Yesterday I walked through the National Stationary Show at the Javits Center in NYC. It was really inspiring to see all the great shops and some old friends. As I spoke to exhibitors the feeling seemed to be that it was a little slow traffic-wise, but overall they were making sales and very satisfied. The show is a shadow of it's former self, now sharing the main floor with Surtex when 6 years ago it took up 2 floors entirely on it's own. However exhibitors felt that they were doing better this year than in the past two, so perhaps the smaller show size is working for them.
Here is a photo from the "Paper Runway" exhibit in which artists made various gowns entirely out of paper. Pretty cool!