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PR is Dead, Communication is In

Let’s qualify that, just a bit. PR as commonly used (the placement of client news in the media) is dead–just as traditional media outlets are transforming and usage trends indicate that folks are forging an entirely new way to consume media.

As a cultural communications firm, we spend a lot of time looking at and analyzing people’s behavior, and what we’ve found out about people today is startlingly different than the 20th century.

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CAAM + Skirball Cultural Center Look Ahead in “An Idea Called Tomorrow”

An Idea Called Tomorrow is on view – now through March 7, 2010 – at two Los Angeles institutions, as part of a unique collaborative partnership between the California African American Museum (CAAM) and the Skirball Cultural Center. Co-conceived by CAAM and the Skirball and organized by CAAM, with the goal of inspiring visitors to reflect upon the active role we must all play in bringing about a more just, equitable, and peaceful future, An Idea Called Tomorrow showcases new works by fifteen contemporary artists that imagine what a civil future looks like.

See and read more about the work in our online pressroom!

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(Re)Purpose with a Purpose: Shawn Littrell’s MvCvT at Samuel Freeman
December 31, 2009, 8:53 pm
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Here’s a great endorsement of the latest at Samuel Freeman, courtesy of Lisa Boone with the Los Angeles Times Home Section:

“When Los Angeles-based designer Shawn Littrell read about an invasive bark beetle epidemic devastating our local forests, he was inspired to repurpose the beetle-ravaged timber.

Littrell’s turned-wood MvCvT tables (an acronym for Man vs. Climate Change vs. Trees), left, does just that. The tables, which cost about $800, are made from wood culled from groves just outside Los Angeles — timber that was slated for destruction by the U.S. Forest Service.”

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Art/Design Event: dreamSCAPE a success
December 24, 2009, 9:01 pm
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Our personal spaces do indeed reveal quite a bit about ourselves. In November 2009, when we took up the curatorial reigns for dreamSCAPE, a phenomenal event that merged fine art, design and furniture, at LOOK Gallery at the L.A. Mart Design Center, designers, artists, buyers and well-dressed looky-loos  turned out en masse.

…and judging by the media reaction, people (such as our friends at Apartment Therapy) really liked it! Check out more images at the event site.

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2010 Preview: Nature by Design and Exotic Travel Destination
December 21, 2009, 3:51 am
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Launching in 2010, sipH2O’s Verde Series planters promise perfect plants for imperfect gardeners.

Also, watch out for the Mediterranean’s (well, the Adriatic to be exact)  newest playground: Montenegro. Artist Cal Lane plasma torches a de-comissioned military submarine into a delicate lace as part of Porto Montenegro development, Southern Europe’s newest travel destination.

Stay tuned for more.

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SAVE L’AQUILA PROJECT: ART, DESIGN & ARCHITECTURE FOR CHARITY
September 16, 2009, 9:43 pm
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Photography Exhibit & Fundraiser for the victims of Italy’s L’Aquila Earthquake

This week-long series of lectures, exhibitions and preparedness drills is intended to benefit the L’Aquila earthquake victims, but ultimately it is the Angelenos it informs who stand to benefit most.

At the Jeanie Madsen Gallery, 1431 Ocean Avenue, Santa Monica, CA 90401

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Adam Wolpert – plein air and abstraction at LOOK
May 5, 2009, 5:42 pm
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LOOK Gallery is back for a second time, with Painting Space, an exhibition of new work by Northern California painter Adam Wolpert (formerly represented by Jan Baum). Peter Frank – Curator. Continue reading

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