Author Archives: Regina Connell

Jess Wainer: Sculptress of Light

How light can shape place

By Regina Connell. Making the rounds of design trade shows in the last year, I’ve seen a great deal of lighting. And most of it bored me silly. The big problem was the utter sameness of it: an endless riff on the Lindsay … Continue reading

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Space Makes Place: Conde House

Conde House Work in Process. Or is that progress in work?

By Regina Connell. Typically, we think of Japanese companies as either gargantuan industrial corporations or very small enterprises. The giants are the likes of Sony, Uniqlo, Toyota. On the micro side of the ledger, we think of Japanese artisans and craftsmen, laboring in clay, … Continue reading

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Inspiring: The Enduring Art of Reading

Books are not dead

By Regina Connell. Does the book have a future? All the froth says no. Even our grumpy, romantic tense of fatalism says no. But a lot of data says yes: there is something profound and human about the book. Less … Continue reading

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Inspiring: Valuing Repair

Making it easier to take care

By Regina Connell. One of the more inspiring things to cross my screen was this little piece in Ecouterre. What’s inspiring? That it’s not just maker making more responsibly and consumers thinking about consuming more responsibly but about governments making … Continue reading

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