Sure, South Beach has it's attractions, but there were other places to get the soles of your shoes sticky last night. (Ooo, yuck.) There were tons of design folks at GOOD Magazine's GOOD December Pop-up store opening on Mulberry, drinking up the vodka/cranberries and talking all things positive. There will be lots of activities in the space over the next couple weeks (please start posting them to the blog, GOODies!), but for last night, it was about getting out of the cold, seeing some good friends (sorry), and celebrating progressive action. (Don't forget about gettin' some for yourself: Find GOOD Magazine in our Ultimate Gift Guide.
Allan Chochinov is a partner of Core77, a New York-based design network serving a global community of designers and design enthusiasts, and Chair of the new MFA in Products of Design graduate program at the School of Visual Arts in New York City. Allan lectures around the world and at professional conferences including IDSA, AIGA and IxDA, has been a guest critic at various design schools in including Yale University, IIT, Carnegie Mellon, Ravensbourne, RMIT, University of Minnesota, Emily Carr, and RISD. He has moderated and led workshops and symposia at the Aspen Design Conference, the Rockefeller Center at Bellagio, Compost Modern, and Winterhouse, and is a frequent design competition juror. Prior to Core77, his work in product design focused on the medical, surgical, and diagnostic fields, as well as on consumer products and workplace systems. He has been named on numerous design and utility patents and has received awards from The Art Directors Club, I.D. Magazine, Communication Arts, and The One Club.