It’s been one month since our trip to New York to participate in the New York Design Center’s What’s New, What’s Next event. We’ve had time to reflect…
The day before WNWN, we joined bloggers from all over the country to be in the audience for the new Nate Berkus Show. For us, it was a chance to meet the faces behind some of our favorite blogs, and watch some behind-the-scenes action that goes into producing a network television show. Though many were disappointed that the show didn’t take full advantage of having decor bloggers in the audience, we thought how positive it was that the producers (and Nate) recognize the value and power of blogs, twitter, and new media. It’s the beginning of a relationship that will only keep getting better!
At NATE, we were captivated by the energy of Amy Beth Cupp Dragoo from ABCD Designs…she’s as vibrant as Manhattan! We met the lovely Susan Schneider, owner of Shandell’s, and Karen Young, founder of Hammocks & High Tea…two creative and successful entrepreneurs.
Speaking of recognizing the value of bloggers…it is NYDC who orchestrated “The New Curators,” and made sure that decor bloggers were an important part of their annual design event. Kudos to them! So there we were along with Elle Decor, Veranda, and Traditional Home. We gathered for a toast before our mission: meeting and greeting designers, and blogging about the showrooms on the fourth floor.
For us, we had a chance to interact with young designers from all over the world: New York, Philadelphia, Washington DC, and Australia. Our fellow curators were talking and tweeting about new products from the fourth floor showrooms…Aqua Creations, Bograd Kids, Kravet, Sun Decor Fabrics, DESIGNLUSH, Laserow Antiques, Flourishes, Restoration Timber, Calger Lighting, Mannington Commercial, TK Collections, and Weinburg Modern. The hour flew by!
Natalie Wi, our senior editor, reflects our sentiments: “We are so grateful for having had the opportunity to participate in the NYDC WNWN event. The building was electrified with energy and optimism, and we came home with a renewed sense of purpose.”
LINKS TO THE NEW CURATORS:
Amy Beth Cupp Dragoo
High Heeled Foot in the Door
Nest by Tamara
Danielle De Vita
Design-Calendar for Inspired.talk
Otto Design & Architecture
Good with Style
Julia Paulino Yenicag
Elements of Style
Suzanne and Lauren McGrath
Good Bones Great Pieces