Pecha Kucha @ IDS11

Jan 19, 2011 +

If you are Canadian and a fan of design, then no doubt you will be headed to the Interior Design Show next week. IDS is Canada's largest and best contemporary design fair. It gets better every year and I always leave the show feeling inspired. The exhibits are fantastic but I especially look forward to the gala opening night party. Not only is it your best chance to actually rub elbows with some of the design celebrities (I'm hoping to spy Darryl Carter!) but there's fewer crowds and more breathing room to check out the special spaces like "Sibling Revelry" (featuring Sarah Richardson & her brother Theo, among others).

And if you attend on next Friday, Trade Day, then you must check out the Pecha Kucha at 5:30pm. Ok - I'm biased because HandyMan and I actually organize and run these events at IDS :) We're pretty lucky to be involved with IDS for the last three years running. What's a Pecha Kucha, you ask? Its a series of high-energy, unpredictable, and inspiring 7-minute presentations. We've got a great roster this year all speaking on the theme of "All You Need Is Love". Hope you'll join me and see what they have to say!


10 comments:

  1. I should be there for Trade Day (mandatory for the class I'm taking right now... what a hardship, huh? haha)! I'll be sure to check it out!

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  2. Already on my agenda for Trade Day! Looking forward to it!

    Amy

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  3. will be there on trade day ... will go first thing in the morning though. hopefully i will last that long to catch the presentation at 5:30pm.

    will you be at the show earlier as well?

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  4. You know I'll be there! Looking forward to seeing you again. xo

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  5. How does one get to come on Trade Day? Do you need certain qualifications? Would love to catch it!

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  6. I want to go! Wish I was in TO :) Enjoy!

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  7. Sounds wonderful. We seldom miss the interior design show. I'm not usually much of a joiner, but just now I'm wishing I were a design trade insider.
    I hope your PechaKucha night is a great success.

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  8. Oooh I wish I could be there! Everyone have a great time!!

    Come and join in my Gorgeous Giveaway from Blydesign!

    xoxo
    Karena
    Art by Karena

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  9. We'll be there for Trade Day. Didn't know you did this - cool! We'll try to make it for Pecha Kucha!

    After IDS11 comes the National Home Show!! Yay! We're giving away tickets...come enter the giveaway http://akadesign.ca/?p=2569.

    Shannon
    {aka}|design

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  10. I'll see you there. Working at the Mod256 booth with Eurodale Developments right beside the main stage.

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