Goodness knows how we have suddenly ended up half way through August. And, now, just around the corner we have a whole host of interior design events underway. Personally, I will be donning my most comfortable shoes and heading off to Decorex, 100% Design, Tent and as many other cool, hip and 'designery' events as possible next month. Why do I put myself through this ordeal, quite simply to stay ahead, stay in touch and keep connected with the interior design world. I love these events as they fill me with enthusiasm, inspiration and creativity. From sourcing new interiors products to coming away with ideas for new finishes and materials, the buzz at these shows is infectious and I always come away with ideas for product development and furniture design. So, whilst I take a week or to to enjoy the last of the summer sun I am already making lists of 'must see' stands and designers to catch-up with when back in London. Roll on the comfy shoes, free champagne and camera for sneaky snapshots of 'ones to watch' this season.