Blogfest 2011: NYDC scavenger hunt

During our visit to the New York Design Center we were given the challenge of completing a scavenger hunt to help familiarize ourselves with the showrooms and give us an opportunity to use our creativity while we came up with our answers.

I wish I had more time to visit all the showrooms. So much eye candy and an incredible resource for Interior Designers.  I know I’ll be back to explore and take in all 16 floors of the building. Until then I will investigate more online.

Here are my answers to the scavenger hunt. Enjoy!

Find an item reminiscent of this famous New York City landmark.

The iconic Chrysler Building with art I found in the Atelier showroom representing the architecture of this magnificent building. Chrysler image via: Wikipedia

Central Park serves as a backyard to all New Yorkers and is the most visited urban park in the U.S. Find an item that would fit into the one of the parks 250 acres of lush green lawns.

In a grassy area of Central Park, I would love to see some of these sculptural elements and urns filled with colourful flowers. Both from 1st Dibs.

They say “If you can make it here, you can make it anywhere!” Find an item that represents the glittering lights of Times Square.

Representing the lights of Times Square on the left and what can be somewhat of a mesmerizing experience represented in the art on the right. Both 1st Dibs.

This line of custom lamps “Petal Pink” Collection benefits Susan G. Komen for the Cure. Visit this 5th floor showroom and take a shot of the colour you would choose for your creation.

New Mottega lamps from Arteriors and my choice, if I could choose just one :)

Sometimes when visiting NYC, you need a little assistance getting around, information on what’s happening and insights into all the city has to offer. The NYDC’s new Access to Design program allows both designers and consumers to navigate the NYDC and learn about design. Stop by our brand new office on the 4th floor and take a shot.

My favorite part of Access to Design is the fact that it’s a resource centre that connects consumers to designers and offers a helping hand that is much needed in what can be an overwhelming building to navigate your way through.

The BLOGFEST hosts showroom is always a destination for the NYDC. Currently decked out in colours that will make you smile, find your favorite texture and hue from Kravets new Modern Colors Collection.

It was hard to choose just one. I’m a little obsessed with all shades of orange right now so this seemed like the perfect choice. I love the geometric prints that can be used in traditional or modern settings.

The New York Design Center was built in 1926. Find an item that represents the 1920’s glamour that could have been shown when we first opened 85 years ago.

Here are some items I found from that era representing a time of breakthrough design and timeless elegance.

The Brooklyn Bridge is the oldest suspension bridge that connects NYC to uber stylish Brooklyn. Find an item that reflects it’s architectural splendor.

I found this mirror at 1st Dibs that I thought was a perfect match to the architecture of this striking bridge. Brooklyn Bridge image source.

While this bird is not native to New York City, we love seeing its colours and motif explored through this 6th floor showroom. With over 4,000 pieces introduced each year, Global Views is full of incredible treasures. Take a shot of your favorite item.

Many fabulous accessories to be found at Global Views and my favorite being the area rug and mirror.

Strike a pose in front of the BLOGFEST Step and Repeat backdrop. Take a shot of the “Sweet Endings Event” special A-list guest. Peacock image source.

Me, striking a pose and A-list designer Thom Felicia on the right.

Find something that represents your experience at BLOGFEST 2011.

Finally, to sum up my experience at Blogfest 2011, it was an incredible few days of the most inspiring experiences, people and places. Thank you Kravet for all your efforts. Please know they are appreciated and I’m sure I speak for those who attended and the many who were on the wait list….we can’t wait until next year!


Special thanks to Michelle from Holley & Gill for helping me!


Comments 8

  1. great job on the scavenger hunt! Lovin’ the pose :)

  2. What a fun way to familiarize yourself with NYDC!! You made some great finds :)

  3. Yay! Was so fun, and all your answers are perfect. I’m voting for you!! :)

  4. This just in!!! Comming late Summer/Fall…… Maria Tomás, just chosen as the exclusive retailer for MOTTEGA Lamps in Calgary!

    Yes NYLA, you can have your lamps and and place them too!


  5. Hello Nyla,
    so much fun to connect in Blogfest land. Wish we had more time to get to know each other.
    I love what you chose and funnily enough we have two identical choices – ok the yellow lamp that was easy but the Empire State Building resemblance – Oh I love a woman with such good taste! Enjoyed your discoveries.

    Jennifer Duchene

  6. I just discovered your lovely blog. I’m just new into blogging this year & have just finished off my own daily blog on fashion, food, travel & interior design.
    I had a lot of fun putting it together maybe you would like to check it out if you have a spare minute.


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