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Self-Affirmation through the Choice of Highly Aesthetic Products

Dear readers, This may be old news to those of you whose subscriptions have not lapsed to the Journal of Consumer Research, but buying good-looking products evidently makes you feel better about yourself. My friend and colleague Alice Kriz called my attention … Continue reading

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Vice Squad

The Metropolitan Museum of Art has seven vises listed in its collection. I was able to find one of them and pored over it for a while last Sunday. This is an armorer’s vise. I don’t know what makes it … Continue reading

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Twas the fortnight before Christmas…

Twas the fortnight before Christmas and I had the New York architect Alan Wanzenberg on the brain. Alan and I have known each other for a decade or so and over that time Remains has been lucky to contribute to … Continue reading

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HEARST BUILDING SAN FRANCISCO

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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