Category Archives: advertising

So this is Christmas

Four years ago, I wrote a piece for Design Observer, “War Is Over, If You Want It,” about my favorite Christmas song, which also happens to be one of my favorite advertising campaigns of all time. When I wrote the … Continue reading

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Last chance to see the California Design Biennial!

A few months ago I posted about the opening of the very exciting California Design Biennial, which I helped curate. Hard to believe, but weeks have evaporated and now the show is in its last week at the Pasadena Museum … Continue reading

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On Today’s DnA: Gap Flap

Who would have ever thought, one month ago, that we would all be talking about the Gap? I certainly didn’t (and yes, I still call it THE Gap, as does everyone else, even though it’s officially just Gap). I haven’t … Continue reading

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Studio tour

Come on in! The studio—as well as the house—that Keith and I share is featured as a Studio Insider piece over at the wonderful blog Felt & Wire. We even let you peek inside the garage. Also today, there’s a … Continue reading

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The California Design Biennial opens this Saturday!

Half a year ago, I tapped you all for help with a massive project. I was asked to curate the product design section of the California Design Biennial, a hefty task that sometimes felt like I was sifting through every … Continue reading

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Pure beauty

This was one of those stop-and-sigh perfect moments on Friday night, as I walked towards Los Feliz and a fizzy rosé revelation at my new favorite neighborhood bar. I passed a dozen banners advertising John Baldessari’s new LACMA show but … Continue reading

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Sam I am not

As part of my patriotic duty, I appeared on last weekend’s Studio 360 to judge the winners of their Uncle Sam redesign challenge. The winner was, to me, a no-brainer: Brendan Condit’s brilliant twist on the original “I want YOU” … Continue reading

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The de LaB Manifesto (in rhyme)

I’m still buzzing from the amazing response to last weekend’s City Listening II (and the success of the Dwell on Design conference, and the fun of emceeing the LABC’s Los Angeles Architectural Awards…I’m telling you, it was quite a week!). … Continue reading

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Come to Dwell on Design & City Listening this weekend!

Update: In all the fabulosity of Saturday night, I screwed up and neglected to post the winning raffle tickets for our eight door prizes. If you were at City Listening and had a raffle ticket, check here to see if … Continue reading

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Check it out

Now that LOST is ending (badly), I’m sure you’re thinking the same thing I’m thinking: What could possibly replace the fall-down-funny physical comedy of the Black Smoke Monster? Well, friends, just in time, we have a new show that will … Continue reading

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