How much do we miss in-person design events? So. Much. So it’s with no small amount of joy that we're thrilled to see the return of in-person, modest-sized distanced events—and a little window shopping too.

Offsite and virtual events for this year's IDS take place October 1 to 30—and below are some of our favourites from this year's line-up. (Miss the big exhibit? It'll be back in September 2022!)

Jan Kath

Jan Kath & the Art of Slowmaking

October 21/ and 22
1627 W 2nd Ave., Vancouver

Ever wonder what it takes to make one of Jan Kath’s gorgeously complex designs? The designer’s son Sanchair will be on site at their Armory District showroom demonstrating the ancient craft of weaving on a knotting loom during live presentations.

greenscape

SwitzerCultCreative and Greenscape Design & Décor Installation

October 7
Unit 102 - 1636 West 2nd Ave., Vancouver

SwitzerCult recently relocated to the Armory—one of our favourite spots in Vancouver for wandering for design inspo on a Saturday—and they’ll be partnering with Greenscape for their window installation.

Zoe Pawlak

Tilted to Center: A Painting Exhibition by Zoë Pawlak

October 1-7
1675 W 2nd, Vancouver

Past Designer of the Year Zoë Pawlak opens her new gallery in—you guessed it—the Armory District with a brand new exhibition. Tilted to Center explores our limited capacities and expansive energy through painting. Opening Reception Oct 1 from 5-8pm PST

amanda hamilton

Hard Bar by AHID

October 14 (5pm - 8pm MDT)
Amanda Hamilton Interior Design
Unit 110 - 227 11 Ave SW, Calgary

If you know our Interior Designer of the Year, you know she loves a good design conversation. Her intimate speaker series brings together thought leaders to talk about current topics—and this one will focus on the theme of being an independent designer versus growing a design studio.

inform

Designed in Vancouver

October 1 - 8
Inform Interiors
50 Water St. & 97 Water St. ,Vancouver

This collaborative window display at Inform's two showrooms will feature a handful of thoughtful, homegrown designers—including Bensen, Nogori Flowers, Green Theory Design and ANDlight.