Carren's Pitch

Life by Design

Where and why people differ are of special interest to me. If we all have blood flowing through our veins and share the same biology, how then could such things as history and culture separate us so profoundly? I got a chance to explore a little bit of that in the context of design thanks to the New York Times. Here's my first story for them. 

Text by: Carren Jao
Edited by: Julie Lasky
Published: 09 July 2014, New York Times

An exhibition of Cold War artifacts, from teacups to tables to chairs. Credit: Laure Joliet for The New York Times
Some 350 Cold War-era artifacts, including teacups, tables and surveillance equipment used by the East German secret police, have replaced most of the furnishings in the Neutra VDL Studio and Residences in Los Angeles for “Competing Utopias: An Experimental Installation of Cold War Modern Design From East and West in One Context,” opening to the public on Sunday. [read more]


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