Here, we ask designers to take a selfie and give us an inside look at their life.
Hometown: Flint, Michigan.
Studio location: Jimena de la Frontera, the very, very south of Spain. You can see North Africa on a clear day.
Describe what you make: Lighting and sculpture based on my dream imagery.
The most important thing you’ve designed to date: My life. But, as far as specific design work goes, pieces from the Alkahest Collection that I showed at Basel several years ago. It was deeply personal in a way that changed my creative practice.
Describe the problem your work solves: Dream image exploration.
Describe the project you are working on now: I am showing the new Origin Collection at DesignMiami/ Basel in Switzerland with the Future Perfect in early June. Bated breath…
A new or forthcoming project we should know about: The Origin Collection!
What you absolutely must have in your studio: There is always tea brewing with potato chips, olives, and salmon roe. I was a deer in a former life and always hunger for salt. Photos of my ancestral pile (it’s important to remember where you came from). Lots of gris gris, objects, fragments, textures from people I love, found in nature, or made as the beginning of an idea. Solitude has also become very important in my creative practice so I have become a bit of a vampire working at night these days so I can be focused in a different way.
What you do when you’re not working: Equine therapy. Lying on top of my horses like a starfish.
Sources of creative envy: Alejandro Jodorowsky.
The distraction you want to eliminate: Lust.
Concrete or marble? Marble.
High-rise or townhouse? Townhouse.
Remember or forget? Forget.
Aliens or ghosts? Ghosts.
Dark or light? Both.