david hieatt

My notes from my visit to LA.

I use an app on my phone called Clear.  It’s super simple. I make all my notes on it, from what I read, from what I hear, then I go back to it and use what I have learnt. Keeping notes is good. The brain is for thinking, not remembering all the stuff you have seen or heard. Here’s what I wrote down on my trip to LA.

 

Guy Webster has new book out. Met him at Do USA. Top human and photographer.

http://www.amazon.com/Big-Shots-Legends-Hollywood-Photography/dp/1608872408

If you love simple but beautiful design for your house, Tom Kundig is a top talent.

http://www.amazon.co.uk/Tom-Kundig-Houses-Dung-Ngo/dp/156898605X

This documentary by Louie Psihoyo’s comes out Sept 18th. It is a hidden camera look at the mass extinction of animals and our fish. He also did the Cove documentary.

http://www.racingextinction.com/

Rashida Jones guide to happiness at work.

http://www.wired.com/2015/06/rashida-jones-guide-to-happiness-at-work/

Like discovering a new friend, these books take a deep dive into some great brands.

http://magazine-b.com/

Comparison between one way of doing it, and a newer way of doing it. Clever.

http://thingsdojobs.tumblr.com/

Climbers are different. They just are.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=o86TpaSBcWw

Amazing community in Northern California that stands for great design and looking after the environment.

http://www.amazon.com/The-Sea-Ranch-Architecture-California/dp/1616891777

Skateboarding in California between 1975-78. Seminal time.

http://www.amazon.co.uk/Locals-Only-Skateboarding-California-1975-1978/dp/193442983X

Podcast from the people are doing it.

https://gimletmedia.com/show/startup/

A podcast about ideas and curiosity.

http://www.radiolab.org/series/podcasts/

This American Life. America’s most popular podcast.

http://www.thisamericanlife.org/favorites

Instagram feed of radavist. If you like bikes, this will be for you.

https://instagram.com/theradavist/?hl=en

A housing trust that is getting people off the streets of LA. Innovative. And truly inspiring. My notes from the tour: Average age 52. Housing first: Strategy to solving the problem. A homeless person costs government $100,000. Housing them automatically saves $40,000. “You don’t have a lot because you can’t carry it.” Every system has failed them: School, family, government, friends etc. Permanent supportive housing is what they supply. 6000 people within 50 blocks of here are sleeping on the streets. 

 http://skidrow.org/

Avery Dennison are leading the way. The stuff they showed me that they are thinking about is truly pioneering.

http://rbis.averydennison.com/en/home/elevate-brands/sustainable-packaging.html

Bringing old denim back to life.

http://www.thedenimdoctor.co.uk/

Getting fit with your community.

https://www.soul-cycle.com/

Building a bike company through humour and great design.

http://rittecycles.com/ritte-bicycles/

Startup to watch:

Omata. I met with Rhys and Julian in Venice Beach. If you like bikes, great design, and great utility, you are going to love what they are about to launch.

Place I wish I ate at:

N/Naka, by Niki Nakayama. Watch her on Chefs table on Netflix.

http://www.bonappetit.com/people/chefs/article/chefs-table-netflix-documentary

Articles:

Bike Gang culture in LA.

http://www.theguardian.com/cities/2015/sep/04/ride-hustle-kill-repeat-the-underground-cycle-gangs-of-los-angeles

Blue Bottle Coffee. Beautiful coffee shops. And the coffee is insane.

https://bluebottlecoffee.com/

Inspiring. Using coffee for change.

http://www.grubstreet.com/2012/12/toms-coffee-shop-venice-abbot-kinney.html

Le Pain Quodtidien. Belgium company. Downtown LA. Great breakfast.

http://www.lepainquotidien.com/store/downtown-la/#.VexShp1Viko

Uber. Not used it before. Not much demand in Cardigan. Technology is pretty amazing. See the car come around the corner.

https://www.uber.com/cities/los-angeles

A visit to The Southern California Institute of Architecture is well worth it. Oh my, robots, 3 d printers, kids skateboarding down the corridors.

http://www.sciarc.edu/

How to Build a great brand with very little money. Sept 11th. London.

How to build a great brand with very little money. Sept 23, 24. New York

My Book: Do Purpose.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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