Some people are obsessed with cars, some with pizza (okay, most people), but then there'ssome who get really excited over shades of bathroom tiles. If you've the latter, you should definitely be getting yourself a ticket to the Interior Design Show. You'll find 200+ local and international exhibitors with everything from neon lighting designs to the latest wooden flooring, as well as installations, shopping, and speakers. Here's five things to check out at this year’s show.

Looking for some badass interior design advice?

Catch Design, Bitches, the L.A. architectural duo with expertise in design, art, and pop culture on the Caesarstone Stage, September 28 from 1 – 2 p.m..

Totally want a new tote?

In celebration of the 15th anniversary of IDS, the first 750 visitors to enter the Opening Night Party (Thursday, 7pm to 11pm) will receive a limited edition Herschel x Bensen tote. Totally get that (locally designed) tote.

Design… daycare?

Need somewhere to leave your 8-14 year old kids while you indulge in all of your design dreams? Kids can get a glimpse into the worlds of architecture and design at two separate workshops led by Petite Architect founder, Maia Tarassoff, on September 26 and 27, 9:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.

Lamps, anyone? 

Cool candles, industrial edison lamps, handmade ceramics and sustainable eyewear. You'll find these from local and international designers at The District€”IDS Vancouver's shopping marketplace.

Food for Thought

Listen to local food celebs and business gurus talk about how design plays an important role in the future of food. The panel includes Bruno Feldeisen from the Great Canadian Baking Show, local Zach Berman from The Juice Truck, and New York product and food designer Amanda Huynh. Catch it on Saturday, September 26, from 3 to 4 p.m.