smart design mart is here! well, almost. starts this friday and the facebook event is here!!!
this one is the biggest and best one yet, about 130 local designers and artists in a 35,000 square foot industrial space in the heart of mile end, and the space is HUGE so it won't feel too crowded. you won't find me at my space, because i'll be busy shopping. we have amazing home decor, housewares, jewelry, clothing, accessories, bath products & food and everything is locally designed and almost everything is locally made as well. shop local! i mean don't get me wrong, i do love a good mall, but this is where the magic happens. you're actually buying something DIRECTLY from the person who made it. it's like travelling back into time, or maybe it's the future. whatever. deep right??
check out smart design mart blog for a preview of the line up of talented creators, and make sure to "like" on facebook for (not too frequent) updates. being one of the organizers and running this event has completely taken over my life for the past few months and i'm super proud of how it's turning out, vendors are going all out and their set ups are amazing. the amount of effort, hard work and creativity being put into turning their spaces into something that really showcases their work is crazy!!! set up started today i was like, omg, i'm not sure i would even put in that close to that much effort, i'm so impressed! i just put up some wrinkled curtains covered in cat hair and plan on throwing my jewelry on a used door i found in my basement. anyway.
so i'm looking forward to a great weekend, please stop by!!! maybe buy something and support local makers instead of buying your mom something plastic at the dollar store. jk. ok, so i'm not really joking because we have an ATM and many of the vendors are able to process credit cards, so there's no excuse to not buy anything or to use double negatives.