In 2011, we were able to cover a few more trade shows and art/design events than usual thanks to some of our super friends! I hope we can continue this great coverage into 2012 and beyond.

2011 Year in Review: Event Coverage in news events home furnishings  Category

Susan Serra, CKD, CAPS, of thekitchendesigner.org and scandinaviankitchens.com, as well as creator of Bornholm Kitchen curated a lovely kitchen design trends roundup for us from the 2011 LivingKitchen Show in Cologne, Germany.

2011 Year in Review: Event Coverage in news events home furnishings  Category

Also in January, Eleanor walked the aisles of the New York International Gift Fair.

2011 Year in Review: Event Coverage in news events home furnishings  Category

In March, notabilia covered the 2011 Singapore Biennale.

In May, I spent some time in New York City for the International Contemporary Furniture Fair (ICFF). I discovered some new favorites, attended Model Citizens NYC, and event co-hosted an event. Oh yeah, and I asked Marcel Wanders about his underwear.

2011 Year in Review: Event Coverage in news events home furnishings  Category

Also in May, Susan Serra reported the top innovations from the Kitchen & Bath Industry Show.

2011 Year in Review: Event Coverage in news events home furnishings  Category

In June, Irene Hoofs of Bloesem attended Saturday in Design Singapore.

2011 Year in Review: Event Coverage in news events home furnishings  Category

In September, Susan Serra traveled to Copenhagen to attend Copenhagen Design Week 2011 where she discovered some beautiful pieces as well as the One Chair A Week exhibition.

Also in September, Katie Treggiden of confessions of a design geek of attended the 2011 London Design Festival and gave us such a thorough report that we felt as though were were there with her!

2011 Year in Review: Event Coverage in news events home furnishings  Category

Read Katie’s Top Five from Tramshed.

2011 Year in Review: Event Coverage in news events home furnishings  Category

Check out her spotlight posts on the Okay Studio / Arco exhibit, ibride x Kelly McCallum collaboration, the Textile Field by Ronan and Erwan Bouroullec, the Timber Wave at the V&A, and the Squint x London Transport Museum Collaboration.

2011 Year in Review: Event Coverage in news events home furnishings  Category

Katie also shared her favorite LDF pop-up shops.

2011 Year in Review: Event Coverage in news events home furnishings  Category

Don’t miss her Top 10 from TENT London.

2011 Year in Review: Event Coverage in news events home furnishings  Category

Katie also covered the Origin Contemporary Craft Fair, one of our favorites.

2011 Year in Review: Event Coverage in news events home furnishings  Category

Check out her report from 100% Design.

2011 Year in Review: Event Coverage in news events home furnishings  Category

And make sure you didn’t miss Katie’s fantastic two-part coverage of DesignersblockRead Part 1 here and Part 2 here.

2011 Year in Review: Event Coverage in news events home furnishings  Category

In October, Aaron De Simone of I HEART LUXE attended IDS West, Canada’s premier interior design show and rounded up some of his favorites.

2011 Year in Review: Event Coverage in news events home furnishings  Category

Aaron also checked out the L41 Home and sat down with renown designer Ross Lovegrove for an intimate interview.

2011 Year in Review: Event Coverage in news events home furnishings  Category

In October, Marni spent some time in Venice (thanks to Foscarini) where she checked out the Venice Biennale.