It's Palletpalooza at New York Design Week and ICFF

Villerey and BoscheLloyd Alter/CC BY 2.0

I think it is time to lose the shipping pallets. At ICFF, the Villeroy and Boshe booth was cute, putting the most expensive bath hardware on pallets. But it took up a lot of space.

pallets showroomLloyd Alter/CC BY 2.0

At the very popular Core77 All City All Stars opening reception, people were lined up around the block; they couldn't get in because the entire store was filled with, you guessed it, pallets.

Ruta ReifenLloyd Alter/CC BY 2.0

There is no question, they made a great display for the likes of Ruta Reifen,

dunk light Karl ZahnLloyd Alter/CC BY 2.0

They provided a good backboard mount for Karl Zahn's wonderful DUNK light.

last bunny of the apocolypseLloyd Alter/CC BY 2.0

They make a good base for Jeremyville's Hieronymus, the Bunny of the Apocalypse. It may have all been fine for the show that ran all weekend, but it sure took up a lot of space at the opening.

hack chairLloyd Alter/CC BY 2.0

Around the corner at 22 Bond Street, there was a lot more room to look at BER-JFK, where sixteen designers and creative studios from Berlin showcased their latest objects and projects. I really liked Ronen Kadushin's Hack chair.

areaware handLloyd Alter/CC BY 2.0

Our friends at Areaware were partying there; this year they present a new line of ipad and iphone holders shaped like hands.

hand holding iphoneLloyd Alter/CC BY 2.0

Like so many of their products, a mix of utility and humor. More at Areaware

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