I went to the Chicago Houseware Show this year at the McCormick center and it was pretty cool. I got to see some new products coming out and some pretty sweet exhibition displays. I really like Urban Butik's display they were also featured on Core77 if you guys want to check it out. Bodum had a very large area and they attracted everybody with their colorful products and free coffee straight from their presses. Here is also a list I put together of brands I thought that has some interesting stuff:
Unfortunately I was not allowed to take pictures so the pictures above are just pulled from their sites.