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never too late (or early) for a fire

there is no off-season for a fire.  or cool places to have one.  arguably, one of the best is in the La Jolla hills overlooking the beautiful Pacific.  these gracious homeowners allowed me freedom to design this piece for them, … Continue reading

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Surface has left the building (not the drawing board).

Surface has made many great strides so far this year including the biggest yet:  the jump away from fabrication to focus solely on design.  I’ve bid adieu to the beautiful space of the Glashaus and the tremendous people that accompany … Continue reading

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tales of a teardrop

today, the replica 1946 Kit Co. teardrop trailer that found life in my garage over four years ago, ventures out into new horizons at the capable and adventurous hands of new friends, Micha and Andrew.  the newlyweds have pulled up … Continue reading

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home office away from home.

a recent collaboration with architect Jimmy Sullivan, principal at CitiZen Design Studio, for client whose business allows working remotely, and demands a clean, sophisticated presence…even at home. project details:  white conversion varnish and walnut cabinetry, back-painted glass and powder-coated steel desk, … Continue reading

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Merry Christmas! & many thanks!

This year has been one of many challenges and as many successes.  Due in part, I’ve experienced growth and development like never before; both personally and as a company.  Weary at times, I’ve depended on God’s grace and your support … Continue reading

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press record.

my good friend and dj, Michael Murdoch (aka DJ Lurk), has been a literal soundwave of support emphasizing the importance, no, necessity of action and concrete output in life prompting me to “press record.”  in a lull?  press record.  designer’s block?  press … Continue reading

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same dream, new clarity

same dream, new clarity:  the American Dream, our individual dreams realized and (re)realized as we grow and change, as we live and understand who we are and where we are at any given moment. the first in a series of … Continue reading

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a perfect fit

in the three years i’ve been at it with Surface in southern california i’ve been blessed to design and build for some incredible people, but this week marked the completion and installation of a project a year-and-a-half in the making for … Continue reading

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Surface and Forterre!

Surface and start-up home improvement and sustainability solutions contractor, Forterre, have teamed up to provide San Diego residents alternatives to the standard offering sustainable and responsibly designed outdoor patio furniture, and travel trailers built for exploring Southern California.  see examples … Continue reading

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nice legs

at one point in the build process my client told me i had nice legs.  odd, i thought, but a kind gesture encouraging client/customer relations for sure.  then i realized he was referring to the table.  the “piq” dining table … Continue reading

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