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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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I’m on The Career Clinic tomorrow

I’m very excited to announce that tomorrow I’ll be a guest on The Career Clinic, the radio show hosted by Maureen Anderson about that endless quest to find out what we all really want to be when we grow up. … 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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Do the robot at Unique LA!

We don’t celebrate Black Friday in my family. It’s Craft Friday around these parts, and believe me, there’s nothing like some heavy crafting to jolt you out of a persistent tryptophaniac state. It’s been an especially busy 24 hours at … Continue reading

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Old hotel, new school

A few weeks ago, I posted that I got a private tour of the school being built on the site of the nearly-totally-demolished-but-not-totally Ambassador Hotel. I was absolutely astounded at the measures that the architects took to make sure the … Continue reading

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Tonight at the Art Directors Club in New York they had a ceremony honoring a group of people they call GrandMasters: “four distinguished educators who have inspired generations of creatives and whose legacies are a far-reaching network of industry leaders … Continue reading

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Just Obama(‘s designers) and me

For those of you residing in the San Francisco area or already planning to be in town to attend Compostmodern (where I’ll be once again coming out of liveblogging retirement), I’d like to tack on a bonus evening of design … Continue reading

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I was told there would be no math

It should come as no surprise to you that throughout my academic career, English was the hour I looked forward to the most. That was followed by History, which captivated me for its sheer breadth of costume changes alone. Science … Continue reading

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