come up to my room + souvenir shop + ids

if you're in t.o. this weekend the toronto's 10th annual interior design show is running and with it the more edgier three-day come up to my room event at the gladstone hotel. although i'm blogging from vancouver {with our own home show here this weekend}, this event always leaves me wishing i was back east. i did manage to find a few places online though that are giving sneak peeks here and there of a few things. {above image} from the globe and mail weekender shows "the trap" an installation by "this is collective" featuring a bed designed to look like an oversized mousetrap.

also opening this weekend is motherbrand's souvenir shop in the gladstone hotel. room 212 has been converted by the motherbrand collective into the ultimate souvenir shop. after it's successful debut at last year's event, the souvenir shop returns for cutmr 2008 for a permanent spot which will be integrated into the services offered a the gladstone hotel and the rest of the world will be able to shop online at

oh and here's some fun interative for you. the ids is holding a window contest where you can vote for your favorite window design. I'm all for tania sanhueza's display {below} for magic pony. vote here!

Jan Halvarson


Olga said...

Ha! Thanks for the great idea how to design our guestroom! ;)

(wonderful blog!)

Rosa said...

I adore interior design shows tho I hardly ever go any more. That bed would definitely scare me in my house! lol

Jen @ RamblingRenovators said...

The IDS show was great, and always a good source of inspiration. My favourite was the Sarah Richardson cottage with the acrylic moosehead.

Stephanie Fazio (aka lealou) said...

Very cool! My sister is a member of "this is collective" and had a great time designing this room.

The show was very inspiring - the perfect thing to do on a Sunday aft.

Thanks for featuring it!

lovely textiles said...

Wow. Amazing installation for magic pony. Great.

Katie Runnels said...

thanks for sharing- i think this chair display is amazing! Thank you!!