TORONTO DESIGN OFFSITE FESTIVAL, until Sunday (January 27), various venues, todesignoffsite.com.
The Toronto Design Offsite Festival has exploded into a city-wide series of more than 40 inspiring exhibitions. We think you should see them all, but if your design time is limited, here are 10 must-stops:
Bev Hisey: Pyramid Scheme
Everyday Housewife, 1066 Dundas West
Home decor dynamo Hisey (bevhisey.com) unveils a series of Goodweave-certified triangular hand-tufted wool carpets.
Brothers Dressler: 10 Years And Beyond
BD Lab, 225 Sterling unit 16
The city's favourite designing siblings, Jason and Lars Dressler (brothersdressler.com), mark a decade of producing sustainable, stylish work in wood by opening up their studio and giving visitors a behind-the-scenes look at in-progress pieces and finished products.
Lamp by Margaret Pryde
Gladstone Hotel Art Bar, 1214 Queen West
Women rule this annual design exhibition (capacitytoronto.com) that asks participants to produce work inspired by fellow female makers.
Storefronts along Dundas between Bathurst and Grace
The Trinity Bellwoods BIA (dowest.ca) places unexpected objects in shop and restaurant windows.
Academy of Lions, 64 Ossington
The Sheridan College (sheridancollege.ca) furniture class of 2013 shows off contemporary and covetable pieces.
Mason Studio at Pavilion
Past design issue cover stars Mason Studio (mason-studio.com) turn down the Design Week volume with a noise-buffering in-store installation.
Loop Gallery, 1273 Dundas West
IMM Living's (imm-living.com) annual event is the festival's most interactive show, inviting visitors to vote by colour-coded sticky note for their favourite piece to determine which prototype goes into production.
Shiny, Pretty Things
Cooper Cole, 1161 Dundas West
Unique items, including cutlery cast from woven human hair and devil-ear-topped bar tools, sparkle in this show (shinyprettythingstoronto.com) curated by Joy Charbonneau.
Sorry, I'm Not Sorry, I'm Not A Jeweller
Philip Sparks Tailored Goods Inc., 162 Ossington (side entrance)
Vancouver-based sculptor, jewellery designer and furniture maker Dina González Moscaró (dinagm.com) debuts her industrial-looking baubles.
East of Keele, 2830 Dundas West
Leuwebb Projects (leuwebb.ca) mixes images of creative spaces with the objects made in them.