retailers with designers on Etsy.

The featured designers will sell their home and lifestyle products in person at the Etsy Wholesale Pavilion, Booth 9000.  Buyers will be able to sign-up for Etsy Wholesale in the Pavilion’s spacious buyers’ lounge.

In addition to the featured designers, more than 90 Etsy Wholesale sellers will be exhibiting independently throughout the show. A full directory of exhibiting designers and their booth numbers will be available at the Pavilion.

Visit Booth 9000 to preview the 24 featured designers. Here’s a sneak peek:










Susan Dwyer of Up in the Air Somewhere incorporates paper, clay, and gold leaf into her collection of decorative objects. Each piece is made without the use of molds, allowing for a strong, sculptural sensibility. She is fascinated by how materials and techniques can turn something simple into a beautiful object.










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Bringing the New to New York

NY NOW opens this weekend; will you be there? If you’re looking for a concentration of the newest resources across product categories, make sure you visit Pier 94. NY NOW’s NEW! Collection showcases 200+ newcomers to the New York market.

New at NY NOW… Preview Pier 94!

Evelyn Knight_Fortuna necklaceFortuna necklace by Evelyn Knight

Etruscan medallions make a dramatic statement on this necklace of 22-karat matte gold over lead-free pewter. It was handmade in San Francisco by Constance Anthon, who named her company after her grandmother.





Girl Of All Work_Sea Reverie Page FlagsSea Reverie page flags by Girl Of All Work

Inspired by summer days in and near the water, these adhesive page flags are the perfect accessory for beach reading. Part of the “Ona” collection, this style includes 375 flags per pack, with 75 of each of the five designs.





Obisugi Design_OBI kids floor 9setsOBI kids floor (9pc)  by Obisugi Design

This extra-large puzzle is made in Japan of Obisugi, a locally-grown cedar with smooth and elastic characteristics. Designedby Katsushi Nagumo, the puzzle can be arranged on the floor or on a table. Dimensions: approximately one meter wide.



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Lakeside Living

Editor’s Note: Lakeside Living is the final of four 2014-15 trends that will be showcased in NY NOW’s “Open House” display, presented in connect with media partners Home & Textiles Today, Home Accents Today and Gifts and Decorative Accessories; and trend and e-commerce partner One Kings Lane.  

If it seems like we all have beach houses on the ocean these past few years – because anything related to the general casual theme of water had shells or fish or other nautical design elements – maybe we’re finally ready for a change of scenery.

That’s because this season the focus is shifting from the house on the shore to the house on the lake. It’s a move that seems long overdue.

What we’re likely to see are the blues and oceanic creature motifs giving way to greens and earth tones as well as more woodsy nature-inspired designs in the products coming out over the next few months.

Mind you, we’re not talking lodge here. Lodge had its day and it was one very long day at that. Some of us were ready for Sasquatch to come down and force us out of the lodge it had become so ubiquitous a design… Continue reading

Lakeside Living

Home design trend alert: Our focus is shifting away from the beach house, toward lakeside living. Instead of nautical and oceanic motifs, coastal living in the interior is celebrated with greens and earth tones, a woodsy mood and Americana accents.

“Lakeside Living” is the last of four emerging trends showcased in NY NOW’s “Open House” program. You’ll find a complete product display in Javits, August 16-20, presented cooperatively by NY NOW and media partner Progressive Business Media – publishers of Gifts and Decorative Accessories, Home Accents Today and Home & Textiles Today – and color, trend and e-commerce partner One Kings Lane.

Take a dip: Find this trend at NY NOW!


At 8″x10″, this wood tray is the perfect size for breakfast in bed. Handmade in Scandinavia from several layers of birchwood pressed together, it features a graphic LUprints topsheet. It’s also dishwasher and food safe.




Ox Bow DecorFisherman in Boat by Ox Bow Décor

This down-filled indoor pillow brings a fresh twist to vintage Americana. The antique white linen is finished with antique white cording. It’s made in the USA with a hidden zipper in back, and comes with a decorative hangtag describing fishing… Continue reading

Straight out of Gibraltar

Editor’s Note: Straight Out of Gibraltar is the second of four 2014-15 trends that will be showcased in NY NOW’s “Open House” display, presented in connect with media partners Home & Textiles Today, Home Accents Today and Gifts and Decorative Accessories; and trend and e-commerce partner One Kings Lane.  


Sometimes I feel like I need Rand McNally – or at least MapQuest – to figure out where the latest design trends are coming from each season.

In a never-ending geographic search for the next hot thing, designers seem to be globetrotting all over the place to find something fresh, something new.

This season, the design roads lead north to lower Spain, south to Moorish-influenced Northern Africa and east to the Arabian Peninsula. In the middle of it all is Gibraltar, that big rock that sticks out like an exclamation point at the entrance to the Mediterranean. And while a lot of people know it as the symbol of an insurance company (Solid like a rock, get it?), by the time this look launches many more shoppers are going to understand their geography a little better.

So, what’s different in this look from some of the other design themes that… Continue reading

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