Asked by the Huffington Post to summarize my best advice for female entrpreneurs, I consulted with a friend who teaches Networking classes at Tepper School of Business - Carnegie Mellon University.Read more
Down and Out in Los Angeles: Solving the City's Homeless Crisis
My work has led me to qusetion whether our current understanding of "basic needs" does little more than sustain the problem of homelessness, rather than solve it by creating empowered individuals capable of managing their own lives. Article for the Huffington Post in 2007.Read more
The Aesthetics of Play
Woven into our aesthetic repsonses is the impulse to play. Arts-based aesthetic experiences provide us great emotional satisfaction and play is a key component of human development — one with limitless powers to influence and affect us. Article written for the Huffington Post.Read more
Aesthetics and the City: Building Community
A week ago Newsweek published “L.A. Residential,” an essay showcasing the work of three prominent architectural firms tasked with envisioning a Los Angeles of 2030. The three firms were asked to consider how the built environment would influence the way in which Los Angelenos would live, work, commute and play 20 years into the future. Article for the Huffington Post
Our Ambivalence with the Arts makes Bad Education and Economic Policy
No Child Left Behind, which bases educational success on reading and math testing, leaves little time for arts education. However arts education tapes into developing critical and creative thinking skills overlooked which can be overlooked by binary pedagogy . Article for the Huffington PostRead more
Aesthetics and Happiness: How Space Affects Well-Being
If we know that space influences how we feel then why don't we make more effort to create beauty in places where feeling inspired is key to well-being and community? This article was written for the Huffington Post.Read more
It's Time to Ditch Your Melamine Plates.
Melamine for breakfast? No thank you. Yet if you are using melamine dishware your kids could be consuming trace amounts of melamine which has leached into their foods at every meal.Read more
My 5 Favorite Vegan Books for Kids!
I was grateful to discover a few really wonderful vegan books with which I have peppered our library and that Adrian loves! Happy to share them here - these have the vegan kids' stamp of approval!Read more
Why a Super Pig May Change How We Feel About Breakfast
Since I have a very high capacity for empathy, watching animal exploitation films was difficult. Seeing any creature experience pain causes me to struggle with tears, hyperventilate and look away, which is why I'm excited about Okja - a new film by Bong Joon-ho (watch the trailer here).Read more
International Home + Housewares trade show
Our first trade show! Five years of running my small little ceramics company and I’m finally at my first trade show in Chicago: the International Home + Housewares Show 2017.Read more
How to Have a Green Birthday Party!
This year I was tasked with organizing Adrian’s first birthday party with his new school friends! Was I up for the challenge? I was! I had three goals: fun, vegan, and green (as little waste as possible).
How did I handle each one?