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.
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.
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
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 Post
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.
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).
We made a lot of friends at the show (we heard we were the happiest booth in the area) ;) and even picked up a possible new distributor for Japan. Here are the new pet bowls from eco-plastic and our current ceramic pawed pet bowls traveling the world - passports ready!
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).