Tinsel & Sawdust
One of a Kind Show Spring 2016
Katrina has been selected for the Craft Community of Canada section at this Spring's OOAK. She will be retailing works alongside Christina Pupo who turns beautiful cork planters. Here is a link to their OOAK Profile
Toronto Design Offsite 2016
The IIDEX Exhibition has travelled to City Hall this week where the County chair is on display here is how to find it

County wall mounted stool is on view at the Tables, Chairs and Other Unrelated Objects exhibition here
IIDEX Woodshop 2015
Katrina has been selected to participate in the Ash wood design competition at the IIDEX Woodshop on December 2+3 at the Metro Toronto Convention Centre. Her piece, a three legged chair, is inspired by the classic milking stool. Come see it along with 14 other pieces of Canadian Design in Ash wood.
link to IIDEX website
Cork / Corian boards were kissed with a Design Lines Love Tag this January, blush! The boards are available at MADE Design, 394 King St. East, Toronto
Do Design January 22 - 25 2015
The Do Design exhibit opens soon, Katrina is showing new work at HIDE, 789 Dundas St West. You can find more information about the event, including a map of exhibitors and info about the walking tour here
Do West 2015
Katrina will be showing new work at the Toronto Design Offsite event "Do West" in January 2015. Guided tours of the street long exhibit will be offered. Keep you posted..
Herman Miller Juror's Choice Award + Design Lines LOVE TAG for RHINOCETOSS
It's been a great weekend for RHINOCETOSS! It got a lot of action at The Gladstone Hotel during the Toronto Design Offsite Festival, thanks to everyone who played! That was some serious product testing!! Thank you especially to Chris at Herman Miller and Elizabeth at Design Lines, and Capacity co-curators Katherine and Erin
Design Week 2014
Katrina will be showing at CAPACITY, Gladstone Hotel Art Bar, Jan. 24 - 27
Credit Cards...
We accept them now
Tinsel & Sawdust is happy to share news that we are moving studios -
BIGGER ! BETTER ! BRIGHTER ! And we love having visitors (especially the client type)
13th Annual Line Art Auction in Support of LGBT Youth Line
Amy Markanda and Katrina Tompkins donated 10 custom auction paddles in support of the event. Paddles are on preview at MADE on Wednesday, October 10th from 7pm until the real deal auction at Bonhams Canada on the 24th. Check out YOUTHLINE.CA/lineart for details
Store Of The Week // NOW Magazine
"Pairing cross-fit trainers with local design aficionados in one space might not seem like the most obvious retail mashup, but it works in the Academy of Lions General Store.
Created in collaboration with Dufferin Grove-based collective Tinsel and Sawdust (tinselandsawdust.com) as a kind of multi-purpose community centre, the Ossington address combines a café outfitted with for-sale furniture by Toronto makers like Nico Soule, Karcass and C.R. Fieldhouse and a boutique selling exercise and vintage game gear including New Balance sneakers and retro croquet sets. There’s also a two-storey workout area in the back where young and old, fit and could-be-fitter alike gather to hang off gymnastic rings and lift mammoth tires.
The design buys rotate in and out of the space in four-month cycles and are all available by special order, with relatively quick turnaround."

See the web version here!
Academy of Lions // General Store
For months now Tinsel & Sawdust has been working with AoL at their new 64 Ossington Avenue location to launch a new, experiential retail 'everything store'. T&S designed the space and put together the first launch in a series of curated collections of local designers' wares, including tables, stools, pendant lights, decorative objects, game boards and more! Keep checking in for info on a big zinging launch party this June!
NOW magazine January 2012
Thanks NOW for the plugs!
Katrina and Capacity
PechaKucha January 17th
In true PechaKucha form, come see 20 (artists) x 20 (slides) x 20 (seconds) at the Garrison 1197 Dundas Street West, Toronto. January 17th, 7:30 pm. In anticipation for Design Week we designers are showing our stuff!
Amy for PDA
Amy is building a harvest table from old church pews for Public Displays of Affection's latest project: 40 Oaks. Visit the exhibition during Design Week January 2012. See more here
*When Poets Hallucinate - a solo exhibition*
Janna Watson's solo show at:
Bau-Xi Gallery
340 Dundas Street W., Toronto, ON M5T 1G5
January 14- 29, 2012
Opening: Jan 14, 2-4pm
CAPACITY january 2012
A DESIGN EXHIBITION celebrating Canadian Female Designers - Katrina will be there with her latest. visit the CAPACITY website
PDA Fundraiser 2011
Katrina is donating a long wooden charcuterie board to the PDA Halloween Fundraiser - A Silent Auction - coming up on Oct. 31st at The Gladstone Hotel. Buy a sweet board and contribute to the cause!
COME UP TO MY ROOM || The Gladstone Hotel ||
Highlighting the best of Toronto's Art & Design scene - Janna and Katrina are thrilled to be exhibiting
Watch for updates on the CUTMR website
Tinsel & Sawdust is on facebook! LIKE
Have you seen Junk Raiders 2 yet?! Katrina creates furniture out of J.U.N.K.
You can watch it on The Discovery Channel website
Amy and Katrina are buzzing around all week installing design work at the new Little Italy tapas restaurant BLOC 22. Look for custom walnut high top tables, wall slat booths, dinettes and colourful bloc bar cabinets ...
t & s
Tinsel & Sawdust is the name of a Jason Collett song
Sawdust & Tinsel is the name of an Ingmar Bergman film
both great