Tree fences for a Los Angeles community
Making place is really more about making space for a community to express itself through the tools I provide as a designer.
Who Am I?—an augmented reality mobile app
Deeper empathy for lasting change.
Reshaping My World
I was never particularly activist about feminism, though I have always considered myself a feminist. My attitude was, “I just want to make stuff.” The only times I felt it was worth distracting myself from design and other creative work was when sexism got in the way of me doing it.
Los Angeles Art Collab
The best neighborhood in all of Los Angeles is in Mid City—a cluster of communities along Pico Boulevard between Fairfax and La Brea. Others may disagree, but I just want to lay that card on the table right now.
Hope for design, and the world
I think principles-led branding—and design—is the future within my industry, which gives me hope for everyone else.
Glowing Van Gogh Bicycle Path by Daan Roosegaarde
I would love to be a part of bringing something like this to more places.
More photos from the Community Story Lab project
A couple of nice shots from this week’s outing.
Teen art workshop: what they made
Here are some of the masks and the people that made them during our posterboard mask making workshop for teens.
When all you’ve got is paint
We live across the street from an elementary school in a struggling district. Awhile ago, I wrote about the collaborative mural project I designed and directed for them, but I realized only recently that I’d left out an important first step.
Ongoing photography project: Community Story Lab
I’m taking an incredible documentary photography class.
A song for the Book of Faces
Otherwise known as…
New in the neighborhood: Cafe Picfair
This week, we have a new neighborhood hangout, Cafe Picfair, on Pico and Hauser.
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Print-on-Demand… with Juice
Somewhere between “all things Print-on-Demand” and “Creating a Design Culture” lies a turbulent explosion of ground-breaking startups. These are people who are acting now on the growing creative potential of emerging technologies…
Café Review: Coffee Connection, Los Angeles
After passing this centrally-located spot for years, I finally ventured in to the Coffee Connection and was delighted to find a spacious, peaceful atmosphere. I was most recently here with friends, and we separated out into a “workaholics” table (hello) and the “chatters” table (or self-described “meditators”)…
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