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Bite of the Big Apple

I'm in New York for the Architectural Digest Home Design Show. What a time to be in New York City! Spring, or rather summer, visited us early this week in the northeast. Daffodils are in bloom and even cherry blossoms (about one month early). Yesterday was trade day at the show on Pier 94, a great way for designers and other professionals in home building and design to meet vendors and view products. There was also the opportunity for schmoozing with fellow designers. Modenus, a blog and online resource for design products and professionals, sponsored "Marys and Mimosas." Billed as a tweetup, there was hardly time for tweeting. Catching up with some fellow Design Bloggers Conference attendees and meeting IRL ("in real life") members of the Twitter @IntDesignerChat community was more fun.

My problem when I attend shows like this is that there are so many amazing design elements that I want just for myself, but I would have to start from scratch to use them. Good thing I have clients. I hope to feature some of these elements in the days and weeks ahead. Today, I set out on foot to discover some New York design finds. Within blocks of where I'm staying are the New York Design Center at 200 Lex, housing showrooms to the trade, and DDC--Domus Design Collection--a resource for contemporary furniture. But one of my favorite things to do in New York is just to start walking and see what I discover.

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