Sunday, October 30, 2011

Thonet - era chair

Era Round Armchair, designed by Michael Thonet. For a pretty penny, you can choose from 6 different colours and chill out like it was 1859.

Friday, October 28, 2011

Bring Ten Second Timers Back to 1st Year? Nahh...

Do you have this kind of patience?... Or love for your city?

PS, When you close your eyes, do you hear Kenny Powers... A little bit?

Thursday, October 27, 2011

Ottawa Events Calendar: November

Laura Vo, the ultimate Ottawan, has complied a list of designer-y events in the Ottawa area that you might enjoy. You'll be able to find this list and those for upcoming months on the sidebar <------- <------- <------- Here's what's happening in November!

Second Year Reviews : Trophy / Monolith

Double review weeks are the bestttttt. Check out some images of the two second year projects that were due this week.

Halloween Treat Bags!

Halloween is fast approaching so we've been giving out Paper Treat Bags for people to decorate all halloween-like. Get bags from your CIDSA year reps or come to third year studio.

The idea is for people to bring in leftover candy on Tuesday, and to give them out in the Treat Bags so get your's up if you want candy!

Meet Loki: Our Third Year Pet

Introducing Loki!

He's been around for a while, but we weren't sure if he was going to survive the orbeez... but he has! What a trooper. Visit him whenever you'd like, he's usually around the back of third studio...find him either on Michelle or Laura M's desk! Check out the results of our recent photosesh!

Wednesday, October 26, 2011

Stop Motion Sculpture

STUDIO MIX - I would Describe it as "Velvety"

Flwrpt - The Smoov' II

Found another great mix for long studio nights that is sure to go down smooth...

Tracks /
Pharrell & the Yessirs – Take It Off
Common – Come Close
Common – Come Clos(er) Remix
Mr. Cheeks – Crush
Fabolous – Baby
Naturel – MCMB
Tha Dogg Pound – Vibe
Devin the Dude – Your Kinda Love
LL Cool J – Can’t Explain It
The Foreign Exchange – Come Around
J88 – The Things You Do
Kanye West & Dwele – Hold On Remix
Lupe Fiasco – Paris, Tokyo
Curren$y – This Is The Life
Andre 3000 – Pink and Blue
DJ Quik – One on 1

(via flwrpt)

100 Years of IBM

Monday, October 24, 2011

Sunday, October 23, 2011

Sabyasachi Mukherjee A/W 2011

Some looks from Lakmé Fashion Week in India. I am in love with these.

Words to look up: patiala salwar, zardozi, sherwani

(via Republic of Chic, an excellent look at fashion in India)

Thursday, October 20, 2011

Paper Sculptures

By artist Richard Sweeney.

Will you be in T.O. November 12?

Entry is free for students and registration ends Nov.10, if you're in Toronto for the weekend, check it out. :)

The Super-Awesome Conference for Young People

The Design Our Tomorrow (DOT) Conference brings together the world's greatest visionaries to inspire young people to create, innovate, and better the world. The topics covered include: technology, science, design, entrepreneurship, philanthropy, and the arts.

The Format

Each speaker is given 18 minutes to deliver their epic talk.
Every attendee gets the same experience.
Rapid fire inspiration.

Who Should Attend?

DOT is primarily targeted towards students from the high school to graduate school level. Non-students and recent graduates are also welcome to attend the event. For anyone who wants to do amazing things, this conference is for you.

For more info and a list of speakers go here.


Ever wonder how the CIDSA cards fit together? 

Collect 'em all kids! 
(One CIDSA card per student though, sorry) 


It's your chance to design an SID t-shirt that will be produced and sold to all students.

Complete your vector image by November 10th and then submit it for all to see! Voting will occur after all submissions are in and the winning design will be chosen by the students of SID.

-One color
-Simple Design

Please Submit your design to: 

We're all creative design students, this is our chance to show the rest of the world what we can do by designing amazing t-shirts!

For images of last year's winner check out the post below.

ergonomic mouse

Tuesday, October 18, 2011

Resin Casting Results

Check out the results of the resin casting workshop, a few of the cast toys are on display in the cabinet between third and fourth year studio.

done mess with this tea set

Saturday, October 15, 2011

Charity politics completely aside, this is kind of interesting. I like the idea of relating colours to experiences, to me, it feels more meaningful than relationships between scents and memories, which are more physiologically integrated.

CIDSA Meeting Minutes: October 12th

Thursday, October 13, 2011

m ssng p eces

The Present from m ss ng p eces on Vimeo.

Blog Roll

I'm sure all of you already have a TON of blogs that you follow, or maybe you don't but are looking for a push to start..... I thought I'd share a few I like :)  Chances are some of you have seen these, so bare with me or skip to the next post!

Trendland - Love love love this one!  Super artsy.  A great mixture of culture, art, design, fashion, music, and photography.  It's really inspirational, they do not skimp on images

Fast Company's Co.Design - Self-described as trying to bridge the fuzzy border between design and business.  Not to fear, it's definitely not just a bunch of boring business articles.  I feel surprised and interested every time I visit.

Amateur Couture - Really great pairings of art and fashion.  Just something nice to look at <3

Monday, October 10, 2011

Brick by Brick

German artist, Jan Vormann, reminds us why LEGO really is the world's greatest toy. He travels the world "repairing" decaying buildings brick by brick. If you know a crack, missing tile, or building that could use some colour, how about try this method out (there's already been a fix-up job in Toronto, how about bring one to Ottawa). Check out Dispatchwork for lots more pictures from around the world.

Thursday, October 6, 2011

Timmies run

GUESS WHAT. The medium sized coffee is the new small.

Apparently, according to CBC, Tim Hortons is phasing out the small sized cup size in the test markets. They'll be calling the medium cup "small" from now on, and all the size names are moving up a notch. So this means that their XL size is even more. Actually, it's more than a venti at starbucks. So here's to your caffine fix. Cheers!
read more here.

Some (selfless) Promotion

The new Carleton SID website is ever-changing! Whenever you're feeling a burst of school pride (which you should always) check out the news and updates for what's happening around campus. Here.

Look it's chibi Won Joon!

Wednesday, October 5, 2011


I am absolutely horrible at graphics and really wish I had seen this website before completing the first packaging assignment!!

Fonts In Use : They take real life examples and tell you what font you're seeing.  All mixed in with some interesting articles

The Clut of LEGO Book

Written by John Baichtal and Joe Meno


It's no secret that it can get hard to be productive in studio.

I was gonna put together a studio mix for you guys but I thought it'd be better in the end to just share with you guys a mix inspired by the most productive/industrious/music-obsessed people on the planet.


가희 - 돌아와나쁜너
4MINUTE - 거울아거울아
애프터 스쿨 - SHAMPOO
걸스데이 - 잘해줘봐야
아이유 - 미리 메리 크리스마스 (Featuring 천둥 Of MBLAQ)

Play it loud! If anyone complains you can call them RACIST!

Étienne Gros

"Les Mousses", Sculptures by Étienne Gros (via booooooom!)

How to open a door..

... in case you didn't know how.

This is the kind of stuff you find when you are procrastinating during an all-nighter.

Tuesday, October 4, 2011

Ottawa Love: Raised By Wolves x Sam Bat Capsule Collection

Some shots from (Ottawa's own!) Raised By Wolves' latest lookbook.

The collection is a collaboration with Sam Bat, a local baseball bat manufacturer. Probably a neat place to go for your mass pro assignments...

More info here: