January 20, 2010

Road trip - IDS 2010!!

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Thursday morning, Donna from dh designs and I are heading up the 401 to Toronto. Which wouldn’t normally be exciting, because driving in Toronto is a nightmare and the city is just way too big and scary (yes, I’m a wimp!!) But in this case, it’s exciting because we’re going to the Interior Design Show at the Metro Toronto Convention Center. Yeah!!


IDS 2010 kicks off with the opening night preview and party on Thursday evening — and we’re going to be there!! And then Friday the show opens to trade only, and we’re going to be there too!! In my little fantasy world, we’ll bump into all the great designers and I’ll amaze them with my charm and witty conversation and design knowledge. But in reality, I’ll be a nervous wreck if I do happen to see someone famous, and I’ll run away and hide behind a tropical plant.

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These are just some of the exhibitors that will be there… AM Studio creates beautiful glass light fixtures and door inserts.

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I’m coveting these gorgeous vases from Tsunami Glassworks

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Would you believe this is a TILE floor?! From mettrosource

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Beautiful carpets from modernweave… 

IDS modern weave Frozen 3 IDS modern weave aborigeni

mosaicworks is a Canadian company founded by Karen Johnston. You may have seen her work on Pure Design.

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I’m intrigued by a company called Cubeshops. According to their web site, Cubeshops is “a community of specialty shops that represent commodity markets of specific cultures”. This felt bag and animal bookmark are fun :-)

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And how cute are these animal elastic bands :-)

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From the IDS web site:

The Interior Design Show/IDS 10 is Canada’s largest contemporary design event. Since our inception in 1998, over 500,000 design professionals, consumers, and media have attended. The newest and most innovative in international and Canadian products are annually presented by 300 exhibitors. Inspirational exhibits feature both emerging and established designers; and highlight international interior design, architecture, and industrial design trends. The most influential architects and designers from around the world share their design philosophies and experiences within the international keynote speakers program. 

IDS is more than just a show. It is the total design experience.

And we’re going to be there to experience it all. Well, as much as we can squeeze in between Thursday night and Saturday afternoon :-) I’m planning to take lots of pictures, which I’ll share with you next week. In the meantime, I’m leaving DesignTies in the capable hands of Victoria… write something, V!!

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Paul Anater said...

Enjoy the show and enjoy yourself in Toronto Kelly. What a town!

Donna @ Paisley and Perspective said...

Wow Kelly - you've done your research girl!! I can't wait!!

My Notting Hill said...

I flew up from DC a few years ago and went to the show and loved it. So glad you'll be posting about it so I can go vicariously!

Maya @ Completely Coastal said...

I'm looking forward to see all the pictures!!
Maybe there won't be any large tropical plants, and you'll shake hands with some "design stars"!

Gayle said...

Have a great time, Kelly! Even if you hide from famous people, snap a photo from behind the plant for us to see!

Janis@White Alder[Home] said...

FUN, FUN, FUN!!! I can not wait to read all about it.....have a super trip ladies!!

Christy said...

Wow how fun! I can't think of a better girls weekend away destination. Can't wait to hear all about it upon your return!

Sharon said...

Sounds fun and exciting! Yep, can't wait to see the pics and hear all about it.

Danica said...

This is going to be so much fun for you! Looking forward to lots of pictures.

Kat said...

You're going to have a blast! Can't wait to see the pictures, sounds like they will have some great exhibitors. Those vases are gorgeous, and I LOVE that light fixture. Have fun! Kathy

BubBLeS said...

Wow that looks so good.. they should get you to advertise for their products/show! I'm going to try to get my hun to go with me!! :)

Laura Trevey said...

Wow!! Have fun ~~ looks amazing!

Marie @ modern ottawa said...

I love the IDS show. You'll have a lot of fun there. Lots of beautiful things to see. Enjoy!

Mrs B said...

I am so excited for you kelly! please take heaps of pictures from the trade show as I never can get into one here in Melbourne...strictly for interior designers (not fair!) At least I can see what I am missing out on....please come back with all these great new ideas from the worlds best.

Mrs B xx

Vanessa@decor happy said...

Hi Kelly,
I'm going on Friday morning so maybe I'll bump into you - although I don't really know what you look like! Have fun!

Julia @ Hooked on Houses said...

Ooh, sounds like fun! Love those Tsunami vases. Very cool.

Maria Killam said...

Have fun, I'm sure it's better than our show!!

angelo said...

I'm sure you'll have a blast AND be incredibly inspired! Enjoy...

Susan said...

I hope you are having a wonderful weekend. I'm sure the show will be amazing. Road trips are always fun:) I wish it would have been in 2 weeks time when I am back and then we could all meet up. Maybe next year?

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