Category Archives: DnA

KCRW reporters have great names, too

Earlier this week I read a story that you might have seen as well: Why NPR (and PRI and American Public Media) reporters have such great names like Soraya Sarhaddi Nelson, Renee Montagne, Ira Glass, Chana Joffe-Walt, Dina Temple-Raston, Guy Raz, Kai Ryssdal, Lourdes Garcia-Navarro, Neda … Continue reading

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Designing a “better” gun

As one of my favorite gigs, I work with Frances Anderton on the KCRW show “DnA: Design and Architecture,” which looks at current affairs and cultural issues through the lens of design. This week we produced a show that I’m … 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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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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On Today’s DnA: Design books!

It was a great year for design books (especially a certain architectural walking tours guide that would make a great last-minute stocking stuffer)! A bunch of my favorite design writers published books that go far beyond the typical pretty picture … Continue reading

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On Today’s DnA: Billboard blight

Besides having Sir James Dyson on today’s show, whose super-sucky products I have always patronized—from my pink vacuum cleaner to the only hand dryer I have ever taken a photo of (I seriously dried my hands three times)—a highlight has … Continue reading

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On Today’s DnA: Relevance vs. Extravagance

Tomorrow is, symbolically at least, an interesting day. For those of us who have working credit cards and travel budgets, it’s the launch of the Milan furniture fair. And of course for the rest of us, it’s Earth Day. With … Continue reading

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On Today’s DnA: David Rockwell does the Oscars, George Lucas does architecture

No, this is not the stage for Frank Gehry’s 80′s birthday party, even though the milestone for the man born Ephraim Owen Goldberg is celebrated with well-wishes from friends and collaborators on today’s DnA. No, friends, this is the quite … Continue reading

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On Today’s DnA: Back to the handmade, and hand-crafted poetry by me!

As I hit the skies for what is potentially going to be the most painful travel day of my life, a quick post to remind you to listen to a special holiday and year-end episode of DnA today at 2:30pm … Continue reading

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On Today’s DnA: Shepard Fairey, Robbie Conal and the Gamble House

Much ado has been made about Shepard Fairey and his Obama propaganda game-changer (check out this incredible site with all the parodies of his “Hope” poster, thanks to Spencer). But before there was Shepard—literally, before he was even born—there was … Continue reading

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