FROM Henry Urbach
Wine and Design In the last couple decades there has been a transformation in the branding of chocolate, of coffee and other essential elements of the Good Life. But nowhere has this been more prevalent than with wine. Henry Urbach is curator of design at SF MOMA. Together with the architects Diller Scofidio and Renfro -- designers of new Broad Museum -- he created a show called How Wine Became Modern, 1976 to Now . He talks about designing the rituals around wine helped deliver a new lifestyle to American consumers.
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Securing Public Spaces, Super Wealthy Asians Vehicles are increasingly being used as weapons, as seen in the London Bridge attack over the weekend and in New York’s Times Square last month. The Compton-based company Calpipe is designing security bollards to help make public spaces safer. And novelist Kevin Kwan satirizes the “crazy rich” Asian jet set and their luxurious tastes in his latest book, “Rich People Problems.”
Why is Trump so behind on filling staff jobs, establishing concrete policies? Yesterday Donald Trump signed a “decision memo” to revamp the air traffic control system. But there was little legislative detail in the plan. There’s not much to other splashy announcements from the White House, including tax cuts and the arms deal with Saudi Arabia. And hundreds of positions are unfilled in federal agencies.