Tag Archives: furniture

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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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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Stunning Design by Joseph Walsh

Irish designer Joseph Walsh is a self-taught wood worker and furniture maker that creates sinuous and effortless interpretations of every day pieces. Mirroring the natural responses of water and wind, he transforms wood into graceful forms that bend and mutate … Continue reading

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Perhaps there is a New Idea Out There

Many times I’ve been told that there are no new ideas in the world of design (including interiors, art, clothes, music, movies, etc.). I believe there is some truth to this. Designs are continually recycled, slightly tweaked or infinitesimally improved … Continue reading

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The Power of Observation

Today I’ll bring a little bit of class into the blog. And by class, I mean the one my enthusiastic and talented students are attending this summer to learn the ‘ins’ and ‘outs’ of furniture design and customization. One topic … Continue reading

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Make It Yourself!

        Last week was “San Francisco Design Week” where there were a variety of events and open studios throughout the city. Some friends and I were able to see a handful of studios, reconnect with friends from … Continue reading

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Craftsmanship is Alive

Once upon a time, all things were made by hand. Craftspeople, artists, artisan masters, journeymen and apprentices defined the look and feel of everything around those who could afford a few luxuries (back in times where even a chair was … Continue reading

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