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Design Week drinking officially starts tonight for no other reason than we say so, because as we always say, there’s nothing like experiencing the buzz while buzzed. Our bloggy bretheren who will be in the trenches have been hard at work choosing their Design Blogfest Window picks, the piece of design gracing the window of The Apartment this weekend (voting is closed but we want the Pet Plus Series above to win). Incidentally, this will also be the location universally recognized as the design blog center of the universe, especially during Design Blogfest-o-rama on Friday night. RSVP please.

Artkrush gets in on the action with a preview of what’s hot at ICFF, interview with up-and-comers FredriksonStallard and the even more unknown Tord Boontje.

And we already told you about Core77′s master calendar, but check out New York Magazine’s impressive effort as well, with some snippets of original progamming including this one that looks interesting:

New York Talks: Architecture Around the High Line
Friday, May 18; 4:00pm
Julie Iovine, new Executive Editor of the Architect’s Newspaper will lead a panel about what’s sprouting up around our favorite abandoned elevated railroad tracks.

View NY Mag’s calendar for more Design Week fun, and remember…pace yourself.