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Belfast Bay Shade: Art You Can Live With

By Dina Petrillo, Principal Designer, Belfast Bay Shade Company

Dina PetrilloBelfast Bay Shade Company is a fast growing cottage industry located in Midcoast Maine. We launched our Maine Botanical Series of fine art lampshades at the January 2013 NYIGF show and are pleased to be returning for the August NY NOW show with two new shade lines as well as a line of black iron lamp bases.

Visit www.belfastbayshadecompany.com, call 207-735-8237 or stop by booth 9103 at NY Now.

The response to The Maine Botanical Series has proven we have an appeal for designers, home decor showrooms, fine gift retailers and custom collectors – the series strikes a special chord with folks who want to bring their gardens indoors all year round. The shades are dynamic and full of color. Influenced by American Folk Art, the Arts and Crafts Movement, Japanese Akari lanterns, and Bauhaus, our shades have been likened to fire-light and glasswork with two distinct life forms – unlit they are fine art prints, and electrified they are glowing pieces of art. Our fusion aesthetic continues to evolve with a consistent design goal: to create enduring and beautiful functional design, making art we can live with.

These hand-printed lampshades come in 14 botanical motifs, and our diverse palette of paper and ink colors has generated more than 40 different shade designs. The Maine Botanicals are printed with 100 percent archival materials on etching presses to produce an emboss with the look and feel of brocade. The result is a fine art lampshade with a luminosity that’s simply stunning.

Our shades are durable. While sharing the look of rice-paper lanterns or delicate silk-painted shades, our lampshades are robust – UVLS protected for color-fastness, cleanable, dent and dust resistant. In terms of functionality, these shades are also very versatile. With 11 shade sizes, our lampshades work on any lamp style, including swag, track, hardwire ceiling-hung pendants, floor lamps, table lamps and sconces.

Excitement about The Maine Botanicals has prompted us to create a couple of new shade lines: White on White Botanical Emboss and Linen Botanical. The Emboss Series is etching-press printed for a sculpted relief surface in all white 100 percent cotton. This is an elegant shade available in 14 botanical motifs and 11 sizes. The Linen Botanical Series, printed on a linen/cotton blend, riffs on the hand-printed botanicals and opens up a whole new world of possibilities for size, color, and motif. We’ll be debuting our new line of metal bases for table, floor and sconce in black and malleable iron. These are very hip, contemporary, retro-industrial, must-see items! Together with the organic feel of our shades, these lamps are dynamite!

We’ve been highlighted in DownEast Magazine’s “Your Perfect Maine Home” as their favorite for lighting in Home Accessories, featured in the Farnsworth Art Museum’s Summer Quarterly, HomeBody, NYNOW Crafts Report and Pre-show Planner, cited as Belfast’s New Creative Economy Business, and are exhibiting with architect Augusto Rosa in Bright Holmes Designer Showhouse in Bar Harbor.

We’d love to see you at our new booth in Designer/Maker Handmade #9103 (front left corner of the exhibition hall) – you shouldn’t be able to miss us!

NY NOW Adds a Day to 2014 Winter Market

Extending its scope as the nation’s premiere home and lifestyle marketplace, NY NOW®, the Market for Home & Lifestyle (formerly known as NYIGF®), has added an extra day to the winter 2014 event, and will expand its use of multiple locations, including the Jacob K. Javits Convention Center and both Passenger Ship Terminal Piers 92 and 94. With the addition of one weekday to the winter schedule, the six-day market will open on Saturday, February 1, and will run through Thursday, February 6 (rather than Wednesday, February 5, as previously announced). Additionally, hotel reservations will open early, due to the winter market’s overlap with the 2014 Super Bowl.

In anticipation of the winter 2014 NY NOW overlap with Super Bowl XLVIII, which will be held on Sunday, February 2, in East Rutherford, NJ, GLM proactively researched New York City’s capacity, and confirmed that it can easily handle the additional traffic in terms of flights, restaurants and general crowds. Attendee surveys recently conducted by GLM indicate that while the overlap with the Super Bowl would not preclude retailers from attending the winter market, an additional weekday would minimize concerns about Super Bowl weekend attendance.

“This marketplace is a pivotal event for thousands of retailers and suppliers, so the extension to a six-day market is a win-win for all,” said Christian Falkenberg, NY NOW director and GLM senior vice president. “Two weekend shopping days are still available for retailers who can only come on Saturday and Sunday this coming winter, plus an extra weekday  is guaranteed for those who want to come after Super Bowl weekend.”

With New York City’s 90,000+ hotel rooms, and despite the addition of the Super Bowl, there is more than enough hotel capacity to accommodate all visitors. “With the Super Bowl, it will be an even more exciting time to be in New York City,” added Falkenberg. “We have more than enough New York City hotel rooms at advantageous rates reserved for the winter 2014 market, and we are opening reservations much earlier than usual so that NY NOW exhibitors and attendees can book early to ensure availability and the best pricing.”

To give exhibitors and attendees advanced access, Travel Planners, Inc., the official hotel agency for NY NOW, will accept reservations for winter 2014 prior to the opening of the summer 2013 market.  NY NOW’s hotel block offers the lowest rates for a vast selection of hotels, and while some rates may be higher than usual over the weekend,  NY NOW rates will be considerably lower than what an independent search currently will yield. Market participants can pre-register online at http://tphousing.com/ec.html to receive email notification when winter 2014 reservations can be made.

The winter 2014 edition of NY NOW runs February 1-6, 2014, at New York City’s Jacob K. Javits Convention Center and Passenger Ship Terminal Piers 92 & 94.  NY NOW’s four comprehensive collections – HOME, LIFESTYLE, HANDMADE and NEW! – encompass 100,000 products in 400+ product categories. Some 35,000 attendees from all 50 states and more than 80 countries worldwide are expected. For information and registration, contact GLM’s Customer Service Department at 1-800-272-SHOW (7469), or (212) 204-1060, or visit www.nynow.com.

Shard Collection Bowls to be Shown at NY NOW

These Ambrosia Maple wooden bowls are handmade by the Stinson Studios family in rural Ontario Canada.  Each piece is hand buffed with bees wax and vegetable oil for a highly functional food safe finish.
StinsonStudios, Shard Collection
The Shard Collection modern designs were inspired by shattering and cutting traditional round style bowls into new forms with sharp angles and edges.  The final form reaches a harmonious balance between the rich soft warmth of wood and the angular modern shapes.  These pieces are perfect for adding the warm accent of wood to a kitchen or home with stone, stainless steel and concrete.

All the bowls are made from reclaimed or sustainably harvested Canadian Maple.

11″ / $96 Retail
14″ / $172 Retail

NY Now Booth: Designer Maker, 9426
Stinson Studios
P: 613-379-2177