Thursday, May 27, 2010

Monday, May 24, 2010

Shapes of Change

As promised, here (.pdf file*) is Signal to Noise's entry for the Holding Patterns competition. I pulled this photo out to share but you'll have to look at the entry to see the rest.

*Please let me know if you can't see the file; I've never tried to share a pdf and heard Scribd was good for it...

Signal to Noise!

I just saw Signal to Noise's entry for the Holding Patterns competition and am floored, both by their idea and their presentation (I'll share later, if it's alright with them*). I've also been in touch with the Design Commission about helping actualize their favorite projects. More news to come.

(*UPDATE: click here to see their entry.)

In the meantime, Thursday night is Alleycat Acres big fundraiser at grey. Come on by!

Saturday, May 22, 2010

DPD Call for Ideas

Deadline is Monday! More info here. I had an interesting discussion with some folks a few weeks ago but, embarrassingly, I've been too busy to corral our ideas into an entry. If you're planning on submitting something and using the lot as your space, let me know!

Tuesday, May 18, 2010

Cap to the Hill + Jansport

Of course everyone has their own opinion about Cap to the Hill and Jansport's joint venture -- the 500 Pine party, on the latter's dime and facilitated by Capitol Hill ad agency Creature -- but regardless of how you feel about, say, 'keeping it real', I'd say this video is pretty well done. And I understand making concessions to make things happen: for instance, we get permission from the owners of the lot to hold events there and pay for insurance; these folks agreed to walk around with backpacks on in exchange for $10,000 of party-organizing money. What would I have done in their situation? I'm not sure.

Garden at 13th/Marion

Over on the Alleycat Acres blog, there is a call for gardeners interested in the space behind Photographic Center Northwest. Check it out.

Sunday, May 16, 2010

Cap Hill Garage Sale

Community sale on the lot is June 5th; have you registered yet?

Friday, May 7, 2010


Thinking about the DPD and AIA calls for activating vacant spaces in silly, whimsical, ephemeral ways and I came across this...

Pecha Kucha Friday: Living Future 20/20

Make sure to swing by Kells in Post Alley to take part in this pecha kucha focusing on the built environment.