Welcome Back

In Preparation  Deep cleaning and disinfection scheduled prior to staff returning  Wall mount hand sanitizer stations installed at key points: entrance, store, bathrooms, offices, MakeArt Lab, kitchen, storage, back door area  Plexiglass shield designed, fabricated, installed at front desk  Each desk furnished with sanitizer   All necessary products will be provided for staff and visitors including

“Grandpa’s Journey” displays the story of my maternal grandfather’s journey. His name was Aaron Galmitz and he made his journey from Russia to Rotterdam to New York’s Ellis Island. His first sighting of America was the Statue of Liberty. This iconic symbol of America meant so much to him. He learned English by going to

Living in California has been a blessing but that doesn’t’ mean that it was always easy. Especially coming from a low-income family with three older sisters. Living here is expensive, and my parents struggled as single parents, but they did their best to provide for us. Watching my parents struggle filled me with guilt, as

The Jackalope of Margaret Drive I made this jackalope in honor of my grandparents. It was displayed in the Hayward Area Historical Museum, in a group show honoring heritages. My grandparents lived in Hayward on Margaret Drive since just after my Mom was born. The Jackalope represents my Grandpa, who always had one of these

If you are Mormon and you go to church, even just sometimes, there’s a thing you can access– called the Bishop’s Storehouse– where you can go pick up pantry items for free. Within this storehouse, you would find those California-sized nacho cheese cans of Potato Pearls. All the kids would covet the pearls because they

My grandma’s father rode a boat to the U.S. to find a different life. Some of her siblings were born in Poland, and my grandma was born in the United States. She and her family lived on one hill in a railroad city in Pennsylvania, close to the manufacturing plants, and my grandpa’s family lived

It wasn’t until later in life that I discovered that I have significant amounts of Scandinavian blood running through my veins. While the other side of my family was always very in tune with the traditions of our Native heritage, the White side of the family was a little less sure of it all. My

MCD Interview: Girls Garage

Girls Garage is located in Berkeley, CA and we got to speak with founder Emily Pilloton about the inspiration behind the nonprofit design and building program (and dedicated workspace!) for girls and female-identifying youth ages 9-18. Watch the full interview here or below. From immediate PPE production to a total reconfiguration of the way they conduct classes, Girls Garage didn’t hesitate

MCD Interview: Purin Phanichphant

Purin Phanichphant is an artist, designer, and educator. We spoke with him from his hometown in Thailand, where he has just returned from San Francisco to be with family and to teach Design Thinking through the Architecture Department at Chiang Mai University. Currently, Purin’s work is exhibited via Dolby Gallery at our neighbors (and frequent