And Design-Calendar’s Blogger’s Choice Award Goes To…

By danielle


Neó! This innovative company hand weaves neoprene yarn to create beautiful baskets, bags, furnishings and jewelry. Fresh off a showing at Maison & Objet, designer Rosanna Contadini flew to the Big Apple to participate (for the first time we might add) in the NYIGF.  She and her partners Isabella Nardone and Analia Restrepo create unique pieces are smooth, flexible and pleasant to touch (which tons of attendees did throughout the show.)  At present the handbag collection offers 24 different styles. Furnishings include handwoven cushions and crocheted baskets.  The range of lightweight jewelry is made up of fun and flexible bracelets, necklaces and earrings.  We were impressed by their artistic forms and funky feel of a crocheted neoprene.

We were proud to participate in this year’s Blogger’s Choice Awards program and were certainly in good company. Check out who our fellow bloggers selected:

Apartment Therapy’s Maxwell Gillingham-Ryan:
Umbrellas by BRELLI®

“Totally functional, environmentally responsible and delightfully beautiful. This umbrella turns heads and I was glad to find the source. I believe it will be very popular in 2010.”

Cool Hunting’s Ami Kealoha:
Miller Goodman Playshapes by neo-utility

“An inspiring marriage of art and science for a gorgeously-designed plaything that appeals to children and nostalgic adults alike.”

The Design Vote’s Michael Cannell:
Table Manners Set by Funfam

“This children’s cutlery set made of laminated bamboo struck me as both a handsome concept piece and eminently practical on a daily basis.”

Habitually Chic’s Heather Clawson:
Style de Vie

“Style de Vie’s booth at the NYIGF made me stop in my tracks! The table was piled high with vintage blueprints and French school posters while the back wall was filled with framed vintage art. The maritime blueprints and nautical charts were my favorites. I’d love to be able to spend time trolling flea markets and tag sales for unique art for my clients but when I can’t, I’m going to turn to Style de Vie to do it for me!”’s Marisa Marcantonio:
Children’s Chair by Oly

“Children love to feel grown up. This mini version of an adult size Louis XV chair is girly, sophisticated and charming. It moves away from disposable-chic kids stuff and fuses good design with function. An original concept well executed.”

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