Here, we ask designers to take a selfie and give us an inside look at their life.
Occupation: Artist and designer.
Hometown: Los Angeles.
Studio location: Brooklyn Navy Yard.
Describe what you make: I craft everyday moments of awe. I specialize in hand-dyed leather, woven rugs, and leather tiles that use color, pattern, and material to tell a story.
The most important thing you’ve designed to date: The current thing I’m working on. I try to be present in the creative thought and excited for what I’ll know tomorrow.
Describe the problem your work solves: My work brings pause to your day, and a chance to stop and appreciate your surroundings.
Describe the project you are working on now: I’m working on woven leather rugs with fringe! Plus, we’re making a MEGA cowhide rug for a client in San Francisco, which is six hides stitched together. It’s going to be epic.
A new or forthcoming project we should know about: We have an awesome collaboration launching with Lexus this month.
What you absolutely must have in your studio: Organized chaos, sunlight, and plants. Plus, I need a good podcast while we are painting and music while doing emails.
What you do when you’re not working: Going on crazy long walks within the city. And sleeping in!
Sources of creative envy: Beatrice Santiccioli, my spirit animal.
The distraction you want to eliminate: Emails?
Concrete or marble? Concrete.
High-rise or townhouse? Townhouse.
Remember or forget? Remember, but not dwell.
Aliens or ghosts? Aliens.
Dark or light? Light, but dusk is my favorite time of day. It messes with color.