[uhp-steyt fan-see] - adjective

1. not exorbitant or extravagent by city standards, however in a rural setting (like upstate new york) it is in fact, quite fancy.

2. a wonderful blog dedicated to art, design and other things that are indeed upstate fancy.




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THE BEST OF NYIGF – megan auman

I have been a fan of Megan Auman’s work for quite a while. Not only are her designs beautiful, she is a really wonderful person as well. I was very happy to run into her at the NYIGF this year and her booth really stood out to me. First off I love her name placement, the whole setup felt like you were in an art gallery or a museum store’s special artist section. All of her designs felt very prominent and stood out against her custom designed backdrop that also featured her signature leaf pattern. Her booth design was very open and had room to walk around and really take in her work which was a welcome change from only being able to stand in one spot and glance around. On the side wall she proudly showcased her jewelry line, hung upon little white canvases. This really highlighted the artistic quality of the pieces, jewelry as art not just adornments. I really can’t wait t see what is next from this very talented lady.


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THE BEST OF NYIGF – made by humans

Continuing on our NYIGF adventure, I really liked the Made By Humans booth. They had a prime spot on the end cap near the middle of the gift fair. I believe they had a double wide space (it seemed huge) and they used it to its full potential. There were no walls or curtains at the made by humans booth which made it very easy to walk through their plethora of cardboard pedestals.

They also covered their area in a puzzle like rubber flooring reminiscent of a children’s play room which provided some much needed relief for my sore feet by that point in the day. This booth had a great use of space and was able to have multiple buyers looking at different products without feeling like they were on top of each other. That goes a long way in my book.