Movie Night: August DWR Berkeley Studio Event

My favorite Thrusday night activity returns. Design Within Reach in Berkeley is hosting another movie night, bringing back Helvetica director Gary Hustwit’s newest documentary ‘Objectified’. About the film: Objectified is a feature-length documentary about our complex relationship with manufactured objects and, by extension, the people who design them. It’s a look at the creativity at … Continue reading

The Small Stakes

I first came across Jason Munn’s work in the Curiosity Shoppe, across the street from my old San Francisco Mission apartment. His designs were appealingly simple, humorous, and very well executed. Munn, a local Oakland artist with work that is part of the permanent collection at the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art, started The Small … Continue reading

Kusari Doi

At the DWR garden event J.C. Miller of Miller Studios talked about modern garden design and showed some slides from an Eichler house he had worked on. Someone in the audience asked “Is that a rain chain?” I had never heard of a rain chain and had no idea what they were all talking about. Now … Continue reading

The Navy Chair

The Emeco 1006 chair, more commonly know as the Navy chair, is a classic in American design. You’ve come across it so many times, in so many places,  you’ve probably stopped seeing it. The 1006 was commissioned by the US Navy in the 40’s for use on the fleet while at sea; the contract stipulated that … Continue reading

Dan Kiley and the Oakland Museum of California

The Oakland Museum of California reopened this past Saturday after a two year, 62+ million dollar renovation. I am looking forward to a visit, especially the photography sections and the garden designed by Dan Kiley. At last night’s DWR event the portion presented by Miller Studio featured a slide show of modern gardens and Kiley’s … Continue reading

May DWR Berkeley Studio Event

DWR Berkeley Studio Event Garden Design with the Cactus Jungle and Miller Studio

I obviously will be busy that Thursday

DWR Studio Event: Garden Design with the Cactus Jungle and Miller Studio Container gardening and landscaping tips from the Cactus Jungle and Miller Studio. Cacti and succulents can turn a barren landscape into an intriguing garden or a window box into   a showcase of colorful foliage and flowers. Hap Hollibaugh and Peter Lipson of … Continue reading

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