We’re finally home from North Carolina, and barely had a chance to breathe. Here’s the last of our market round up and some of our rants and raves about High Point International Home Furnishings Market
Saw this great photograph of Barbie and Ken. The vendor promised to send us more information on the artist. He does a series of these.
Awesome reproduction sign will be in the studio this December. Other signs included “Drive In” and an arrow. We are also getting a lit Eiffel Tower.
What a fabulous swing arm lamp. We visited one of our favorite vendors, Visual Comfort, to see what was new. Not disappointed! Make sure to call us for your lighting needs; we’ve got the best sources!
This was the feel good story of market. A line called “Goods Made Good”. Goodwill industries of Wisconsin employing people to make construct ah-maz-ing textiles from mens shirting and suiting that didn’t sell at the Goodwill store. We loved it and ordered some pillows for the shop. We know you will love it too!
On to rants and raves: Snaps to the people that put on the market. It was well run and the transportation was timely and dependable. More snaps to the restaurants both in the market and the outlying areas. We had really good meals. And best of all, we met some really great people. It is always fun to network with designers and reps from other parts of the country. OK, now for our rants. Hotels: the consensus is hotels in the area are overpriced and not so great. Just a thought: there are probably several dozen designers who would barter some work for a stay at market. Our other gripe is vendors and reps who think they are just too good for the people they don’t recognize. You have no idea who we are and what we might become someday. Yes, we might write smaller orders than some of the “whoody whos”; but that’s today. Treat everyone with respect. Seriously, what’s the fun of having a blog if you can’t jump on the soap box every now and then?
We are looking forward to new merchandise coming in soon! Stop by soon or if you’re not in the area, check out our new online shop