Friday, September 30, 2011

Q: Movie and Games Night

Q is having a movie and games evening tonight (Friday, Sept 30). A few of us IDers will be there, hang out with us and the whole Queer CUEng gang at Leo's!

Thursday, September 29, 2011

Sugru Bonds to Most Materials

CIDSA Year Reps

Hello Everyone,

CIDSA year reps have been chosen for this year.

The year reps are:

First Year: Sam MacGruber
Second Year: Marc Von Brosseau
Third Year: Alyssa Wongkee and Heather Jeffery
Fourth Year: Kim Thompson

These students are the liaison between the students of each year and CIDSA. If you have any questions or comments about CIDSA, year reps are there to answer them and to bring your concerns up at CIDSA meetings so they can be addressed.

If you are not currently a year rep and you are interested in becoming one please let us know. We are looking for more first year students to be involved.



Utilizing sustainable materials these headphone not only pump out the best music but are also very Earth friendly by using such products as ecovinyl and cork

Wednesday, September 28, 2011

You know the drill!

Resin Casting 2010

A lot of people have been asking what the upcoming resin casting workshop entails. Here are some pictures from last year's workshop to give you a better idea of what to expect. There are EIGHT spots left -- don't miss out!

Monday, September 26, 2011

Resin Casting Workshop

CIDSA is proud to present its second Resin Casting Workshop! Held by SID alumnus Teddy Luong, the workshop will take place over two days, Oct 1st + 2nd. Spots are limited, so make sure you sign up on the sheets outside of the printer room ASAP!

Sunday, September 25, 2011

3rd Year Update

Research projects are almost due, and toys from our childhood are starting to invade studio. Things are still looking a little bare, but that doesn't stop us from making the most of what we have.

BONUS: We found a pair of studio pants. We foresee them trending in the near future.

skateboard shades

experimental sunglasses that use the wood from broken skateboard decks making each pair one-of-a-kind.

Building 22 Book Launch

Building 22 is launching it's Edition 11 on Friday, September 30th at St-Brigid's Art Centre.
Be sure to drop by and get a copy of the most innovative and critical work being done at the School of Architecture.

The launch will also feature furniture from Mikaza Home, catering by Bowitch Best Organic Sandwiches, live musical performance from The Glass Chain and a DJ set from resident Babylon DJ, Gregular.

For more info visit the Facebook page or drop by the School of Architecture

See you Friday!

CIDSA Internship Talk

CIDSA is holding an Internship talk this Friday, Sept 30th at 3pm in the Review Room.

Upper year ID students who have completed internships will be speaking about their experiences in finding and completing their design internships.

Jason Ham
Liz Mok
Charlotte Poon
Kim Thomson
Gabriel Lam
Anthony Keeler
Anne Charbonneau

Friday, September 23, 2011

How to Make it in America

Season 2 starts October 2nd

CIDSA will be using its new Facebook page to keep you guys in the loop. Like it! All your friends are doing it!

Thursday, September 22, 2011

Wednesday, September 21, 2011

cay sofa alexander rehn from Alexander Rehn on Vimeo.

Transformation Complete!

Third year studio has finally settled into its groove, with desk dividers taken down, spaces opened up and new shelves!

Add pictures of how you've personalized your space! :D

Tuesday, September 20, 2011

Invader in Sao Paulo

Street artist 'invader' posts some of his classic panel installations in a variety of hard to reach places in São Paulo

Minutes from the first CIDSA meeting of the year! Tomorrow's meeting is at 10:30 in the review room.

Monday, September 19, 2011

Take Home 3-D Printer

Carleton just needs a few of these and ID is set. The Origo portable 3-D printer is currently just in the concept phase but will be on shelves soon enough. Would work with 3-Dtin and would be simple enough for child to use.

UPCYCLING Design Charette

Come out to CIDSA's first Design Charette!

It will be held in first/second year studio, beginning at 1PM on Saturday, September 24th and should be finished by 4PM.

The exercise will be completed in teams, and products will be provided. Please bring any tools you have that may be useful such as glue guns, rubber cements, exacto knives, and cutting boards.

Hope to see you all there!

Saturday, September 17, 2011

Beach Day at Mooney's Bay!

Thanks to everyone who came out to the beach today! It was a great chance to meet, mingle, and have some fun with your class mates and upper years.
Let's keep this tradition alive, though maybe next year we'll have a pirate ship to use at our leisure (that is if it doesn't cost us $600... :/)

(Click through for more photos!)

Internship reports

Hey Everyone,

If you have completed your intern and would like to take a look at previous reports send me an email and I'll Add you to the Google Doc with them all in it.

Anthony Dewar

Emeco 111 Navy chair

Recycling a single bottle is a great thing, but if you recycle 111 of them you get something even greater. Coca-cola approached Emeco with an idea to show the value of recycled bottles by producing a fully recycled chair.

Replicating Surface Finishes

Friday, September 16, 2011


Wednesday was our 7th issue submission party.

There were a lot of people,...

...good food, cool music,...

...and a bunch of random things being projected on to the wall.

We were also at capacity.

V (^.^) V

Oldie but a Goodie

America Is F*cked.......(Graphically at least) from Jess Gibson on Vimeo.

This is from quite a while back but I was reminded of it recently... This extends to industrial design. Its not necessarily what the client wants, but what the world needs.

Thursday, September 15, 2011

Ottawa Love: 155 Bank St. BOWICH

 I love Bowich! :D Great people, great food, great location.

Who went to the F-Minus event last night? Thanks to everyone that showed up, thanks to the bands and thanks to Bowich.


Dyson Hot Fan

The dyson hot fan introduces the next step to house climate control funnelling airflow through it's centre, and evenly distributing heat through a room.

Wednesday, September 14, 2011

CIDSA Museum Outing: Canadian Museum of Civilization


IIDEX is happening soon in Toronto, is anyone heading down? It's on September 22 and 23.

It's an opportunity to meet a lot of companies and see what's new in the world of (mostly) furniture and office design. If you're interested, you should come down for the weekend! Student registration is FREE ONLINE. Get your badge quick!


Be sure to check out 'MjoLk' located in Toronto

Mjolk is a lifestyle store that carries everyday products that can be used without thought or simply admired. Features designers from Scandinavia and Japan.
Location - Dundas St. Toronto

Tuesday, September 13, 2011

Audi 2012 RS5

Where Children Sleep

Has anybody come across this book?  The New York Times covered this book a few weeks back. You get to stare at the bedrooms of children which becomes a social commentary on their lives and the places they live. Kind of like Selby except for kids and not just for the rich and famous. Read about it and look at the inside here. NYT 

Monday, September 12, 2011

September CIDSA Events

Mark your calendars! This month, CIDSA presents: Beach Day, a trip to the Canadian Museum of Civilization, Design Charrette, and Internship Talk, as well as a Resin Casting Workshop at the very start of next month!

CIDSA Meetings

First meeting is September 14th.

All SID students are invited to attend CIDSA's weekly meetings, held at 10:00AM in the Review Room on Wednesdays. Get involved with your student association, your input is important to us. Can't make a meeting? Don't worry, we'll be posting the minutes from each week!

Art of the Menu

Graphic design and food are two of my favourite things. This only feels right.

Beach Blast + Potluck

Hey Everyone,

CIDSA will be having the first event of the year this weekend! This year's Beach Blast + Potluck will be this Saturday, September 17th from 12-4pm. We will be meeting in studio @ 1130am for people who want to travel with the group.

Bring some food (chips, cookies or other snacks to share) and beach toys to entertain yourselves. There will be a sandcastle building contest so make sure to bring shovels and buckets if you have them too.

See you all there!