This past year, we were able to cover even more design trade shows and art/design events than ever before thanks to some supportive sponsors and adventurous writers.

2012 Year in Review: Event Coverage in main home furnishings  Category

In January, Katie spent a few days in Paris for Maison & Objet where she spotted some trends and some fantastic highlights from Tom Dixon, Jaime Hayon and more. Above is a Campana Brothers exhibit at Maison et Objet that caught her eye.

2012 Year in Review: Event Coverage in main home furnishings  Category

In February, Katie went to Sweden for the Stockholm Furniture Fair, where she discovered Malin Isaksson (work pictured above), some great office furniture, Greenhouse, and more.

2012 Year in Review: Event Coverage in main home furnishings  Category
Book Light by Barbara Vos

In April, Katie went to Milan for the Salone del Mobile furniture fair. She especially loved SaloneSatellite, Ventura Lambrate and the new MOST exhibition from Tom Dixon. But there are many more of her amazing discoveries here.

2012 Year in Review: Event Coverage in main home furnishings  Category
The Leif Petersen showroom in 220 Elm

We also went to High Point’s Spring Market over a rainy April weekend.

2012 Year in Review: Event Coverage in main home furnishings  Category
One of our faves: the colorful Kohler booth

As usual, in May, we walked the halls of the International Contemporary Furniture Fair. Read Parts 1, 2, 3, + 4. Read all our ICFF coverage here.

2012 Year in Review: Event Coverage in main home furnishings  Category

During New York Design Week, I was able to check out Model Citizens NYC again.

2012 Year in Review: Event Coverage in main home furnishings  Category
Todd Bracher for 3M

We also covered WantedDesign during New York Design Week.

2012 Year in Review: Event Coverage in main home furnishings  Category
A cool hut from Matt Gagnon

And, finally, we went all over Noho to see what was cooking in the Noho Design District – part 1 and 2.

2012 Year in Review: Event Coverage in main home furnishings  Category
Nendo’s chair exhibit at the V&A

In September, Katie spent almost a week in London for the London Design Festival. There was so much to see! First, she highlighted her favorites from the V&A Museum.]

2012 Year in Review: Event Coverage in main home furnishings  Category

She went to The Joy of Living exhibition, where she found this great rainbow chair.

2012 Year in Review: Event Coverage in main home furnishings  Category
David Irwin

At 100% Design, she discovered new designers at Emerging Brands and show favorite David Irwin.

2012 Year in Review: Event Coverage in main home furnishings  Category

She stopped by 100% Norway, where these cute wooden birds by Lars Beller Fjetland made from leftover wood were a favorite.

2012 Year in Review: Event Coverage in main home furnishings  Category

At designjunction, she spotted these creative lamps by Neil Conley called Submariner. And then she headed to Designersblock.

2012 Year in Review: Event Coverage in main home furnishings  Category

Things were colorful in the Brompton Design District.

2012 Year in Review: Event Coverage in main home furnishings  Category

Katie also stopped by Tent London and found this little guy: The Detective Survival Guide Notebook by KIMU.

2012 Year in Review: Event Coverage in main home furnishings  Category

Also in September, Caroline headed to Finland for Habitare and then hopped on over to Berlin for the Axor/Philippe Starck faucet launch.

2012 Year in Review: Event Coverage in main home furnishings  Category

And, most recently, Caroline went to Milan for the Electrolux Design Lab 2012 event, back home, and then back to Europe again to the Arctic Circle with MINI to see them break a world record (and she got to meet Santa Claus!).

Phew! Are you exhausted yet? I am! But these are just the highlights - see all of our event coverage here. I can’t wait to find out where we travel next year!