Category Archives: Design/Architecture

Fall is Time for Decorating!

I know it’s been a while since my last post. Apologies to my loyal readers and design fans! Things have been moving and shaking furiously; new teaching position, new classes, new students, upcoming art show and two design projects. The … Continue reading

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On the Pursuit of Perfection

Yesterday evening I watched a film called ‘Jiro Dreams of Sushi’. It’s a documentary film about a Japanese man named Jiro Ono, who is celebrated as one of the most talented sushi chefs in the world. For those who might … Continue reading

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SF – Getting Greener with the SFPUC!

Last week I was fortunate to have been on the very first tour of the new San Francisco Public Utilities Commission Headquarters. Along with two of my friends, we were hoping to see the location of where two of my … Continue reading

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Lands End Lookout – A Great Addition to SF

This past weekend San Francisco’s new 4000 sqft Lands End visitor’s center opened. Eager to check out this project I stopped by to gauge its success. The original underutilized plot of land was nestled alongside Point Lobos Road a few hundred feet from … Continue reading

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Just Past the Halfway Point!

Spring always seems to be a hectic season – there’s tax preparation, travel planning and adjusting to daylight savings time. And of course for my students, there are mid-term presentations. This past week my design studio class was devoted to … Continue reading

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The Inspiration behind a Car Color Name

I recently read two interviews with Land Rover’s Principal Color Designer, Melanie McWhirter. As my readers know, I have an affinity for luxury and sports cars. Often there is a fantastic balance between design and craftsmanship that mirrors fine furniture … Continue reading

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Making Life Easier Through Thoughtful Design

I’m always astonished when I find a tool to help me with my design process that is both free and extremely powerful.  The most recent of these is called GuideGuide. I recently stumbled upon this useful Photoshop extension and immediately … Continue reading

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