AmericasMart Atlanta’s winter gift & home market has come and gone — but I still can’t get this swag out of my mind. So, I’ve got one last recap before closing the books on this edition.
These signs from He Said She Said at Karen Alweil Studio spurred a lot of imitators seen all over market, but I prefer the original.Down the hall at Aesthetic Movement, these colorful candles from Odeme are downright dreamy. These days no candle is truly great without a fabulous vessel. While meandering down a hall in the gift building, slightly lost and late for a meeting, I heard a voice calling out to me. It was Leigh of Curly Girl Design — and look at her new bottle straw cards (not available yet, sorry)! How fun are these?Messy, gorgeous brush strokes and lettering put an indelible mark on surface design — I love how this trend comes to life with an elegant randomness at Fringe Studio.
On the opposite side of the design spectrum, very un-random gold dots set a polished stage against wood grain at kate spade new york in the swank new Lifeguard Press showroom.
Over at Danel Richards, Moglea always stands out with its artful made-by-hand offerings.
I wasn’t familiar with Valley Cruise Press — but I love their enamel pins and sweet packaging. I’m excited to meet them in person at National Stationery Show!
No jaunt through Daniel Richards is complete without a good long look at Sapling Press’ newest letterpress designs. As always, they did not disappoint! If you haven’t seen them at Anthropologie yet, Rifle Paper Co.’s candles smell as good they look!Expect Cuba’s very cool vibe to impact home decor for some time to come. This Havana Collection is from Beatriz Ball, and I love the mingling of Flame of Niagara, two stars of Pantone’s 2017 Spring Fashion line-up. Speaking of color, pale pink — whether you call it Serenity or Rose Quartz — was all over the show. Expect it to dominate in a big way for quite some time. Here it is looking fetching with lavender and coral at Bloomingville. Note how rich textures from macrame to fur to pom poms adding an extra dose of dazzle.
Over at Two’s Company, pale pink met black, gold, and fuchsia in its chic Voila range.My money, however, is on this specific palette sighted in Ivystone, featuring frames from Shira Leah. Take a good long look, because you’ll be seeing it a lot!