As I gear up and prepare for Design Week in New York City (NYCxDESIGN), I'm overwhelmed with excitement for all that's in store! I've got my brand new Madewell tote on my shoulder and my camera in-hand - I'm ready to soak everything up and share it with you. There are so many industry events, showroom visits, and opening receptions to consider and plan for - it's going to be a busy & exhilarating 4 days. Over the last couple of weeks, I've also had the best time perusing the ICFF & WantedDesign websites to admire the curated list of exhibitors. Several vendor profiles have really caught my attention, and I can't wait to see all of the new, innovative, and fresh products for 2014. If you aren't attending the shows, I encourage you to follow along with Grace-Made, DesignMilk, designboom, and other participating design blogs for real-time updates on this week's happenings. I'll kick things off with the Blogger's First Look @ WantedDesign on Friday afternoon, and continue to post throughout the weekend.