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Oakland Museum Eames Exhibit

Inspired by Eames: A Conversation with Bay Area Innovators

Saturday, January 26, 2–3:30 pm James Moore Theater Join us for a special panel discussion examining how the legacy of Charles and Ray Eames has influenced Bay Area-based artists, designers, and dancers. Don’t miss this opportunity to engage in a thoughtful conversation with some of the Bay Area’s most inspiring innovators in the creative community. Limited seats available — grab your tickets today! Program ticket includes gallery admission and access to special exhibition The World of Charles and Ray Eames, closing Monday, February 18.

I LOVE this museum with its futuristic, historical, evocative and fun exhibits. They truly have so much to make you want to come back many times. The EAMES exhibit is fantastic, really well laid out, with so many types of design, furniture, model office spaces, videos…. AND SPINNING TOPS that you can try out and get a new DIZZY perspective (They are actual tilting seats)!  I enjoyed every part of this exhibit – The BEST is a long lineup of great exhibits!  And it is easy to get to on BART… no need to drive!  — the editor

Oakland Museum of California |1000 Oak Street @ 10th Street–Lake Merritt BART

SETI & Autodesk: Design Night -Discover the roots of life through design

Autodesk has a spectacular museum at 1 Market Plaza in downtown SF. Once a month, they have an evening event, with food, guest speakers , hands-on fun and more. You can go to the museum for free, open Wednesdays around noon… but the evening event… will knock your socks off. You must get tickets (price  $20-25), go to their site.

One of my favorite SF events! Never Been? Read on…..

Design is much more than pixel pushing and selecting wallpaper. It’s been a part of the human experience from the beginning. Our ability to design and create tools has allowed us to ascend to the top of the food chain and better our environmental circumstances. Come explore ORIGINS with us and see the tools that made us who we are today, and the tools that will change us tomorrow. — Autodesk  (follow  @autodeskgallery)  #designnight

Hear from Dr. Jill Tarter, astronomer at The SETI Institute and recipient of 2 NASA Public Service Medals, and Jonathan Knowles, Autodesk Explorer

Interact with ancient tools of our distant relatives

And much more!  Eat! Drink! Make! Learn!

Date and Time  Thu, April 6, 2017  6:00 PM – 10:00 PM PDT

>Take BART, the event is at the Embarcadero station.

New Leadership for Filoli – Welcome Kara Newport

“On behalf of the Filoli Center Governing Board, I am delighted to announce the hire of Kara Newport as our new Executive Director,” said Donna Colson, Filoli’s Governing Board President. “Kara is a visionary leader with over two decades of experience in the non–profit sector including most recently serving ten years as the Executive Director of the Daniel Stowe Botanical Gardens in Charlotte, North Carolina. In addition to her horticulture experience, Kara brings to us a significant development and member services background having worked at The Franklin Institute, The Philadelphia Zoo, and Winterthur Museum, Garden and Library.”

I am so excited to welcome Kara, who is a lover of gardens.  I know she will enjoy this incredibly beautiful and magical garden, historic house and learning experience… that we call Filoli!  — the editor

filoli 3 “Kara presently serves, and will continue to serve, as Treasurer for the American Public Garden Association. She has chaired many of their important committees including Finance, Benchmarking, and National Conference Program Selection. She is a regular presenter and contributor to the organization focusing on key industry topics such as garden tourism, horticulture trends, event planning, and design,” said Colson.

“I am thrilled to have been selected as the new Executive Director of Filoli; it is truly a national treasure. I am very excited about the opportunity to work with the talented team of staff, volunteers and Board members.” —Kara Newport

FilFiloli Rosesoli Mission Statement

Filoli is dedicated to the preservation, interpretation and stewardship of the cultural traditions and natural history of this country estate for public education and enjoyment.

New Art, Recycled Art, Found Art, Great Art

Pancakes and Booze was a resounding success in SF last weekend. It is a great event full of artists and their art. You get a chance to talk, understand and buy their amazing creations right then and there.

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Website: www.jenniferclifford.net
Facebook : Jennifer Clifford Art + Design


We fell in love with this artist’s work, all beautiful using mixed media and great graphics.

Treehouses – From the Master

Pete Nelson, “The Treehouse Man” himself is going to showcase his work on TV.  We may call them treehouses, however, Arboreal Architectural Masterpieces is more fitting.  You’ll want to see this quick preview! 

For 25 years, Nelson has traveled across the globe, creating the most environmentally sustainable, architecturally unique and whimsical treehouses in the world. These arboreal masterpieces showcase Nelson and his skilled team (which includes his son Charlie and his wife, Judy) of craftsmen’s boundless creativity.  Nelson and his colleagues have built everything from a spa in the sky, to a fantasy-filling canopy clubhouse, to the first-ever treeline brewery.This summer, Nelson and his company Nelson Treehouse and Supply (http://www.nelsontreehousesupply.com) are busier than ever. Nelson and his team are subject of the new Animal Planet series “Treehouse Masters”  which plays Fridays at 10pm. “Treehouse Masters” takes viewers behind the scenes with Nelson and his craftsmen as they work to create the ultimate dream treehouse for their clientele. Each episode tells the story of a single, unique treehouse, and its evolution through the design and build process, and ultimately the treehouse’s reveal to satisfied, stunned clients.EVENT: Also coming this summer is Nelson’s appearance on the Demonstration Stage at America’s largest art and design event, Dwell On Design on June 23rd. Dwell on Design is a 3-day conference at the Los Angeles Convention Center, hosted by the publication Dwell Magazine.

Treehouses by Pete NelsonNelson’s treehouses are designed to accentuate the beauty of the trees themselves. Nelson sees his creations as an enhancement to the natural landscape he chooses to build upon rather than as an intrusion. As a cross between an architect, a custom shipwright, builder/craftsman AND a tree lover, Nelson can’t stand the thought of clearing out property for a guest house or vacation home, so he helps clients perch these properties in trees. From building houses in the treetops of Japan to constructing around the majestic redwoods in Northern California, Nelson and his team work within the natural landscape of properties to create a design that is unique and whimsical, yet practical and sustainable. Often equipped with running water and electricity, these arboreal retreats provide plenty of space and comfort for the clients, their children, friends and even guests (The Nelsons operate Treehouse Point, a treetop bed & breakfast, near their home outside of Seattle, Washington.)