Design Week recap
If, like me, you completely threw yourself into the endless lineup of design fairs, exhibitions and parties that took over Toronto last week, you know that the annual event has evolved into an exciting and diverse celebration of our interiors scene. You also likely ended the week with a long list of new discoveries and pieces you're coveting for your own space.
At the Interior Design Show (interiordesignshow.com), I fell for The Felt Store's new collection of nappy, colourful wall clocks. The timepieces are available on their website (thefeltstore.com) for $35 a pop.
My Toronto Design Offsite Festival (todesignoffsite.com) highlight was Mason Studio's (mason-studio.com) installation at the new Pavilion store (42 Gladstone). Tissue paper clouds rigged with motion sensor lights hovered in the dim space, providing visitors with a quiet escape from the other Design Week hoopla around town.
If you missed the opening reception for Christina Zeidler and Deanne Lehtinen's Look-I-Like exhibition (complete with a backyard campfire and ironing-board grilled cheese sandwiches) at MADE (867 Dundas West, madedesign.ca), the exhibition itself continues to March 9.
The Toronto Fashion Incubator's (fashionincubator.com) annual shopping and brunching fundraiser happens this weekend. Stop by the Guilty Pleasures Designer Sale on Saturday (February 2) from 9 am to 4 pm at the Drake Hotel (1150 Queen West) to browse and buy your way through two floors of local style. Participating labels include Headmistress, Psalms 91:1 Accessories, Whitney Linen and Nella Bella. Admission is free.
Harboufront Centre's (235 Queens Quay, harbourfrontcentre.com) Kuumba Festival is back this weekend with a big event lineup, but we've got our style eye on the Kuumba Hair Showcase on Saturday (February 2) from 7 to 9 pm. The evening includes a film screening and an industry panel discussion where pros from I Heart My Hair (iheartmyhair.com) and Kinky Kreations Hair Salon (kinkykreationshair.com) will "explore the wonders of black hair." Admission is free.