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.

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

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

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.

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

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

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!

Read Katie’s Top Five from Tramshed.

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.

Katie also shared her favorite LDF pop-up shops.

Don’t miss her Top 10 from TENT London.

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

Check out her report from 100% Design.

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

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.

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

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