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…is the 1967 film (which I found online today) on a designer/artist/educator who is a special kind of proprietary hero for many of us here in L.A. (where she lived until 1968, running the Art Department at Immaculate Heart College) and where you can still feel her influence in the air. Immaculate Heart College Art Department ..

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…by frequent design collaborator Benjamin Reichen of Åbäke is in the works and today in Rotterdam we look at the new version, which tells the stories of 24 species of wildlife living within and around the heavy industry of the Port of Rotterdam that will also be recounted by the video we are producing in ..

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…(so familiar to me from regular pilgrimages during my early years in LA, when I trotted every out-of-town-guest for a visitation to the Pacific Palisades home of Charles and Ray, still one of my favorite places in town) was a strange thing to suddenly come upon when rounding the corner at the Pacific Standard Time ..

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…and outdoor shower which I had been scheming for years to place in this strange previously unoccupied corner of the house overlooking the garden – was finally just installed (while in the midst of some serious hard-core nesting, after so long so far from home) – which should be good for soaking those aching bones ..

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…the great mid-century modernist residential landmark on the Silver Lake Reservoir now managed by Cal Poly Pomona, hosted small reception tonight (by architect Francois Perrin for French artist Xavier Veilhan – a prelude to his upcoming Paris-L.A. series of events and projects this year) which was a great chance to marvel at the house I hadn’t ..

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…is the impending show at the Walker Art Center which I had to read about in my London friend Alice Rawsthorn’s column in the Herald Tribune this morning, even though I am actually here in Minneapolis and visiting the museum today – though too bad I will have to wait until my next visit to see ..

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…the most elegant, austere, and simple yet in the series – designed this year by Swiss architect Peter Zumthor and Dutch landscape designer Piet Oudolf in London’s Kensington Gardens – is in it’s final days and the inspiration for this years Serpentine Marathon series of talks taking place this weekend organized by curator Hans Ulrich ..

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…continued today with the students from the art academy in Den Haag completing their versions of Composted Constructions – transforming scavenged domestic cast-offs into creations that accommodate plants, food, wildlife (best title was ‘Chicken Disco’) – and installing them throughout the site, before heading back to the airport for a late flight to Budapest where I ..

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…and student workshopping took over Stroom’s Foodprint Erasmusveld project site today, where I groggily arrived from the airport for a day of planting installations and working with students to create their own Composted Constructions (developing on my initial installations) out of a pile of domestic cast-offs gathered by the folks ..

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…the Istanbul based architecture studio founded by Turkish Selva Gürdoğan and Danish Gregers Tang Thomsen, presented their design of the exhibition ‘Becoming Istanbul‘ (in collaboration with the graphics of Project Projects) which opened at SALT Beyoğlu this evening – kicking off 90 events i..

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…opened tonight in the middle of London’s Ridley Road Market in Dalston – which I visited with my London Animal Estates collaborator Benjamin Reichen (of the super design collective Åbäke) whose former students had masterminded the project – alas, we were to early to eat, but were at least able to see the structure, seating, ..

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…are the handy recyclrey designery arty folks I’ll be working with on an upcoming project here in the fall produced by Stroom – so this afternoon in a jet-laggy daze I went to visit their two vast storage/studio spaces to select some materials for my upcoming project Composted Constructions from the amazing collections of industrial, ..

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…yesterday morning – which I was only made aware of a few days ago thanks to an illuminating International Herald Tribune story by design journalist friend Alice Rawsthorn – turned out to be the highlight of my short time in the city overrun by crass corporate Salone Internazionale del Mobile madness  – from which my ..

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…is the evocative name of the just inaugurated online shop of the handmade and eclectic goods whose inventory will constantly shift based on the whims of those doing the making: my sister Emily & her friend Jen. (dullDiamond website) Hello we’re Emily and Jen <<<< AKA dullDiamond >>>> Two friends who happen to be mothers ..

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…is the topic of talks here in Toronto – I’m in good company with other speakers including Tord Boontje and longtime collaborator Enrico Bressan of Artecnica, Sheila Kennedy of Kennedy & Violich, Dr. Dayna Baumeister, co-founder of the Biomimicry Guild, Tucker Viemeister, chief of the Lab at Rockwell Group, and Bruce Mau – some of ..

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