news+finds
updated November 30, 2018

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.

flagMake Milan

The architectural practice Park Associati offers designers under 30 the chance to win free exhibit space during Milan Design Week, plus expenses up to €2,000. Deadline December 21.

flag1950s scene

British Pathé provides 1952 newsreel footage of the era's furniture displayed at London's Institute of Contemporary Arts.

flagBook pick

Design Realities, a new book from Lancaster University (UK) professor Stewart Walker, "explores a wide range of topics on creativity, design and spiritual well-being."

flagTrail benches

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

flagSheridan shows

LOPOW (lights off, power off, windows) exhibition showcases the work of the 2019 graduating class of Sheridan College Bachelor of Craft and Design Furniture Program. January 18-27.

flagOCAD focus on furniture

This year's OCAD University design students exhibition focuses on the "role of furniture as a medium for personal expression, as a reflection of social and cultural norms, and as an influence upon human behaviour becomes the focal point."January 9-27.

flagPlastics plethora

The 29-page report Everyday Plastic: What we throw away and where it goes, by Daniel Webb and Dr. Julie Schneider, aims to "communicate the realities of our plastic consumption in a personal and relatable way."

flagTonnes too many

Humans currently use 70 bn tonnes of the planet's resources a year, 20 bn more than the eco system can tolerate, and at current growth rates 180 billion by 2050.

flagMaking it in NY

The New York Times reports on the Brooklyn Army Terminal's new role as a hub for "New Yorkers who make things."

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.

flagUK makers on YouTube

A video features the Furniture Makers' Company 2018 Young Furniture Makers exhibition at London's Dutch Church and Furniture Makers’ Hall on October 10.

flagRashid retrospective

Ottawa Art Gallery presents Karim Rashid: Cultural Shaping, the first large-scale Canadian exhibit of the iconic designer’s work.

flagFarmed up

The BBC's Idea series features activist Aral Balkan's opinion that data companies, like Google and Facebook, act as factory farms for human beings.

flagMetal added

AM Additive Manufacturing magazine describes lower-cost metal printing options from California-based 3DEO Inc.

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