The Designboom mart was exciting for me this year because I was able to meet some people I’ve talked about before as well as check out some new stuff!

I was finally able to meet Stanley Ruiz, of whom I am a big fan.

ICFF 2009: Designboom Mart in news events home furnishings  Category

I also met Heather Lins, who is a sweetie!

ICFF 2009: Designboom Mart in news events home furnishings  Category

In addition, the Crit Buns duo was there with their butt-shaped business cards. I was able to try one out and boy it is definitely comfy.

ICFF 2009: Designboom Mart in news events home furnishings  Category

This egg vase was adorable.

ICFF 2009: Designboom Mart in news events home furnishings  Category

The Dining Agenda from Sara Ferrari and Marcella Fiori was super cute: a placemat and emergency fork and spoon built into the cover. Very clever.

ICFF 2009: Designboom Mart in news events home furnishings  Category

The Dynomighty wallet [made of Tyvek] was very impressive, being able to expand if needed.

ICFF 2009: Designboom Mart in news events home furnishings  Category

I really do love these candleholders from Jean Pelle.

ICFF 2009: Designboom Mart in news events home furnishings  Category

Lana’s shrugs were a big hit.

ICFF 2009: Designboom Mart in news events home furnishings  Category

Ryah’s gorgeous mailboxes caught my attention.

Other highlights:

It was also nice to meet Jessica from Nervous System and Scot from Cake. Colin O’Dowd slipped me some Graphkins on the DL.