Now that the dust is settling on NYC after thousands of designers exit back to their respective cities worldwide, it's time to get a bit introspective about the show. Why do we make the trip every year? For the new products? For the networking? For the offsite exhibitions? For the opportunity to get wasted on someone else's dime in a Meatpacking loft? In the spirit of thinking about the "why", fueledbycoffee went undercover to observe NYC Design Week and ICFF in the field. The following field notes aim to reveal the forces that truly drive NYC Design Week. Enjoy.