Category: technology

Dwell on Design


Dwell on Design Los Angeles, curated by the editors of Dwell magazine, returns to the Los Angeles Convention Center May 29-31, 2015. With three full days of dynamic exhibitions, unparalleled educational opportunities, cutting-edge technologies, 90 onstage programs, 250+ speakers, and more than 2,000 innovative modern furnishings and products, Dwell on Design Los Angeles is America’s largest design event.

More information here.

Yoshimi Battles the Pink Robots


Go see The Flaming Lips – Yoshimi Battles the Pink Robots. The *“Exciting and Bold, Multisensory” Musical at La Jolla Playhouse is playing now until Dec. 16th.   Story by Wayne Coyne & Des McAnuff.

We went this last weekend and really loved it.  And of course the music was incredible. I don’t want to say much more about it so you’ll be as surprised as I was.  TIP: Bring Kleenex.   It’s H E A V Y.   Special pricing on Tickets for shows thru Nov. 25th available here.



Wallpaper*City Guide Apps

Wallpaper* City Guides present a tightly edited, discreetly packaged list of the best a location has to offer the design conscious traveler. Here is a precise, informative, insider’s checklist of all you need to know about the world’s most intoxicating cities.

In short, these guides act as a passport to the best the world has to offer.

Wallpaper* City Guides are compiled by the magazine’s travel experts, both by in-house editors, and correspondents who actually live in the highlighted cities, providing up-to-the-minute information.~phaidon via AT

the gift of giving :: Part II

A little something for everyone.
I’m excited to share with you Part II of my specially curated collection of holiday gift ideas.
See Part I here.

row 1: Donor Choose-An Online Charity Connecting You to Classrooms in Need, “Love Me” print by Curtis Kulig, Boombox Photograph by Lyle Owerko
row 2: Jo Malone Cologne, Imaginary Castle Giant Floor Puzzle, Paul Smith Black Gemstone Cuff links
row 3: Support NRDC‘s Mission to Protect the Planet’s Wildlife, Belvedere Silver Ltd. Edition Vodka, The Beautiful & The Damned: Punk Photos by Ann Summa
row 4: Vintage Cartier 18K Gold Cuff Signed Dinh Van, Apple TV, “kiki” Salt and Pepper Grinders

the gift of giving :: Part I

A little something for everyone.
I’m excited to share with you my curated collection of holiday gift ideas. I’ve been working on it for a while now. Watch for Part II on Wed.

row 1: Joy Division book by Kevin Cummins, Duller Colored Pencil Set, Malfi IPhone Skin by Friends With You
row 2: Vintage Pendelton Blanket, Succulent Wreath by Flora Grubb, Wood Cutting Board
row 3: Hudson’s Bay Queen Cashmere Scarf, SIGG Water Bottles Adults and Kids, Leica VLUX 20 Digital Camera

row 4: Comme Des Garcon Wallet, Donate to Africa School House Foundation-help children in remote parts of Africa gain access to life-changing education, Little Owl Lost Children’s Book

5-in-1 iPad Case

By Brenthaven.
This is what I’ve been looking for!

~Thanks Mocoloco

UPDATE :: This case is a piece of garbage. Has been since taking it out of the box.

InCharge Duo

Well, if you have been following Design*ByProxy you know that I had my birthday this week. And last Friday I spoke of finding and getting an amazing vintage piece of clothing as a present to myself. Well, I did go to A Current Affair, Pop Up Vintage Marketplace and I did find myself an AMAZING Bob Mackie gown (check it).
But I didn’t get it 🙁

What I did get was an iPad from my AMAZING husband. YAY!!!!
Now I haven’t really used it yet because it’s been quite an ordeal so far. I’ve had to upgrade my OS on the Mac, then iTunes couldn’t see my iPhone or the iPad and the WiFi isn’t working in any other part of the house other than the office (router problem?). It’s been a drag so far, but I’m looking forward to when I can lay in bed and cruise the NY Times online or edit a blog post.

Anyway, I found this online this morning on bless this stuff.
The InCharge Duo is a dual charging dock for iPod, iPhone and iPad. With a 2.1 amp rear dock, you can charge your iPad and iPod/iPhone simultaneously or you can charge any combination of iPod or iPhone. It looks cool and really a must have. It’s pretty sloppy to have all 3 of these devices laying around on the desk and this will definitely help clean it up.

Future of Screen Technology

This is the result of the Open Innovation experiment. It is an experience video showing the future of screen technology with stretchable screens, transparent screens and e-ink displays, to name a few.~ TATMobileUI

I think I’d be overwhelmed, especially if I couldn’t take a break while brushing my teeth.
I do love the phone to phone drag and drop feature.
~via the cool hunter