Lots of first-timers at this year's ICFF enlivened the proceedings. We loved Fort Standard's new donut-shaped, dimmable LED Framework light.

At New York Design Week 2014: ICFF & The Best of The Rest

There was only one drawback to having a smashingly successful show of our own this year: It left us woefully little time to pound the pavement, seeing what other goodies this edition of NYCxDesign had to offer. A partial list of things we were sad to have missed: The Gourmand’s fruit stand at Vitsoe, the gorgeous Alexander Girard for Herman Miller space, a dance performance at The Future Perfect the night of our own cocktail party, Anna Karlin’s textile collaboration with Japanese weavers Hosoo at Atelier Courbet, the Yabu Pushelberg exhibition Rational x Intuitive Thought, and the debut of what may end up being the first and last furniture collection by Fab.

But there were moments when we did manage to sneak away. We lucked out having an incredible exhibition starring perennial favorites Bec Brittain, Hilda Hellstrom, and Karl Zahn across the street at Matter, as well as INTRO/NY a few blocks away. Our always brilliant contributor Claire Walsh cruised the aisles of Wanted for us. And in a stroke of pure Cinderella magic, a custom Bentley arrived (courtesy of our friends at Camron PR) to whisk us to Roll & Hill’s temporary showroom in Midtown and then to ICFF. Here is what we saw and loved in our rare excursions around town.