Monthly Archives: October 2009

Trend Central – Life in the Slow Land

This article notes the trend of Slow Food expanding to various news areas including “slow art”, “slow parties” and “slow news”. “Once associated with dreamy tree huggers and philosophers who had infinite time to ponder, the slow movement has undeniably … Continue reading

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Woodworking Schools

Want to try woodworking? You could buy a set of tools and fiddle around. You could buy some big machinery and fiddle around. You could apprentice. You could also go to one of the many woodworking schools around the country … Continue reading

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LA Box Collective Panel Discussion : reduxiture at New Puppy

The LA Box Collective panel of William Stranger, Leigh Spencer, Topher Paterno and Sam Moyer discussed the cycle of consuming disposible furniture, salvage wood sources and FSC certification. Continue reading

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Why Source Sustainable Wood?

Simple experiences can highlight big issues. (That is the idea of an anecdote, huh?) My son was asking me why he couldn’t go into the African elephant display at the Museum of Natural History. He wanted to get closer. Of … Continue reading

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5 Hints to Help Your Custom Job Go Smoothly

We just sent out our latest growth rings newsletter. Since different people get the newsletter than see the blog, I am posting the main story here. I knew a finisher in Culver City. He’s retired now. I thought was pretty … Continue reading

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Greenfolio.com hosts a showcase for sustainable furniture and other green products for the home | L.A. at Home | Los Angeles Times

Come say hello at Livingreen, this Wednesday evening, 7pm-10pm, in Culver City. “Learn about a new energy-saving roofing system, what’s billed as a green type of memory-foam bedding and other environmentally friendly products for your home at the Oct. 14 … Continue reading

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Carol Sauvion's Freehand gallery clears space for a craft study center — latimes.com

A former studio potter and teacher with a college degree in art history, Sauvion opened her L.A. crafts shop, Freehand, in 1980. The 3rd Street emporium expanded into two adjacent storefronts as it became a popular outlet for functional works … Continue reading

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Two Gallery Openings

What a fantastic fall weekend for art openings in Los Angeles. Yes, we do experience fall in Southern California. You just have to be a bit more in tune to the micro adjustments in temperature. Friday night we went to … Continue reading

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American Craft Magazine | Craft in Unexpected Places

By Joyce Lovelace Craft has a strong, if somewhat unexpected, presence these days at two high-profile Los Angeles museums. Beyond showing representative objects, both places are connecting craft to other disciplines as part of a bigger story. Both also celebrate … Continue reading

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