For this summer's New York International Gift Fair, five design trends for 2013 are on display. The trends — recognized by editors at Home Textiles Today and Home Accents Today — are represented among 80 products that were chosen by One Kings Lane, and Pantone assigned a unique color palette to each trend. According to the exhibit, here's what you can expect to see more of in the upcoming year: American Vintage, French Moderne Way, Linen Revival, Graphic Modern, and Marrakesh Express. We've rounded up some of our favorite on-trend products for each category, so click through to see our must-have picks.
It started off with a whale – actually with an image of a particular whale that appeared on Dolan Geiman's NYIGF booth announcement. After eagerly clicking to his Etsy site and flipping through the first couple of pages, I became hooked. Dolan's work includes paintings, collages, constructions, and limited-edition reproductions. Using a curious assortment of discarded finds, items found in nature, and household objects, he creates pieces that feel utterly modern yet reflective of his country roots. Aside from running an Etsy shop and participating in nationwide art fairs, Dolan works with international retailers, interior designers, art consultants, and hotel developers, to wholesale his work, create window displays and commissioned pieces. Keep reading to check out a handful of my favorite pieces from his collections!
If you're a fan of Indian block printing, you'll flip for Chinese Nankeen cloth. After moving to Shanghai, Liza and Claire picked up more than just Chinese. The two fell in love with the vibrant indigo hues and imperfect patterns of Nankeen cloth and decided to translate the look to products for the modern home, with LuRu Home.
The ritual of making this traditional cloth dates back thousands of years to ancient China. It involves applying soybean-rice paste to cotton and linen with hand-cut stencils. After the paste dries, the cloth is dipped over and over again into baths of indigo ink. While the fabric dries, oxidation creates brilliant hues of blue. The soybean-rice paste is finally scraped off to reveal a marvelous piece of hand-dyed fabric.
New to NYIGF, I have a feeling LuRu Home is going to be a hit! With pillows, tabletop linens, and aprons, I'm anxious to incorporate this look into my own decor. Keep reading to see more goods from LuRu Home and a peek at additional shots from their imaginatively styled lookbook!