Five things: Tender is the Night at City Gallery Wellington, First Light House NZ’s entry in US Solar Decathlon, Our Choice by Al Gore & Push Pop Press, Pollinators by Louie Schwartzberg and Long Now seminar with Tim Flannery on evolution.
Three great obsessions taste great together: pancakes, lettering and photographing your food!
Introducing Monica Moreno, whose sculptures and paintings exude the colorful exuberance of Alexander Girard and embody an untamed joy both reverent (exploring ideas of inner peace) and irreverent (Cinderella with hairy legs).
How can indigenous wisdom be used to develop sustainable architectural and urban design strategies? Exploring Maori design principles with New Zealand Centre for Sustainable Cities.
Last weekend I stumbled on Helvetiki, this witty marriage of the ubiquitous hei-tiki of New Zealand and Helvetica of the world by Matthew Moriarty at Crawlspace gallery.
Objects are printouts – not treasures, not things to stocpkpile. Our posessions are frozen social relationships. Think of them as hours of time and volumes of space. Reassess the objects in your space and time. What is most important?
Links and notes from XMediaLab in Auckland, a combination think-tank and creative workshop with a focus on the design, development and business of digital media ideas across multiple platforms.
Furniture Typeface by Cody Haltom, created for High Fashion Home in Houston.
Looking at C,mm,n, a sustainable collaborative mobility concept; “Anatomy of Sharingâ€ interview with Robin Chase; and Adam Greenfieldâ€™s 14 Elements of networked urbanism.
Part three of a four part video looking at the work of artist Fiona Hall in the exhibition FORCE FIELD at the City Gallery Wellington. Fiona Hall City Gallery Wellington Art Artis When My Boat Comes In – detail, photo by cicadas , image by Fiona Hall.
A recent live talk with Peter Senge through Calliflower introduced me both to this great tool for conference calls and webinars and Senge’s compelling new book, The Necessary Revolution: How Individuals And Organizations Are Working Together to Create a Sustainable World. Calliflower impressed me with sophisticated features for managing and participating in calls with an interface that’s elegant and easy to understand. (See below.) It can record calls as MP3 files to make available afterwards. And, it’s free. I found it through Facebook and was able to participate fully from the event page in the browser without having to launch Skype or pick up a phone. Talkshoe offers a similar service but was not nearly as seamless in my last experience (a while ago, worth revisiting). The only part I don’t understand is the business model. But it definitely shifted the quality of my listening, which dovetails perfectly into the the message in Peter Senge’s new book. You can download the talk with Peter Senge in mp3 format. (It’s free, but registration required). My notes …
I had noted “I Was Told There’d Be Cake” by Sloane Crosley as a book to read, but without a sense of urgency. … I Was Told There’d Be Cake by Sloane Crosley from Book Videos on Vimeo .
They also ran an editorial Most Perfect Neighborhood Was feeling low this morning over some kind of romantish nonsense and about to schlep a giant duffel of old clothes down to Housing Works so they could start a new life. … Strolling back from depositing donation and trying to decide between omelette at Petite Abeille or Panino Mucho Giusto or something salady at Le Pain Quotidien, I see “The New French” on the windows of the old Le Gamin at 536 Hudson St in Maira Kalman’s unmistakable handwriting.