by Marisa Marcantonio

Skin is in. Just ask accessories designer Robyn Brooks, who covers decorative items and jewelry in snake skins, grass cloth, cork and stingray. Robyn Brooks New York launched some great new accessories at this past gift show, many inspired by the color and feel of Africa.

An exotic umbrella sets the mood in Robyn's treasure filled booth

Robin's new Umbrella Stands and Waste Baskets are fantastic

The Elephant Walk Umbrella Stand is a standout

A stack of grass cloth wrapped Butler's Tray's, table lamps, the new Crock Stripe Mirror and bright yellow skin frame make the booth feel like a bit of home, not a trade show

The Elephant Walk Grass Cloth Butler Tray provides personality plus for a hostess gift

A Grass Cloth wrapped mirror in Mozambique blue is flanked by shelving filled with her accessories

Green Sea Snake skin wrapped boxes store in style

Yellow and Orange Sea Snake skin wrapped boxes are gifts worth stocking up on for easy birthday gifts

I wish every booth was created in this way- it makes the thrill of discovery an elegant experience. A bookshelf displays an assortment of frames boxes and trays.