updated May 02, 2017

flagBook pick

Lancaster University (UK) professor Stewart Walker's latest book, Design for Life: Creating Meaning in a Distracted World, garners positive reviews worldwide.

flagUK design x 4

The Guardian reports on emerging UK-based furniture designers Yinka Ilori, Bethan Laura Wood, Yael Mer and Shay Alkalay.


The Museum of Design in Zürich (Museum für Gestaltung Zürich) provides a searchable image database of its furniture collections.

flagPly presented

London's Victoria and Albert museum hosts the exhibit Plywood: Material of the Modern World, opening July 15.

flagLast salon

Ineke Hans hosted her last studio salon, titled Furniture & the luxury of less, in London on February 1, 2017.

flagMaking today

The design blog Curbed interviews seven American designer/makers about the difficulty of manufacturing in today's economy.

flagDesigner women

Architectural Digest examines the role of women designers and reviews two current New York exhibitions promoting them.

flagCome on up

Toronto's Gladstone Hotel hosts the annual Come Up To My Room design event, January 18-21, 2018. Submissions deadline June 18.

flagGropius goodbye

The Isokon Gallery (Hampstead, London) presents a new display of Walter Gropius's work to mark the 80th anniversary of his leaving England for America. Until October 29.

flagNew connection

Ireland-based OVVO Technology has developed a smaller version its "invisible" push-fit panel connector.

flagRietveld recorded

Utrecht-based Centraal Museum provides information and images of furniture by Dutch designer and architect Gerrit Rietveld.

flagHida award

The federation of furniture manufactures in Hida-Takayama, Japan, sponsors a design competition to use local lumber. Deadline July 21.

flagTaste travels

Paris-based VIA sponsors the travelling exhibit No Taste for Bad Taste promoting French design and designers. First location: Institut Français, Milan, until May 13.

flagWithout work

In his plain language book Utopia for Realists, Rutger Bregman outlines the political and intellectual history of capitalism and the case for a universal basic income in a world without work.

flagRobot responses

A podcast from the UK's Royal Society of Arts explores the consequences of job automation.

flagJapenese joints

Animated GIFs, courtesy of, show dozens of complex wooden joints in action.

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