NYIGF Blogger’s Choice Awards Winners Announced!

By danielle


Between the Metro Convention Center in Toronto and the Jacob Javits in New York, I’ve seen a number of exciting new products. On Monday, I walked the Accent on Design aisles of the NYIGF, charged with the task of finding one product that features an urgent, odd and delightful design to receive Design-Calendar‘s Blogger’s Choice Award. With over 200 exhibitors at this season’s show and thousands of products to choose from, this was no easy feat. I saw a lot of playful designs and pieces that reminded me of my childhood. I love that today’s designers are reinventing every day objects and bringing their creative ideas to the home and lifestyle marketplace. In particular, BANG! by first-time NYIGF exhibitor bitplay blew me away. This toy gun combines fun and function. By pulling the trigger, a desk lamp illuminates. Shoot the light again and it turns off.

It seems my fellow bloggers were also impressed as Marisa Marcantonio from Stylebeat also awarded this her Blogger’s Choice.

Other winner’s included: Baggu laptop cases by Baggu, selected by Hollister Hovey of HollisterHovey.blogspot.comBelle Helmets by MODEL CITIZENS NYC, selected by Kate Reynolds McLeod of the DailyGrommet.comChick-a-Dee smoke detector by neo-utility, selected by Evan Orensten of Coolhunting.com and Stephanie Murg of UnBeige.comHelen Lamp by Gambrel Workshop, selected by Maxwell Gillingham-Ryan of ApartmentTherapy.com; and School Joke Chair by Alessandro Zambetti for Seletti North America, selected by Dickson Wong of the HuffingtonPost.com.

As I mentioned before, it was really hard to pick one favorite. Additional products that caught my eye included:

“Ooh la la”…What more can I say about Alexandra Ferguson‘s sassy pillow talk!

Kontextur‘s Duck Harry, a clever duck-shaped sculpture has a variety of uses from tooth brush/toothpaste holder to doorstop to paperweight.

Black + Blum‘s eau good – a BPA free water bottle with a binchotan active charcoal that serves as a natural water purifier. 

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