Ahhs: ICFF Report

i just got back from the international contemporary furniture fair and i have to say it was great this year! although, i got off to a pretty rocky start. apparently no strollers are allowed on the fair floor. so when i arrived with my 20-pounder (henry) and huge diaper bag ready to cruise the fair's aisles in ease, and the jerk-face told me NO STROLLERS are allowed i was shocked. even more annoying (and this is what pissed me off) was that if i wanted to bring my stroller in it cost $50!!! wtf? can you believe that? i kinda got into it with guy...so lame.

anyway...after checking the stroller and loading up the diaper bag we head to the fair floor. thank goodness i had my friend jeremy and kevin with me to help hold mister squirmy pants.
one of my baby handlers (jeremy)

i saw lots of bold saturated colors including these cute little globe lamps (that i can't find the card for, so i don't know anything about them!) and these miller goodman delightful wooden toys.

pantone chairs, tres cute and durable.

i am in love with these tree bookcases!! made by shawn soh, a korean designer/artist. she writes little poems for each product that describe how the piece is inspired. i wish i spoke with her longer but it was a very busy day.

these children's stools are super fun and stylish. they bounce up and down and around.  perfect for the little one who can't sit still or big one :)

aw, my baby wranglers. that's it for tonight. more tomorrow, well after i do the aidswalk!

5 comments:

  1. Looks like you are having a blast! What awesome finds...I particularly love the bouncy stool, tree bookcases, & pantone chairs!

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  2. It clearly states on the ICFF site that no strollers or luggage carts will be allowed on the exhibit floor. It always amazes me when people can find a way to complain on the internet but can't use the internet to research a simple question that would have obviated their complaint.

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  3. Thanks Amanda for telling us that no strollers are allowed! We're planning to go today so it's good to know.

    And for anonymous: don't get so upset with Amanda about her complaint. Sometimes we (parents) think that the city should be accessible to families (babies included), and we still get surprised when it is not. it doesn't always occur to us to check if strollers are allowed or not when we go somewhere.

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  4. thanks for the comments!!

    yes, anonymous...i understand that it seems stupid to complain on the internet when i could of research icff stroller policy here too. i should have.

    i supposed i am just dumbfounded that the icff at the javitz(where i have attended MANY a trade show with a stroller) doesn't consider parents. i didn't research it because not in a million years would it have occurred to me that i couldn't bring one in. AND the killer is that it's not that no strollers allowed bottom line, you can pay a ridiculous $50 and bring one in! the policy stinks and doesn't make sense. the person at the fair explain, "the fair isn't for kids"....ummmm does that mean not for families in the trade i guess?

    yeah, kkiaras is right, we live in a city that in reality isn't so accessible for parents and babies.

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  5. thanks for the comments!!

    yes, anonymous...i understand that it seems stupid to complain on the internet when i could of research icff stroller policy here too. i should have.

    i supposed i am just dumbfounded that the icff at the javitz(where i have attended MANY a trade show with a stroller) doesn't consider parents. i didn't research it because not in a million years would it have occurred to me that i couldn't bring one in. AND the killer is that it's not that no strollers allowed bottom line, you can pay a ridiculous $50 and bring one in! the policy stinks and doesn't make sense. the person at the fair explain, "the fair isn't for kids"....ummmm does that mean not for families in the trade i guess?

    yeah, kkiaras is right, we live in a city that in reality isn't so accessible for parents and babies.

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