Don your favorite bathrobe, cream that coffee and get comfortable with this week’s SolidSmack Weekend Reader.

The Weekend Reader features a handful of the most interesting articles featured on the ‘Smack over the past week ranging from tips and tricks to inspirational designs, processes, and more. So lay back, relax and take a load off while reading the top ten stories on SolidSmack this past week.

Oh and uh…don’t forget to shed some much-needed sunlight on your face, too.

Behind the Design: Herman Miller Remasters the Classic Aeron Chair

As anybody who sits in front of the computer for at least eight hours a day knows, a great office chair is an absolute necessity if you plan on walking upright without pain any time in the next 20 years (or good heavens, the next 20 minutes).


James Dyson Opens His Own Engineering School to Curb UK Skills Shortage

Despite drastic efforts to increase STEM education across the country, as well as a renewed interest in industrial design thanks to a new crop of product design startups in London, the number of skilled UK engineers is actually on the decline.


Adidas Unveils World’s First Biodegradable Running Shoe Made From Synthetic Spider Silk

From 3d printing to recycled ocean plastic, Adidas has thrown everything we know about traditional sneaker manufacturing on its head as a part of their sustainability-focused Futurecraft initiative.


Watch a Chain Link Fence Get Weaved Like a Giant Metal Sweater

As you might have guessed, manufacturing chain link fences involves a similar process to that of knitting a sweater—assuming that the machine is a mad giant with a flock of steel wool—bearing sheep.


Papercube is an Insane Miniature Laser Cutter and Factory Made from LEGO

We don’t really know where to begin with this one, so we’ll just start by putting our hands on our heads to keep our brains from exploding.


5 New, Must See Features Coming to Fusion 360

Let’s have a look.