Must-See NY Gift Fair Finds from SF's Finest

By Kirsten Fields
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We hit the aisles of the New York International Gift Fair, one of the largest housewares tradeshows in the US, at the end of January in search of the newest products from San Francisco designers. Check out our favorite finds!

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Hot Box

Plastic canister company AMAC tapped the font designers of House Industries to spruce up their plain storage boxes. These display-worthy containers are available in a range sizes and colors.

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Flip It Right

Made of 100% recycled felt, these mini plant pods by Flip & Tumble have built-in liners to prevent water from leaking.

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B is for Bear

Artist Kim Smith of Smith & Co. scours flea markets and antique stores for vintage ephemera, which she carefully reproduces and frames. This bear print was a set of four children’s flash cards.

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Cool Carryall

FluffyCo’s leather-handled tote bags are now available in geometric and musically inspired designs.

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Clean and Simple

Kiss That Frog debuted a collection of simple yet chic white dinnerware.

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Play Fetch

These colorful latex “sticks” by George are destined to become a dog’s favorite toy.

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White Stripes

Poketo’s new striped fleece sleeves offer stylish protection for laptops.

 

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Pack it Up

Following the success of their smaller canvas buckets, Chewing the Cud has added an extra large size for stashing toys and laundry. The buckets are available in the six recycled canvas fabrics shown.

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Foreign Affairs

Cavallini & Co’s sticky note pads fit together to create a map of the world.

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Natural Nesting

Roost honed in on the driftwood trend and designed several pieces from natural wood, including these stacked footed bowls.

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Colorful Coasters

 Made of food-safe silicone, these coasters by Modern-Twist can be personalized to double as place card holders. The ink will wash right off with soap and water.

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Moo Time

The cow-shaped creamer got a makeover thanks to Paperproducts Design, which added whimsical shapes to its exterior.

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Pillow Pop

Rock Flower Paper has added outdoor-friendly pillows to their existing line of cushions.

 

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Crack a Cold One

FluffyCo also introduced new animal motifs for their silk-screened wall-mounted bottle openers.

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