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Sunday, May 15th, 2005

3 P.M. – Still at ICFF


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Leave a comment! | Published in Becky's Blog from Design Week, NY Design Week 2005

At this point, Sina and Drew are gabbing with designers so much that Matt and I get into a debate about what is the new bent ply. Felt? Concrete? Resin? Bent Bamboo? This leads to a quick summary of our ICFF experience:

  • Felt is the new Suede
  • Unbent Bamboo is the New Bent Ply (by the way, it’s great to see a material that spreads and takes over more quickly than kudzu being used so beautifully).
  • Modern Kids are the New Design Connoisseurs. Some of the new modern baby and kid stuff is so phenomenal that I was wishing I was still in a crib.
  • Flat Pak Homes are the New Double-wides. Blu Dot founder Charlie Lazor’s flat-pack house is amazing. As an added bonus they were giving out free Starburst Fruit Chews, so I kept going back.
  • Lime Green is the New Orange
  • Alliums are the New Lucky Bamboo
  • Concrete is the New Granite
  • Carpet Tiles are the New Linoleum
  • Rubber and Astroturf are the New Wallpaper
  • but, Wallpaper is Cool Again.
  • Design Public is the new Edge*Modern

Also, cool architect specs are over the tipping point. They will soon be as hip as trucker hats, as in not hip at all.

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