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For some, walking the carpeted streets of the Javits Center may be an exhausting chore, but not for me. NY Now, world’s preeminent market for gifts and design goods has once again gathered thousands of brands and shop owners under one roof to determine the direction product design will be taking this year. Below are my observations from visiting the show as well as 35 of my favorite new gifts and home goods picked up from this year’s exhibitors.

Collapsible water bottles by Que
Products made of special paper by Mino-Washi — produced in the Mino region of Japan and using the water exclusively from Nagara and Itadori rivers

Colorful clothing and homeware by Marrakesh brand LRNCE

Handmade wooden matchboxes by Glaze Studio
Tasteful coffee and tea pieces by Kinto

Chirp collection of flower stands designed by Japanese designer Nendo for Zens
Picto side table collection designed by Nendo for Zens
Napkins by Sir/Madam

Desk pieces and origami notecards by Block Design

Customizable notebooks for travelers by Traveler’s Company

Wooden postcards by Woodhi

New puzzle for architects at Areaware

Turn any glass or cup into a vase with Fruitsuper Anywhere Vases

A crate with business cards sorted by area representatives at the Aesthetic Movement booth
Coasters by Barcelona-based brand Octaevo

Stationery by Moglea
Comfy and smart bean bags by Yogibo

Stationery collaboration with Kate Arends at Design Loop

Quirky and tasteful pins and jewelry by French brand Titlee

Thanks for reading! You can also see 35 of my picks from the show on Pinterest. See my past reviews from NY Now (Winter 2017 and Fall 2017).

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Designer & photographer based in New York City