The Midnight Charette

The Midnight Charette

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The Midnight Charette is a podcast about design hosted by…
#055
May 15 • 96 min
This week we discuss the 9/11 development, hurricane Sandy, privatizing public parks, comparing film-making to design, the subway crazy bike lady, FRIENDS and more! Send us ideas! at www.midnightcharette.com
#054
May 10 • 118 min
This week we are joined by Franz Hoffman the co-founder of Fontself, a plug-in that enables graphic designer to create custom fonts. We discuss technology’s impact on design, why typography matters, the challenges of starting a business, designing for…
#053
May 1 • 107 min
This week we talk “Quiet Clubbing” & “Silent Parties”, Coachella outfits, putting cats with check-in baggage, photographing while traveling and the challenges of Podcasting. In hour two we discuss design presentations, reviews, critics and learning design.
#052
Apr 24 • 71 min
This week we are joined by Michael Sorkin to discuss neighborhoods, gentrification, smart cities, city development, teaching design and more! Michael is an architect, educator and writer. He is the founder of Michael Sorkin Studio and Terreform - The…
#051
Apr 17 • 172 min
This week Ben Meade, Design Director at Alloy Development joins us to discuss architecture, his work at Alloy, his crazy move to New York and his winning proposal with design group Maison to revamp Park Avenue in Manhattan as part of the design…
#050
Apr 10 • 114 min
This week we discuss visiting Japan: tourist traps, why Kyoto wasn’t that great, the lamest monkey park ever, staying at a temple with rude monks, eating octopus on a stick and fatty tuna sushi that melts in your mouth!
#049
Apr 3 • 78 min
This week we discuss our trip to Japan! Japan’s amazingly clean public transportation systems and sidewalks, butt-cleaning toilets and the best ramen ever.
#048
Mar 27 • 102 min
This week: A survey of Norman Foster’s office shows it pays 10.5% more to its men and there are less women in senior positions (what do general surveys like this actually mean? Should we aim to have equal parts men and women in offices?), a re-useable…
#047
Mar 20 • 93 min
This week we discuss the accusations of Richard Meier sexually harassing his employees, the future of Meier’s office, city design and why Elon Musk’s proposal for underground transportation could ruin our cities.
#046
Mar 13 • 102 min
This week we discuss Chase Bank’s plans to demolish it’s current headquarters. Located in Midtown Manhattan, 270 Park Avenue will be the tallest building ever demolished. The problem? Preservationists, historians and feminists want it saved! The…
#045
Feb 26 • 66 min
This week Bruce and Emma discuss Philippe Petit (the man who wire-walked between the WTC twin towers), how the french eat cheese, awkward encounters with former coworkers, shrimp hoarding old people, the fascinating and frightening community of the…
#044
Feb 26 • 77 min
This week Bruce and Emma discuss why Black Panther was great, but not as amazing as everyone says it is, annoying people in theaters, saluting Wakanda Forever, glitter poops, headless people, lost architects often want to teach design… but should they?…
#043 Part 2
Feb 20 • 76 min
This week Architectural Designer and Program Director of the non-profit Architectural Practice Talks organization Nicky Chang joins Bruce and Emma to discuss her new position as the Head of Design & Strategy at a restaurant startup in NYC, running a…
#043 Part 1
Feb 19 • 83 min
This week Architectural Designer and a founding member of the non-profit Architectural Practice Talks organization Nicky Chang joins Bruce and Emma to discuss her new position as the Head of Design & Strategy at a restaurant startup in NYC, running a…
#042
Feb 12 • 95 min
This week Bruce and Emma discuss the new ‘hotel’ business “Roam Innovative Workplace”, traveling as a “local”, almost dying in a dessert canyon, bad neighborhood aesthetics, why architecture is important and ineffective, and more!
#041 Part 2
Feb 6 • 81 min
This week architectural and urban designer Mahshad Ahmadzadeh, Bruce and Emma discuss what it’s like to be a woman in construction, architecture school in Iran, architects who don’t practice architecture, why Pinterest is bad for designers, tv dating…
#041 Part 1
Feb 5 • 87 min
This week architectural and urban designer Mahshad Ahmadzadeh, Bruce and Emma discuss traveling to Peru, Americans buying real estate in Cuba, the gentrification of communities, getting laid off, interior design offices, getting hit on through LinkedIn,…
#040
Jan 29 • 74 min
This week we take a break from design to discuss a lighter topic… Religion! Recently a student in Louisiana sued her public school for forcing her to pray during class hours. Is this right??
#039 Part 2
Jan 23 • 79 min
Part 2! Bruce, Emma and Brett discuss why design partners are close-minded, Silicon Valley’s tech people, apocalypse bunkers in New Zealand, the process of Gangs Studio, ‘Is design wasteful and superfluous?’, building and designing by hand and much more!
#039 Part 1
Jan 22 • 84 min
This week Bruce and Emma are joined by Fashion Designer Brett Gangs, Partner of Gangs Studio. The three discuss fashion design school and industry, luxury brands, fast-fashion companies, the #metoo and #timesup movements, designing on a budget, design…
#038
Jan 14 • 97 min
This week Bruce and Emma discuss bible-reading racist & dirty vegan roommates, dead pets in freezers, ‘Is WeLive worth it?’, bullshit pilates, woodshedding, Bruce thinks hipsters have ruined design and much more!
#037
Jan 8 • 95 min
This week Bruce and Emma review Star Wars: The Last Jedi, epic movie soundtracks, discuss the genius of John Williams (composer of Star Wars, Indiana Jones, Jurassic Park, Jaws), ethnicity, mean Chinese teachers, novice musicians and Bruce gives his…
#036
Jan 2 • 79 min
The girls episode! This week Emma sits down with Architects Iti Pawha and Jasmine Fox to discuss hitchhiking in Ireland, Guinness, bra trees, boob jobs, weight gains, Japanese nude baths, ‘the three rules for tattoos’, cannibalistic dreams, fortune…
#035
Dec 26, 2017 • 120 min
This week Bruce sits down with guests Christine Mar and Justin Nuckles. Christine is a former level 10 gymnast and is currently getting her Doctorate in Physical Therapy in NYC. The three discuss the world of competitive gymnastics, sports injuries,…
#034
Dec 18, 2017 • 78 min
This week Bruce and Emma discuss Monday’s pipe bombing in NYC, group mentalities, annoying people who talk about sports teams, “Are the Olympics a waste of resources?”, icons & city development, eminent domain, developer & political corruption in the…
#033
Dec 12, 2017 • 95 min
This week: Bruce and Emma discuss whether or not Santa is a pedophile, holidays, traveling, Thor Ragnorak, Eyes Wide Shut, the comparisons between cinema & architecture, advancements in technology & design, and Bruce shares his thoughts on his new iPhone…
#032
Dec 5, 2017 • 115 min
This week’s guest is California Architect Richard Lee. Richard has practiced Architecture for over 30 years and has experience in a wide variety of building types. He currently holds his own practice in Southern California. Bruce and Richard discuss the…
#031
Nov 28, 2017 • 112 min
Guest of the week Kevin Kwan currently leads the technology team at an executive recruiting agency. This week Bruce and Kevin talk website design templates, work productivity, team management, social development, ‘Is competition good for kids?’, social…
#030 Part 2
Nov 22, 2017 • 80 min
This week’s guest is Iti Pawha. Iti is an Architect in New York currently working on multi-story residential projects across the country. Iti was born in India, educated in Singapore and in the US. The three discuss indy cinema, 80s aesthetics, is…
#030 Part 1
Nov 21, 2017 • 87 min
This week’s guest is Iti Pawha. Iti is an Architect in New York currently working on multi-story residential projects across the country. Iti was born in India, educated in Singapore and in the US. The three discuss India, Singapore, the benefits of…
#029 Part 2
Nov 10, 2017 • 63 min
This week features Pierce Clark. Pierce is a New York real estate developer and architectural designer, currently working for one of the top real estate companies in New York City. The three discuss development and architecture, the low salaries of…
#29 Part 1
Nov 7, 2017 • 106 min
This week features Pierce Clark. Pierce is a New York real estate developer and architectural designer, currently working for one of the top real estate companies in New York City. The three discuss development and architecture, the problems of the…
#028
Oct 31, 2017 • 116 min
This week Bruce and Emma discuss bathroom problems, going commando, Bruce is on crutches, crazy stupid racists on the subway, architecture reviews, design presentations, bad critics, design education and much more!
#027
Oct 23, 2017 • 100 min
This week’s guest is NYC Architect and pilates instructor Jasmine Kelly. Jasmine, Bruce and Emma discuss pilates, meditating & not talking for ten days, the differences between men & women employees, architecture theses & reviews, sibling pranks, crazy…
#026
Oct 16, 2017 • 81 min
This week we talk smuggling cocaine, fires in California, deaths of famous architects, the problem with modern architecture today, power trips & creepy guys, Blade Runner 2045 is slow and amazing, nostalgic hipster aesthetics, Halloween and much more!
#025
Oct 10, 2017 • 95 min
This week Bruce and Emma discuss kombucha, Bruce almost pooping his pants, spreading ashes in Hawaii, ‘Is marriage bullshit?’, staying awake for 68 hours, staring in mirrors, critiquing the new LEGO House designed by BIG Architects and much more!
#024
Oct 2, 2017 • 94 min
This week’s special guest Roy Baker, New York architect and teacher. Bruce, Emma and Roy discuss the absurdity of spinning classes in NYC, why the iphone 8 is pointless, Roy’s experience of fashion week in Paris, sex issues in Silicon Valley, murdering…
#023
Sep 25, 2017 • 98 min
Special Guest Kevin! This week Bruce and Kevin discuss visiting Australia, scuba diving with sharks, nut-punching kangaroos, the pitfall of Yelp, Trump, the benefits of re-watching movies and Warrior basketball games and much more!
#022
Sep 18, 2017 • 82 min
We are BACK! This week B&E discuss shit-show California, superficial people in NYC, expensive weddings, natural disasters, recycling, staring at the sun, visiting Falling Water, Frank Lloyd Wright and much more!
#021
Aug 15, 2017 • 47 min
The mini-episode! Shooting down nukes, Michael Jackson, gender fluidity, Bruce/Caitlin Jenner, Swimming in the NYC East River, masturbating in the Public Hotel, white supremacy, maids and bad subway ads
#020
Aug 7, 2017 • 85 min
This week Bruce and Emma cover their trip to the Hamptons: sun burns, lobster rolls, spoiled teens, finance bros and character stereotypes. The two also discuss self-centered people, bad presenters, air-quality sensors for the office, bad user interface…
#019
Jul 30, 2017 • 77 min
V I R T U A L R E A L I T Y , life in the digital realm, healing burns with fish skin, Ash Wednesday, the Oscars, Amy Schumer’s face, comedians and genetic testing with My Heritage.
#018
Jul 25, 2017 • 86 min
This week we discuss the fantastic documentary Class Divide (a film about class division and gentrification in the West Chelsea neighborhood of New York City and its effects on public housing), the design of the High Line, sex & voyeurism in the Standard…
#017
Jul 17, 2017 • 94 min
Drake’s Face, Gays in NYC, Tidal Waves and Weirdos on the Subway, Vomiting Babies, SHoP Architects, Elon Musk’s Hyperloop Transportation System, Punching Kids, Farting in Space, Buying Tomatillos & Beans
#016
Jul 11, 2017 • 68 min
Part 2 of the Design Companion! This week our review of the 2017 MoMA PS1 Architecture Installation “Lumen” (by Jenny Sabin Studio) continues. The discussion goes deep, comparing architecture to mathematics, questioning fancy design writing and tackling…
#015
Jul 5, 2017 • 96 min
This week: Being denied samples at Ample Hills Ice Cream, poop art, French Independence Day & bathrooms. This week’s Design Companion: 2017 MOMA PS1 Architecture Installation “Lumen” by Jenny Sabin Studio, and the four finalists of NYC’s “Driverless…
#014
Jun 27, 2017 • 95 min
This week we discuss the Wired article, “If You Like Cities, Apple’s New Campus Sucks”, Apple’s New Headquarters and the Problems it will Cause, Suburban & Urban Cities, Cursing in French, Speaking with Accents: Bjarke Ingels & Mathew McConaughey & What…
#013
Jun 19, 2017 • 97 min
Jazz Musician Don Ellis, Playing the Trumpet, Review of Wonder Woman Movie, People Who Dress Weird, Architects Who Pretend to be Designers, Review of Santiago Calatrava’s NYC Transportation Hub “The Occulus”, Frank Lloyd Wright Versus Architecture Now,…
#012 - Part 2
Jun 11, 2017 • 44 min
How to Get Hired, Tips for Young Designers: What Firms to Apply to, How to Apply, Your Portfolio, The Interview, Salary & Your First Day at the Office
#012 - Part 1
Jun 5, 2017 • 54 min
How to Get Hired, Tips for Young Designers: What Firms to Apply to, How to Apply, Your Portfolio, The Interview, Salary & Your First Day at the Office | The Alamo Drafthouse’s ‘Women-Only’ Screening of Wonder Woman
#011
May 30, 2017 • 108 min
Mayor Bill de Blasio’s Plan for Homeless Shelters in NYC, Planet Fitness, Urban Research & Hipsters, Racism & Princeton’s Admissions Office, Diversity in Colleges, Architect Dorte Mandrup on Female Architects, Sexism in Architecture, Awards for…
#010
May 21, 2017 • 100 min
Celebrities in New York, Peter Marino, Traveling to Detroit, Suburbia, The Homeless, Project Critiques: Pod Vending Machine Skyscraper by Haseef Raiei | The Six Housing for Homeless and Disabled Veterans, Los Angeles by Brooks + Scarpa
#009 - Part 2
May 14, 2017 • 40 min
Design Competitions, Maya Lin, 2017 Met Gala Fashion (Bella Hadid, Rihanna, Kendall Jenner, Nicki Minaj), Goods and Merchandise Delivery Systems, Concept Cars, Elon Musk’s Underground Car Proposal
#009 - Part 1
May 4, 2017 • 69 min
Cinco de Mayo, Dating Apps, Facebook, Augmented Reality, Mobile Technology, Dogs & Hedgehogs, Urban Farming, Architecture Trends, Project Critiques: Mashambas Skyscraper | Instant City:Living Air-Right
#008
Apr 27, 2017 • 76 min
Bathroom Etiquette, Blondes in China, Traveling, Aliens, Glamping, Amazon Echo, Customer Service, Superheros, Bees, Beyonce
#007
Apr 25, 2017 • 80 min
DNA Ethnicity Testing, Fit Bits, Selfie Drones, Fashionable People, Googleplex, Apple’s New Campus, Self-Driving Cars, Architecture, Urban Design
#006
Apr 16, 2017 • 69 min
Easter, Meditation for Vacation, United Airlines, Security Guards, Fat People, Weirdos on the Subway, Sexism, Ageism and Racism in Offices, Drinking Too Much Water, Blue Cheese & Nutella
#005
Apr 13, 2017 • 76 min
“Ching Chong Ling Long”, Chinese in Colleges, Youtubers, Makeup ‘Artists’, Fashion Designers, Fake Hype, Leaving Offices
#004
Apr 6, 2017 • 92 min
Glamour Babies, Traveling to France, French Food & Architecture, Corbusier’s Ronchamp Chapel, Marseille, Paris vs NYC
#002
Apr 3, 2017 • 55 min
Voyeurism and Security, Studio Culture, Digital Art at the Whitney Museum & Virtual Reality, Rendering & New Technology in Design
#003
Mar 29, 2017 • 97 min
Jello Shots, Partying, Architecture School in France, Student Internships, Design
#001
Mar 25, 2017 • 67 min
Introduction, Amenities in the Office, UFC 207, Crappy Judo, Awkward Karate, Eating Horses, House Pets, Having Kids