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Andy Rappaport, a Bay Area financier and technologist, is bucking the trend among the well-heeled and backing Silicon Valley incumbent Democrat Rep. Mike Honda. Here he explains why.
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For design historians, check out an upcoming talk at Bird & Beckett Books, 653 Chenery St., San Francisco:

User-experience design is all the rage these days, but way before it became such a hot field in the age of connected devices, there was Eva Zeisel, a pioneer in designing for the masses, and one of the most influential industrial designers of the 20th century.

Zeisel's field was ceramics. Her design is known for its 'playful beauty.' (If you watched Mad Men, then you've seen some of her designs. As TED put it, "In the American postwar period, Zeisel's work simply defined the era.')

Come and hear about the extraordinary life, work and times of Eva Zeisel, who emigrated to the United States after a stint in solitary confinement in Russia after she was accused of plotting to assassinate Joseph Stalin. 

Despite her experiences in the USSR, Zeisel possessed a wicked sense of humor, which often manifested itself through her designs. For example, in response to the increasing popularity for "high ball" drinks, she once designed a line of glassware she called the "Low Ball." These glasses were created at one per minute at one point.  

Zeisel's remarkable career spanned more than eight decades. She first started designing in 1926, and she was still designing, and her new work was still being produced in 2011 when she died at the age of 105. 

Pat Moore, one of Eva's biggest admirers, a personal friend, and a collector, will give a presentation on the significance of Eva's work and life. Moore, who's known Zeisel for decades, is herself a lively and witty raconteur and repository of anecdotes about Eva's work. 

Moore is the co-author of a stunning new book that was 10 years in the making: "Eva Zeisel: Life, Design, and Beauty." 

http://www.chroniclebooks.com/titles/eva-zeisel-life-design-and-beauty.html

You can find out more background about Zeisel and her work through these links:

https://www.ted.com/talks/eva_zeisel_on_the_playful_search_for_beauty#t-48599

http://www.nytimes.com/2011/12/31/arts/design/eva-zeisel-ceramic-artist-and-designer-dies-at-105.html?pagewanted=all&_r=0

http://www.newyorker.com/archive/1987/04/13/1987_04_13_036_TNY_CARDS_000345268

http://www.sfgate.com/homeandgarden/article/Eva-Zeisel-makes-beautiful-things-She-s-been-at-2659015.php
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U.S. political campaigns will likely be allowed to accept Bitcoin donations later this month, but don’t expect the development to spur a revolution in digital donations anytime soon. Sarah Lai Stirlan
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For design historians, check out an upcoming talk June 8 at 2 pm at Bird & Beckett Books, 653 Chenery St., San Francisco:

Pat Moore, one of Eva's biggest admirers, a personal friend, and a collector, will give a presentation on the significance of Eva's work and life. Moore, who's known Zeisel for decades, is herself a lively and witty raconteur and repository of anecdotes about Eva's work. 

Moore is the co-author of a stunning new book that was 10 years in the making: "Eva Zeisel: Life, Design, and Beauty." 

http://www.chroniclebooks.com/titles/eva-zeisel-life-design-and-beauty.html
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"I actually don’t think that anybody except for Apple was capable of building the iPhone," says Andy Grignon at DENT 2014 in Sun Valley, Idaho. Photo: Kris
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From right to left: Y Combinator Co-Founder Paul Graham, Medisas founder Gautam Sivakumar (in Newcastle, UK), Double Robotics Founder David Cann and a Double Robotics employee. Despite Northern Califo
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This is mad.

Good writing, Sarah!
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I was on this flight, and was lucky enough to experience this.
 
A little treat while flying to Sun Valley

Thanks Southwest Airlines for the little treat on the way to the Dent The Future conference yesterday. Here's a video I shot.

We were headed to the Dent the Future Conference, which Southwest Airlines is sponsoring, and about 30 conference attendees and speakers were onboard. So Southwest planned a little treat for us. They had Junior Doctor play a few songs, here's one of them, filmed by Robert Scoble who will speak at Dent. See more about the conference, which is held in Sun Valley, Idaho, at http://dentthefuture.com/events/1 and see more from Junior Doctor at http://jrdrmusic.com
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