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Extreme By Design -The Team Challenge
At a time of unprecedented global challenges, the under-30 “millennial” generation has every reason to be disengaged. Yet plenty of millennials are engaged. Call it the empathy revolution. Extreme By Design, an hour-long documentary film, brings this revolution to life by following three Stanford University students as they design and build products to meet basic needs of the world’s poor.
In this clip one student’s team must create a breathing device to keep babies in Bangladesh from dying of pneumonia.
Extreme By Design sneak preview (Thanks to exonev)
A documentary about students building a better world, one product at a time…PBS national broadcast is Wed., Dec. 11, 2013 @ 10 pm (after NOVA).
At a time of unprecedented global challenges, the under-30 “millennial” generation has reason to be disengaged. Yet in fields ranging from public health to education, plenty of millennials are engaged. Call it the empathy revolution.
Extreme By Design brings this revolution vividly to life following three Stanford University students as they design products that address basic needs of the poor. One student’s team must create a breathing device to keep babies in Bangladesh from dying of pneumonia. Another seeks a way to store drinking water for Indonesian villagers.
The narrative begins on the first day of a course called Design for Extreme Affordability and ends eight months later with one group of students returning to Asia to test their device amid plans to launch a startup.
The documentary of this great idea will be available on Itunes on December 3 and on PBS on December 11 and the narration of the voiceover is in charge of nothing less than Matthew Gray Gubler. Learn more
Matthew Gray Gubler dancing on my dash :) (video)
Matthew Gray Gubler dancing in slow motion at a mexican rodeo.
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A Dinner in Honor of Erdem Moralioglu
by Jessica Kantor
The garden of the Chateau Marmont in Los Angeles—the setting for a dinner in honor of designer Erdem Moralioglu—was noticeably blooming Thursday night, filled with pretty young things wearing Erdem’s signature floral designs: Camilla Belle in a painterly chiffon floral print, Jessica Paré in beaded daisies, Agyness Deyn in an all-over wildflower motif, and even Michelle Dockery in cheeky black floral lace. “There’s resort, there’s fall, there’s prefall,” said Moralioglu surveying the crowd proudly. “There are so many people wearing different seasons, I find it so lovely to see.”
Over cocktails, Chord Overstreet reminisced with his roommate Glen Powell about their “bro-mantic” road trip to Texas last July before catching up with Joe Jonas, who arrived with his girlfriend, Blanda Eggenschwiler, on his arm. At the dinner, sponsored by NARS (Erdem’s frequent collaborator), Jason Ritter chatted with Matthew Gray Gubler, who sat with Aubrey Plaza at one of the two rectangular candlelit tables dotted with herbs and English roses in white milk-glass pitchers, a nod to the designer’s English roots. Host Lisa Love welcomed the guests and noted she put shepherd’s pie on the menu. “I thought you were British!” she teased the London-based Moralioglu, who she learned that evening was actually a Canadian transplant, born and raised in Montreal by an English mother and Turkish father before moving to London to study fashion at the Royal College of Art. “Sixteen people out of 40 ordered shepherd’s pie, so we think it’s a success,” laughed Love. “I’m undoing my trousers,” said Emily Browning in an Erdem pantsuit, before cutting into her chicken entrée choice as Moralioglu regaled her with tales of his Los Angeles adventures: “I’ve done some very L.A. things. I went to EarthBar, I had a shot of something that was green … I went to Axe in Venice Beach, I had lots of Mexican food in Los Feliz … I went to the James Turrell exhibit.” Since Moralioglu was planning to fly back to England the next day, Rashida Jones, who had been stuck filming late, raced from the Parks and Recreation set to toast her friend, arriving just in time for dessert and talked with Moralioglu well into the night. Of her Erdem frock of choice for the evening, she said, “It makes me feel more beautiful.”
“I feel bad that you have to transcribe all this,” said the 33-year-old Criminal Minds regular.
by Ariane Lange BuzzFeed Staff
Matthew Gray Gubler didn’t want to show me his paintings. Since his own house was being renovated, the Criminal Minds actor was staying at his friend’s house in Los Angeles; I asked if he’d been painting there.
“Nothing good, to be honest,” he said, sitting in the shade in slippers. “I have nothing — nothing worth showing here, anyway, for sure.”
“Can I see it anyway?” I said.
“It’s so bad. I can’t,” he said. “Because I always worry about, not worry, but my nightmare is making someone see something in the flesh, and then making them, like, they feel some responsibility to pretend to like it. Like, ‘Ohh.’ Like you would be like this: I’d be like, ‘Oh, here!’ and you’d go like, ‘Oh, that’s great.’ On the internet, it’s this safe space where I can put it up and people can click on it or not. I don’t have to be in the same room as them pretending to like it, so I very rarely show people things, and I’ve made the mistake — like, some people misinterpret my style of painting as offensive, and I’ve had instances where I’ve painted beautiful portraits for, like, a girlfriend or someone, and they’re just like, they look at it with a grimace and they’re like, ‘This is terrible. I don’t look like this, and you’re awful, and you must hate me.’ And I’m crushed by it, so I kind of am weird about being in the room when it’s shown.”
Matthew Gray Gubler
Dinner In Honor Of Erdem Hosted By Lisa Love And Presented By NARS At The Chateau Marmont, Los Angeles, CA (Nov 14 2013).