Tag Archives: design

On the Pursuit of Perfection

Yesterday evening I watched a film called ‘Jiro Dreams of Sushi’. It’s a documentary film about a Japanese man named Jiro Ono, who is celebrated as one of the most talented sushi chefs in the world. For those who might … Continue reading

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Guest Lecture at FIDM

Last week I was invited to talk to interior design students at the Fashion Institute of Design & Merchandising in downtown San Francisco. Furniture design was the subject and topics included construction, defining quality, specifying, selecting and the business of … Continue reading

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Pretty Lights

Last week I made a quick day trip to Las Vegas to see the lights. Not casino lights, but rather Lightfair 2012. It’s the world’s largest annual architectural and commercial lighting trade show and conference with over 500 exhibitors spread … Continue reading

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Registration Open for My Summer Furniture Class!

Last summer I was asked to create and teach a class at UC Berkeley Extension called Designing and Customizing Furniture and Fixtures. It was a great success and this summer I’ll be teaching it once again. Registration is now open … Continue reading

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Happy Anniversary to Me

So one year has passed since I ambitiously launched this design blog. My conclusion so far: it is a lot of work! My original goal was to create this for the benefit of my students, colleagues and for people who … Continue reading

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The Inspiration behind a Car Color Name

I recently read two interviews with Land Rover’s Principal Color Designer, Melanie McWhirter. As my readers know, I have an affinity for luxury and sports cars. Often there is a fantastic balance between design and craftsmanship that mirrors fine furniture … Continue reading

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