MADWORKSHOP launches in Santa Monica to help fund “Technological Craftsmanship”

Architecture, West
Tuesday, February 17, 2015
Sketches from "The Collapsible Chair," by Yuan Yao (MADWORKSHOP)

Sketches related to “The Smart Table Lamp,” by Shihyung “Bobby” Kim, one of the workshop’s green-lighted projects. (MADWORKSHOP)

The Martin Architecture and Design Workshop (MADWORKSHOP), a foundation meant to encourage “beautiful, artfully designed” technological craftsmanship,  launched last month in Santa Monica. Its founder, David C. Martin, a principal at Los Angeles–based firm AC Martin, hopes to sponsor the next generation of inventors and designers, with the assumption that they have the potential for critical and commercial success

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Monday, May 3, 2010

The Two Johns: Cary (left), formerly of Public Architecture, and Peterson, still of PA.

The unofficial mayor of Silver Lake, Barbara Bestor, once again transformed local Mexican restaurant Casita del Campo into a sweaty mosh pit for architects and other designers at the end of March. Among those dancing like teenagers were Clive Wilkinson and his beautiful, young (mee-ow alert!) girlfriend Cheryl Lee Scott, a local real estate agent. Back when we reported on his fantastic new house in West Hollywood, we couldn’t help but notice that it seemed an empty place for a bachelor. Read More

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