super potato

Super Potato project

My favorite interior designers

I’m fascinated with interior design. I love to see the work of established designers and up–and–coming ones. Here are a few of my favorites:  Yabu Pushelberg, one of the legends of design in my opinion. Their interior design is so elegant and seamless. I also like Super Potato, a Japanese design company. They do really edgy designs sometimes using large rocks and natural materials.

nicole hollis

Nicole Hollis Interior Design at Hall Winery in Napa Valley

Kara Mann, and Nicole Hollis are maybe not huge names but do super classy, clean and modern interior designs. A recent project of Nicole’s is Hall Winery in the Napa Valley. Kara’s lobby and loft are also very impressive. I have contacted these designers to collaborate with them over the years with no luck yet!

kara mann project

Kara Mann project in Architectural Digest


Kara Mann loft in Chicago






hall winery

Nicole Hollis Design at Hall Winery in Napa Valley


Here is one time when a cold call paid off. When I was first starting out doing stick artwork with branches I called Michael Taylor Design in San Francisco. Somehow my call got transferred to Paul Weaver the president of the company and also a partner with the design icon Michael Taylor back in the day. He was very open and receptive. He said bring what you have down to our warehouse and I will check them out. He bought a number of them as I recall if not all of them, I think I brought 4 wall sculptures.

Older Michael Taylor Design Headquarters in San Francisco

2003 Michael Taylor Design Headquarters in San Francisco featuring David Ward signature piece

He liked one in particular and made it the MT Designs signature piece. He showed it in his showroom, at that time Randolph & Hein in the Design Center in San Francisco. This was my door into the design world and gave me some street cred. He started carrying them in their showrooms around the country and they still do to this day.

Some success and some not. That’s life yes?