‘Twas the Weekend Before STLDW

For the St. Louis design world, this weekend is the giddy wait before Christmas. Monday we jump in to St. Louis Design Week with both feet for a jam packed schedule of design-y goodness.

Of course, we’d be remiss if we didn’t mention TOKY’s events – our Open House on Monday and Live In the Alley on Friday. You might say that we have the honor of being the bookends to a very creative week! We’re certainly looking forward to it. Hopefully we’ll see some of you there!

So, OTHER than ours, what’s the TOKY team looking forward to most next week?

Pecha Kucha

It’s no secret that a number of TOKY’s employees love Pecha Kucha. so this tops the list from a few of us.

“Definitely Pecha Kucha. It’s awesome to hear about the new and exciting things happening around Saint Louis. I haven’t missed a PK since I learned about it!”

// Daniel Korte, Web Developer

The Dot Show

The Dot Show! I can’t wait to see what the other artists made. Designers were asked to pick a spot in the city where they are inspired, or a place they find meaningful. I chose the loop. Specifically: the Planet Walk.”

(Be sure to look for Kelcey’s piece at the Dot Show, we promise it’s amazing.)

// Kelcey Towell, Designer

Tall Tales from a Large Man & Crappy Hour

The Wednesday night combo of Crappy Hour at Triumph and Aaron Draplin’s “Tall Tales from a Large Man” talk at Moto Museum. I’ve been using Draplin’s Field Notes for five years now, and look forward to hearing from him (and maybe having him autograph a notebook). Also, it’s Crappy Hour’s third birthday, which is exciting.

// Logan Alexander, Designer


“The TEDx event looks cool. Just because I like to hear how people who are more creative than I am operate.”

// Laura McCarthy, Account Manager


“I don’t believe in fashion and trends. All I believe in is that one day Alexander McQueen will rise again and probably will make us wear Gwar costumes.”


// Robert Paige, Senior Interactive Designer

So that’s where you’ll find some of us next week. For the full schedule of what to expect during St. Louis Design Week, check out their site. Whether you’re in it for the craftsmanship, inspiration, or the business end of creative, there’s something on the calendar for everyone.

We’ll be sure to let you know if anyone spots Zombie McQueen. I suppose we should be glad that it’s not a Zombie Steve McQueen. That could get hairy.