A few of my favorite web sightings. In no particular order.
Just sit right back and you’ll hear a tale, a tale of a Little team, that signed up for the Fashion Show, ’cause winning was their dream.
Each year, IIDA Orange County (International Interior Design Association) hosts a Haute Couture Fashion Show wherein local design firms are pitted against each other to create the most unique, clever and avant garde costumes, all in the name of charity. The catch: instead of using typical garment fabrics, competing teams utilize a variety of interior finishes (think upholstery fabric, tile, vinyl, laminate) to create their masterpieces. Let’s just say if “Project Runway” and “This Old House” had a baby, it would be the IIDA Fashion Show. READ MORE
I came, I saw, I concurred… The Getty Villa is jaw-dropping. With its breathtaking vistas of the Pacific Ocean, Ancient Roman architecture, archaeological wonders, manicured gardens, marble, pillars, arches, mosaics and murals galore, the grounds provided a visual feast that left me feeling more bloated than “Gratiarum Actione Die” (or Thanksgiving Day for non-latin speakers). If the Getty Villa is any indication of how folks lived in Ancient Rome, I could almost get past all the violence, disease, poverty and human sacrifice of the era. READ MORE
Last month, Herman Miller launched an exciting new video/documentary series called Why Design:
At Herman Miller design is the language we use to ask questions and seek answers to the problems our customers face. The design process is a journey into the unknown—or as George Nelson once quipped, “I have never met a designer who was retained to keep things the same as they were.” Before we decide what we do and how we do it, we like to begin by asking the question “Why?” In Why Design, a new video series, we explore the world through the eyes of our designers, and share something of why we value their point of view. READ MORE
It was us, Interstate 10, the Hyundai Santa Fe and 36 hours of This American Life. Our stops included Montgomery, Alabama; Austin, Texas; Tuscon, Arizona; and Oceanside, California. A real road trip. A bona fide cross-country schlep. Two pioneers heading westward. Cory and I were moving to California. READ MORE