I re-discovered my love of these tiny and transportable works of art / design. And I know where you can find some well-crafted tops. Designer Tat Chao does beautiful ones in up-cycled glass stemware and Tahir Mahmood in wood. And both designers will be at the Interior Design Show this year.
Toronto Design Offsite (TO DO) Festival entering its 3rd year with over 40 exhibits around town
It’s going to be cold so why not warm your heart with inspiration by taking in some of the many exhibits that will be part of Toronto Design Offsite 2013. From “unexpected prototypes to immersive installations”, this festival that showcases emerging Canadian Design is growing in leaps and bounds every year. It’s taking over the city and supporting a growing design community both locally and nationally.
If you are looking for some online content to supplement your experience along with TO DO’s blog of festival Sneak Peeks Toronto design team MASON STUDIO has a great 12 part series featuring the designers, artists and organizers of TO DO.
“Everything we do as MADE is about engagement and working for more and more people to understand the kind of work we represent as well as produce ourselves- as an independent design company, this contributes to our making a living. TO DO works towards engagement within the design community and simultaneously reaches out to a wider audience in Toronto and beyond, so it’s like riding a bigger wave.” Read more on the MASON STUDIO Journal
If you are feeling like you want an early start on Design Week in Toronto then head on up to The Junction, the newest hub of d’lish design in the city. The Junction Kick-Off Weekend (part of Toronto Design Offsite) is taking place tonight and tomorrow afternoon
“The Warm-Up: Fire-Building in the Junction project to construct a fire pit at the train platform of the junction was set in motion by Marcin Kedzior and Noah Scheinman and involves students from Interior Design, Industrial Design, and Architectural Technology from Humber Institute of Technology and Advanced Learning.” Read more on Toronto Design Offsite
Saturday, January 19, 6-9 pm | Sunday, January 20, noon-3pm
Location: The Junction Train Platform at 2960 Dundas Street West (1/2 block east of Pacific Ave)