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Lauren Nguyen

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PRESENTED ON SEP 18, 2014
IN TOKYO @ POWERED BY PECHAKUCHA: STARTUP THE PARTY SF X TOKYO

The back-alleys of Tokyo are littered with the famous "Love Hotels" of Japan, and here Naoko "Funky" Yamanaka, Hiro Maeda, Ian Grossberg, and Lauren Nguyen investiagate this cultural phenomena. They delve into potential solutions for the industry itself...

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A Spanish Hotel in Hanoi

BY EL FABRICANTE DE ESPHERAS
@ VOL 13 ON MAR 28, 2012

El Fabricante de Espheras talk about one of their projects in which they were tasked to redesign a Spanish hotel in Hanoi -- it opened in May of last year. The concept was based on bamboo, and they used aspects of traditional Vietnamese culture for the design. The new interior is very restrained and "quiet," especially compared to the loudness seen outside on the streets of Hanoi. In the presentation, they also cover how they worked together with the Vietnamese, surmounting difficulties in communication. (in Spanish)
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Ice Hotel

BY ESZTER SZIKSZ
@ VOL 6 ON MAR 07, 2013

Eszter Sziksz and Nikkila Carroll recount their experience at the Ice Hotel in Sweden. Over 100 miles above the Arctic circle, they joined a group of international artists and designers, who worked in pairs or groups to design rooms for the hotel, which consisted entirely of ice.

"Presentation of the Day" on April 27, 2013.

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Love Hotels of Japan

BY SHINOBU MACHIDA
@ VOL 114 ON MAY 28, 2014

Shinobu Machida, an art collector in Tokyo, shares his collection of photographs of the 'love hotels' across Japan. These photographs are especially valuable because many of these specialty hotels are being torn down in recent years. (in Japanese)

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Love Williamsburg

BY TERRY BUNTROCK
@ VOL 12 ON MAY 23, 2015

Terry Buntrock loves the arts. Terry loves her job. I't not a hard job to love, being the arts coordinator for Williamsburg. Terry loves Williamsburg. But what is it to love a place like this? Let Terry tell you how, because there is so much to love here.

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Deauville Beach Resort

BY NATALIE MERUELO
@ VOL 31 ON AUG 26, 2015

Natalie Meruelo shares about the colorful past, present, and future of Miami Beach's Deauville Hotel.  Since 1926 the 500 room hotel has undergone several design and branding changes, but always been a destination for entertainers and celebrities around the world.

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The Story of Ryokoushanomori Hotel

BY 張喬茵 CHIAO YIN CHANG
@ VOL 26 ON OCT 10, 2015

Ms. Chang shares her story of the four years since she returned to Taichung to open her hotel. It started with a simple goal: to return to her hometown and find a balance between work and life. With a staff of 1.5 people, the space in her hotel is a unique collection of design and creative art display. The hotel often holds salon nights and pottery workshops and she hopes the travelers who visit the Ryokoushanomori Hotel can get a more personal understanding of Taichung.

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Why Don't We Talk About Sex? Or…Something about Italy

BY GAIA BISTULFI AMMAN
@ VOL 15 ON FEB 04, 2016

"Feel it. Face it. Free it."

In "Why don't we talk about sex? Or…something about Italy." from PechaKucha Night Buffalo Vol. 15 scientist, biology professor and writer Gaia Bistulfi Amman speaks about honesty, sex, education, and growing up in Italy. Ammann expands on how she ended up being a successful novel-writing…scientist. An elaboration on happiness and how to bite back when life nibbles at your butt.

This was "PechaKucha if the Day" of Monday, March 7th, 2016.

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Celebrate, Expand, Evolve: Reinventing Communites

BY AUTUMN SMITH
@ VOL 144 ON FEB 22, 2017

Autumn Smith discusses Cafe Company's newest project, Wired Hotel. This project is ingrained in the culture and tradition of its community and seeks to revolutionize and revive the community of Asakusa and East Tokyo.

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Replacing Shame With Love

BY BETH INGLISH
@ VOL 28 ON MAY 24, 2018

Beth Inglish talks about how she uses color in visual art to show love.