It's easy to say that this election is about the economy, from jobs to taxes to outsourcing. But a closer look at the midterm election ads that test best shows that voters don't just want to talk about the economy. They want to talk about the future, where we are headed, and how we are going to get there.
In her welcoming remarks, the First Lady called design a "craft at the intersection of art and science, form and function — grounding inspiration and innovation in fundamental principles of math and physics and engineering." She praised the honorees for "having the courage, even the audacity, to pursue your vision of the world as it can and as it
This past weekend, while President Obama snarled Manhattan traffic to attend the first session of the 65th annual United Nations General Assembly, First Lady Michelle Obama took the spouses of visiting dignitaries out of town on a field trip. The group of 30 headed to Potantico Hills, New York, home of Stone Barns, the 80-acre farm and education center that's home to Dan Barber's Blue Hill restaurant. The FLOTUS also presented the spouses with a unique gift: A basket of goods harvested from the White House garden.
I’m on my way back from our nation’s capital to the left coast today. I attended the White House Luncheon for the 2010 National Design Awards hosted by First Lady Michelle Obama.
In the past few years, I also attended the White House event as a "finalist" for the Product Design award but today was different—today I attended as the winner. With me were three colleagues: long time friend and Smart Design founder Davin Stowell; Dan Formosa, who has collaborated with us since the beginning; and Erica Eden, who co-founded our Femme Den initiative.