WHITE PLAINS, NY, May 1, 2015… An eclectic mix of applicants, representing a broad spectrum of design and lifestyle categories, has passed a stringent review process to be accepted into two juried sections – Accent on Design® and Handmade® Designer Maker – at the summer 2015 edition of NY NOW®, the Market for Home + Lifestyle, to be held August 15-19, at New York City’s Jacob K. Javits Convention Center.

”NY NOW sets the industry standard for contemporary and artisanal design and functionality, and these juried sections offer buyers the ‘best of the best’ in home and lifestyle products,” said Randi Mohr, NY NOW co-director and vice president, “These carefully curated sections showcase established and renowned designers and artisans alongside a bevy of emerging talents.”

Accent on Design 
From 150 applicants, Accent on Design has accepted 23 cutting edge designers based on creativity in design; innovative use of materials, functionality and a commitment to new creations in contemporary design. In addition to perennially popular categories such as lighting, tableware and home decor, designers of some unusual products – Bluetooth speakers, sustainable tableware, wooden watches and toothbrushes – are represented among the diverse mix of new acceptances for the summer 2015 edition.

Applicants recommended by the Accent on Design Selection Committee for the summer 2015 Market include: Analog Watch Co. (wooden watches); Archive & BTW Ceramics (pillows and ceramics); AWN (home organization accessories); Brave Space Design x Timberline Jewelry (handcrafted furniture and jewelry); Color Cord Company (lighting); Danica (kitchen textiles and accessories); Field (office accessories); From the Bay and Design and Crafts Council of Ireland (home furnishings and accessories); Gramovox (Bluetooth speakers); Haoshi Design (clocks); LSTN (technology accessories); Louise Gray (home textiles); Nate Cotterman Glass (blown glass); Noble Goods (handcrafted home objects); NOON by Jane Palmer (home textiles); Pigeon Toe Ceramics (modern home accessories); ROCOCO (handcrafted decorative accessories); Sasha Nicholas, (tableware); Talini, LLC (home textiles); The Goodwell Company (toothbrush); W & P Design LLC (barware); WASARA Company Ltd. (sustainable tableware); and wrk-shp (home and personal accessories).

Presented as part of NY NOW’s HOME Collection, Accent on Design showcases some 150 exhibitors from Sunday, August 16, through Wednesday, August 19, on Level Three of the Javits Center.

Handmade Designer Maker
The Handmade Designer Maker jury accepted 42 artisans, from 151 applicants for the summer 2015 edition, based on the quality of craftsmanship, limited production and a developed line of unique and original work.  Accepted artisans present a mix of home and lifestyle products with representation from all media – wood, metal, fiber, glass, leather, ceramics, and more.

Applicants accepted for Handmade Designer Maker include: A Summer Afternoon (wooden toys); Aili (jewelry); Artifact Bag Co. (waxed canvas and leather bags); Blair Lauren Brown Jewelry (jewelry); Broken Plates (glass jewelry); Diana Mitchell (jewelry); fail (jewelry and home decor); Few Bits (furnishings and home décor); Fundacion Eduardo F. Costantini – Tienda Malba (decorative accessories, jewelry, tabletop); HAWKHOUSE (jewelry); Holly Aiken Bags (bags); Hokanson Dix Glass (blown-glass vessels); Home Thrown (ceramic tableware); Impressed by Nature (jewelry); Jackie Sedlock Pottery (stoneware clay tableware); Jay Teske Leather Co. (leather goods); Jill’s Metal (serving pieces); Jr Meyer Lighting (lighting); Judy Jackson Stoneware (stoneware clay tableware); Julie Cohn Design (jewelry); June & December (paper, textile and gift products); Little Low Studio (stationery and gift products); Ludviks Designs (sculptural jewelry); Nick Moen Studios (porcelain tableware); ORISHIBORI (home decor); Patch Design Studio (handprinted textiles); PERFECTO Glass Jewelry (glass jewelry); Petra Class (jewelry); Phil Gautreau Wood Design LLC (contemporary wood furnishings and accessories); Ray Griffiths Inc. (jewelry); Redraven studios (porcelain keepsakes); Sekoya Originals (home decor); Snuggly Ugly Inc. (dolls, room decor, accessories); Stacey Lee Webber (jewelry and accessories); SwitchWood (wooden bow ties); Sword + Fern (jewelry); Tap by Todd Pownell (jewelry); Tura Sugden (jewelry); Uncommon Threads (jewelry); Village Common (candles); WWAKE (jewelry); and Yellow Jewellery (jewelry).

Handmade Designer Maker, which is part of NY NOW’s HANDMADE collection, presents some 375 artisans, from Saturday, August 15, through Tuesday, August 18, in the Javits Center North.  The HANDMADE Collection also is comprised of Global Design (August 15-18, on the Javits Center’s Level Four) featuring 150 global import resources emphasizing good design, traditional craftsmanship and community building, and Artisan Resource (August 16-19 on the Javits Center’s Level Three), a first-of-its-kind market, which offers U.S.-based volume importers, direct import retailers, wholesalers and designers the opportunity to meet with international artisanal producers from around the world.

The summer 2015 edition of NY NOW, the Market for Home + Lifestyle, will run Saturday, August 15, through Wednesday, August 19, 2015, at New York City’s Jacob K. Javits Convention Center. NY NOW’s three comprehensive collections – HOME, LIFESTYLE and HANDMADE, as well as NEW! exhibitors – encompass 100,000 products in myriad product categories. Attendees from all 50 states and around the world are expected. Information and registration is available online at