The Derivé

By , August 23rd, 2014 | INSPIRATION, NOTES | 0 Comments

It’s often when traveling that the interstitial spaces between locales are what end up catching your eye. Whether or not Guy Debord theorized psychogeography through ‘tongue in cheek’ alcohol …

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levis facilities team cited for excellence

By , March 17th, 2011 | NEWS | 1,147 Comments

 congratulations to our friends on the real estate and facilities team at levi strauss and company for receiving the prestigious koshland award recognizing their seamless execution of …

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Thank You, Charleston!

 

Got a little sidetracked last week with Thanksgiving and  London and the FX Awards, but we didn’t want to get too far into December without a last shout-out to Fuzzco and …

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Notes on a Blur…

Given its vast array of temptations any one-week trip to London can only be a blur.  The list of things we didn’t get to last week dwarfs the list of what …

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Design Family Gathers at FX Awards

“If you win tonight you may be certain it means your design is world class,”  Editorial Director Theresa Dowling said in her opening remarks at the FX Design Awards …

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The National at 50: Never Looked Better

This used to be one of my favorite walks in London:  from Westminster Bridge along the Thames to the National Theatre.  The paving stones on the promenade were engraved …

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Design for Learning: AIA Taps Cisco-Meraki

Earlier this month Primo and I spoke at AIA’s Committee on Architecture for Education Conference in San Francisco.  The theme was “Design Thinking and Creativity:  Envisioning the Next Generation …

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Ceramics, Toys, Art Re-Make Pretend Store

The pace of change quickened at 85 1/2 Spring Street last week.  Right before Finkelstein’s set up their toy shop, the Cone 10 folks came …

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Toy Shop Sprouts at Pretend Store

 

The arrival this week of Finkelstein’s Center at the Pretend Store in Charleston brought another series of wild animals to the space.  Unlike the inhabitants of Becca Barnet’s taxidermy …

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My Week in the South

I landed Tuesday and drove to Savannah Wednesday morning to speak at SCAD in their “modest” student hall– formerly a beautiful synagogue. I also stopped in on a few classes …

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Urban Planner Plans at Pretend Store

The Pretend Store morphed from taxidermy studio to urban planning office late last week as architect and planner Jacob Lindsey moved in to demonstrate that substantive design can be produced on …

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How to Stuff a Fox

All reports from Charleston are that the Pretend Store got off to a rousing start this week thanks to deft footwork by our on-site assistant Sophie Treppendahl and a great …

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