George Townley is a London-based designer and illustrator with a passion for drawing stylized architechture, as well as reimagined movie and travel posters. This fantastic rendition of Barbie’s very pink Dream House was spotted in the booth for LA’s Spoke Art Gallery at the recent New York Comic Con. Fabulous.
I was barely home from London for twelve hours before I had to make a mad dash to Javits Center for the final day of NY Now! Jet lag be damned, there was too much cool design inspiration waiting at the summer edition of our favorite biannual gift show. From unique home goods to fabulous fashion accessories, hilarious greeting cards and adorable soft toys that will make you squee, there’s truly something for everyone at NY Now. Let’s get right to my fantastic photo recap with a few favorite home décor designs to let your individuality shine!
Continue reading Eye On Design: Finding Inspiration at NY Now, Summer 2023
One would think that the International Beauty Show would have Googled the alternate meaning of its initials — “IBS” — prior to posting them on all of their branding, but maybe I’m the only one to whom it seemed a little funny. Certainly this lovely show attendee, sporting a Hot Pink Blazer and electric blue tresses doesn’t seem to give a crap (see what I did there).
Over the past two years, I’ve enjoyed covering the slow return of various favorite trade shows, such as the Affordable Art Fair and NY Now while holding-out for what I like to call ‘The Big One.’ Finally, after an absence of two excruciating years, the Summer Fancy Food Show (sponsored by the Specialty Food Association) made what can only be called a triumphant comeback in June of this year. It has taken me this long to distill the experience because, wow, the show was just overwhelming on so many levels.
These Pink Jelly Belly candies were photographed while locked inside a glass case surrounding the information desk — creating a color spectrum display — which was part of the company’s booth at the Summer Fancy Food Show, which I attended on June 12th! Whether these Jelly Bellys are Pink Grapefruit of Cotton Candy, or some other flavor entirely, I cannot say. They sure do look pretty, though.