The Macy's Flower Show in San Francisco's flagship store opened to the public on March 18th for two weeks. For the second year, FIDM students created installations featured on the third floor overlooking Union Square. The Macy's Visual Team participated in our Design Installation class by challenging students to create mannequin displays using alternative materials and inspired by American Icons.
The print I designed for BetaBrand that reused the ripped paper from the background design of the 2013 Burning Man Map has moved from the ThinkTank into CrowdFunding. This means they made a sample of the print on fabric, created the dress, photographed it, and placed it on the site for sale. It is currently 36% to the goal. Once 47 more dresses sell, it will be real! Check it out and consider buying one for yourself or someone you know.
Located at the end of Santa Cruz Avenue in downtown Los Gatos near the Highway 17 on-ramp, is my latest Public Pop Dot, Sun Powered Outlet. The meter sits alongside an EV charging station. When the City of Los Gatos put out their call for concepts to place art on utility boxes around town, they asked for submissions with an environmental theme. This update of the Outlet Pop Dot was their choice. Below are the all the designs submitted in the initial proposal.
I'm happy to announce my first textile design for BetaBrand. It is currently live in the Think Tank and needs votes and comments to make it real. Take a look and add some <3.
It's been over a month since we returned from Paris and I have neglected to post photos here.
The events of November 13, 2015 have left me thinking of Paris often and what a beautiful giant city it is. Here are some photos from our time there the end of September through the start of October.
During the first two weeks of May I had an amazing opportunity to join students from FIDM's Advanced Study Program in Set Design & Decoration on their European Study Tour. For two weeks we traveled through London, Florence, Venice, and Rome going to various theaters, museums, and historic sites. Seeing some of my favorite cities through the lens of this trip was a truly exceptional experience and it was a fantastic group of women to share the adventure with.
FIDM 2015 Advanced Study Program Beauty Tour to SF.
I have been using the same style Baggallini Messenger Bag for about a decade. I've gone through about 3 of them in that time and still have a black one that works perfectly fine, but I was getting a little tired of always caring around the same bag. I haven't been able to find another commuter bag that has all the right pockets in all the right places for grab-and-go while on the move so I decided it was time to make my own.
On Friday the Macy's Flower Show in San Francisco's flagship store opened to the public. On the third floor overlooking Union Square is a colorful installation by FIDM SF Visual Communications students. The Macy's Visual Team participated in our Design Installation class by challenging students to create mannequin displays inspired by the works of famous artists throughout time. Check out the Fashionable Art Masterpieces created by FIDM students using recycled and alternative materials. The Flower Show is on view during store hours through April 4th.
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Macy's info here.
On February 15th we celebrated the installation of my latest Public PopDot with a toast in the plaza housing Buttons & Zippers. After some time in the sun we drove over to La Piñata in San Leandro to see Lightning and enjoy some yummy lunch.
So that amazing warehouse is Pier 70 and for two weekends it was transformed into Fallen Cosmos, an interactive art happening that brought to life The Garden of Earthly Delights by Hieronymus Bosch. It was an epic undertaking and a fun project to be a part of.
I've given in. I'm not going to take the time to update my website in Dreamweaver anymore. It's just not as efficient for me as an online web builder. I'm a little afraid of my site looking too much like others built with the same templates, but at the end of the day it's about the work I'm sharing and not the design of the site. This blogging platform will also be a handy way to share updates.
More coming soon!