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updated November 25, 2014

News Colour captured

Techkon, a German manufacturer of opto-electronic measuring devices, introduces Color Catcher, a mobile phone app that captures colours and outputs data in Lab, sRGB or RAL Classic Colorbook formats.

News Craftspeak

The UK Crafts Council produced an 11-page manifesto in support of craft and making in British education curricula.

News Australian award

Australian citizens and designers with residency status can enter work for the Australian Furniture Design Award, which includes $20,000 cash, studio residency, product distribution, royalties, and more. Deadline: May 22.

News Bonding benefits

Czech University of Life Sciences (Faculty of Forestry and Wood Sciences) in Prague published a study on the strength of wood joints bonded with polyvinyl acetate (PVAc) and polyurethane (PUR) adhesives at different moisture contents.

Find Race recorded

Established in 1945, the UK's Race Furniture Ltd. produces a 54-page catalogue showing the life work of post-war design pioneer Ernest Race (1913-64).

News Modern returns

Fast Company reports Ikea Sweden reintroduced several furniture designs from the 1950s to the 1970s such as the Ekenäset chair (approx. $200) and the Kläppa/Butterfly chair (approx. $40).

News Corelam KickStarter

Christian Blyt launched a KickStarter campaign to promote his range of Corelam™ corrugated plywood products manufactured in Vancouver, BC.

News Work contest

UK's Furniture Industry Research Association (FIRA) sponsors a workspace of the future design contest open to all UK undergraduate design students. Deadline: March 23.

News Students design

Worth a total of 30,000 euros, the 2015 iF Student Design Awards invite students worldwide to submit designs to the jury of international experts. Deadline: December, 15.

News Out of reach

The New Statesman deliberates whether commercial interests and high tuition fees will spell the end of British art and design schools.

News Back room revealed

Rob Kirkbride of MMQB explores Cranbrook Art Museum's 20,000-square-foot repository of classic furniture designs, including by Charles and Ray Eames and Niels Diffrient.

News LEED lessons

Cabinetmaker magazine provides an assessment of the LEED v4 standards introduced in November.

News Risom reflects

Dwell interviews "mid-century furniture designer" Jens Risom at his home in New Canaan, Connecticut, where he continues to design for DWR Design Studio and Ralph Pucci International.

News Signature win

The New York Times reports Toronto-based Canadian designer Andrew Jones's Fleurt stacking chair won New York Battery Park's design contest for a "signature chair."

Find Italy makes

Domus magazine gives an overview of Make in Italy, from Programma 101 to Arduino, an exhibition-installation in Rome celebrating half-a-century of Italian inventions.

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