Back from a week long annual retreat in NYC with the Apartment Therapy team. The trip always coincides with ICFF (the International Contemporary Furniture Fair), the yearly meet, greet and peruse on your feet showcase for home furnishings and decor amongst the industry, press and designers. The show is a fun opportunity to see many of the pieces we all admire from an online distance and experience them from a tactile perspective. It’s also a great time to get a few freebies from companies, which range from very cool (Herman Miller gave us a couple remnant upholstery fabric totes) to nourishing (thanks to the friendly team at Graham & Brown for the press refreshments). My absolute favourite gift from the show was handed by From the Source, a wood bowtie shaped card holder. Very useful after a weekend of collecting and exchanging cards! It’s a welcome addition to my in progress home office.