Category Archives: greening

Eat My Words: Urban farming

Last summer, mojito made with freshly-plucked-and-muddled mint in hand, I took this photo from the steps of the courtyard of PS.1, the Queens outpost of MoMA. Each summer as part of the Young Architects Program, a firm transforms the gravel … Continue reading

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Compostmodern Live!

I totally should have posted this earlier today, but I was too busy plundering the Ferry Building to put together non-food thoughts. All day tomorrow I’ll be liveblogging Compostmodern on Core77 which means you can play along at home with … Continue reading

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Eat My Words: Creatively Engaged

As you know, I’ve been spending some time with the GOOD people lately. And you know what? They really are good people. So I was thrilled to write a little design-year-in-review for their annual State of the Planet issue. “Creatively … Continue reading

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Very GOOD Design, indeed

You know an event was a success when it takes an entire day for the buzzing in your head to subside—or was that from one too many rum drinks? Either way, my co-host Casey Caplowe and I think the almost … Continue reading

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How I move through Los Angeles

Awesome decking of halls, something I never would have noticed if I wasn’t walking on a random street near Beverly and Vermont Last night was another incredible evening of GOOD December as transportation activists and foodies (really, one in the … Continue reading

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Bus advertising

You may have seen the strikingly simple ads for Metro around LA: Problem/Solution; Villain/Hero; Stress/Relief; Bitter/Sweet (watch them pop up on the Metro homepage). I wrote about Metro’s new design-centric operations for Fast Company and reported on it for DnA … Continue reading

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It’s the most Good time of the year

Last December when I was in New York to moderate part of Designism 2.0, I stumbled into a tiny storefront on Mulberry Street where Good had set up shop for the month. Although I was only in NY for the … Continue reading

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Smoke gets in your eyes

With Los Angeles ringed by fire, people want to know, besides the permeating mist of Real Campfire Scent®, besides your clothes smelling like the cheap incense your hippie neighbor insisted on burning illegally in the dorms, besides the ash on … Continue reading

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Tour de Farmers’ Market

Sure, it was no 25K mountain climb, but the quick SOAR race last Sunday through the agricultural basin of Moorpark was like a high-speed harvest preview. We parked in a walnut grove, where the loud craaaaacks underfoot were actually perfect … Continue reading

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Sweetness in Seattle

In Seattle this week for a speaking gig, where I always seem to find myself at the Olympic Sculpture Park, quite possibly one of my favorite places on the planet. The team at Weiss/Manfredi designed huge swaths of grass and … Continue reading

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