The Founders of Ecoshack and Materials & Applications
Stop by for an informal talk between Stephanie Smith of Ecoshack and Jenna Didier and Oliver Hess of Materials & Applications.
Stop by the first mixed-use building within the Triangle district for a weekend-long open house showcasing sustainable design. Four out of the ten lofts will be open to the public; each has been redesigned with green materials and applications.
Dwell hosts a conversation examining the ongoing evolution of digitally designed and fabricated spatial installations as art forms. Moderator Michael Sylvester will interview special guests Benjamin Ball, principal at Ball Nogues Studio, Emily White, principal at Layer, and Jenna Didier of Materials & Applications in Silver Lake.
Stephanie Odegard, founder of Odegard rug company, will share her thoughts on her involvement in assisting developing countries through business, the promotion and preservation of traditional artisanal crafts, and her commitment to social progress and cultural diversity.
Denise King will be coordinating the construction of a “succulent quilt”, which will be made from donated plants and put on permanent display in the neighborhood. The succulent quilt is a vertical gardening technique that uses cuttings from existing plants that are contributed by the community. Please bring along some cuttings of your succulents to contribute.
Fat Fringe is a die-cut paper canopy created through slicing, punching, and folding. Enthusiasts spent several weekends at The FIX transforming sheets of paper into all species of beautiful 3D forms, a polyvalent homage to fringe. The installation was developed through a series of workshops led by designers Lisa Little and Emily White of Layer and organized by Materials & Applications
This installation generously funded with a grant from the Pasadena Art Alliance and by the many supporters of Materials & Applications.
Machine Project will be consumed by fungi and molds. There will be workshops on wild mushroom collecting, a screening of mushroom-themed Japanese horror films, mushroom flavored frozen yogurt, a foray in the woods to collect specimens, slime mold racing, mushroom growing and cooking classes and much much more. Everyone who wants to get involved is encouraged to bring in specimens throughout the week, whether you find them growing in your yard, behind your toilet or in the woods. Our resident mushroom and mold expert, Bob Cummings of Santa Barbara City College, will be on hand to drop knowledge and guide us in identification. We also plan to create a book, cataloguing the various mushrooms we find throughout the week.