Vera Dordick has a passion for all things home decor and design. She loves bringing the latest in home lifestyle products and design trends to Homedit readers.
Vera dove head-first into the design and decor field in 2015 after a lifetime of DIY-ing and creative pursuits. She scouts the major design fairs for fresh ideas to make your home stylish and comfortable.
Vanessa mitrani alligator bowls - Mitrani's glass works are truly stunning, This one, called mangrove, has a 3-D imprint of an alligator in the bottom of the bowl.
Black-flower-vases-and-accessories - There were also plenty of accessories at ICFF. These glass vases from Vanessa Mitrani of Paris are part of her Mask Collection.
tiles from Walker Zanger - We're suckers for texture and these tiles from Walker Zanger have plenty to spare. Not only are they rounded but they also have a subtle texture. This is only one example of their lines that are sculpted and textured, giving a really special feel to your walls.
Tapologie blown bathroom faucet - We've seen lots of embellished faucets and handles recently, but this is the most unusual glass faucet we've encountered. Tapologie presented this custom, hand blown piece that will definitely get your guests talking.
Bathroom fixture Franz Viegener called the Edge. - Bathroom fixtures were also around ICFF and we found some really interesting ones like this thin, flat one from Franz Viegener called the Edge.
Polar moss Wall - We've been itching to have a moss wall in at home and now we're found the one we want. PolarMoss is sustainable harvested reindeer moss from above the arctic circle. It's soft, color fun and maintenance free.
Heated furniture at ICFF - A favorite from 2015, Galanter & Jones were back with a new design in their heated outdoor furniture. This bench is more upright and is meant to be dining seating. Sign us up for a winter picnic!
Frost Design Clothes hooks - Another was Frost Design, which presented these metallic splotches that are actually clothes hooks. The inkblot style is really cool and the different protrusions allow you to hang different sized items.
Handle wall art - Handle the Art was one of a number of fixture designers offering truly unique hardware for the home. This set is called One and a Million.
Hip-Haven wall planters in diff colors - Hip Haven was introducing new light fixtures this year, but we're still smitten with their colorful pots. Their retro bullet planters come in different sizes and colors. We love them all!
Kreo washbasin - You can always count on Kreoo to have a stunning marble basin design and they did not let us down. The Nami washbasin looks as if it is draped with a marble cloth. The realistic folds around the basin are so realistic.
rugs by Shore are colorful - Like a massage for your feet -- these rugs by Shore are colorful and puffy! The woven tubes are soft, squishy and waterproof, which may them perfect for indoors or out.
small Otero by Larose Guyon lighting - The small Otero by Larose Guyon is simply a sensuously draped collection of copper plated chains, gorgeously it from within the ends. What more can you say about something so beautiful?
Juniper Design’s Love Me Not Light fixture - Juniper Design's Love Me Not Light fixture is made from five layers of hand-formed, porcelain-finish acrylic. It can be suspended singly in a cluster. Artist Pascale Girardin was inspired to create it by childhood memories of picking petals off a daisy.
spectacular lighting fixtures from Daniel Latorre Cruz - Dark and gothic, these spectacular lighting fixtures from Daniel Latorre Cruz mesmerize you with their slight motion. the simple act of walking past them set the wings into motion, circling one way, then the other. Called "the crow," they are made of handmade mulberry paper.
Marset bedroom wall lights - Marset's funky new wall lights are called Ginger. Their warm light is inviting and cozy, striking the perfect mood for a living room or a bedroom. They're available in pendant, table, wall, and floor lamp versions
LED light panels that can be combined into any design - Last year we were quite take with NanoLeaf's funky lightbulb. This year, the company unveiled these LED light panels that can be combined into any design, and controlled from an app, changing the colors manually or automatically. This would be especially fun for a kids room...or our own living room!
Pablo Design’s UMA light - Pablo Design's UMA light is more than just that: It's a bluetooth speaker too. You can set the mood in more ways than one with this glowing fixture.
Philippines dramatic lighting from Zarate - We're always excited to see what the designers from the Philippines have brought to ICFF and 2016 was a treat! This dramatic lighting from Zarate was a big draw. Clouds of shredded stainless steel illuminated from within are mysterious and enticing. In fact, this was the international debut for the brand's designer, 22-year-old Jim Torres.
Petera pendant light - Dramatic in all its; sizes, the Patera pendant from Louis Poulsen is simply gorgeous. It is made of small diamond-shaped cells, which seem to glow. It is made primarily of PVC and polycarbonate.
lighted skyline from Raw Studio - This lighted skyline from Raw Studio draws you in from across the exhibit hall. Stunning in its simplicity, it's a beautiful statement. The UK-based studio also create a unique Luna light, that appears to have texture and looks like the moon.
TwoParts lighting fixtures - These little lights from two.parts look cool even before you find out the they are 3D printed ceramic fixtures. The company uses "clandestine" LEDs to make a single unit that is lit "as if by an invisible bulb."
Andrea Claire Studio’s new wall mounted lighting - When lit, the Andrea Claire Studio’s new wall mounted lighting pieces, look luminous -- and not at all like wood. When turned off, they look like a wood wall sculpture.
British company Anglepoise Lighting - There's something so silly about a giant desk light like this - but we love it. The British company Anglepoise has taken a really functional lamp and made it work on a large scale. It's just plain fun. And it comes in pink too.
Color Cord Color Cord Company - We've always hated plain electrical cords, so maybe that;s why we like the Color Cord Company so much. Pendant lights are made even better when connected with a complimentary cord. the company works with designers, manufacturers as well as DIY-ers.
fantastic chandelier by Bover Barcelona Lights - There was so much cool lighting at ICFF that we hardly]y know where to begin. This fantastic chandelier by Bover Barcelona Lights was one of the most shared on social media. The Dome 90 pendant is made of more than 170 wood fragments are intertwined and sewn together one by one.
Muuto’s modular Scandinavian storage - Muuto's modular Scandinavian storage is versatile and interesting thanks to the mix of finishes and sizes.
Skram’s gorgeous Piedmont Chest design - Skram's gorgeous Piedmont Chest design comes from book matching the wood that has a fantastic, almost butterfly-like grain. It is pepperwood burl with mahogany detailing.
“Fling” coffee table by Keith Moore Designs - The "Fling" coffee table by Keith Moore Designs is modern and futuristic with a soft edge. The curvy wood and oval frosted glass keep the piece from being too cold.
Sublime Design for Luminous Living Table - At first we thought it was glass -- it's acrylic! Sublime Design for Luminous Living creates hand painted acrylic (and glass panels) that are dazzling dividers, furniture planets and table tops. We like them because the pieces are as dazzling as glass but lighter more manageable.
Metalsmith John Rais creates these unusual sculptural Console - Metalsmith John Rais creates these unusual sculptural furnishings. This table has one side that resembles a large bold of lightening with many arms.
Designer Peter Sandback woodworking table - Designer Peter Sandback has take a woodworking problem -- bullets in wood -- and turned them into an art form with his bullet tables. Using real bullet casings -- just like the ones that woodworkers often find lodged in the wood from old trees -- he fashions incredible designs like this one, edged in bullets.
McMaster Design coffee table - We were already fans of McMaster Design for their lighting, but are now also crushing on this table. The spiral design if this table base is stunning, and even more so when you find out that each piece is made of 29 laters of wood.
Wendu credenza - We immediately fell in love with Wendu's up-cycled furniture from Africa. All their pieces -- like this credenza -- are created from scrap and have an artsy, industrial feel. The brand is opening a New York showroom.
Black Vanity ACRILA Collection - Toobre's pieces may be fun but that doesn't mean they aren't luxe. This vanity would be perfect for any high-end bedroom.
TOOBRÉ Lifestyle presented its ACRILA Collection, - TOOBRÉ Lifestyle presented its ACRILA Collection, which is made in France. All the acrylic pieces - from chairs to vanities to tables and fancy dog beds, are fun and whimsical.
More He Wood Chair - The unique hardware construction of the chair is truly amazing.
Tectonics wooden chair - this is probably the coolest wooden chair we've seen for some time. The Flower of Life chair by Mor-He Art Tectonics has a unique triangular seat made of three pieces. The wood is beautiful but the hardware is what really makes this special.
Italian Cleo Chairs - We went wild over these "Cleo" chairs In the Italian Luxury Group exhibit. The minimalistic throne-like shape is paired with the bright upholstery in a very modern piece.
bench by Konekt was a real eye-catcher - This bench by Konekt was a real eye-catcher. The viking feel drew using, which makes sense -- it's called the Rib Bench. Inspired by the runs of a whale, the bench has vegetable tanned leather straps that are sewn with lovely detail. The handcrafted piece is upholstered in a cozy gotland sheepskin, hand-loomed wool and mohair textile.
Fatboy Lamzac - We've seen the video all over Facebook, and it was pretty cool to see the Lamzac® in person. Fatboy's highly portable and packable lounge is all the rage. You just swing the lightweight bag to fill it with air. When you're finished relaxing, just roll it up. The verdict? Really comfy!
latoog chair design prestend at ICFF 2016 - This easy and conformable Ipanema chair from Latoog was inspired the pattern of the stone pavement at Ipanema Beach in Rio de Janeiro. It's made of solid wood and leather strips. While it's not a new design, the geometric pattern is really compelling.
Twist chair design - If you like to change your decor frequently, these chairs by Twist might be right up your alley! In just a few seconds, you can slide out the side panels of the chairs -- as well as their tables -- and insert a different design.
Aristen Pires Brazil Chairs - These chairs represent beautiful Brazilian design through their rich wood and sumptuous leather. Sossego Design is the exclusive distributor of work by Brazilian designer Aristeu Pires in the United States. While relatively new on some areas of the U.S., Brazilian designers and products are becoming well known in the Miami area.
Artistic Frame’s new dining chairs - One of Artistic Frame's new dining chairs has this interesting X shape on the wood back. Considering that you most often see the backs of your chairs around the dining table, we think this is great.
Ferm Daybed Sofa - The interesting straps on Ferm's "Turn" daybed aren't the only detail we fell for. The top cushion of the daybed -- and the matching sofa -- is made with two colors so you can change up your decor with minimal effort.
Amorph’s Crux coffee table - Amorph's Crux coffee table is a sensuous piece of sculpture. The two pieces nestle together to form an artful table base that would be fitting for a modern or contemporary room. It is made of solid Ash Wood covered with a matte lacquer finish.
round metal inlays in this gorgeous table by Asher Israelow - We first thought that the shrinking of round metal inlays in this gorgeous table by Asher Israelow was just that -- a random sprinkling. Come to find out that the varied dots of metal are actually representations of a star map, which only makes the work more spectacular. Israel's tables are star maps of specific dates and this one is of the night sky on the date that Albert Einstein discovered his theory of relativity.
C upholstered swivel chair by Bla Station - The Innovation C upholstered swivel chair by Bla Station is lots of fun because you can sit on it in any direction. Straddle the seat, sit facing the table, or pull off the table attachment and use the arm as a backrest.
Camp chair by BlankBlank - This is the Camp chair by BlankBlank. We love how it is a sling chair ensconced within an armchair, and the colors give it a casual, relaxed feeling.
Bernhardt Design presented this sofa called “Mellow - Bernhardt Design presented this sofa called "Mellow." The look is sleek and modern, and it comes in a number of spectacular colors. It uses a medical-grade memory-retention fabric and a special design that incorporates cords beneath underneath. They add a special design detail and help the sofa adjust to those sitting on it.
ICFF 2016 capped off a busy week in New York City as the final event in NYCxDesign, a citywide celebration of design. As always, there were plenty of new furnishings, fixtures and accessories to delight every buyer and decorator. Here are some of the things that caught Homedit’s eye, which include some from perennial favorite brands along with new finds.
Bhardt Design presented this sofa called “Mellow.” The look is sleek and modern, and it comes in a number of spectacular colors. It uses a medical-grade memory-retention fabric and a special design that incorporates cords beneath underneath. They add a special design detail and help the sofa adjust to those sitting on it.
We first thought that the shrinking of round metal inlays in this gorgeous table by Asher Israelow was just that — a random sprinkling. Come to find out that the varied dots of metal are actually representations of a star map, which only makes the work more spectacular. Israelow’s tables are star maps of specific dates and this one is of the night sky on the date that Albert Einstein discovered his theory of relativity.
We’ve seen the video all over Facebook, and it was pretty cool to see the Lamzac® in person. Fatboy’s highly portable and packable lounge is all the rage. You just swing the lightweight bag to fill it with air. When you’re finished relaxing, just roll it up. The verdict? Really comfy!
This bench by Konekt was a real eye-catcher. The viking feel drew using, which makes sense — it’s called the Rib Bench. Inspired by the runs of a whale, the bench has vegetable tanned leather straps that are sewn with lovely detail. The handcrafted piece is upholstered in a cozy gotland sheepskin, hand-loomed wool and mohair textile.
There was so much cool lighting at ICFF that we hardly]y know where to begin. This fantastic chandelier by Bover Barcelona Lights was one of the most shared on social media. The Dome 90 pendant is made of more than 170 wood fragments are intertwined and sewn together one by one.
We’re always excited to see what the designers from the Philippines have brought to ICFF and 2016 was a treat! This dramatic lighting from Zarate was a big draw. Clouds of shredded stainless steel illuminated from within are mysterious and enticing. In fact, this was the international debut for the brand’s designer, 22-year-old Jim Torres.
This is just a sampling of the goodies Homedit found at ICFF 2016. Keep an eye on the website for more pieces that made their debuts at the New York fair.