With that, and in conjunction with ruginsider.com I am pleased to announce that I will be joining the Editorial Staff of ruginsider.com as a regular contributor collaborating on articles and features of mutual interest. My first article for ruginsider.com will be a review and coverage of this year’s New York International Carpet Show (NYICS), which takes place 19-21 September 2015 at New York City’s Metropolitan Pavilion.
I was first introduced to Peter Woodaman – Editor and Publisher of ruginsider.com – by a mutual friend and was pleased to learn that I also share Peter’s desire to see expanded online coverage of the rug industry. Through a series of conversations over the course of the spring and summer of 2015 we decided to begin a collaborative relationship that we feel will benefit both of our traditional audiences. Readers of both websites will begin to notice an increase in editorial content on ruginsider.com courtesy of your’s truly with broader news content from ruginsider.com provided to The Ruggist in return. It should be noted however, that both websites will maintain their own editorial standards and ownership.
‘What better show to begin working together than the New York International Carpet Show? He [Michael] has been writing about it for years – going back to its days at the Armoury – so it just seemed like the perfect place to start.’ said Peter Woodaman of the collaboration, ‘Plus people are really looking forward to this year’s show.’
This year marks the first for the show under the stewardship of new owner Murtaza Ahmadi and features an impressive exhibitor list of both venerable rug companies and those at the vanguard of the industry. Ruginsider.com is pleased to be in partnership with the NYICS and will be bringing you full coverage of the show online courtesy of The Ruggist.
So what does this mean for the highly coveted and most read articles that are The Ruggist’s reviews of shows? The same as it always has: The Ruggist will tell you how he sees it, just with more breadth and depth to our coverage. To find out what that means, you’ll have to join theruggist.com and ruginsider.com after the New York International Carpet Show (NYICS) to find out!