updated March 25, 2015

News Renewed ash

IIDEX Woodshop sponsors an innovative competition that redirects Toronto-area ash lumber killed by the Emerald Ash Borer from the landfill to market-ready commercial and consumer furniture prototypes. Deadline: May 1

News Safety first

This UK publication documents the benefits of health and safety practices in the higher accident-prone furniture industry.

News Logs lost

The Tyee reports that from 2009 to 2013 annual raw log exports in British Columbia jumped from under 2.5 million to over 6.5 million cubic metres while prices since 2000 fell about 50 per cent.

In memorium

Frank Brzek, a generous, witty and amazing human being (also a cabinetmaker for over 40 years), passed away peacefully at home in Vancouver, March 8, at the age of 66.

In memorium

National Public Radio provides this transcript of an interview with architect Michael Graves, who died March 12 at the age of 80.

News New RISD president

The Eastside Monthly reports on the recent appointment of furniture designer Rosanne Somerson as president of the Rhode Island School of Design (RISD).

News Designed in Brooklyn

The Brooklyn Expo Center exhibits juried furniture and accessories designed and made in Brooklyn, New York. May 8 - 10.

News Austria's best

Advantage Austria displays images from an upcoming exhibtion of contemporary Austrian furniture design at Milan's Salone Internazionale del Mobile in April.

News EU edict

The European Commission published new draft ecological criteria for awarding the EU furniture Ecolabel.

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