300 Days of Sunlight without Clouds

By , May 27th, 2015 | NEWS | 0 Comments

Back in art school Donald Judd was one of my very first art heroes, and hence Marfa has been a dream destination of mine for a very long time.  I finally …

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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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Mapping Data: Info as Art

Just as O+A overlays technology and design in our clients’ spaces, it’s fun to see information presented in a beautiful way. I love maps and they’re even better with data.

We hear …

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Never Stop Asking Questions

My friend David John, designer of DISC Interiors and responsible for the blog You Have Been Here Sometime, asked me to be a part of a …

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Diario Veneziano– Day Two

FRIDAY

6AM

The benefits of that same jet lag mean we are up to catch the morning light.  We meander through increasingly narrow alleys, rose-tinted from the early sun.  No one is out, …

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Diario Veneziano– Day One…

I wanted to hate Venice.  My mind was made up – too crowded, too touristy, a Disneyfied version of its former self.

Then we went.

Yes, there are tourists, loads of them, throngs …

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Nomadic Workers– Is This the Future?

Fascinating article from Coalesse, the furniture manufacturers, about the habits (and needs) of “untethered” creative workers– those lucky few who do most of their work from laptops and cell phones …

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And You Thought It Was Just a Car…

One of my fixations is looking at automobile design.  Whether it’s awesome, mediocre, or just plain ugly, I can’t help but wonder what was behind it, what inspired it and …

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Bureau “Never Open” on Natoma…

Bureau, the new O+A curated concept shop, is now up and running at 445 Natoma in San Francisco.  While the hours of operation remain sketchy– …

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Good Times at NeoCon

NeoCon is always a hectic week for O+A, but this year proved particularly frenetic with our design of the 3M Architectural Markets booth (above), Primo’s panel discussion at Stylex and …

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Wild Things Are Happening

Bureau, the new concept store with attitude curated by the designers of O+A, unlocks its doors this Friday at 6 p.m. for a grand opening party and product debut that …

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Big Week Ahead in Chicago…

We’re participating at NeoCon next week as never before.  All this week our designer Kelly Waters has been at the Chicago Merchandise Mart working with 3M’s design team …

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