Monday, June 6, 2011

Surtex-Better Late than Never

New friend and talented artist Hiroshi Tanabe, me and my Wonder Twin, Chad.

Bless me Father for I have's been almost two months since my last blog post.

But it was two months of non-stop work so please cut me some slack.

My studio mate, Chad, and I decided to head to NY for Surtex, the Stationery Show and the ICFF (International Contemporary Furniture Fair). The last time I went to Surtex I had a booth and it was something like 15 years ago. The show has really grown and it was fun seeing some of my illustrator pals and their new work. Chad and I are both represented by Art in Motion so our work was in their booth.
I am happy to report that I made the trend book this year-woo hoo!

Usually I go to these shows and come away overwhelmed and thinking something like "What the heck am I doing in this business?" but this time I came away feeling pretty confident about what I do.

I didn't really see anything really clear as far as trends go just lots of pattern, collage and layering. Grey, green and yellow seen to be creeping in as far as color trends go.

There is no photography allowed at Surtex so I have no photos of the show but I do have photos of some of the fun and frivolity that was had in the city.


After walking the Highline we needed a cappuccino so we headed to The Strand Hotel.

View of the Highline from the Strand Hotel.

The organic, aeroponic roof top garden of Bell Book and Candle, where I met friends for dinner.

I actually saw my salad being "harvested" and got a peek at Kiefer Sutherland's roof top garden.


  1. Dearest sweet paula, so happy to see an update!! WOW such an inspiring trip and i totally LOVE that roof top garden! Have a lovely merry happy day and love to you!


  2. love your cool you had a good experience at Surtex