Surtex NYC 2009!

Surtex was fantastic. So much fun; so great for business.

Here’s our booth, all seats taken with a line waiting to see books. It went on like this for most of the three days. That’s Susan M on the upper right showing Suzy Ultman’s portfolio.dsc04141.jpg

Here’s Mike Lowery. He came up from Atlanta and brought his students with him. He’s making Julia and Susan laugh. blogdsc04138.jpg

More books and stuff.dsc04171.jpg

Another shot of our booths with very focused art directors. That’s the teNeues folks in the middle. Check out Suzy Ultman’s stufftie hanging on the wall. It’s brown with the heart in the middle. Too cute.dsc04158.jpg

Here he is big:

Carolyn Gavin and my mom in front of the booths. Land of Nod and Grace Bonney of design*sponge blog are at our booths, too. How fantastic. My mom was an amazing business person and incredible artist, ahead of her time. She’s 84 and came out from the end of the North Fork of Long Island with my sister to see us. It made my day.

Jamie of Land of Nod and Susan McCabe having fun. I gave Jamie the award (verbally) for best scarf of show.dsc04168.jpg

Thought you’d like to see the books and some of the samples and give-aways. On the right was a baby and juvi compilation I made for the show.dsc04170.jpg

There’s Julia and Susan and a bit of the beautiful Grace Bonney of design*sponge. All I’m going to tell you is that Grace and I had a fascinating discussion about something we want to do together. Trust me; it’s going to be fabulous.

A picture of Helen Dardik’s picture about taking pictures.

Susan M and Allison Cole. Susan was showing someone Allison’s bag which Allison made herself. Probably Susan was showing a manufacturer and wanted to get them to make these bags.dsc04179.jpg

Kristin of Chronicle. We love her. We had some REALLY good ideas for something. It ties into the Grace Bonney/design*sponge thing. I hope I’m tantalizing you.dsc04183.jpg

Here’s a picture of Kristin taking a picture of Suzy Ultman’s doll.

Here’s a point in the show where we had Chronicle, Crate & Barrel, and another group at our booth. How amazing was that? We were kinda blown away.

One great thing was that we got to meet the wonderful reps, Chrystal Falcioni of Magnet and Frank Sturges. Here’s our Susan and Frank. Was great to talk shop.

Here’s Susan’s family. Check out her cute boys. They are fun, cool kids. Check out all the books on the table for clients to see. That’s probably my water bottle on the left. I was allowed to leave it on the table if I was sure to keep the cap on. We had no coffee spills. Amazing. Aren’t the banners beautiful?

Here’s Susan Farrington (on right) and Carolyn Gavin of Ecojot. We went out to dinner at a South African restaurant one night. Carolyn is from South Africa and now lives in Toronto.

It was great fun.

Wednesday: Recent work by Trina Dalziel


  • Okay, that post was great fun- Almost felt like I was there!

    May 22, 2009
  • i loved all my time spent with you all!

    May 22, 2009
  • The picture of Carolyn and Susan is so awesome!
    Wish I could have joined you:)
    Can’t wait to hear more!

    May 23, 2009
  • best booth in the show!

    May 24, 2009
  • Your booth was awesome. Very inspiring!

    May 24, 2009
  • I just found this wonderful blog and I am so excited about it!
    Thank you!
    Elsita :)

    May 25, 2009
  • Amazing booth. Looked at it from a distance since I was just walking the show. Had a few moments talking with Carolyn and admiring her booth as well. Lots of fun!!

    May 25, 2009
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    November 10, 2015

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