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The Hearst Building (as in William Randolph, American publisher of note) in San Francisco was built in 1910 and remodeled in 1937. The remodel was designed by Julia Morgan who also designed Heart’s “castle” San Simeon. I stopped by recently … Continue reading

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Mark di Suvero at the San Francisco MOMA

I’m usually completely unmoved by the type of large industrial sculptures you find at Storm King or Dia Beacon but I make an exception for a few. Sculptures like Torqued Ellipse (or others by Richard Serra) that physically impose upon … Continue reading

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Stanford R. Ovshinski, Pioneer in Battery and Solar Technology

I just read the The New York Times obituary of Stanford R. Ovshinski, a pioneer in battery and solar technology. His many inventions included hydrogen fuel cells, the nickel-metal battery (used extensively in hybrid cars) and amorphous semiconductors, which appear in … Continue reading

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Emerging Leaders: Trends and Culture Shifts of a New Generation at the Go Green Conference NYC

Next Wednesday September 19th, I’m heading to the GoGreen NYC conference at The (New York) Times Center. I was asked to speak about green business with a panel of other business leaders. The conference is a gathering of environmental advocates, … Continue reading

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EPA Panel at Brooklyn Navy Yard

I had an interesting discussion with the EPA, yes, that EPA. Amy Anderson from The New York Industrial Retention Network, a local nonprofit that advocates for local and sustainable manufacturing, invited me to a panel with Andrew Kimball, President and … Continue reading

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Chrysler Building Sconce

“I want you to have this thing, you’ll do something fun with it.” So far I’ve disappointed my friend Jo, who got this relic when she designed and ran the controversial and celebrated restoration of the Chrysler building lobby in … Continue reading

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Lure Atlanta

My friend Bill Peace and I had a tasty lunch at Atlanta’s South City Kitchen. When we were done, Peace took me for a preview of Lure, just down the block, a new restaurant he designed which was opening that … Continue reading

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Career Day

I accompanied David recently to his most challenging public speaking engagement yet – career day at our son’s elementary school. The comely and efficient greeting committee gave David his name tag and escorted him to the “lecture hall.” First David … Continue reading

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