"On with the show"
Come Up To My Room
The Concept: Like one big surprise house party for interior aficionados, the Gladstone’s annual alt-design event unveils suites and public space installations that vary from covetable to conceptual to completely kooky.
Look for: 2012’s room designer lineup, including uphoarders Fugitive Glue, the hotel’s artist-in-residence, Bruno Billio, and Gareth Bate, who installs hundreds of hand-painted portraits on plastic discs in his space. On Saturday (January 28), the annual Design Talks session zones in on the theme of disposability between 11 am and 1 pm.
The Party: Last year it seemed like everyone doing Design Week descended on the Gladstone’s sweaty ballroom to dance under a ceiling hung with giant red balloons. This year, Junction-based Metropolis Living brings its salvaged aesthetic to the party, Saturday at 10 pm.
When and where: Friday to Sunday (January 27 to 29) at the Gladstone Hotel (1214 Queen West). General admission $10. Free admission for Design Talks and the Love Design Party.