between taking pictures and chatting with designers and scoping out the pretty cards, i definitely moved slower than anticipated. a day and a half at the show is not enough, people -- it's that good.
even walking into the javitz convention center was thrilling! NSS happens at the same time as surtex and ICFF, so the place is packed with design-y people and there's an air of excitement and anticipation. or maybe that was just me ;)
once inside the show, there are literally acres of booths all full of the latest & greatest in stationery, gifts and beyond. wall full of ribbon? got it. beautifully decorated backdrops? sure, why not. gorgeous paper at every turn? yep, as far as the eye can see.
above: mr boddington's studio booth with amazing paper flowers | smock wrapping paper | linoleum block prints from left field cards | all the ribbon you could ever need from ampelco ribbon company
below: bunting & turquoise walls in the pistachio press booth | pretty paper decorations throughout the show | chalkboard walls & pretty cards from ecojot
grace bonney from design*sponge wrote something about the convention center being like a casino: no windows, no clocks, just a cavern of never-ending walkways. ha! so accurate. although... i didn't mind being trapped in this one, not one bit.
next up: some of my favorite trends from the show.