Wow, it was great to be back at it in Vancouver. I always love using trips to Vancouver to get inspired. I spent this past weekend at the Interior Design Show (IDS) West and I am coming back home filled with new knowledge and inspiration for projects to come.

There were so many great talks and inspirational sights at IDS West this year. Here are a few of my favourites:

  • Dinner x Design. There were many great set ups this year.
  • Seeing the new tile lines by Ames. I can’t wait to use some for future projects.
  • Seeing DXV’s new and advanced 3D printed faucets. One of the faucets had an open center and weaves. The water ran through the weaves - so unique and innovative! I’m sure we will be seeing more 3D printing in the future and that we will be able to push the boundaries of design.
  • Listening to Tom Dixon, a British product designer, talk about what design means to him and the pivotal moments in his career. Such an inspirational person! Dixon also spoke about how smell is playing a more Important role in the design of interiors, contributing to the 3D form of design.


It was great to see such a big turnout of Calgary designers at the show.Thanks for an awesome show IDS West, I can’t wait to see you next year!

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