BJØRN STUDIO

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Fog Fair 2019
Detail of Scandinavian furniture at Modernity, at Fog Fair 2019.

Some of the best design and art galleries from around the world are once again in San Francisco at Fog Design+Art Fair. Showcasing some of the leading talent at the… Read more »

Tropical Modernism

I’m excited to experience a bit of tropical modernism in Southeast Asia. While I’m extremely excited for the food, culture, world heritage sites, beaches, and down time half a… Read more »

Moving Light
Harpa Concert Hall, Reykjavik

I’ve recently designed several stained glass windows and skylights for windows. While color abounds, this is not a requirement, and there is absolutely no reason to veer from… Read more »

2018 Showcase House

Why can’t the dining room be the new family room, a place where the entire family can gather throughout the day? This is what I was saying as… Read more »

Parchin kari

A charming Southeast Asian couple recently tasked me with designing a parchin kari kitchen backsplash for their Mediterranean-style home in Palo Alto.  Also known as pietra dura (in Italian),… Read more »

Sea Ranch

I recently came back from my first stay at Sea Ranch. This was a pilgrimage to visit the works of Charles Moore, William Turnbull and Joseph Esherick, and… Read more »

Little Details

I sit with a copy of several of John Pawson’s books at my desk…I love the detailed, expressive work produced by his firm. At times his work has… Read more »

Terrazzo

One of the materials which I have embraced this year is terrazzo. Part of the reason is that terrazzo reminds me of Italy, where it was invented in… Read more »

Swiss Chalet

In the dark, cold days of winter, I dream of settling into a nice chalet in the mountains. Surrounded by snow and cold, but engulfed in the warm glow… Read more »

Marquina

Connecting and working with talented individuals is one of the highlights of my job.   Local crafts people and artists have a thoughtful perspective on design, and they help create… Read more »

Chalet

Winter in the mountains, to me, is all about the warm glow of a fire and the comfort provide by rustic materials, friends, spirits and a good view. It’s… Read more »

Cucina

This is the time of year when we entertaining friends and family at home to share the joy of the season. We are celebrating another year together, friendship, accomplishments and losses,… Read more »

Tudor

This Tudor home outside of Boston is a good example of how to update a more traditional home: clean up the detailing, update the kitchen and bathrooms, and add… Read more »

Outside
Richard Schultz lounge chairs

When selecting outdoor furniture, there are so many options. It’s possible to find outdoor furniture that’s stylish and durable for all personalities, whether you want to be hip, retro, practical, modern… Read more »

New York

Part of the appeal of this New York apartment is the expansive volume, rare in New York (and San Francisco). I also like that this was done on… Read more »

Blue
Bold use of Cerulean blue in this kitchen by Studio deSigy in Paris.

There are important lessons in rhythm and thematic repetition which one can learn from this Parisian apartment: lessons of color, material and detailing. Or one can just fall… Read more »

Therme Vals

I’m getting out of town this weekend for a spa retreat, taking advantage of my twice monthly earned #FreeFridays (brillant employee happiness policy, brought to us by a… Read more »

Mexico

Recently I spent a week in Tulum and Playa del Carmen, Mexico, as many of my friends are all to aware from all the travel-porn/travel-bragging I did on Facebook.… Read more »

Books
Codex by Piero Lissoni.

Dealing with storage and clutter are concerns in most of our lives. Dealing with too many clothes, collections, books, and mementos from a life well lived is the… Read more »

Fireplaces

This time last year I sat around an open fire with my family in Minnesota.  Outside it was cold and the snow was falling, but inside was warm… Read more »

Interieurs

The design showcase at the Museum of Arts Decoratifs in Paris is worth checking out. Transforming a wing of the building are some of France’s leading designers.  First, I… Read more »

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