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1. Reinventing the wheel. It was a pleasure to meet Joe Manus of Shiner. I had admired his corrugated cardboard fixtures at Traders, a favorite East Atlanta shop, but had no idea how far his talent spread.
The best thing about visiting the treat-filled Shiner booth was lounging on this rockin' bed (it literally rolls back and forth). I only wish I'd had hours to take a real snooze.
The Jonathan Adler booth was merchandised into a series of groovy rooms like this one.
9. Brazilian beauty and craftsmanship. I'm so glad we popped into Platinum Decor on our way back to the car. Not only were they some of the nicest people I've ever met, but the Tissot line, manufactured by Brazilian designer Guilherme Tissot, knocked my socks off. This is the Laos Table Base, which looks like a cube cut from the center of a very large tree, but is actually a clever wood composite. The table was paired with the Galle Dining Chairs, which have Scandinavian modern style with a unique Brazilian twist. As you can see, my market mate Michael is mighty comfortable sitting in one of them.
10. Lacquered finishes. The glossy finish on Tissot's curvaceous Tulipa Dresser carries all the way to the drawer pulls, making it an eye-catching piece for an entryway, living room or bedroom. The accompanying chairs are the Revival Dining Chairs with the clear back option.
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