Category Archives: crafting

Join de LaB for Making LA!

For almost seven years (!) I’ve been taking fellow design lovers along on walking tours, bike rides, and light-rail field trips to visit historical landmarks, unfinished buildings, new restaurants and bars, freshly planted parks, abandoned subway stations and many, many more … Continue reading

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Come talk about Sister Corita at PMCA

I’ve written many many times about my love for Sister Corita Kent, the designer, activist and nun whose work was inspired by the place she called “marvelously unfinished Los Angeles.” Next summer, the Pasadena Museum of California Art will be … Continue reading

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Join me at CAMP

Last year around this time I headed off to a magical adventure in the woods, CAMP. This business conference that is so much more than a business conference was one of my highlights of 2013, and I even included it … Continue reading

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There’s something in the air

It’s that time of year again, you guys! Easter is only a few weeks away, and it’s going to be even more special than ever before (trust me on this). Head on over to my seasonal Tumblr, PEEP THIS, for … Continue reading

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Happy new

Just getting back to my desk after weeks of eating, drinking, traveling, exploring, walking, riding, talking, and listening. Lots to report, but first and foremost, I’m jumping on the bandwagon and starting a quarterly email newsletter. The first newsletter will … Continue reading

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What I learned at CAMP

Earlier this month there was a New York Times story (and a New Yorker story, and an NPR story) about the proliferation of summer camps for adults. Each camp is different, of course, but here’s the basic premise: Tech addicts pay … Continue reading

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Choose your own version of LA in 2050

If you live here in Los Angeles, chances are the LA 2050 initiative has flooded your Twitter stream. And your Facebook stream. And your inbox stream. And your dinner party stream. 279 projects that aspire to shape the future of … Continue reading

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Peepbox hat

Hope you partied with your Peeps on yesterday! I was excited to wear my trendy new Peepbox hat. It’s what all the chicks are wearing this season!

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I believe in #MarriageEquality because I believe all peeps are created equal.

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The lost art of the ashtray

I was asked by the Museum of Contemporary Craft in Portland, Oregon to contribute an essay for their current exhibition Object Focus: The Bowl. I chose these Heath ashtrays, which I never really thought of as bowls before (but they … Continue reading

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