Moab is a great source of inspiration! We’ve visited Castle Valley, Canyonlands and Arches National Park - Tanya Aguiñiga joined us today and we’re already off to gather inspiration from these beautiful places.
Supported by the John D. Mineck Furniture Fellowship we traveling across the entire country, coast to coast, in search of inspiration and adventure in North America’s western deserts. see how the time on the road and collaborations continue to unfold.
We’re in Moab, UT and we’ve already done so many amazing hikes and there’s so much more to do. We’re staying at a campsite just outside of town and the South Mountain is just across the road.
"Good Rocks in Utah"
"I think it’s all right" - and we agree!
It was all about texture, stratum and curves at Zion National Park! - We visited Zion on our way up to Moab, and saw the most beautiful and breathtaking landscapes. A completely different desert environment!
Desert Design Lab Team explores Titus Canyon in Death Valley
Mesquite Sand Dunes
Mesquite Dunes - Gigapan panoramics and sunset photo shoot. Feb 14 2014
Exploring Death Valley - Rhyolite and Badwater
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After a few days exploring the Salton Sea and the surrounding desert, we have moved onto to Beatty, NV the gateway to Death Valley! We will stay in Beatty for 11 days to take in as many trails, mines, salt flats, craters and peaks as we can! - We will shortly be joined by Hanna Vaughan and two new additions to the project Adrien Segal and Noah Sakamoto.
Adrien Segal attended California College of the Arts in San Francisco, CA for her undergraduate degree, receiving a BFA in Furniture Design in 2007. In addition to teaching, she pursues a creative practice out of her studio on the former Naval Base in Alameda, CA. Adrien recently held Artist Residencies at Oregon College of Art and Craft in Portland and will be spending the month of May in Homer, Alaska at the Bunnell Art Center.
Noah Sakamoto was born and raised in Oakland, California. He attended the California College of Arts and Crafts, earning his BFA in 2007. Noah has exhibited in group, juried, and solo shows within California and New York. Noah currently teaches art at Town School for Boys, works as an arborist, and continues to live in the beautiful Bay Area
Images from our visit to Bombay Beach near the Salton Sea
Check out the video of our road trip across the US!
The trip has started! – But before we hit road, we customized the BADWLF with awesome graphics designed and installed by James Beer (mechanical director at Gigunda Group Inc.) James used Adobe Illustrator, UV printers and a C&C to make stickers for handouts and the large print graphics that wrap the RV.
At just 1 day away from leaving New Hampshire, Mariana is busy with the last few details, as the trip coordinator she has been involved with the project since day 1: mapping the route, making reservations, acquiring the necessary materials and helping Vivian with budgets and travel arrangements for visiting artists. Mariana was previously a Sales Coordinator at SeaWorld San Diego and brings a heap of experience perfectly suited for a project like Desert Design Lab.