Just came back from IDS 08


I met two of The Designer Guys, Tommy Smythe of Design Inc. with Sarah Richardson plus a few more celebrities at the Interior Design Show in Toronto.

I saw lots of fabulous design ideas and products. Stay tuned!

  • Jenn Lee
    February 24, 2008 at 19:43

    sounds like you really enjoyed yourself:) i thought it was ok, nothing too different from the others in previous years.

    it was nice seeing and meeting a few of my favorite designers tho. my friend used to work with the designer guys so it was nice seeing them again, plus i talked to sarah richardson as well for bit and tommy was there on sat to represent design inc.

  • Dimple Baldo
    February 24, 2008 at 20:05

    I just came back from IDS08 too. I met Sarah Richardson and she waa real bitch. I also don’t like her new bob. And apricot will never be a trend, Miss I Live Off the Grid.

    Tommy on the other hand was a delight. Small enough to put in your pccket and cute enough to eat, he posed for pictures and told great stories.

    In other news, the waste of space Deisgner Guys were also there with their scarves and pompous champagne flutes. Their design live screen was basically a big computer. Way to design boys.

    Speaking of Designer Guys, where were the original duo — Stephen and Chris? Guess they were too busy being fabulous.

    In closing, I love Tommy. He told me it was good to be loved.

    P.S. I am high as I write this.
    P.P.S. I have a 420 boyfriend who is 23.
    P.P.P.S. I am also in phone love with a 50-year-old prof who went to school with Karim Rashid.

  • At Home with Kim Vallee
    February 25, 2008 at 00:56

    Jenn Lee: The year style is more a continuation of what is going on over the last couple of years.

    I did not went at IDS since a few years ago. I enjoyed seeing the difference with the Montreal’s equivalent which is SIDIM.

  • Dimple Baldo
    February 26, 2008 at 00:27

    The day after the IDS. Where do I begin?
    Today was a day of amazing things just happening or appearing to us.

    Our morning started with attitude from a parking attendant who decided to show up for work today. Lady, you’re lucky you didn’t have nuts, or they’d be squished by now.

    Spent the morning touring some design stores. If anyone is interested, the dude at Up Country apparently got some action on the weekend and is anxious to give out some good deals.

    After our in person meeting with Sarah Richardson yesterday, we went to find her “houses.” First stop was the house she redid. It wasn’t worth the trip — pretty disappointing, but the train was a nice touch. Also? I can’t believe the place sold for over a million.

    The we went to find her real house. Not what you’d expect, given her style.

    Major celebrity sightings today, including Michael Angus from Angus & Company, Trish Magwood, Bonnie Stern and Ray Staples. Evening was capped off with sighting of all five Spice Girls.

    Tomorrow our stalking continues with a Posh meet and greet.

    P.P.S. Trish Magwood? Put on some makeup — you’re looking pretty hagard. Also your vegetarian sandwiches are tasteless.
    P.P.P.S. Bonnie Stern. I enjoyed flirting with you over truffle salt. You are a fine, foxy, cooking teach. Teach me sometime?
    P.P.P.P.S. Cupcake on Yonge? Learn to sell those cupcakes. A little enthusiasm never hurt anyone.
    P.P.P.P.P.S. Chinese people. Please don’t hoark on my car. Thanks for chucking ice blindly into oncoming traffic.
    P.P.P.P.P.P.S. BB Bargoons? You’re disappointing.
    P.P.P.P.P.P.P.S. Elte? You’re hard to find and incredibly overwhelming.
    P.P.P.P.P.P.P.P.S.Summershill LCBO. You really are the flagship.
    P.P.P.P.P.P.P.P.P.P.S. Cheesy dude at the gourmet store? Your recommednation was awesome with our gin.
    P.P.P.P.P.P.P.P.P.P.P.P.S. Mariah? Why are never on the radio when I want to hear your song?
    P.P.P.P.P.P.P.P.P.P.P.P.P.P.S. Waiter at Jamie Kennedy? There’s an e-mail of complaint coming and it has your name on it.
    P.P.P.P.P.P.P.P.P.P.P.P.P.P.P.P.S. Jamie Kennedy? Your food was fuckin’ eh. Even though you weren’t in the kitchen.

  • Dimple Baldo
    February 26, 2008 at 00:31

    P.P.P.P.P.P.P.P.P.P.P.P.P.P.P.P.P.S. Hotel cleaning staff? Quit your key tapping wake up calls, but thank you for wrapping our clicker in tissue. Also? Learn how the ice machine works.
    P.P.P.P.P.P.P.P.P.P.P.P.P.P.P.P.P.P.S. Toronto police? Thanks for not giving a ticket when I went through a red light.
    P.P.P.P.P.P.P.P.P.P.P.P.P.P.P.P.P.P.P.S. U turns rock!!!
    P.P.P.P.P.P.P.P.P.P.P.P.P.P.P.P.P.P.P.P.S. St. Lawrence market? Thanks for being closed on Mondays and wasting our time.
    P.P.P.P.P.P.P.P.P.P.P.P.P.P.P.P.P.P.P.P.P.S. Tim Hortons? You make a good breakfast sandwich.
    P.P.P.P.P.P.P.P.P.P.P.P.P.P.P.P.P.P.P.P.P.P.S. Klaus by Neimkamper? Get some new furniture.
    P.P.P.P.P.P.P.P.P.P.P.P.P.P.P.P.P.P.P.P.P.P.P.S. L’atelier home shop? Quit calling yourself an actual store and don’t charge $800 for a picnic basket.
    P.P.P.P.P.P.P.P.P.P.P.P.P.P.P.P.P..P.P.P.P.P.P.P.S. Liz from the Steven and Chris show? Call me!
    P.P.P.P.P.P.P.P.P.P.P.P.P.P.P.P.P.P.P.P.P.P.P.P.P.P.S. Andrew Richard design? Your stuff sells at Loblaw for one tenth of the price. Get real!
    P.P.P.P.P.P.P.P.P.P.P.P.P.P.P.P.P.P.P.P.P.P.P.P.P.P.P.S. Sarah Richardson. Nice stucco on the new office. Don’t think we didn’t the shoddy brickwork along the side of the building, though.
    P.P.P.P.P.P.P.P.P.P.P.P.P.P.P.P.P.P.P.P.P.P.P.P.P.P.P.P.P.S. British woman at Angus & Company? Thanks for not wrapping my stool in anything. I had to hear it rolling around the truck all damn afternoon.
    P.P.P.P.P.P.P.P.P.P.P.P.P.P.P.P.P.P.P.P.P.P.P.P.P.P.P.P.P.S. Dude who was in front of me outside Angus and Company today? Thanks for farting in my face.
    P.P.P.P.P.P.P.P.P.P.P.P.P.P.P.P.P.P.P.P.P.P.P.P.P.P.P.P.P.P.S. Leopard girls? Too much blonde, too much makeup. We totally mocked you doing the mimes to the Umbrella song.
    P.P.P.P.P.P.P.P.P.P.P.P.P.P.P.P.P.P.P.P.P.P.P.P.P.P.P.P.P.P.P.P.S. Hotel room? You stink like a weed den. You’re welcome.
    P.P.P.P.P.P.P.P.P.P.P.P.P.P.P.P.P.P.P.P.P.P.P.P.P.P.P.P.P.P.P.P.P.P.S. Hair product? Why did you ware off so fast? Spice girls would have been much more fun had we been high.
    P.P.P.P.P.P.P.P.P.P.P.P.P.P.P.P.P.P.P.P.P.P.P.P.P.P.P.P.P.P.P.P.P.P.P.S. Aga store – thanks for the Aga Magazine you let us steal.

  • Rob Ulrich
    July 1, 2008 at 15:29

    Who is this Dimple Baldo?? He/she is hilarious! (And clearly drunk and/or stoned when this was written.) I think somebody needs a blog of their own….

  • twitter.com/mccaw
    March 5, 2009 at 06:20

    didn’t like starting with “Design Inc.”. Something rubbed me wrong
    about her. Then she goes and does a new series call “Sarah’s House”,
    where she builds her dream home after buying a fixer-upper. Now that
    she’s done that, she’s doing yet ANOTHER for-Sarah project/TV show
    called “Sarah’s Cottage” (please excuse the lack of imagination in
    naming these series). Why do I get the feeling Sarah’s favourite word
    is “ME, ME, ME…”?


    The girl’s also not aging well. I think cutting her long chocolate
    brown hair just accentuates her ugliness. It rather matches her
    demanding personality. I don’t know if she pay for most or even HALF
    the renos, but she sure does enjoy throwing her weight around.


    I kind of wish she owned a restaurant, so she could apply to be on
    “Restaurant Makeover”. The idea being, R.M. is the CURSE of
    restaurants. A big majority of restaurants that have been showcased,
    have failed……. sometimes even before the episode airs (which
    defeats one its attributes).