Tuesday, August 30, 2011

New York NYIGF Diaries (part 3 finally!)

Proudly debuting The Painted Peacock silk scarve
All smiles with the team of HGTV magazine
Painted Ikat linen  pillow on vintage chair
Hamptontoes' Lisa Ehrlich
The Decorista and Luxury Monograms's Melanie Duncan
With Parker Bowie of ELLEdecor
Timeout with Eva Uribe Roepers and Bobby Berk
You must be thinking WHAT HAPPENED! No posting and pictures of the booth at the NYIGF. Complete radio silence. Did something go wrong.....No we just did it. Our first paticipation at the NYIGF! It went really well but everything just happened so fast and there was so much follow up and work that there was no time to blog about it. We had great response from retailers, interior designers and (social) media. Guess who came in to our booth: ELLEdecor, Coastal Living, House Beautiful, Women's Day, HGTVmagazine, Hamptontoes, Diane James, The Buzz Blog, The Decorista, Neimann Marcus/Horchow, interior designer Meg Braff (who will be opening an exciting store soon!), Celerie Kemble's team, HD Buttercup, HB Home, Style Beat blog and many more! Thank you all for your enthousiasm and we will be back in January. Otherwise meet us in Paris at the Maison et Objet, Hall 5A booth D104 (9 to 13 September, Woonbeurs (RAI Amsterdam, 24 Sept- 2 October ) or Highpoint, Suites at Market Square (22 to 27 October).
Interested in my art and designs? For the US contact Eva Uribe Roepers of Interdecorations or send an email to info@mariskameijers.com

Thursday, August 25, 2011

GIVEAWAY Mariska Meijers tray over at Simplified Bee

When I was in San Francisco last month I had the pleasure of meeting stylish blogger Cristin of Simplified Bee . She had organized a well attended SF bloggers meet up and it was just a coincidence that I was in town. It was great having the opportunity meeting so many colleague bloggers from across the pond. To celebrate my first NY show Cristin has kindly organized a giveaway. If you love my designs here is the opportunity to receive one for free. Simply hop over to Simplified Bee to enter. Good luck and I am sure Simplified Bee will be one of your favourite blogs to follow (if you are not already following :)). x

Wednesday, August 24, 2011

New Press: Thank you Dutch women's weekly Margriet!

 the interview (by Saskia Smith)
 sharing a page with Tom Hanks
and Dutch politician Jolande Sap
 With stylist/make-up artist Petra Neumann
 and photographer Ester gebuis 
 Petra in action

 Margriet magazine
Yes I am still here!!!! Trying to catch up after 10 days New York! A blogpost about the NYIGF experience will follow later this week. Will do so from the Austrian mountains as I am leaving for a much needed short break. But here is some news to share. This magazine was in my piled up mail when I arrived back in Amsterdam! Dutch Women's weekly Margriet did an article on women that took the leap changing their lives radically to follow their dream!....and I share a page with Tom Hanks :))).
Thank you Margriet magazine, Saskia Smith (interview), Petra Neumann (styling/make-up) and Ester Gebuis (photography) for such wonderful exposure!

Note: I am sporting one of my new designs, the Painted Peacock scarve, 100% Silk (Crepe de Chine).
We introduced the first scarve designs at the NYIGF and the scarves will be available soon. For information send an email to info@mariskameijers.com

Friday, August 12, 2011

New York NYIGF diaries (part 2)

Yesterday we went to Pier 94 to register and check out our booth. Setting up for a fair is far from glamourous. The exhibition hall looked like it was hit by a small tornado. We had to plough our way to the booth :). Crates, carton boxes, wrapping material, ladders......With too many hurdles it meant that we could not bring our things in yet so we are a bit behind schedule. Arriving back at the appartment the street was blocked as Obama had just landed on the heliport in front of our building. Anyway today is a new day and I have made a fresh start with another fab morning run along the Manhattan waterfront and a Starbucks breakfast in the first rays of sun. Tomorrow I a will post pictures of our booth at Pier 94 #40049. Off to work! pictures both from my iPhone, Breakfast and Brooklyn Bridge at sunrise

Thursday, August 11, 2011

New York NYIGF diaries

I arrived yesterday at JFK with just too much luggage. Why am I doing this to myself :)). Roll-up banners, tray tables, new sample collection.....part of our booth display is already in New York stored at my dear friend Bobby Berk's store in Soho. After a good night sleep I feel well rested and already did my morning run in Battery Park. I felt so happy that it made me cry a little. I am working from Bobby's appartment this morning waiting for Eva (of Interdecorations) to arrive from Miami. This afternoon we will start setting up our booth!

The picture above I took with my iPhone on my morning run. How fabulous is this girl's outdoor office! The picture below is my current view (also fab!).

Monday, August 8, 2011


with Ashlina in her NYC appartment

OK so what is new, or even better what is not new! After 2 weeks in the US I have been back in Amsterdam for just over a week and already packing for New York again. This weekend the NYIGF starts where I will be presenting my designs together with my US distributor Eva Roepers of Interdecorations. As you can imagine we are both very excited (and a bit nervous of course) as this is our debut! Organizing a fair from a distance is never easy. I spend a few days in New York during my last trip for some preparatory work. We decided to keep the booth display real simple. Ashlina (the Decorista and long time blogging friend) helped me to source a couple of vintage chairs. I bought  matching shelving units and adding my color popping designs should do the job! I will give a full report from New York.

As a result of the wonderful feauture in RUE Magazine I had many shouts and tweets including: Casasugar, Bright Bazaar, Simplified Bee, Carribean Living, Of Beauty and Love, Twelve Chairs, Lifestyle Treats ... I apologize for those I have missed, google alerts is not always flawless and neither am I :). So thank you all for loving and supporting my work!

Monday, August 1, 2011

New press: Let's Rue!

 from Rue # 6 (photo by Henny van Belkom)
from Rue # 6 (photo by Henny van Belkom)

Came back this weekend from New York and am suffering from the worst jetlag in ages. I feel like I have been partying the whole weekend dancing on tables with a bottle in my hand...Despite this non alcoholic hangover I feel up beat and happy. The round trip Amsterdam-Los Angeles-San Francisco-New York-Amsterdam has been inspiring and successful. During my stay in New York the new Rue came out featuring a tour of my studio in Amsterdam. Thank you wonderful team of Rue, including Editor in Chief Crystal Gentillelo and Mackenzie Horan (who I both met in person at the blogger meet up in SF) and photographer Henny van Belkom for such a fabulous feature and exposure. The studio feature is spreading rapidly and has already been spotted amongst others on Casa Sugar and Simplified Bee.

One of my favourite features in issue 6 is "Singaporean Love Story" showcasing Agnes Verrier's stylish Singaporean appartment and the love story behind it (photographed by Scott Woodward and styled by Marie Maglaque).  Having lived and worked in Singapore for years I could more than relate to the feature and it made me a bit homesick as well :).


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