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Date: March 16th 2012

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Mar 19, 6:30 - 8:30PM
$15 DX members and students
$25 non-members
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Experience a hands-on tea-towel design workshop with home decor and accessories designer Avril Loreti. Perfect for Doodlers, Artists, and Designers alike, everyone goes home with a piece!

Frank Lloyd Wright's Fallingwater
Mar 20, 7PM
DX members: Free, RSVP with
Non-members: $10 early bird,
$15 @door - RSVP here

It's the most unique home in the world, and it needed people just as unique to make it happen. A film examining the relationships between the site, the building, the clients and the architect, revealing why it stands as a testament to a great architect working at the height of his career.
Watch the trailer!

Mar 26, 6:30 - 8:30PM
$5 DX members and students
$10 non-members
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Explore pattern in the man-made and natural environment through the lens of diverse perspectives and disciplines. Topics and panels include:

Tacit Arrangments
by Dietmar Offenhuber

Molecules Really Matter
by Dr. Joe Schwarcz

Aerial Pattern Language
by Alex S. MacLean


...with Kathryn Walter and
Esther E. Shipman

Mar 27, 6:30 - 7:30PM
Location: Gladstone Hotel
1214 Queen Street West, Toronto
Pay What You Can

This once-a-month series brings together diverse individuals for a candid, in-person interview. Join us @the Gladstone for a conversation with Felt Studio's Kathryn Walter as she explores the material and culture of modern industrial felt and Cultural/Design Curator, Project/Policy Developer, Advocate, Esther E. Shipman.

Design and Narrative:
Beyond Storytelling

Mar 27, 6:30 - 8:30PM
$10 DX, RGD, CAPID, ICD & GDC members
$20 non-members
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Join panelists as they offer an engaging transdisciplinary perspective on the impact narrative has on how and what we design.

Moderator: Marawan El-Asfahani R.G.D., Creative Director, Oxygen Design
Derek Finkle, former editor of Toro magazine and founder of Canadian Writer's Group
Jeanette Hanna, Vice President, Trajectory Co.
Paddy Harrington R.G.D., Executive Creative Director, Bruce Mau Design
Ryan Wolman, Creative Director, henderson bas kohn


The Not So Straight Wallpaper Repeat: A Short History
April 16, 6:30 - 7:30PM
Free for DX members and students
$15 non-members
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Explore the history of wallpaper, as well as the unusual wallpaper repeats and themes over time. Gregory Herringshaw is the Assistant Curator in charge of the Wallcoverings Department at the Cooper-Hewitt, National Design Museum, Smithsonian Institution, and is the curator of the exhibitions Wall Stories: Children's Wallpaper and Books and Artist-Designed Wallpapers.

Stop, Drop, Repeat:
The Painted Work of
Marlis Saunders

Mar 7 - Apr 23
Free for DX members
Adult $10,
Student/Seniors $8

With over 100 works on paper, Marlis Saunders takes us on a journey through her career and three distinct stylistic developments: Bauhaus Style and Abstraction, Aboriginal Influence, and Flora and Fauna. Visitors can create their own patterns and learn the process of design by using our featured smart grid technology.

Stephen Burks: Man Made Toronto
Closing April 1
Pay What You Can

Burks collaborates with artisans in the developing world to transform raw and recycled materials into clever, functional products. Linking these products with the distribution and marketing of global design brands such as Artecnica, Cappellini and Moroso, Burks brings social, cultural and economic benefit to people in remote locations.

BizBash Announces their 66 Most Innovative Event Pros

Gillian Hoff, our VP of Special Events, is announced as one of Toronto's most innovative event pros. Gillian is behind the scenes each year designing our Annual DX Black & White Gala. We have heard our share of ideas and we know that "No idea is too outrageous" for her team!

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