Blog: What's Happening at NY Now

NYNowFrom top: Tumblers from Sus Gallery; Swell Exotic water bottle; Peter Stathis design by Curio

NEW YORK-A positive vibe is running through the Jacob K. Javits Center here, where NY Now is taking place this week.

Etsy is debuting Etsy Wholesale, its new online wholesale division that launched earlier this month, and about 20 manufacturers in the program are highlighted along the corridor leading to the Handmade Designer Maker area in Javits North. Companies there include Worley's Lighting, redraven studios and Jillian Rene Decor. In addition, other Etsy companies are exhibiting in other places at the show ... Zevro is adding several portion-control items to its line, such as the Press N Measure, with a squeezable silicone base in two colors, as well as the Portion Pour, for liquids, and the Portion Grinder. In addition, it is adding items to its barware category, including a cocktail shaker with a clear body that can better fit hands than traditional cocktail shakers, said Corky Durschlag, vice president, sales and marketing. Its bottom also twists open to dispense the finished drink ... Sus Gallery, a Japanese company, is showcasing its assortment of titanium double-walled tumblers with anodized interiors ... Swell expands its lineup of stainless-steel water bottles with the Exotic line, which includes patterns resembling snakeskin and other designs ... Quench Products is adding to its cocktail accessories line three separate tools that specifically help one to make three popular drinks: margaritas, mojitos and martinis. Each comes in a bright color and retails for $14.99. In addition, the company's Bar10der is now available in more upscale versions: oak and stainless steel ... The new lighting company Curio is debuting its sleek line of LED table and floor lamps and pendants, which incorporate a technology used in scanners and copies for a linear light form. One design was created by veteran lighting designer Peter Stathis. The items are physically adjustable, and will also be able to be controlled by an app.