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Long, full day

I’ve gotten all angles of the Dwell on Design conference today, including a foray into a conversation led by Dwell editor Sam Grawe and an unexpected visit into a class presented by the AIA LA as part of their Mobius content. Good stuff. Final thoughts tomorrow after I’ve had time to digest it all!

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Arthur stood me up…

…But as a President of Starbucks I’m sure he’s a busy guy. Here’s a few more photos before I head out for the day.

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Inside an Airstream Trailer

Currently writing to you from inside an Airstream trailer! Lots of fun stuff here today….if the Airstream’s a rockin’ don’t come knockin’…

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First Impressions

Some of the first things I saw here today include some “organic” furniture, a solar powered play house, and felt plant boxes:

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Live from Dwell on Design

I’ll be visiting the combined Dwell on Design / Mobius LA conference on Friday on behalf of the GDC and Archinect.com.  I’ll be live-blogging here all day about what I see, and as I tend to gravitate naturally towards more “sustainable” products or projects, please leave a comment if you think there is something in […]

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Packing material

Previously known as “bank and phone statements from prior to 2004”.  Shred it, bag it, reuse it for packing plates and dishes.  It’s that easy!

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Greenwashing! Boo!

Don’t ask me why I had to go all the way to the UK’s Guardian to find out about this, but according to their article: “More than 98% of supposedly natural and environmentally friendly products on US supermarket shelves are making potentially false or misleading claims, Congress has been told. And 22% of products making […]

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GDC in the LA Times

I was recently interviewed by Marjorie Miller of the Los Angeles Times regarding the abysmal job market that recent graduates are facing as they enter the real world.  I was honest with Marjorie about my lack of opportunities thus far, and she was gracious enough to give me a few paragraphs in her op-ed, including […]

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All I wanted was a pair of headphones

If Apple’s generic headphones were made any better than a Chevy Cobalt, I wouldn’t have this problem. But I have to get new headphones on a regular basis and it’s frustrating. Especially when you consider the packaging: So many of our electronics products come in this ridiculous “theft-proof” hard plastic packaging;  and then you try […]

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Embracing technology to promote green design

I’ve managed to avoid Twitter until now, but if you are an avid Twitter user, you’ll be pleased to know you can now get updates about the GDC at http://twitter.com/theGDC.  I’ll use the Twitter account to post updates whenever there’s a blog post here or another notable event. Also, if you are looking at the […]

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