Saturday, February 28, 2015

Tristian Walker is Working Hard and Redefining Opportunity

A young leader of his own start-up is making a name for himself in Silicone Valley. Tristan Walker's story is a tale of a new model of business in a venture capital fueled world.

Article:The Invisible Man

Article: A Different Kind of Valley Life

Tuesday, February 24, 2015

Will 3D Printing Replicate the Photocopier's Impact on Life, Work and Play?

Companies from Xerox to Kinko's have built fortunes on the technology that provided the ability to reproduce words and images on paper.

Article: How the Photcopier Chamged the Way We Live...

Video Interview with Facebook's Mark Zuckerberg

I get the impression that Mark Zuckerburg is the present day Henry Ford. As the automobile industry and Ford Motor Company was the defining category and company for the 20th century ability to innovate an scale up an economic model, I see social media and Facebook as the industry and company defining the 21 century and American ingenuity.

Video Interview: Mark Zuckerburg

Wednesday, February 18, 2015

Fashion's Racial Divide Noticed Again

 Once again the lack of designers of color is noticed and articles are being written highlighting the fact.

NYTimes Article: Fashion's Racial Divide

Tuesday, February 17, 2015

Jonathan Ive and the Future of Apple

Article: The Shape of Things to Come

This generations most influential product designer sits down for one of his longest interviews to date.

Article: Could Jony Ive Pull off an Apple Car?

Monday, February 16, 2015

What's up with Kayne and Fashion

What does it mean when the power brokers of HipHop share front row with the Queen of fashion? The cultural elite showed up in force to Fashion Week's Addais/Kayne collection.

Article: Are the Sharks Gonna Eat Me Alive...

Article: Does Kayne West's Insane Addais Collection Count as Fashion?

Article: Drake and Kayne West...

Show Review: "Kayne West Hasn't Graduated Fashion School Yet"

Saturday, February 14, 2015

The Internet of Things: Where Devices Talk to Other Devices

In our houses, cars, and factories, we’re surrounded by tiny, intelligent devices that capture data about how we live and what we do. Now they are beginning to talk to one another. Soon we’ll be able to choreograph them to respond to our needs, solve our problems, even save our lives.
- Bill Wasik
Wired Article: In the Programmable World...

Thursday, February 12, 2015

The Office Cubicle Turns Fifty

The office work space continues to shift pushed by technology and the changing nature of the work itself.
One significant change in work is its increasing mobility, the ability to work remotely is reducing the amount of physical space needed for housing workers.

The office plan introduced in 1964 was designed by Robert Propst for Herman Miller was call the Action Office. Propst argued the office work was mental work and the environment should enhance that effort.

Article: The office cubicle: from commercial flop to best-selling design classic

Article: How the Open Office May Sabotaging Your Workday

Article: The Cubicle You Call Hell

Sunday, February 01, 2015

Lunch Talks: Short Conversations by Creatives

Hyperakt design firm shares videos of their speaker series with creative professionals.

Video link to Lunch Talks

Exhibition: Hot to Cold: An Odyssey of Architectural Adaptation

The National Building Museum showcases the work of the international design firm - Bjake Ingels Group (BIG) from January 24, 2015 to August 30, 2015.

BIG - Bjarke Ingels Group Web Site

National Building Museum Page on Hot to Cold

Washington Post's Article on Exhibition: Hot to Cold

Article: High Rise, Bjake Ingels

BIG recently submitted plans to improve the Smithsonian campus in downtown Washington DC (image below).