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Category: Thoughts

Greater, Greener Graffito

I’m probably one of the few people who went to grad school for something design-focused and says they miss it. The late hours in the studio or computer lab, the lengthy nightly readings, the alarming lack of sleep, were all worth it to be constantly surrounded by smart, unique, independent-minded cohort members, lecturers, speakers, and [...]
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Month 26: Active Design

A year+ after my return from Remote Year seems like a good time to write my 12th and final blog post about Kyoto, right? Just kidding. But to give you a taste, Kyoto is beautiful, drenched in tradition and culture, has the most stunning and seamless changes in scale of any city I’ve ever been […]

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different trends, same thoughts

Here are a few quick thoughts from back in 2010, musing on cupcakes and cupcake shops. Interesting as we continue to think about how trends in food retail come and go. Cupcake shops have boomed in LA and NYC over the past half decade and the fad has come to Boston/Cambridge of late in a […]

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Listen Plan Recruit Execute

Last week I presented at a community workshop re: the future of Union Square (Somerville, MA) and shared GSP’s perspective on certain retail & placemaking initiatives and related thoughts that will be at the heart of our work in the neighborhood over the next few years.  As many of you know we were recently hired […]

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Some Boston Favorites

Despite not living in BOS full-time anymore I get lots of requests from out-of-town folks visiting the area asking where they should eat/drink.  Over past month I’ve been forwarding the below email, which I originally wrote to David Waxman of MMPartners, who was in town from Philly earlier this summer. I thought it would be fun to share this email here, […]

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Yeah, Watertown

We’ve been spending a lot of time of late in Watertown, MA.  Yeah, Watertown. When I first met with the fine folks from athenahealth earlier this year in Watertown I was told all about their vision for transforming their global HQ at The Arsenal (a 29-acre historic site they recently bought from Harvard University) into a […]

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Ingredients. Five of them.

I just watched a video titled “Hackney Revival” that is currently available for viewing at Monocle Magazine’s online Film section (link at end of this post).  The video details a visit to “a small thoroughfare in east London’s Hackney, to get a read on the ingredients that underpin a community.”  It’s a good watch and […]

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In & Back Again (NYC > BOS > NYC)

Woke up this morning at 5:30am.  Train from Penn Station at 6:20am.  Got into Boston (late) at 10:40am for a 12:00pm pitch to an existing client with a big new project. Three hours later and I’m now back on the train headed home to NYC.  Not the way I usually roll but wife and I […]

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