Saturday, December 17, 2011

Baby Mints

It isn't quite a cat... but it's a baby. and it's Christmas. and it made me smile. And the last post to the blog was on Wednesday.

Wednesday, December 14, 2011

Saturday, December 10, 2011

Workshop: Let's Speed Date Design!

Don't miss out on a fun and exciting workshop!  Tell all your friends too!  I am in need of at least 24 participants.  Please email me at if you are interested in getting involved.  And don't forget about the treats that will be served!

Thursday, December 8, 2011

Lukas Peet


ID Invades Milieux

A few ID Student's decided to construct an Installation for this year's Kosmic Event, now entitled Milieux. We thought we'd try to help them fill the huge venue, and show everyone what us ID kids can do. Due to the huge space we decided that a large scale installation was the only way to go. 

This year's theme was ApocalypseResurrection. Following this theme, we drew our inspiration from the recent floods in Pakistan which forced all of the spiders in the area to relocate into nearby trees. As a result of this migration, all of the tree tops became cocooned in spider webs. 

Twenty yards of Fabric, sixty 2x4s, 300 screws, 1400 square feet of synthetic spider webs, the branches of many trees and lots of manhours later five large trees (about 10 feet tall and 10 feet wide) were constructed to fill the space. Thanks to the lighting systems installed each tree was lit from a spotlight above and cycled through a variety of colors. 

We're super happy with how the installation turned out. Special thanks to our awesome team of Jon Cairns, Vince Caston-Rumebe, Jorge Hernan Correa, Ben Miller, Laura Moor and Michelle Zheng and everyone else who helped us along the way! 

The Installation Proposal 

Stretching out the spider webs
Stretching the Webs onto the Branches

Wednesday, December 7, 2011

Crew Love

throwback logo != playoffs

Monday, December 5, 2011

The Design Council

During my time at Sheffield Hallam University, I heard a few times from professors about the U.K.'s Design Council. It turns out they have a pretty resourceful website.

Saturday, December 3, 2011

Trunk Swap Recap

Thanks to everyone who came out to the Trunk Swap last week! Food was eaten, laughs were had, and many a thing was swapped. Perhaps we should host another near the end of next semester?

Thursday, December 1, 2011

NEW View from My Window

1 Dec 2011 - Day one of my new internship.

On my first day, they already had my cutting up foam for some mock-ups of throw cushions to test different sizes. Today, my task is to go to Sham Sui Po, an area with an open air fabric market, to pick out fabric samples for said pillows. I'm really, really, really dying of excitement here!!

There's a picture of the view that looks onto a park (!), as well as some shots of the showroom below the office.

Monday, November 28, 2011

Ottawa Events Calendar: December

New events calendar for December! You can find out what's happening around town after the jump or via the sidebar link <--- <--- <---

Friday, November 25, 2011

Ottawa Love : What are you up to this weekend?

This was me last weekend:

(timekode wit mah ID brozz)

This weekend I'm headed to Toronto, but tons of stuff is happening in town over the next few days. Be sure to check out the Electric Fields installations all over Ottawa and head to the Electric Pow-Wow party at the Museum of Civilizations on Saturday!



Wednesday, November 23, 2011


The snow has arrived at Carleton! Since the 3rd years' class was cancelled on the first snow of the year we decided some good old fashioned recess was in order! A few wet feet and frozen hands later, everyone was feeling preeeeetty satisfied with how today has turned out.

Tuesday, November 22, 2011

34th Annual SID Seminar Series - FLUXES! Designing in a Fluid Society

Keep Drawing

Reminds me of that game you would play in homeroom in 6th grade, where each person secretly draws a different section of the body on a folded paper and when you unfold it you've got a glorious mash-up figure.

Monday, November 21, 2011

Trunk Swap Preview

Don't forget about the Trunk Swap happening this Friday in 1st/2nd year studio. Some of the things CIDSA will be selling/auctioning off include: typewriters, belts, shawls, CIDSA swag, springrolls and soup! Here are some images of the aforementioned goods, give us a preview of the things you'll be bringing to trade, sell or give away at the swap by posting images/descriptions in the comments or on CIDSA's facebook page.

View from my office

21 Nov 2011 - Week 3 of my internship.

I'm just starting my third week here, and I'm beginning to get more projects. There is no looming deadline at the moment for our projects, so we are all taking it very easy. Actually, my coworker just left after lunch and I have the afternoon off now.  It's kind of weird like that.


 Hexalights by Marcus Tremonto uses electroluminescent paper. Cool.

Sunday, November 20, 2011


So I got off the subway today and I turned around and saw this. I definitely did a "HA," out loud and snapped a pic to share with you guys. Weird, because I've been getting off at this station for a week now and this is the first time I've seen it.

Friday, November 18, 2011

Crit Talk with Phil So

So you think you've got a good idea. But at your crit, people aren't nearly as enthusiastic. How do you react? What do you do? Could you do better?

Criticism is a big part of our field. How you approach it'll guide your motivations, relationships, and ultimately your idea's success.

An open discussion on why you should value and seek criticism, how to be honest about your ideas, and to give criticism people will want to hear.

Come hear different opinions, voice your own, ask questions, or reassure what you already think!

CIDSA presents: Crit talk with Phil So!

Tuesday, November 15, 2011

China Exchange Talk with Andrew Theobald

Andrew Theobald recently returned from his studies in China and has a bevy of knowledge that he can share with us all. Come and hear him talk about his experiences this Friday, November 18th in the review room and gain some insight into modern China and studying ID abroad. 

Catz are Persuasive, Unignorable, Relevant & Rememberable

What ever you do, do it with cattitude.

Haven't seen any kitty content on here in far too long.

Sunday, November 13, 2011


A geometric and ergonomic knife designed by Lebedev Studio, their form exploration and process leading up to the final design is pretty interesting... take a look.

Nature is Mint

The Royal Canadian Mint is releasing a few special coins with graphics that can best be described as "very cute". They celebrate Canada's glorious nature and Parks Canada's centennial. It's too late to order the absolutely delightful looking loonies, but the toonie is currently available. Best of all, they're pretty much free!

Thursday, November 10, 2011

CIDSA Events Calendar: November

Check out what CIDSA has planned for this month! Highlights include our T-shirt Contest, Trunk Swap, Silk Screening Workshop, and student led events from Phil and Hyunji. Click to enlarge.

Kinetic Sculptures.

Just kinda cute...

Wednesday, November 9, 2011

Third Year Update

Things are getting crazy in third year studio as everyone prepares for the upcoming preliminary design review!

Take a look at the state of our studio.