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Posted on Friday, June 6, 2014 by Laura Braun

But then I got busy, and fell out of touch with Owen (a former Nike, Intel, and NASA design contractor who is former acting director of the industrial design department at the California College of the Arts). Recently I learned that the Sparse lights were available for online ordering, and I bought my own pair, for $140. They’re great, and they make my clownishly large Specialized crosstrail bicycle (it’s XXL-sized, to fit my 6’3” frame) look a little bit cooler—maybe even like something you’d find parked in the Batcave.

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Posted on Friday, June 6, 2014 by Laura Braun

Anthony Huberman, director of the Wattis Institute at California College of the Arts (CCA) in San Francisco, has appointed Jamie Stevens curator and director of public programs.

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Posted on Friday, June 6, 2014 by Laura Braun

Jamie Stevens has been appointed curator of the CCA Wattis Institute for Contemporary Arts, on the California College of the Arts' campus in San Francisco.  Stevens was formerly the curator of London's Cubitt Gallery, an artist-run nonprofit in Islington. There he organized exhibitions of work by Morag Keil, Kristine Kemp, Aaron Flint Jamison and many others. Before Cubitt, Stevens was the exhibitions and events organizer at Chisenhale Gallery, also in London. He starts his new position at the Wattis next month.​

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Posted on Tuesday, June 3, 2014 by Laura Braun

I went to school at California College of the Arts in San Francisco. I got my Bachelor’s in fine arts and majored in Fashion Design. My senior project was a fashion show, and I had an entire collection that actually is SCF’s first collection, Foreign Cinema. So, I took my senior collection after we both graduated, we made a blog, worked in my parents’ extra room downstairs, and tried to sell it by word of mouth. From then on it grew into our careers.

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Posted on Tuesday, June 3, 2014 by Laura Braun

½: Suggested fee for a baby model used in life drawing class, compared to that for an adult, by artist Eleanor Dickinson for a class at the California College of Arts and Crafts.

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Posted on Thursday, May 29, 2014 by Laura Braun

For three days in October more than a mile of Market Street will become a testing ground for new ideas to improve the public space along Market Street. Autodesk, the Exploratorium, Gehl Studio, California College of the Arts and The Studio for Urban Projects are among the design leaders participating in the festival.

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Posted on Thursday, May 29, 2014 by Laura Braun

In the second significant departure this week from the Syracuse University School of Architecture, professor Jonathan Massey has been named the Director of Architecture at California College of the Arts (CCA). Massey, who chaired the Bachelor of Architecture program at Syracuse from 2007 to 2011, succeeds Ila Berman in the position.

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Posted on Wednesday, May 28, 2014 by Laura Braun

Preservation as revelation: a bus maintenance building from 1951 designed by Skidmore Owings & Merrill was converted into the San Francisco campus of this 107-year-old institution. The architecture firm Leddy Maytum Stacy in the late 1990s filled the gaunt industrial structure with studios, classrooms and galleries lining an immense central "nave" beneath skylights.

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Posted on Wednesday, May 28, 2014 by Laura Braun

Most lights still have two settings--on and off--despite the fact that changing lighting can easily impact how much energy or focus we have, how well we sleep, and how easily we wake up in the morning. A new lamp from California College of the Arts student Quin Boucher is designed to shift throughout the day, providing exactly the right color and intensity of light for everything you do.

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Posted on Wednesday, May 28, 2014 by Laura Braun

“Aren’t you going to ask me who I’m wearing?” California College of the Arts (CCA) Fashion Department Chair Amy Williams teased at the reception for the 2014 CCA Student Fashion Show on Friday, May 16. “It’s my own design” Williams shared of the evening pine satin jumpsuit “but the antique Tiffany silver belt is a gift from my mother-in-law.”

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