NSS/SURTEX Tips for Exhibitors – Part 3, Booth Behavior

So, you’re at NSS or SURTEX. You have all your gear and product samples, not to mention your booth furniture and accessories. It’s all set up beautifully, and is sure to draw people in. Sure to draw them in, that is, if you are as welcoming as your booth is. It pained me to walk […]

NSS/SURTEX Tips for Exhibitors – Part 2, Booth Set-Up

NSS/SURTEX Tips for Exhibitors – Part 2, Booth Set-Up

Admittedly, booth set-up is a topic best handled earlier in the year, when folks are planning their spaces, and I plan to re-run this post early in 2015. But, I figured I’d throw a few things out there for anyone making last-minute tweaks to their space. Signage Standard Booth Signage Yes, your product is the […]

Gartner Giveaway Winner!

Gartner Giveaway Winner!

Last night, using an extremely sophisticated selection process (my husband reaching into a salad bowl and pulling out a name), the winner of the first-ever S’Wicked Blog giveaway was chosen. The lucky winner of MARA-MI’s The Pocket Diary – New York City is… Patti Congratulations, Patti! I’ll be in touch to get your contact info, […]

NSS/SURTEX – Preppin’, Part 1

NSS/SURTEX – Preppin’, Part 1

The time has come. You can practically hear the dull roar of the Javits Center in the distance. NSS, SURTEX, and Gift>It are on the horizon. They, together with the Creative Lifestyle & Arts and the International Contemporary Furniture Fair, make for a powerhouse event of epic creative proportions. And, I’m going to miss it. […]

Mother’s Day is for Kicking Back and Enjoying a Gift or Two

Mother’s Day is for Kicking Back and Enjoying a Gift or Two

Posted by on May 2, 2014 in Gifts, S'Wicked Blog, Stationery | No Comments

Okay, I’ll admit it. I bought my own Mother’s Day gift. In fact, I got it wicked cheap, five months ago, during the whole Black Friday/Cyber Monday bonanza. I showed my husband a picture of it and said, “That’s my Mother’s Day present.” And, it’s been sitting in the basement ever since…waiting patiently for Mother’s […]

Mother’s Day is Sweet

Mother’s Day is Sweet

So, your mom isn’t one who goes for the humorous card on Mother’s Day? Or, you’re looking for something a little closer to the heart? There are so many wonderful options that fall more in the “sweet ‘n lovely” category. Here are just a few (including one “stepmom” card—a subcategory that is seriously under-represented in […]

Mother’s Day is Hilarious

Mother’s Day is Hilarious

Note to my family: this Mother’s Day, get me a funny card. This spring has not met its humor quota, and it’s about time for a good laugh. Here are some suggestions…. L2 Design Collective Fugu Fugu Press The Nic Studio Oddball Press Hello!Lucky Fat Bunny Press oh my word There. These are the kind […]

A belated congratulations to the Trendys Winners!

A belated congratulations to the Trendys Winners!

Last week, Stationery Trends announced the winners of The Fifth Annual Trendys Awards. The work represented by the finalists was outstanding (be sure to check out all the designs out, here). But only six winners could be chosen, and they are: Baby category: Andy Warhol So Many Stars Board Book by Galison/Mudpuppy Green category: Letterpress […]

Goooooo, UConn!!!

Goooooo, UConn!!!

Congratulations to the UConn Huskies Women and Men on their National Championship wins!!! What an accomplishment for the players, coaches, and all of the support team behind them! And, an extra congratulations to the Huskies Women, for their undefeated season. 40 and 0! Go, Huskies, go!!!! Want to show your CT love? Hartford Prints, a […]

A Bit o’ the Green

A Bit o’ the Green

I’m looking out the window at a bleak landscape: patches of snow on the ground, a milky gleam where the sun’s shining behind the clouds, and everything is drab, drab, drab. Oh, and, it’s 27.5 degrees out, with a nice raw breeze. That said, there are signs of spring—the tell-tale tips of daffs and crocuses, […]