Whether you're just looking, or looking to make a buck, grab your old junk or new material and participate in the Design Exchange Garage Sale on Saturday, August 21. Booths are an ample 10-by-10 feet and include an 8-foot folding table and chair for $40. Set-up starts at 7 am, and the sale runs from 9 am to 3 pm. The public will be charged $5, which includes entrance to the Canada House exhibit, to raise money for DX programs. 234 Bay. To book a booth or for more information, write email@example.com or call 416-216-2148.
Omondieu hits T.O.
Originally from Canada, German-based accessory line Omondieu , known for its funky full-size faux flower rings, is now available in Toronto, at Girl Friday (740 Queen West, 416-364-2511; 776 College, 416-531-1036). With loads of raving press and retailers in L.A., San Francisco, New York and Japan, Omondieu serves up style on an international platter. Hit Girl Friday for a tasty sample. Stay tuned for Omondieu's hot hat collection, coming out in the next few months. www.omondieu.com.
Life plus business
Get the lowdown on this thing we call "lifestyle" at the Lifestyle Forum: The Impact Of The Lifestyle Industry On Business Today , presented by the Fashion Group International at Cinespace Film Studios (175 Queens Quay East) from noon to 3 pm on August 29. Expect a gourmet picnic lunch and valuable insights from the panel of industry heavyweights dishing on decor, design and publishing. Tickets ($40) are only sold in advance, so make sure to RSVP before Sunday (August 15). Call 416-535-6055 for info or tickets.
If you're a fan of local it-girl artist and costume designer Heather Goodchild - like I obviously am - you'll be stoked to hear that A Tale Of Bad Luck , a Bravo! FACT-funded short, will be screened at the Toronto International Film Festival. Goodchild constructed the star characters - a handmade teddy bear and china doll - so beautifully you'll want to cry. Also includes Royal City soundtrack and inspiring moody visuals.