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New York Holiday Party Report

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Thanks for the invitations, New York design community (or in some cases, not having a list at the door). Here’s where we found ourselves drinking free toddies this week…

Rockwell Group
Address: Bowlmor Lanes
Crowd: Rockwell Group employees
Specialty Cocktail: Bullshot, served by “celebrity bartender” Laurie Rosenwald
Big Sightings: Maira Kalman, Tucker Viemeister wearing a Santa hat
Just Missed: Chee Pearlman
Highlight (pictured here): A video kaleidoscope created by James Tichenor and Joshua Walton that projected snowflakes cut by partygoers onto huge screens around the room. No word on how many Bullshots were served before bare butts were also projected around the room.

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Debbie Millman’s SVA Class
Address: Millman’s swank pad
Crowd: Students, former “Design Matters” guests
Specialty Cocktail: Champagne (for those of age), as double-fisted by Felix Sockwell
Big Sightings: Chip Kidd, James Victore, Tobias Frere-Jones
Just Missed: Joyce Rutter Kaye
Highlight: Millman giving signed copies of 100% Evil to her students, which were doodled on more by Christoph Niemann and Nicholas Blechman, both in attendance.

The Architect’s Newspaper
Address: The well-appointed loft of William Menking and Diana Darling
Crowd: Architects, writers, architect-writers
Specialty Cocktail: Real egg nog, with fresh grated nutmeg
Big Sightings: The lady design journalist power trio of Julie Lasky, Julie Iovine and Eve Kahn
Just Missed: Teddy Cruz
Highlight: The view.

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Good Design Party
Address: Good pop-up store
Crowd: Green design consultants, graphic designers, Mr. T fans
Specialty Cocktail: Organic wheat vodka with Izze sparkling clementine juice in biodegradable cups made from corn
Big Sightings: Emily Oberman, supercute young’un Jonathan Harris presenting the Whale Hunt
Just Missed: Bobby Martin giving his slam-dunk presentation again
Highlight: Mike Essl showing off his world’s largest Mr. T memorabilia collection, including a clip from VH1′s “Totally Obsessed” where he and his co-collector eat a 20-year-old box of Mr. T cereal.

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What Are You Looking Forward to During Design Week?

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We asked, and NY’s top design writers, bloggers and tastemakers responded appropriately. And sometimes, not so appropriately.

Julie Iovine
Executive Editor, The Architect’s Newspaper
I love the way design week has morphed from a trade show to a city-wide moveable feast, with different neighborhoods customizing events to their own tastes from the arty showings in Chelsea to the green design pastures of Brooklyn. There’s also a May madness air that prevents it from turning entirely into a new-merch-for-pros bore: I may actually track down the guy demonstrating the new way to boil pasta or the blog-folk at The Apartment.

Andrew Blum
Contributing Editor, Wired & Metropolis
Nothing this year–I’m leaving town to report a story about urban planning.

Allan Chochinov
Editor, Core77 (and that map!)
Bang out the Javits in a few hours, then walk outside to see if there are any cabs. Futile. Then it’s a walk eastward, past the garage where they (re)paint New York City taxicabs yellow and peer inside. (Some of the guys even wear respirators.) It’s a longer walk to the subway than you think, but quickly you run into the 9th Avenue Street Fair–always seems to coincide with the ICFF–and then it’s a rapid-fire of Nutella/banana crepes, plastic glasses filled with chopped up watermelon, and cheap leather belts. (Oh! The scissors booths are pretty sweet, and if you’re lucky, you’ll get some vegetable chopper demo. Alas, those are pretty rare these days.) By the time you make it to the subway, your shirt is drenched, but you somehow get it together to head off to some gallery downtown to drink bad white wine and compare notes with others on what to do that night.

Seriously? Tobi Wong‘s new shop. An easy answer, sure, but I was heartbroken when his JFK caper went up in flames, and have been a fan since he was standing on the corner of Prince and Mercer hawking capsules filled with goldleaf to make your poop turn shiny. But hey, every kid’s doing that now.

More Ways to Plan Your NY Design Week

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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.

Julie Iovine Joins Architect’s Newspaper

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After the departure of editor Cathy Lang Ho (which we told you about a few weeks ago), the Architect’s Newspaper announces two staff changes: architecture critic Julie Iovine has been named executive editor and Anne Guiney is now New York editor:

Julie Iovine, veteran critic and writer on architecture and former New York Times reporter will be joining the paper as executive editor. The newspaper recently expanded into the West Coast by launching a California edition in February of this year and plans a future launch of a Midwest version based in Chicago. Iovine will oversee the growth and editorial content of these various publications along with founding editor William Menking.