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Design for Social Impact
May 25–August 3, 2014
Based on the idea that design is a way of looking at the world with an eye for changing it, the Museum of Design Atlanta (MODA) presents Design for Social Impact, an original exhibition offering a look at how designers, engineers, students, professors, architects and social entrepreneurs use design to solve the problems of the 21st century.

Japanese Design Today 100
June 27–July 19, 2014
The Japan Foundation presents the World premiere of the exhibition Japanese Design Today 100, which opens at UCLA’s Department of Architecture & Urban Design at Perloff Hall. This exhibition showcases the Designscape of contemporary Japan through 100 objects of Japanese design: 89 objects created since 2010 that are well known in Japan, as well as 11 objects that represent the origin of Japanese post-war modern product design. These 100 product designs are displayed in 10 categories: Classic Japanese Design, Furniture & Housewares, Tableware & Cookware, Apparel & Accessories, Children, Stationery, Hobbies, Healthcare, Disaster Relief, and Transportation.

BAM/PFA New Building Topping Out Celebration
July 17, 2014
Construction is nearing midpoint at the downtown Berkeley site of the future home of the University of California, Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive (BAM/PFA). Workers will soon be erecting the last of the steel beams that form the frame of this dynamic building. To celebrate this important milestone, BAM/PFA invites its Bay Area friends and neighbors to a “topping out” ceremony on Addison Street, between Shattuck Avenue and Oxford Street.

39th Annual American Craft Council San Francisco Show
August 8–10, 2014

The American Craft Council returns to San Francisco for its 39th Annual American Craft Council San Francisco Show this August 8-10, 2014 at Fort Mason Center. As the largest juried fine craft show on the West Coast, the 2014 San Francisco Show is expected to draw more than 12,000 fine craft collectors and design enthusiasts.

Conversations in Place 2014
August 10, 2014
ow in its third year, Conversations in Place 2014 begins another series of illuminating explorations of “Southern California – Yesterday and Tomorrow” at the historic Rancho Los Alamitos. The 4-part series begins Sunday, August 10 and continues through Sunday, November 2. The series begins with W. Richard West, Jr, President and CEO of The Autry National Center of the American West, Milford Wayne Donaldson, FAIA, chairman of the United States Advisory Council on Historic Preservation, and Pamela Seager, Executive Director of Rancho Los Alamitos, and Architect Stephen Farneth, FAIA, founding partner of the award-winning historic preservation firm Architectural Resources Group, in conversation about the place of museums and historic sites in shaping the story of Southern California. Can these institutions escape the straightjacket of the time to better interpret history to the 21st century?

NOW AND NEXT 2014 Symposium on Technology for Design and Construction
August 13–15, 2014
Meet thought leaders and colleagues interested in architecture, engineering, construction, open BIM Exchange, software trends and more. Learn about the innovations that are moving companies and people forward
including: where and how design and delivery is shifting; which software applications are transformative; best practices for collaborative project delivery; how to engage with the global BIM community. Connect with and hear from the best and the brightest such as Jordan Brandt, AutoDesk; Deke Smith, buildingSMART alliance; Ray Topping, Fiatech; Bill East, Prairie  Sky Consulting (formerly of the US Army Corps of Engineers).

Archtoberfest San Diego 2014
October 1–30, 2014
Archtoberfest San Diego 2014 is a collaboratively-operated initiative aimed at establishing an annual, month-long program of public events and activities pertaining to architecture, design, planning and sustainability.

New Urbanism Film Festival
November 2014
The primary goal of the New Urbanism Film Festival is to renew the dialogue about urban planning with a broader audience. The Festival brings in movies, short films, speakers, on the topics of architecture, public health, bicycle advocacy, urban design, public transit, inner-city gardens, to name a few. 

 

Competitions

Deadline: August 18
Fabric
Formabilio


Deadline: September 2
Hansgrohe+Axor Das Design Competition
Hansgrohe+Axor


Deadline: September 5

2014 Designer Dream Bath Competition
Duravit

Deadline: December 31
Kitchen Design Contest
Wolf and Sub-Zero 

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Dec172013

FORM Holiday: Balcony Press Presents the Perfect Present

Looking for the perfect gifts for the art, architecture and design lovers on your list? Look no further than Balcony Press, FORM's publisher. From bridges in Pasadena to bicycles in Paris, we've got plenty of books to delight your friends and family. For more fabulous titles, visit our Web site. 

Tavo Olmos
The Colorado Street Bridge: Restoration Project Photographs, 1991-1993
Photographer Tavo Olmos was contracted by the City of Pasadena to document the restoration project for the Colorado Street Bridge. The images were edited, printed and forgotten—until now. On the occasion of the bridge's centennial, this book features select views of the deconstruction, the reconstruction, and the dedicated workers who undertook this painstaking process.

Photography by Gil Garcetti
Paris: Women & Bicycles
For nearly three years, Gil Garcetti, has been photographing women riding bicycles in Paris. Women of all ages, smartly dressed, use bicycles to get to work, to visit friends, to go shopping, go to the movies or the opera, and even to funerals. The weather is never an impediment—these women ride in the snow, the rain and the heat. With evocative urban imagery and lush color, this book will inspire readers to leave their cars for their bikes wherever they may need to go with Parisian flair. This book is one component of a community bicycling initiative in Southern California.

Photographs by Meg McComb
The Gamble House Cookbook: Good Design | Good Food
Introduction by Mark Peel
Preface by Robert Harris, FAIA
One of the important principles of the Arts and Crafts Movement was the lifestyle it represented. The natural use of materials, the flow of space, the abundant fresh air all represented a slow, graceful and organic way of living. After 100 years as one of the arts and crafts most important architectural landmarks, The Gamble House Cookbook portrays this lifestyle through Mrs. Gamble’s own recipes in her original handwriting reinterpreted for today by celebrity chef Mark Peel. 

Contemporary recipes and stylish menus round out the culinary experience while an introduction by architect Robert Harris conveys an architect’s appreciation for the experience of the dining room itself gleaned from his many meals shared their with colleagues. Intimate images of the domestic landscape by photographer Meg McComb transport the reader to a more relaxed time in one of America’s most beautiful homes.

Looking for a fun, festive addition to your holiday cocktail party? See below . . .

Vodka Tomatoes, AKA Bloody Mary on a Stick, from The Gamble House Cookbook

1 basket of firm, ripe cherry tomatoes
1/2 cup ice-cold premium vodka
1/4 cup kosher salt
Cocktail toothpicks

Bring about 3 cups of water to a boil. Plunge the tomatoes into the boiling water for 20 seconds. Remove from water and plunge into ice water for 10 seconds. Drain. Peel the tomatoes and place in a bowl. Cover with plastic film and refrigerate. 

When ready to serve, place the tomatoes on a rimmed platter. Pour the ice-cold vodka over the tomatoes to almost cover. Serve tomatoes with toothpicks and salt in a small bowl.

Spear a tomato with a toothpick and dip the tomato in the salt. 

Yield: 20–25 tomatoes

Photography by Warren Marr
Descanso: An Urban Oasis Revealed
Rancho del Descanso-The Ranch of Rest-Descanso Gardens is one of Los Angeles' oldest botanical gardens. Previously a Spanish rancho and later the estate of publisher and horticulturist E. Manchester Boddy the 160 acres was granted to the people of Los Angeles County including one of the world's finest collections of camellias and oaks. Marr's garden images called to mind the long tradition of photographers who have responded creatively to the garden and its timeless appeal. Descanso Gardens is what Marr refers to as a "natural light box," and the result of his photographic explorations is what Getty curator Anne Lyden calls "lyrical and luminous." The lush panoramic images combined with essays on the significance of the Gardens' plants and history make an elegant volume for photography and garden lovers.

Margaret Leslie Davis
Bullocks Wilshire
This elegant book chronicles the efforts of the impressive team of international architects, designers and retailers who created Los Angeles' famed Art Deco masterpiece. 

Photography by Gil Garcetti
Dance in Cuba
Garcetti’s book of photographs, Dance in Cuba, is a visual chronicle of Cuba’s little-known, yet extremely vibrant, dance culture. Working with Alicia Alonso, Director of the Ballet Nacional de Cuba, Garcetti enjoyed unprecedented access to classical ballet and contemporary dance studios in addition to street and folk dance troupes.

Three Books by Virginia Comer
The Urban Details Series 
Stairways, fountains and streetlights are among the many overlooked small things that enrich and give character to our cityscapes. Seeing and appreciating them is the idea behind the Urban Details series. Many have significant histories and are associated with important civic leaders, and many are merely the result of some functional requirement, but nearly all are the product of the loving hand labor of talented artisans.

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