• Toronto,  WorldWide

    Come Up To My Room 2012 @GladstoneHotel

    Even though it’s freezing, I can’t help but love the month of January, simply because this is the month when some of my favourite events happen. This year we will be celebrating Come Up To My Room’s ninth year of treating us to some serious design goodness. This alternative design event will be held at the Gladstone Hotel and feature 11 room installations and 13 public space projects.¬†I always have an awesome time at Come Up To My Room, so I can’t wait to see what this year has to offer.

    If you’ve never been to Come Up To My Room, you NEED to go, and lucky for you, I have two tickets for one or two lucky HeyDoYou readers. Rules are simple, tweet me @thisBella_HDY telling me why you want to win, and they are yours… tweets must be fun and creative ūüôā

    Good luck!


  • Toronto,  WorldWide

    Design LOVE: CUTMR 2011

    I got a sneak peek of CUTMR 2011 when I attended the press preview event at the Gladstone Hotel in downtown Toronto last Thursday.

    Wish you were here by Denise Ing and Ken Leung

    Never to disappoint, CUTMR featured unique, yet wonderful designs and installations. I also had a lovely time getting to know some of the designers.

    Triptych by Mark McLean

    The exhibition was opened to the public on Friday, and although I wasn’t able to attend on the weekend; I heard lots of people came out and showed the designers some love. Two thumbs up!

    Here are some of my CUTMR 2011 faves!

    I love this! Work by Amanda McCavour

    Part of the Cyborgesses installation by Jen Prather and Steph Mansol

    Chaos Theory by Becky Lane and Chrissy Poitras

    Part of Dennis Lin’s installation. It was beautiful!

    Design by Patrick Svilans- “…express a particular philosophical concept or life guiding principle using a physical form rather than words… order from chaos, and the negotiation of opposing forces in daily life.”

    The groundWORK designers. Can you believe that entire piece is made out of foam?? So nice meeting you guys!

    more of the Cyborgesses installation.

    Ha! Imagine the Queen working at McDonalds!¬†This is part of Pamila Matharu’s work.

    Design by Lubo Brezina and Scott Eunson-This structure was so big¬†I couldn’t take a picture of the whole thing.¬†I think it’s beautiful, and the story¬†behind it is even more beautiful!

    Another favorite of mine was the De-spaced room by Kira Varvanina, unfortunately it was impossible to take a picture of it.

    Congratulations to the CUTMR team and to all the designers on a job well done!

    Thank you for inviting me Jeremy, it was nice to see you again!

    peace, love and health


    I have lots of pics and no computer, but I just wanted to share some of my CUTMR 2011 experience. There also won’t be any video for a while until my computer is fixed… sorry ūüôā

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    Come Up To My Room!

    I looooooooove!
    I’m so excited about going up to the Gladstone Hotel to check out this year’s CUTMR!

    Come Up To My Room or CUTMR is the Gladstone’s Hotel annual alternative design event in which they invite artists and designers to exhibit some of the genius work that comes out of their heads! (the images are some of the best of previous CUTMRs)

    “Coming together in dialogue and collaboration, participants are limited only by their imagination”, and because the imagination has no limit, CUTMR has quickly began one of Toronto’s most exciting Design Shows!
     All the love letters I never sent you… I was just thinking how i’d rather paste tonnes of inspirational whatevers on wall, versus just a different shade of paint… blah!
    Did you know: This awesome four-day event is in it’s SEVENTH year at the Gladstone Hotel, featuring 11 room and 14 public space installations, with over 50 designers!
    I’ll be passing through a couple times so make sure you say hello!!
    Thanks Maya!
    GYS! Get You Some!! Jan 22n-24th!