The American Society for Testing Materials (ASTM) expects to publish a revised voluntary tip-over standard for clothing storage units 27 inches and higher.
The NYC Department of Sanitation unveiled two prototype litter baskets from this year's BetterBin design contest.
Engineering research on the use of compressed wood dowels in adhesive-free cross laminated timber (CLT) might have potential applications for furniture joints.
The University of Chicago's Stigler Center blog describes how multinational corporations contributed to the decline of US manufacturing by offshoring their production.
Design Indaba provides links to articles describing the hand-painted work of Siyanda Mbele, a furniture designer based in Umlazi, South Africa.
Dezeen magazine reports on 10 emerging Polish designers exhibiting at this year's Lódz Design Festival.
Ambiente Blog's recent interview of Dutch designer Ineke Hans includes her statement: "A good design must itself explain how it works."
Slovenia's Festival of Wood sponsors the (primal)chair contest of designs "made predominately from materials present in Slovenia." Deadline: September 1.
The US Department of Agriculture offers a free 73-page PDF booklet to download titled Estimates of Air Drying Times for Several Hardwoods and Softwood.
Autodesk's Intelligent Generative Design software "co-designed" Philippe Starck's new I.A. chair for Kartell and evaluates the pros and cons of numerous iterations of a prototype's design and construction.
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