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On the Road Again

I've pulled out all the stops this year when it's come to attending design and bloggers' events. It's my way of learning and growing as a designer and blogger. This week is my last scheduled trip (who knows what may come up on the horizon?). I'll be attending some events in New York City as part of New York's Design Week.

First on my itinerary is WantedDesign, an event inaugurated in 2011 to showcase New York City as an incubator and destination for design along the lines of London, Paris and Milan. With a program of exhibitions, workshops, lectures and lounges, WantedDesign seeks to bring together designers, architects, craftsmen, editors, and communications professionals to collaborate and build community. It's definitely an event worth exploring.

Next I'll be attending the International Contemporary Furniture Fair or ICFF, a show featuring exhibitors in the contemporary design world. I'll be going to this show as part of Blogfest 2012, a three-day event sponsored by Kravet Fabric and Furniture to bring together design bloggers and shelter magazines for Design Week offerings. I'm thrilled that as part of Blogfest 2012, we'll be seeing the Kips Bay Decorator Show House, the premier show house in New York City (and perhaps the nation). Whenever I can, I try to get to Kips Bay. It's always interesting to see how other designers interpret space. Rest assured I will share my reactions on the blog.

Blogfest 2012 will have me and about 150 other design bloggers meeting with Veranda, House Beautiful, Elle Decor and Traditional Home editors and celebrated designers like Thom Filicia; touring the Kravet studios, showrooms at the D&D Building (Decoration and Design) and the Museum of the City of New York; and networking with designers and vendors from the New York design community. If this will be my last trip before summer, what a way to finish!