In 2013 we’ve been able to cover a variety of events, bringing the best of modern design from around the world. We spread out to cover it all and here’s a peek at some of our design-worthy adventures.

2013 Year in Review: Best Design Events and Shows in main home furnishings  Category

January took Katie to IMM Cologne for which she rounded up her top picks from the entire show.

2013 Year in Review: Best Design Events and Shows in main home furnishings  Category

In February, Katie went to the Stockholm Furniture Fair where she narrowed down her favorites and explored design show Greenhouse. Oki Sato, of Nendo, created a lounge for the event that looked like “an invisible landscape of snow capped mountains.”

2013 Year in Review: Best Design Events and Shows in main home furnishings  Category

SXSW happens every March and, Jaime ventured to Austin to experience her first SXSW action and she somehow survived it, all while keepin’ it weird.

2013 Year in Review: Best Design Events and Shows in main home furnishings  Category

April brought forth Milan Design Week and a whole slew of events that allowed us to interview Toan Nguyen and Scott Wilson who worked with Coalesse. Catch the video interview here.

2013 Year in Review: Best Design Events and Shows in main home furnishings  Category

While in Milan, we had the chance to interview lighting designer Michael Anastassiades – watch it here.

2013 Year in Review: Best Design Events and Shows in main home furnishings  Category

Nendo’s founder and Chief Designer, Oki Sato, partnered with Caesarstone during Milan to create Stone Garden, a courtyard that looked as if it grew a garden of tables. We were lucky enough to speak with Sato about this project and more right here.

2013 Year in Review: Best Design Events and Shows in main home furnishings  Category

This year’s Milan Design Week also took us to Ventura Lambrate, Brera Design District, Spazio Rossana Orlandi, New British at Vivienne Westwood, and SaloneSatellite.

2013 Year in Review: Best Design Events and Shows in main home furnishings  Category

What began as ICFF (the International Contemporary Furniture Fair) has now turned into NYCxDesign which has design and events taking over all of NYC for a week in May. We started at INTRO NY, and then headed to our own exhibition and popup shop at Bobby Berk Home called East, Meet West!.

2013 Year in Review: Best Design Events and Shows in main home furnishings  Category

WantedDesign killed it so it was hard to choose our favorites but we managed to narrowed it down here and here. We even went back and shot a video of highlights.

2013 Year in Review: Best Design Events and Shows in main home furnishings  Category

As usual, we spent quite a few days roaming around ICFF. Check out our coverage in parts 1, 2, 3, and 4. We even gathered video of some of our favorites.

2013 Year in Review: Best Design Events and Shows in main home furnishings  Category

The week rounded out with stops to the NoHo Design District, Negative Space, and the Bezalel on Tour student exhibition.

2013 Year in Review: Best Design Events and Shows in main home furnishings  Category

At the end of May, Clerkenwell Design Week happens and this year it was bigger than ever. Check out our favorites.

2013 Year in Review: Best Design Events and Shows in main home furnishings  Category

Dwell on Design was in June and Jaime spent the weekend picking out some favorites.

2013 Year in Review: Best Design Events and Shows in main home furnishings  Category

In September, I headed to Italy to attend Cersaie, the international tile and bath fixture exhibition where there were plenty of trends happening and so many favorites.

2013 Year in Review: Best Design Events and Shows in main home furnishings  Category

Jaime caught the WestEdge Design Fair in Santa Monica, California in early October, full of young independent designers and big names alike.

2013 Year in Review: Best Design Events and Shows in main home furnishings  Category

London Design Festival was a big one which takes about a week to fully cover. First up was 100% Design where we asked our favorite designers to tell us a little something about their products. Check out the interviews in Part 1 and Part 2. Other not-to-miss stops were a tour of the Brompton Design District and Imprint at Craft Central.

2013 Year in Review: Best Design Events and Shows in main home furnishings  Category

Tent London is always a favorite and this year did not disappoint. BRINK was a collaboration with Tent London that featured work from graduate shows. And then there was designjunction and Designersblock.

2013 Year in Review: Best Design Events and Shows in main home furnishings  Category

And last, but certainly not least, there was Young Creative Poland – 4 Year On and Best of 100% Norway.

2013 Year in Review: Best Design Events and Shows in main home furnishings  Category

Dutch Design Week, also in October, offered incredible diversity of disciplines, types of work, and designers.

2013 Year in Review: Best Design Events and Shows in main home furnishings  Category

We had a special guest report from Design Week Birmingham by Adrienne Breaux, where she gives us a small taste of what the city had to offer during its first ever week-long design celebration.

Phew! We hope to go to all these places again next year and more — stay tuned!