Larry Qualls simply put in his daily art events blog ( the following post: NYXxDESIGN, various events around the city; see

Be overwhelmed – and delighted: go to or /events/ and discover an avalanche of design events all focused on NYC. Everyone from the dept of sanitation to Turkish architects – plus all the education players in the city – are having a Design Fest. Rarely have I ever seen something so rich, complex and appetizing.

It’s far too complicated for a simple list. That’s why you need to dive into the nycxdesign site and wander around. Use the map and search function. Whatever you can imagine, they probably have a discussion or workshop or exhibition on.

For those linearly oriented here are four events sponsored by Manhattan’s design districts:

-Tribeca Design District – Taking place on May 17, the event will host showrooms that include Colony, David Weeks Studio, and Stillfried Wien. May 17, 7–10 pm, various locations.

-NoMad Design District – On May 18, this white hot design district opens its collective doors to the public. Myriad showrooms will be hosting cocktail parties, activations, and individual events throughout the district. May 18, 6–9 pm, various locations.

-SoHo Design District – On May 19, the SoHo Design District will host several NYCxDESIGN event hosts and attendees in their participating showrooms. May 19, 6–9 pm, various locations.

-East Midtown Partnership – The Partnership includes the A&D and D&D Buildings, and additional home decor and decorative arts retail locations and showrooms on East 58th, East 59th, and East 60th Streets.

If you’re old fashioned and don’t like your world imploding on you, take this link – – to go to the 13 page press release from hell. It lists every aspect of this design monster six-years-in-the-making. Throwaway statistics like “The design industry makes up 25 percent of manufacturing jobs in Brooklyn” will startle you.

This juggernaut is hurtling towards May 23 for its culmination. Get onboard! if you’re into design, this is a phenomenon designed to please….