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Around Here: Come Up To My Room


DSC_0219| Made out of hair. It was disturbingly entertaining |

Each year, The Gladstone Hotel empties its rooms to make way for artists and designers alike to come in and transform each space. The event is entitled Come Up To My Room and it has quickly become one of my favourite yearly traditions. From deep and meaningful installations to silly, quirky and interactive displays it’s the perfect way to spend a thoughtful Sunday. Last weekend, I headed over to the west end of the city to take a look at what was in store and I couldn’t have been more impressed. Here’s just a glimpse of a few fantastic pieces that took over each surface of the hotel this year.

DSC_0183|yarn, strung every which way|

DSC_0190|one of my favourite pieces – entitled “dwell”|

DSC_0211|an oversized wreath made out of cut up yogurt containers|

DSC_0217|a wall filled with spools of thread|

IMG_2213|mixed media installation using wax & string|

IMG_2214|thousands of tiny pieces of paper, folded|


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  • Reply
    vicki archer
    January 30, 2013 at 6:34 am

    These are so fabulous.. I think your favourite is one of my favourites… xv

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      February 1, 2013 at 10:48 am

      Isn’t it great? So well done

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    January 30, 2013 at 10:00 am

    I could not agree with you more… This home is anything but boring. The neutral palate they have used is so warm and inviting and all the textural elements throughout the home gives it a uniqueness! Gorgeous space!

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    Chloe Moon
    January 30, 2013 at 10:48 am

    Oh wow! These pieces must be stunning in person! I can’t believe that wall art used to be yogurt containers!!! =) I agree the human hair sculpture is mesmerizing!

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      February 1, 2013 at 10:49 am

      People talent continuously blows me away! I find it so inspiring

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    Victoria | Haute
    January 30, 2013 at 11:56 am

    These are all really impressive…but knowing the first one is made of hair kind of grosses me out, lol.

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      February 1, 2013 at 10:50 am

      I know. Funnily enough, the hair theme was pretty rampant throughout. A number of installations/pieces had woven lengths of hair together to make little hair chains… It was so weird but so great

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