Teaching Kids Through Play About “Urban Survival”

April 21, 2015


Tasked with designing an educational kit to convey “the contributing factors of urban poverty,” designer Ryan Romanes dreamed up the Urban Survival Pack.



To be used in the classroom, the package’s playful shape and tactility is intended to engage children … Read More...

Celebrating Slow Food and Slow Flowers at Local Flower Farm Dinner

April 5, 2015


You know about farm-to-table dining and perhaps garden-to-glass cocktails. Now there’s Field-to-Vase–where the dining table’s flowers were freshly picked at the flower farm only a few feet from where you are seated.


The Field to Vase Dinner Tour is …

Sneak Peek: Dwell on Design Los Angeles Home Tour

March 30, 2015

Art-Gray-Westside-Dawnsknoll-4319-MasterAX Dawnsknoll House, Photo: Art Gray

After many years on the east coast, I’m lucky to be back in Southern California (aka the left coast) where I grew up. I’m not missing winter one bit, and if I have a yen Read More...

Going Whole Log at Ambiente 2015 in Frankfurt

March 3, 2015


Distilling down the top trends and themes from an international design fair the size of 60 football fields (that’s 1300 tennis courts) is not a simple endeavor. Nonetheless, as I trekked in Frankfurt mid-February through the massive designfest otherwise known Read More...

Design-Centric Indoor Plant Lights For Urban Living

February 12, 2015


I continue to be enamoured with Italian lighting design brand Bulbo, whose fashionably functional pieces I featured during my last BlogTour to Milan Design Week in April 2014.


Bulbo will be exhibiting their design-centric LED-powered vegetable garden systems at LOFT,Read More...

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