Architectural Digest Trade Show

It's been two months since I last wrote a blog entry.  I do apologize for that, things got very hectic all around.  I thought it might be nice to report on some of the interesting things I saw at the Architectural Digest trade show I attended last weekend.

Among other delights, I found a rug made of recycled silk saris that was so soft I wanted to purchase it and use it for a bed.  From Creative Touch Rugs in Secaucus, NJ.

Also incredibly sensuous and appealing to the eye were the wall papers of de Gournay located on E. 59th St. in Manhattan.  They specialize in antique Chinese and Japanese inspired drawings on silk.  

 "Willow" pattern, photo courtesy of  www.degournay.com

 "Willow" pattern, photo courtesy of  www.degournay.com

There were some talented furniture makers among the exhibitors.  In particular, I enjoyed the innovative walnut scrap patchwork of Texas based Peter Clark of Kith and Kin.  His speakers were so gorgeous.

photo courtesy of www.kithandkinshop.com

photo courtesy of www.kithandkinshop.com

I found a husband and wife duo of woodworkers from the Hudson River Valley.  Casey and Sam Moyer each have their own web-sites and their own lines.  I loved Casey's Thunder Thunder dining table, which was on display at the show.  Note the brass support rods.  This piece may end up in my own kitchen.

photo courtesy of www.dzierlenga.com

photo courtesy of www.dzierlenga.com

Finally, I'd like to leave you with an image I took at the show.  There was some sort of bizarre wing of the building that contained dining tables laden with tableware.  My favorite was done by Calvin Klein.  Feast your eyes on this moss laden minimalist table.  I'd like to eat here.