Category Archives: ID

City Walks in ID!

City Walks Architecture: New York is featured in this month’s ID which is pretty awesome in and of itself. But then when you look at the company I’m in there on the page…well! There’s Nothing Funny About Design: Essays that … Continue reading

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Eat My Words: Designed for play

Say goodbye to off-the-shelf cartoon-character metalscapes anchored in skinned knee-ready blacktop. In the latest issue of I.D. I got to explore a renaissance in intelligent playground design thanks to some of the country’s most playful architects, designers and landscape architects. … Continue reading

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Eat My Words: Sneaker freak

How come in all of my journalism classes, none of my professors ever mentioned that in addition to all the perks of the writing life—like, you know, uncovering rampant corruption or being an advocate for human rights, blah blah blah—how … Continue reading

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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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Eat My Words: Artecnica’s new showroom

It’s always a great experience when the people behind a company you admire are just as open, smart and enchanting as the products they sell. That’s how I felt when meeting the people behind Artecnica, who opened their first showroom … Continue reading

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Eat My Words: That wedding in Helsinki

As you may remember, some time ago I traveled to a faraway land to eat beef donuts, blow glass, relive some childhood textile fantasies and take a lovely unexpected holiday in Scotland on the way home. I also attended an … Continue reading

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Eat My Words: Getting paid to go to the bathroom

You think I’m joking, but in the March/April issue of ID, my editors actually paid me to go to the restroom at a gas station. As part of their feature “What it feels like…” writers were dispatched to the far … Continue reading

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Eat My Words: The ID 40

Each year, ID picks the 40 best of something in the design world and dubs it the ID 40. For this year’s issue, which is on newsstands now, they picked 40 awesome creative workspaces, and I think they assigned me … Continue reading

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