Boy, those girls from Sight Unseen sure know how to put together a fun series of events. We had a great time walking around Noho this year. I made it a point to go this year because unfortunately last year I missed it.

London Underground
London Underground was Tom Dixon’s first satellite show in the US, which took the Bleecker Street Theatre’s basement level space (i.e., “underground”) and turned it into a showcase for his lighting. The geometric shadows thrown onto the walls from his Etch Light Web fixtures were especially mesmerizing. Besides the lighting on display, there was a Fab.com pop-up shop where a selection of his lighting could be purchased. We were a little bummed not to see him on the main floor at the Javits, but this was an entirely different experience. And, once again, I didn’t get one of those safety orange messenger bags! Drats!

NY Design Week 2012: Noho Design District Part 1 in main home furnishings  Category

NY Design Week 2012: Noho Design District Part 1 in main home furnishings  Category

NY Design Week 2012: Noho Design District Part 1 in main home furnishings  Category

NY Design Week 2012: Noho Design District Part 1 in main home furnishings  Category

NY Design Week 2012: Noho Design District Part 1 in main home furnishings  Category

NY Design Week 2012: Noho Design District Part 1 in main home furnishings  Category

NY Design Week 2012: Noho Design District Part 1 in main home furnishings  Category

Bec Brittain + Fort Standard
At 22 Bond Street, the exhibition of Bec Brittain’s lighting and Fort Standard’s (Gregory Buntain and Ian Collings) furniture and lighting featured new pieces, as well as a collaborative project that was designed exclusively for this show.

NY Design Week 2012: Noho Design District Part 1 in main home furnishings  Category

NY Design Week 2012: Noho Design District Part 1 in main home furnishings  Category

NY Design Week 2012: Noho Design District Part 1 in main home furnishings  Category

NY Design Week 2012: Noho Design District Part 1 in main home furnishings  Category

NY Design Week 2012: Noho Design District Part 1 in main home furnishings  Category

Areaware
We all know Areaware for their supercool and often kooky objects and they didn’t disappoint with their two-room installation. One room featured various Areaware objects with the most adorable Nickelodeon-esque stacking blocks video and, in the other, a video that introduces Harry Allen’s Bank in the Form of a Pig GLOW. And glow it did… neon green to be exact.

NY Design Week 2012: Noho Design District Part 1 in main home furnishings  Category

NY Design Week 2012: Noho Design District Part 1 in main home furnishings  Category

NY Design Week 2012: Noho Design District Part 1 in main home furnishings  Category

NY Design Week 2012: Noho Design District Part 1 in main home furnishings  Category

NY Design Week 2012: Noho Design District Part 1 in main home furnishings  Category

DMY Berlin Products
These products were handpicked to represent the most unique and diverse designs that Berlin has to offer. These are some of our favorites:

NY Design Week 2012: Noho Design District Part 1 in main home furnishings  Category
Shrank by Aylin Kayser

NY Design Week 2012: Noho Design District Part 1 in main home furnishings  Category
Cane LED Hook Lamp by Roomsafari

NY Design Week 2012: Noho Design District Part 1 in main home furnishings  Category
Rings by Zascho Petkow

NY Design Week 2012: Noho Design District Part 1 in main home furnishings  Category

The $99 Store
This pop-up shop gave the average Joe an opportunity to own a piece or two of affordable art and jewelry by Brooklyn-based Chen Chen and Kai Williams.

NY Design Week 2012: Noho Design District Part 1 in main home furnishings  Category

NY Design Week 2012: Noho Design District Part 1 in main home furnishings  Category

NY Design Week 2012: Noho Design District Part 1 in main home furnishings  Category

Stay tuned for Part 2 of our Noho Design District coverage… read all of our NY Design Week adventures here.