September 17, 2007

JJ Lee on Ideas podcast

I'm happy to announce my Ideas documentary on the history of tailoring is now a podcast.

Right click to Download The Measure of a Man
[mp3 file: runs 53:06]

The Measure of a Man features interviews with sartorial authorities such as Alan Flusser, author of Dressing the Man and costume designer for the Oscar-winning film, Wall Street. The documentary includes visits with Anne Hollander, fashion commentarist and author of Sex and Suits, and Andrew Bolton, curator of the Costume Institute at the Metropolitan Museum.

September 10, 2007

The Design Deficit

No. I'm not refering to my site. But I am talking about the hot labour market and the potential effect it has had on the design industries in Vancouver.

VBD knew something was up when designers across the board - architects to fashion designers - were complaining about how difficult it was to staff all their projects. That was the topic On The Coast with CBC Radio host Belle Puri.

Listen to today's column: The Design Deficit featuring communication designer Todd Smith, Stephen Webster of the Vancouver Film School, and Stantec Vice President Brian Johnson.