NEW YORK, NY, August 18, 2014… The American Society of Interior Designers (ASID) NY Metro Chapter today recognized seven HOME Collection exhibitors as the “Best of the Best” at the summer 2014 edition of NY NOW®, the Market for Home + Lifestyle (formerly NYIGF®). NY NOW HOME runs through Wednesday, August 20, at New York City’s Jacob K. Javits Convention Center.

“We are honored to judge the NY NOW HOME Collection, and the show is a wonderful resource for our Designers to use, said ASID NY Metro chapter president, Susan Anthony, Allied ASID of Susan Anthony Interiors, LLC. “I personally look forward to the show to see the latest in home designs. It is also a convenience to stock up on the small items which finish a space but take too much time to find later.”

Recipients of the summer 2014 ASID “Best of the Best” awards are:

Imaginative Product Presentation:

Repose by My Spirit Garden (San Leandro, CA)
Product Design:

Studio Salvage Crafts (East Windsor, NJ)

Social Responsibility/Ecological Sensitivity:

Rustbelt Reclamation (Cleveland, OH)Lighting:

Oly (Berkeley, CA)


Callisto Home (Secaucus, NJ)


Aviva Stanoff (Carlsbad, CA)

Wall Art:

Estetik Decor (Miami, FL)

“We appreciate ASID’s continued partnership with NY NOW, as well as their informed choices for superlative home product design among NY NOW HOME Collection exhibitors,” said Christian Falkenberg, NY NOW director and senior vice president.

Judges for the summer 2014 ASID “Best of the Best” awards were: Lori Falk, ASID, CID, NCIDQ, Individual Design, LLC; Dionne Gadsden, Allied ASID, Benjamin Moore & Co. Designer Studio Manager (Chair); Jacqueline Hosford, ASID, Jacqueline Hosford Interior Design, LLC; Rosemarie Hittmeyer, Student ASID, AAS Candidate 2014, Interior Design, Fashion Institute of Technology; Benjamin Huntington, ASID, FSIA, NY CID, Veritate Design; and Vincent J. Taylor, ASID, CID, CAPS, NKBA, Eco Nest Interior Design Studio, PLLC.

Founded in 1975, ASID is a professional organization with more than 40,000 members in the U.S. and Canada and comprised of practicing interior designers, design students and industry representatives. For more information, visit

NY NOW HOME showcases home furnishings, home textiles, tabletop and gourmet housewares. NY NOW’s four comprehensive collections – HOME, LIFESTYLE, HANDMADE and NEW! – encompass 100,000 products in 400+ product categories. Some 33,000 attendees from all 50 states and more than 80 countries worldwide are expected. Information and registration is available online at