Order or chaos?

There is a lot to be known when one sets out to design products. Probably too much. The complexities of production have multiplied with...

Wood is High-Tech

Welcome to our sector’s new reality By Alain Albert Only a short time ago, you could open the hood of your car and there was an...

Three boards

There are some lovely little boats on the upper Mekong River. They are made with only three boards. The one in the centre is basically...

Documents matter

It pays to maintain proper corporate records ARE YOU THINKING OF SELLING or financing your business? Are you involved in shareholders’ dispute? Or, perhaps worse...

Design earns its due

It wasn’t that long ago that the word design was primarily used to describe a state of scheming, usually nefariously, for the purpose of...

Investigating sexual harassment in the workplace

Happy Co. is a small company specializing in the production, sale and installation of custom flooring products in Ontario. Its head office, fabrication plant...

When shareholders don’t share

Alex and Justin are equal shareholders of a food packaging company. The two of them met over 12 years ago when they were both...

True Nordic strong and free

Wood has been an important material in the world of furniture design for a very long time. But by the mid 20th century, there...

Tools for the job

As a young adult, I was seized by the idea of becoming a product designer. That would be a good description of what occurred....

Purchase tips for commercial or industrial condos

Buying a new commercial or industrial condominium unit directly from the builder or a resale condominium unit can be a confusing process, especially for...