Hello, this is happening this Wednesday and next Wednesday. If you wanna get down with some Social Practice MFA students, you’re invited. I am bringing oranges.
My presentation is next week, December 11.
Me and Emma, hella long ago (not really that long) at Street Thünder Mansion. Photographed by Carlie Armstrong for workplacepdx.com
Tomorrow I get to talk about my work with Will’s Design History class, and in making this presentation I’m sorting through a lot of old work…look at this tight recurring color palette!
"The buses roll up to San Francisco’s bus stops in the morning and evening, but they are unmarked, or nearly so, and not for the public. They have no signs or have discreet acronyms on the front windshield, and because they also have no rear doors they ingest and disgorge their passengers slowly, while the brightly lit funky orange public buses wait behind them. The luxury coach passengers ride for free and many take out their laptops and begin their work day on board; there is of course wifi. Most of them are gleaming white, with dark-tinted windows, like limousines, and some days I think of them as the spaceships on which our alien overlords have landed to rule over us."
Plants of San Francisco, December 2011.
The amazing Dan Cronin came to my family’s little farm in Dexter and took our photographs. Here I am with a bucket of mother-in-law’s tongue that my dad found at the dump (?) Cannot wait to see the rest.
Edited & designed by Clifton Burt & Nicole Lavelle
Writings on design by:
Jen Delos Reyes
5 x 7 in.
Perfect bound soft cover
Published by Ampersand on the occasion of Design Week Portland 2013
Printed & bound in Portland, Oregon at Brown Printing
"It’s a shame that the phrase "tempest in a teacup" is tied to the idea of triviality. It would otherwise wonderfully describe how designed objects each contain a cacophony of stories. The essays in Share Document demonstrate that point. They illuminate how objects like surfboards, refrigerators, books, and bike lanes can be understood quite differently when their context is revealed to us.
By contributing these essays, the writers in this book have graciously granted us access into the thinking that goes into their practice. In doing so, they have provided us with a cross-section of design-thinking at this moment in Portland. They have given us a ticket into their world. It’s our job to enjoy the ride.”
HELLO PORTLAND PEOPLE! Design Week Portland 2013 is upon us which means I’m coming back for that Monday night party!
JK, I’m really coming for this event that Clifton Burt and I coordinated with Ampersand Gallery & Fine Books. We asked some smart Portlanders to muse on the broad topic of design. The result is a really fun collection of writings, which have been printed in a BOOK called Share Document. The contributors will read excerpts from their pieces and you can buy a copy of the limited-edition book at the event!
SEE YOU THERE.
Hey y’all look I found a house in SF for less than $200,000.