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Five Most Interesting Products from NYIGF

When we walk the floors at NYIGF, like most retailers, we're not just looking for great, new products.  For Daily Grommet, it all comes together with an exceptional design, good packaging, usefulness, and a terrific story.  We come home inspired, a little bit foot sore, and always excited to share our finds with the rest of our community (see what we discovered last year). 

 Of all of the amazing products we saw at the Javits this year, here are a small selection of our favorites:

new products - seeds

Hudson Valley Seed Library - A thoughtful gift for your favorite gardener. Ken Greene and Doug Muller have created an accessible and affordable source of fruit, vegetable and flower seeds from heirloom plant varieties.  Plus, their lovely Art Packs are designed by artists to express the bounty of heirloom gardening and are beautiful enough to frame on their own.

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Hangups & Baggage - Kim Kamens'  large scale wall-mounted metal art sculptures replace a traditional wall hanging and become useful as a coat rack, a jewelry display, or even a mail or file holder.  Holding up to 140 lbs, these pieces are whimsical, graphic and functional. 

Belle Helmets - This great collection was our Accent on Design Blogger's Choice pick.  Danielle Baskin hand paints her line of unusual bicycle helmets.  An artist by trade, Baskin is happy to accept custom work and wholesale orders.  Her helmets are fashionable and expressive, while keeping you safe on your bicycle or skateboard. (image via Belle Helmets)

Gustav Reyes Bracelets - We were struck by the simple beauty of Gustav's bold wooden pieces, and when we learned that the machine he uses to fabricate them is the only one in the U.S, we were even more intrigued.  Reyes makes wooden jewelry that feels as light as air, and looks as lovely as the finest metalwork.  (image via Gustav Reyes)

S'well Bottle - We couldn't help being pulled in by the colorful display at S'well.  Sarah Kauss created her line of double-walled insulated bottles because there wasn't anything like them available.  She wanted one good-looking bottle that could keep her coffee hot or keep her water cold.  In a S'well bottle, hot drinks will stay hot for 12 hours, and cold ones will stay super cold for 24 hours — a terrific problem solver. (image via S'well)

Our Discovery Team would love to know your thoughts on these new products, which is your favorite?


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  • Anne Marshall Says:

    Hi Kate: So glad you do this so I don't have to go!! I'm sure it's exhausting. I want the wooden bracelets. They are gorgeous. Have never seen anything like them.


  • Alef Bet Jewelry Says:

    I must admit that you are a great shopper! Those items are beautiful! We also exhibited at the NY show, in the handmade section. I love the wooden jewelry, so artistic!

  • Gift Ideas Says:

    Hey Kate, all the things at NY are amazing. Can’t tell which one is the favorite. The helmet design is really innovative. I m good book reader so the seed library is cutest of all.

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  • Carol Ramey Says:

    Where can I purchase the Kim Kamens metal wall sculpture that looks like a tree branch? Thanks, Carol Ramey

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