NY Design Week 2012: Model Citizens NYC

…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.

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

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

David Hsu’s Desk 117

Chair from the University of Pennsylvania Architecture department

Goodjoy hooking toothbrushes

Loved this smoke pillow by Studio DKS

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!

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

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

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

Glass rocks and paperweights by Niels Cosman Design

Design Hype’s Metro Cuffs

Jeremy Pickett’s gorgeous MORKT SAMFUNN console / audio cabinet

Domenic Fiorello’s Plant Pods

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

The Cosmic Quilt by The Principals

Loved this so much…

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Jaime Derringer, Founder + Executive Editor of Design Milk, is a Jersey girl living in SoCal. She dreams about funky, artistic jewelry + having enough free time to enjoy some of her favorite things—running, reading, making music, and drawing.