Cymatics is the study of sound made visible, the word deriving from the Greek ‘kyma’, meaning ‘wave’. It is an emergent science that is utterly fascinating and exciting, involving water being imprinted by sound, as if by magic, into beautiful patterns and forms. Once seen, it is never forgotten.
This was one of those times when saying, “you had to be there” rings true: Our Third Annual designedCOLLECTIVE was not just a monetary success, having raised over $2,000 for three of the philanthropic organizations founded by the panelists, it represented a beautiful blend of some of the most innovative, conscious and creative Bay Area visionaries to come together at one time—a success beyond measure.
We’re taking a moment to celebrate history in light of “BEAUTY BRAINS BRAWN and Beyond.” January 2013 will mark a monumental time in history when 20 women will hold seats in the U.S. Senate. Although our political institutions are still overwhelmingly male-dominated, this is a huge step in the right direction and a revolutionary moment for all people. We as male and female designers know that keeping balance is the key to inspiration and innovation for the common good.
LOCZIdesign is proud to present on October 24, 2012 a panel of distinguished women designing a better world - The designedCOLLECTIVE is a group of talented: interior designers, architects, furniture makers, industrial designers, landscape architects, contractors, musicians, painters and activists — deeply skillful, motivated and evolved people doing good work. Our salon-style benefit celebrates artistry and humanity by the exchanging ideas, music, and food for thought!
Let me introduce you to our friends at ALL Power Labs. They are considered the new global leader in small-scale gasification. What is Gasification? Allow me to explain. Gasification is a renewable and sustainable energy source. It is a process that converts organic or fossil based materials (aka, wood chips, coconut shells, or any organic matter with carbon compounds) into carbon monoxide, hydrogen and carbon dioxide.
I got the chance to catch Aimee Friberg on a sunny Sunday afternoon whilst on a trip to Los Angeles for her show at Museum & Crane. Aimee is an artist who works with photography, installation and video and a part of LOCZIdesign’s designedCOLLECTIVE. She was the co-owner and director of the former Gallery Extrana in Berkeley and now currently directs K Imperial Fine Art and kindly let me ask her a few quirky interview questions about her art:
THREE DESIGN MASTERS FEATURED IN designedCOLLECTIVE “MASTER CLASS”
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The designedCOLLECTIVE of San Francisco hosted three masters in automotive, industrial and architectural design for a panel discussion “Sustainability in Design” at Atelier LeeQuen on last June, from 7:00 to 10:00 p.m. The fourth in a series of annual events created by Paige Loczi, owner and creative director of sustainable interior design house LOCZIdesign, drew close to 80 designers, artisans and craftspeople from across the creative spectrum.
On January 20th, LOCZIdesign teamed up with Woodshanti to host the annual designedCOLLECTIVE event, and the response was terrific, 57 people in total!
In keeping with our role as a collective, the venue changes, but the authentic, collaborative vibe remains the same. This time, the location was Woodshanti’s Bayview workshop. Woodshanti was an obvious partner, as we have collaborated with their incredible team on a number of custom projects, and their work is always sustainable and always impeccable.