Here are just a few of the events we're counting down the days to see this weekend at IDS Vancouver, North America's largest design event in the west.

Designs by Dirk Vander Kooij. Designs by Dirk Vander Kooij.

Dutch Exchange: Eindhoven

As part of IDS Vancouver’s 3rd international exchange, Design Milk has curated a group of Eindhoven’s most innovative product designers. This year’s exhibit, designed by two time DOTY winner Burgers Architecture Inc, features the creations by Ontwerpduo, Steven Banken Design, the VANTOT collective, and Studio Dirk vander Kooij.Don’t miss the Exchange’s main event, a Pecha Kucha-style talk hosted by our very own Anika Quin, where six leading designers will present their body of work in 20 slides and reveal what about Eindhoven influences their business, their process and the city’s design culture.Saturday, September 24 // 11:30am // Caesarstone Stage

clayglaze_cathyterepockiClay & Glaze

New this year, check out this curated installation showcasing the best of contemporary ceramics from Canada, the US and Europe. We’re looking forward to seeing what DOTY maker of the year Cathy Terepocki brings to the table, as well as getting our hands on some of the cheeky designs from Brooklyn based studio Group Partner.

emilyhenderson_headshotStyle Secrets

Let author, TV host and home style expert Emily Henderson—who lives by the motto “perfection is boring”–show you how to bring your unique personal style to every room of your home, no matter the budget.Saturday, September 24 // 1:00 // Caesarstone Stage.

rebelrebelRebel Rebel

Join some of the Pacific Northwest’s most inspirational rebels of design—Vancouver’s Piers Cunnington of Measured Architecture, Amber Kingsnorth of MāK Interiors, Carey Melnichuk of Secret Location, Neil Patel of Kabuni, and Portland’s Andee Hess of Osmose Design—to learn how they carved their own path, what they’re working on next, and how they’re bringing about change through design.Sunday, September 25 // 2:00pm // GRAY Conversations Stage

districtShop the District

Don’t leave empty-handed! Stop by The District marketplace where you can peruse a carefully juried collection of goodies, just waiting to shine in your home. We have our eye on these minimal geometric plant stands from Blue Caribou and the vintage industrial style lamps from East Van LightFor more information and to buy your tickets ahead of time, visit