Even though I don’t live in Philadelphia I’d love to be there during National Design week which begins on October 16th. Philadelphia hosts the largest annual celebration of design in the United States called DesignPhiladelphia. This is the 4th year for the event. From October 16th through October 22nd you can attend lectures, workshops, open studios, events and exhibitions. It seems like everything is very well organized and planned. For more info and a schedule of events check out the site.