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The Design Walk-In is almost open

The Design Walk-In is almost open

This is a new project from the always inspiring Zahra Ebrahim. She is looking for designers and clients, I mean “specialists” and “patients”: The Design Walk-In is a storefront design health clinic opening at 367 King Street West on June 1, 2012.  The project is a temporal social experiment helping the general public access design [...]


PDA furniture installed at the YWCA’s Winona Place

PDA furniture installed at the YWCA's Winona Place

The AMAZING crew, consisting of 3rd year students from Sheridan furniture program, their prof Peter Flemming, Connie Chisholm, PDA, the staff at YWCA AND the residents of YWCA’s Elm Centre, have finally finished a project that has been running since January. PDA created a documentary along the way, following the students, the sessions with the [...]


Design by Nature – juried sustainable design exhibition at@ Evergreen Brick Works

Design by Nature - juried sustainable design exhibition at@ Evergreen Brick Works

More spring activities for crafty people in this wonderful city! We just heard from Design By Nature at Evergreen Brick Works that they are looking for talented designers, furniture makers, artisans , and installation artists to create functional public furniture and sculptural installations that reflect the site’s sustainability mandate.  These public pieces must incorporate existing, [...]


Ryerson School of Interior Design Year End Show

Ryerson School of Interior Design Year End Show

Katherine, Parimal and I all went to Ryerson for Interior Design. We’d like to invite you to their 2012 Year End Show. Definitely worth checking out! in[sid] Impression Opening night: Thursday, April 26 | 6:30 p.m. Exhibit: April 26 to 29, 2012 Every year, Ryerson School of Interior Design celebrates the creativity and ingenuity of [...]


We are looking for a documentary director!

Hello all you creatives out there! Public Displays of Affection is seeking an individual to join our team as documentary film maker, videographer, and social media responsible for upcoming projects. You will document our work during workshops and administration, and update our website with videos and blog entries weekly. Minimum requirements: 2-3 years experience in [...]


THE STOP’S NIGHT MARKET – CALL OUT TO FURNITURE & INDUSTRIAL DESIGNERS

 THE STOP'S NIGHT MARKET - CALL OUT TO FURNITURE & INDUSTRIAL DESIGNERS

IMPORTANT NEW ADDITION TO THIS POST!: Q&A Session for Cart Fabricators and Designers Thursday, April 26th @ The Drake (main lounge) Time: 7:00PM Oh there is some good stuff coming up soon! We just met with one member of the team behind “The STOP’S Night Market” the other day, and she got us really excited [...]


Still by PDA at the 40 Oaks worship space

Still by PDA at the 40 Oaks worship space

Finally! We installed the PDA chandelier at the 40 Oaks worship space, which is a part of our project PDA for 40 Oaks. So much work! So much tying glass! But such a gorgeous (if we may say so) result! Please take a look for yourself. The beautiful video above is created by Circuit Bent [...]


Design Jam last Sunday!

Design Jam last Sunday!

Are the Stockyards the new hot spot in town? Well one thing is sure, there were some cool stuff happening there last Sunday, when Ryan Wilding from Fugitive Glue, Vivien Leung from Pecha Kucha Toronto and Gelareh Saadatpajouh fro TO DO design offsite, arranged a “Design Jam Party”. This was 2 days of building, designing, meeting [...]


New Project! PDA for YWCA

New Project! PDA for YWCA

A delayed but delightful update: PDA will be doing work for the new YWCA building in Downtown Toronto! The Elm Centre has 300 affordable apartments for single low-income women, women with children, women living with mental health and addiction issues and families of Aboriginal ancestry. PDA will, in collaboration with the students of Sheridan College, be creating [...]


40 Oaks Opening Celebration

40 Oaks Opening Celebration

Our friends at the TCRC are having an opening celebration and fundraiser for their beautiful community building 40 Oaks in Regent Park, on Monday April 30th from 6.30pm – 9pm. This is an amazing opportunity to support the great work of the CRC, see the finished building, and last  but not least to see the [...]