…and so begins our 2012 New York Design Week coverage! First up is Model Citizens NYC, a show I also attended last year. Now in its fourth year, the show had a few gems situated in an awkwardly large space… I preferred last year’s space, but this year there was a lot more to see.

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Hated having to take an elevator up to the hot 4th floor, but was happy to be greeted by this.

NY Design Week 2012: Model Citizens NYC in style fashion main home furnishings art  Category

The Tambour Table by Michael Bambino that we featured this morning!

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David Hsu’s Desk 117

Chair from the University of Pennsylvania Architecture department

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Goodjoy hooking toothbrushes

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Loved this smoke pillow by Studio DKS

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Shapeways had some cute stuff, including these teeny tiny chairs. I wish I’d stuck my finger in the photo for scale. They were so small!

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I loved this geometric hot pink bracelet and these stone rings:

NY Design Week 2012: Model Citizens NYC in style fashion main home furnishings art  Category

And, of course, this necklace, because I probably use the word “awesome” in my vocabulary 100 times a day.

NY Design Week 2012: Model Citizens NYC in style fashion main home furnishings art  Category

NY Design Week 2012: Model Citizens NYC in style fashion main home furnishings art  Category

Turn Table lamps by B.Light Design – they get brighter and then dim as you spin them.

NY Design Week 2012: Model Citizens NYC in style fashion main home furnishings art  Category

Glass rocks and paperweights by Niels Cosman Design

NY Design Week 2012: Model Citizens NYC in style fashion main home furnishings art  Category

NY Design Week 2012: Model Citizens NYC in style fashion main home furnishings art  Category

Design Hype’s Metro Cuffs

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NY Design Week 2012: Model Citizens NYC in style fashion main home furnishings art  Category

Jeremy Pickett’s gorgeous MORKT SAMFUNN console / audio cabinet

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Domenic Fiorello’s Plant Pods

NY Design Week 2012: Model Citizens NYC in style fashion main home furnishings art  Category

Taper candle pencil sharpener (smart!) and EVK Light by Colleen & Eric

NY Design Week 2012: Model Citizens NYC in style fashion main home furnishings art  Category

NY Design Week 2012: Model Citizens NYC in style fashion main home furnishings art  Category

The Cosmic Quilt by The Principals

NY Design Week 2012: Model Citizens NYC in style fashion main home furnishings art  Category

NY Design Week 2012: Model Citizens NYC in style fashion main home furnishings art  Category

Loved this so much…

Watch the video: