We have our comfy – yet stylish – walking shoes on and are prepared to not rest for three days while we make our way through, hopefully record breaking masses of buyers to find Highpoint’s highlights for our loyal readers to be inspired, informed and maybe just a tad envious. Envy is good, it’ll make you want to go yourself next time and so you should. In my history at Market, I had often wondered about staying home, saving some money and just keep on working but then, I usually talked myself into going. And something happens that can only happen when you’re there. You get caught in the buzz, in the designs, the energy, the parties and you can wrap yourself around the wealth of new products and design ideas that these designers and manufacturers continue to put forth. And you return home, tired, in need of a podiatrist but immensely inspired and motivated and full of new creative energy. And guess what? THAT is why people hire you as a designer and THAT is what takes your designs to the next level. So if you’re not here this time then it’s time to get “off your buts” and we’ll see you at Market in 2011. In the meantime enjoy the show and check back often for updates.