Here, we ask designers to take a selfie and give us an inside look at their life.
Occupation: Stylist and product designer.
Hometown: Columbus, Ohio.
Studio location: Tribeca, New York.
Describe what you make: Compositions, images, and objects that explore scale, balance, and restraint.
The most important thing you’ve designed to date: My Tribeca home and studio.
Describe the problem your work solves: We are so inundated with information. My work is an exploration of space, emptiness, and silence. Brevity and empty space can magnify the intensity of an expression.
Describe the project you are working on now: Various styling projects both editorial and commercial, product design and creative direction. I am also working on building a studio with a team to support more creative endeavors.
A new or forthcoming project we should know about: A few upcoming collections with Beni Rugs and more accessories launching with Menu in the fall.
What you absolutely must have in your studio: Music is always playing in the studio. I am currently loving Sault radio.
What you do when you’re not working: Staying curious and staying willing to be amazed by this city. I love New York so much. Art, films, plays, and various performances. Studio visits to learn about other artists’ processes and seeing things from someone else’s perspective opens my eyes.
Sources of creative envy: Artists’ homes and studios. I constantly find myself going back to reference the homes of Picasso, Twombly, Bourgeois, and O’Keefe. Living with art without constraints.
The distraction you want to eliminate: Social media.
Concrete or marble? Marble.
High-rise or townhouse? Townhouse.
Remember or forget? Remember.
Aliens or ghosts? Aliens.
Dark or light? Dark.