The Interior Design Show – 2013

The Interior Design show ran this past weekend, and I was lucky enough to attend again. This year I was exceptionally lucky to be invited by Masco and Beige Is Dead to participate in their #instawalk with a bunch of very talented design bloggers (seriously – Meredith Heron, and Jonathan Legate were in the group, and it was led by Margot Austin – I have no illusions that my blog is on par with their work, but I was honoured to be asked).

We spent the morning in Friday wandering the floor at the Interior Design show Instagraming all the great things that caught our eyes, and I thought I’d share some of my shots below (If you want to see more search for #ids13walk in Instagram)

IDS Bag

These clocks at the Felt Store booth were neat

These clocks at the Felt Store booth were neat

This antique copper bathtub In the Ikea Canada had to be one of the most photographed things at the show.

This antique copper bathtub In the Ikea Canada had to be one of the most photographed things at the show – with good reason – it’s was stunning in person.

Ikea Canada impressed again with this display of grouped Hektar Pendants

Ikea Canada impressed again with this display of grouped Hektar Pendants

This display of their paint colours by Farrow & Ball was really pretty

This display of their paint colours by Farrow & Ball was really pretty

I really wanted to take this lovely gold flush mount light from Living Lighting on King home with me - I think it would look pretty in my foyer

I really wanted to take this lovely gold flush mount light from Living Lighting on King home with me – I think it would look pretty in my foyer

There were some many wonderful things to look at, that it was hard to take it all in. Looking at the hashtag on Instagram later I saw lots of things I had somehow missed.

Did you guys go to the show this year? Did you go gaga for the copper tub like I did? What was your favourite booth?

IDS12: Part 3 – Studio North

Studio North, the ‘show within a show’, was held at the Interior Design Show for the 10th year. The premise behind the show is to introduce the public to great Canadian design talent. I was incredibly impressed with the range of items these talented designers showcased – below is just a sampling of what I saw.

Jeremy Kehoe

Jeremy Kehoe is a furniture designer and woodworker from Toronto who uses as much sustainable and domestic woods as he can.

I loved this table

Nomo Creations

This Orbit table from Nomo Creations received quite a bit of press during the show. The father and son team us materials that can be separated for recycling, and their products are designed to be able to shrink so they can be shipped in smaller packages.

Orbit Table - Nomo Creations

Brothers Dressler

Twin brothers Jason and Lars Dressler are woodworkers from Toronto. Most of the wood seen in the dining room below was created using the wood from one tree that died in 2010.

The table and light were made from one tree.

Tyler MacKenzie + Bettie Cott

I love the lines of Tyler MacKenzie‘s Radius Lounge chair, and Bettie Cott‘s Peaks and Valleys coatrack is whimsical and practical – I can easily imagine it in a child’s room.

Radius Lounge Chair and Peaks and Valleys coatrack

Kino Guérin

Kino Guérin‘s pieces are made from bent wood, and are stunning in person.

Knot bench

Recycled slate blackboard

That’s the last of my pictures from IDS12 – I hope I managed to show you some of the great things there were to see at the show, and maybe encouraged you to make a visit to the show next year – I know I’ll be going – I can’t wait to see what is new then.

IDS12: Part 2

Alright, I’m back with some more pictures from the Interior Design Show. I’ve got a little more zip than yesterday so I’m going to add some words to my pictures!

First up we have one of the groupings put together in the By_Lissoni_Lounge. I’m sorry for the slightly wonky picture, but Lynda Reeves was sitting on one of the couches behind me interviewing someone and I was a little star struck (I did take a picture, but it’s not very good  – her eyes are closed), so as I’d like the publisher and founder of House&Home magazine to like me I’ll keep it to myself).

By_Lissoni_Lounge at IDS12

I came across the booth for a store in Toronto called Snobstuff. I loved pretty much everything the owner was showing. All the pieces come from Southern Africa – the owner hails from Zimbabwe, and a portion of each sale goes to the Canadian Red cross to combat malaria. This store is now at the top of my list of must visit stores – if only to see what other great things she has.

The light was made by asking 25 people to wrap a rod of brass around their waists - their names were then engraved on the inside of the ring. I love the wire giraffe.

This booth by UpCountry is lovely – I love the mix of warm worn leather and the industrial metal chests mixed with the crystal chandeliers, and of course the British flags.

Love the wood wall and the warm brown leather. The metal chests are very 'in' - Restoration Hardware has some as well.

Next up is Elte. They had a rather large booth, and unlike some others had prices listed on many items.

Love the Eames lounge chair and industrial light fixture. I also like that they used an area rug on the wall like a tapestry.

This next image was something that confused me a bit. Do these wire baskets look to anyone else like the ones you get golf balls in at the driving range? They do to me, but these ones were $115 each.

Driving range ball baskets?

This was something that Elte did that I loved, and I think is a neat twist on the now (in my opinion) rather overdone subway sign art – individually framed street signs.

Framed Street Signs

Take a look at this incredibly interesting chair that was made completely out of Corian (yes, that stuff counter tops are made of). It was part of a collaboration between Dupont Corian and UUfie.

UUfie - Chair made out of Corian

This ‘Spider Phoebe’ chair from Limitless with its bendable legs was rather popular. I wish I’d sat in it – it looks like it would be fun.

Spider 'Phoebe' chair

I loved this booth from Jean Gardner Designs – I’m pretty sure it was the curtains that did it.

Love the curtains

This ottoman/coffee table made me want to rethink my current coffee table (from Gresham House furniture).

Large upholstered ottoman with tray - I love the muted colours

Last for today is the marvelous wall of peacock feathers that was used to back artwork in the How do you live? exhibit.

Gorgeous peacock feathers, but I'm not sure anyone would ever recreate this

I’ve got just more IDS12 post for you tomorrow – I’ll show you some of the great Canadian designs from the Studio North exhibit.

IDS12: Part 1

After attending BlogPodium on Friday I went upstairs to The Interior Design Show and walked around, and around, and around. There was SO MUCH to see!

I fully intended to compose an informative post on all the marvelous things I saw, but after looking through the pictures I took, I think I’ll let them do the talking for me. You’ll forgive me right? I hope so. Where possible I’ve listed the website of the exhibitor.

Lighting

How Do you Live? Exhibit

Gresham House - greshamhousefurniture.com

AM Studio - amstudio.ca

AM Studio - amstudio.ca

AM Studio - amstudio.ca

 Outdoor Living

How do you Live? Exhibit

Sung Outdoor, sungoutdoor.com

Eliile Lounge, Eliile.com

Andrew Richard Designs, andrewricharddesigns.com

Hauser Designs, hauserstores.com

Kitchens

Dee Dee Taylor Hannah, taylorhannaharchitect.ca/

Bloomsbury Fine Cabinetry, bloomsburydesign.com

 I think I give your scrolling finger a rest for now. I’ll post more fabulousness tomorrow.