Where do you live now? Last year I moved from a fabulous sprawling penthouse in Oakland to an equally lovely shoebox in SF. It’s all about location, baby!
How did you get interested in design? I worked at the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art for years and found myself attending as many architecture and design lectures I could get into. It is fascinating for me to learn about the process a designer goes through in order to realize their ideas. It is also interesting for me to see how people can interpret the same object in so many different ways. I think that’s where the line often blurs between art and function.
What’s your favorite DP product and why? Love my Area Jewel duvet and Area Theo coverlet. I always tell people its my ‘fancy’ bedding.
What do you like most about our company? I mostly work here for the free food. People say we have a great team and that we are doing something different and exciting in retail. That’s all great, but its mostly the food that keeps me here.
If you weren’t doing this what would you do? Sushi chef or Zen gardener. Same art, different mediums. (p.s. the rock garden to the left was Joe’s former desk creation. I hear that soon he has plans to spell his name with the rocks…I’ll keep you updated).
What do you do in your spare time? I used to call myself a marathoner, but lately have been spending a lot more time in the kitchen than on the trails.
Favorite member of the A-Team? Definitely MacGyver.