On the Coffee Table: Burning Man: Art on Fire

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Burning Man 2015 is currently taking place in the Black Rock Desert of Nevada through to the end of Monday.

A city in the desert. A culture of possibility. A network of dreamers and doers.

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Burning Man is an annual event in the desert that began 29 years ago in 1986 on Baker Beach in San Francisco. Today, it has evolved into a makeshift capital with a community of over a million people. I have often heard of the event but was enlightened when I read the book Burning Man: Art on Fire, by Jennifer Raiser. Upon reading the book, I felt the festival has been misrepresented as a lifestyle of body paint, yurts, raves, and yogis. Raiser objectively illustrates the history of the festival and the philosophical grounds that make Burning Man so unique as an event all about art and sculpture. Hundreds of breathtaking installations decorate the desert each year, none of which is for sale and most have been created collaboratively by volunteers. The book features stunning photography of the event and profiles artists and their conceptual intentions, arguing the importance of this controversial festival. Burning Man: Art on Fire can be purchased on Amazon for under $30 and more information about the event is available on the Burning Man website.

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Ms. Jacqueline P.

Founder, Interior Designer, and Blogger

Recently featured in Design Milk, Luxe Interior and Design, Business Insider, and 7×7, Jacqueline Palmer is a young, multi-creative entrepreneur redefining design and style. Combining an interior design service and a lifestyle brand, she is captivating audiences around the world, and intriguing the evolving industry. Jacqueline began her artistic career in Santa Cruz, California as a painter, photographer, dancer, singer, and model, and moved to San Francisco to pursue a profession in design at the Academy of Art University. During her studies, she styled brand visuals for Williams-Sonoma Inc. while designing at an interiors firm and nannying, working three part-time jobs while enrolled in full-time courses. She also spent a summer abroad in Italy studying art history and architecture where she found a passion for European aesthetic. Upon graduating with a BFA in Interior Architecture and Design, she joined Kendall Wilkinson Design creating high-end custom homes and furniture for private clients. Exhausted of exclusively designing interiors at a traditional firm, Jacqueline launched A Design Lifestyle, to showcase her range of creative abilities and explore multiple design outlets. Her contemporary-eclectic design style can be seen in Bay Area and New York City homes and offices of tech and finance executives. Aside from her growing interior design business, Jacqueline also works in styling, fashion, production, events, travel, and tech. She has also been featured as a host for a home decor video series. In her spare time, Jacqueline volunteers for non-profits in San Francisco and Tanzania

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