Sheridan College 's graduating furniture design class has toured its Shift show all around Toronto this spring. Its final stop is Parkdale furniture gallery and shop Koma Designs (1239 Queen West, 416-532-5662, www.komadesigns.com), where the exhibit of hot seats is on display until Monday (June 12). The timing is perfect, because Koma's own stock of vintage mid-century modern and contemporary home outfitting pieces is on sale until June 17 for up to 30 per cent off.
Some of Toronto's socially conscious student designers are collaborating for the Walk The Walk funder Saturday (June 10) at the Gladstone Hotel (1214 Queen West). Newbie fashionistas Karie Liao , Mika Gang , Marianna Reis , Shira Rosenthal , Jessica and Lisa Leong , Alex Patcai , Sarah Hamdi and organizer Haley Mlotek will be showing off and silent auctioning one-of-a-kind clothing and accessories to benefit Free the Children (www.freethechildren.com). Doors open at 7 pm and admission is $15.
Stop into the Little Black Dress Shop (135 Tecumseth, unit 7, 416-901-5470, www.littleblackdressshop.com) to check out new, flirty summer noir numbers by Michael Kors and Chocolate . Then swing by Delphic (706 Queen West, 416-603-3334) to browse and buy something from Toronto designer Rashmi Varma 's (www.rashmivarma.com) contempo urban separate collection. And on Saturday (June 10), visit the swanky Designers Walk (www.designerswalk.com) interior design showrooms (160 Pears), which open to the public for their annual up-to-75-per-cent-off summer sample sale.
Little Italy gift emporium Red Pegasus (628 College, 416-536-3872, www.redpegasus.ca) is helping out FLAP with its A Gift For The Birds fundraiser at the store on Sunday (June 11). FLAP (Fatal Light Awareness Program, www.flap.org) lobbies skyscrapers in the downtown core to turn off their lights at night and collects injured and dead birds that have flown into their glass. During the Pegasus event, 15 per cent of sales will be donated to the organization and customers enjoy a 10 per cent discount on cards, fashions and patio gear. E-mail Sweetdeals tips to email@example.com.
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