Random Things

1% for art is good.

The city of Emeryville has extended the 1% for art program to residential buildings, which means that now everything built in the city has dedicated funds for public art. The…

Emeryville General Plan Workshop

Emeryville General Plan Workshop Last night I attended a workshop for the City of Emeryville, and we did a participatory design activity. It was interesting to see the different mindsets…

care for the ones you love

I was at a meeting a week ago, and the hostess offered me the carafe of coffee to take home. How could I pass that up? Only when I got…

that 80s song

 Yes, it's that 80s song Originally uploaded by kateruttr. Not everything that ends up on the hand is worthwhile. But really, I just couldn't risk losing track of this song…

“budgetarily” is not a word

 This is not a word  but that doesn't mean that it should languish in non-usage. Try to use this next time you have a meeting. Go ahead. I dare you.…

thanks to Peter for the latest moniker

On Friday in Signposts, my colleague Peter at Adaptive Path announced my new-but-mighty blog to the AP community. It was positioned as "the musings of a scarily synthetic thinker." I'm either…

The Um Tote

Original image on flickr, uploaded by kateruttr. Amanda has the most amazing bag. It's one piece of felt with 2 zippers that run alongside the entire edge. When zipped, it makes…