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.

View from my office

In response to BLMSA's post...

9 Nov 2011 - Week 10 of my internship.

Was supposed to stick around for 9 months, but cut it short to 3 months. I'll be finishing at the end of the month instead to switch to a different internship. Suppose I'll post a picture of my new office in a few weeks!

Tuesday, November 8, 2011

View from my office

13 Oct 2011 - Week 19 of an awesome internship

I should update more. I'm on week 23 now and it almost feels like it's ending too soon!

Overheard (on Dezeen)

"Electronics brand Jawbone have launched a wristband by San Francisco designer Yves Behar that monitors your every move then tells you what to do."

So cheeky! Hahahah.

Read what the product ACTUALLY does here:

Monday, November 7, 2011

Sunday, November 6, 2011

Trunk Swap

Mark your calendars, CIDSA`s first Trunk Swap is fast approaching! Come out to buy/sell/trade your old things. You can look forward to a silent auction, food(!), raffles and local designer goods. Items in the auction should make their way into the display case beside 4th year studio sometime soon.

CIDSA Meeting Minutes: November 2nd

Thursday, November 3, 2011

HUB: Design Charrette

Hub Ottawa is looking for creative design students to help develop the design concept for our new 3000+sq.ft. collaborative working space at our Design Charrette (November 25-27, 2011)

Part of the global network of 28 Hubs, Hub Ottawa is a new place that will offer members a stimulating space to work/meet/brainstorm, connect with mentors, collaborators and experts, hold events and provide resources for people to kick-start, grow and launch their community initiatives, non-profits and socially driven enterprises.

Poster and more info after the jump.

Anything: Blog Infographics

Since blogspot is so lovely and provides us with statistics about our pageviews we decided to take this information and make some infographics out of them because infographics are fun!

This is the first of many, and it overviews which operating systems our blog viewers are using.

Poster A: Circles

Poster B: Brackets

The Students of Architecture at Carleton University have hosted an annual public event for the past 38 years. The event is well known for its installations created by the students. These architectural interventions dramatically transform the spaces into dream-like places through music, art and design. It has proven to be an important part in the students education; an opportunity to expand their passions through full scale construction.

Support the Carleton Architecture students and help raise funds for Architecture for Humanity.

 It's going to be a good time, guaranteed!

Event Website

Tickets will be on sale for 25$ tomorrow, and then the price increases to 30$ next week. 

I'll show you shapeshifting

bobble jug

Wednesday, November 2, 2011

What is Silk Screening?

A quick overview of silk screening...

Post about your favourite silk screened things!

Silk Screening Workshop

CIDSA will be holding a Silk Screening Workshop on Saturday November 12th. 

Due to limited materials the workshop will be done in pairs, meaning that you will work together to create one screen, but once the screen is made you can put the design onto your own materials. 

The process is very interesting and the workshop is sure to be a great learning experience and a lot of fun!

Hope to see you all there. 

Ascending Retreat from Thiemo Hildebrandt on Vimeo.


Cute videos from  Education First, a language education organization that promotes traveling to different countries to learn the culture and language. Though I'm not from the West Coast, this particular video made me miss Canada. Watch them all here, they'll make you smile, and maybe you'll learn some new phrases.

PS, the graphic elements may make you smile as well.

Tuesday, November 1, 2011

Museum Outing: Embellishing Architecture @ The National Gallery

Hey Everyone,

There will be a museum outing this Thursday to the National Gallery of Canada

Admission is free, and we will be seeing their new Exhibit called Embellishing Architecture: Italian drawings of architectural decorations and ornaments. 

The rest of the Gallery's collection will also be open for viewing.

We will be meeting in Studio at 4:30pm on Thursday, and will head to the museum as a group. 

Hope to see you there!

Exhibit Website