news+finds
updated January 01, 2019

flagJon's joints

Scotland-based designer Jon Christie presents this short video about his 3D printed solutions for furniture frame joints.

flagWaste works

Deezen features Design Academy, Eindhoven, graduate Tim Teven's "building block" furniture produced from a recycling company's waste.

flagDowel data

A technical report from Prague University investigates the effect of various factors (joint size, adhesives, etc.) on the stiffness of dowel joints.

flagFloe featured

Designed and manufactured in Qu├ębec by Appareil Atelier, the Floe chair consists of a powder-coated steel frame in black or cream.

flagOntario design challenge

The Design Exchange and Ontario government invite Ontario undergraduate and graduate design students to enter the Bound Less Post Secondary Design Challenge. Deadline April 02.

flagPlastic prize

Milan's Galleria Rossana Orlandi gallery sponsors the Ro Plastic Prize "to challenge and inspire the design community to think differently about how our things are made." Deadline March 10.

flagDrawing on skills

A review of a study in Current Directions in Psychological Science looks at how drawing boosts word memorizing skills, especially in older adults.

flagAalto applauded

Domus magazine profiles architect and furniture designer Alvar Aalto (1898–1976), one of the masters of the Modernist movement.

flagSME sprint

A booklet from Design Forum Finland describes the objectives of EcoDesign Sprint, a training program for SMEs and design studios interested in applying circular economy principles and practices.

flagTrail benches

The Winnipeg Trails Association and Storefront Manitoba sponsor a design competition for two benches for the Trans Canada Trail. Deadline February 13.

flagDesignerinnen

Smow blog reviews the exhibit Women Designers at the Deutsche Werkst├Ątten Hellerau 1898 to 1938 at the Kunstgewerbemuseum, Dresden, until March 03.

flagMaterial matters

A search on the word "wood" on MaterialDistrict's database returns dozens of eco-friendly wood fibre panels and other innovative materials.

flagShaper hands-on

Core77 contributor Randall Tyner reviews the pros and cons of the Shaper Origin from San Francisco-based Shaper Tools, Inc.

flagBC forests restoration

In the January 2018 Centre for Policy Alternatives report, BC NDP forests minister (1972 - 75) Bob Williams describes the historical plundering of BC's forests by "absentee corporations" and sees solutions in the community-based forests of Creston, Mission and Revelstoke.

flagSuggestions welcome

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