The client and I fell in love with a slab of granite that looked like the Sistine Chapel and I designed the whole kitchen around it. But when I went to instruct the granite guys the slab was...gone. The slab yard marked and sent the wrong one. Miraculously, our slab was still stashed in the yard and we recovered it before the client returned from overseas, creating this completely custom kitchen - including 39" countertops - in just over four weeks.
These clients love wine. They found examples of built-in enclosures on Pinterest and wanted one of their own. I built this to hold 288 bottles on milled aluminum pegs, and left space on the floor for all the corks.
For a midcentury modern condo kitchen, I designed flat-face cabinets in my favorite wood, walnut. I did the veneer work myself, using five perfectly matched sheets. The ceiling cans, soffit lights, and undercabinet fixtures are all latest-generation LEDs.
I did this new mantel for a lovely couple waiting on their first baby. There's a TV cabinet on the left and a writing desk on the right, with glass subway tiles around the fireplace.
My client had plastic skulls and wanted to make them into lamps. I transformed them in my shop, then designed this one-bedroom apartment around the lamps in a warm gray palette with framed prints of cool street art.
As part of a filmed competition against another designer, my challenge was to make over the client's garage in two days for $2,000. I pulled the colors from the client's own paintings, had his shop drawings printed as wall murals, and created a lighted work station.
To pay homage to the home's Craftsman style, I designed and hand-built the sculptural wood details on the cabinets' ends and the soffit above the sink, and added a stained glass trim to the lighted cove for a warm glow.
The Emmy-winning composer of television and movie scores who owns this keyboard loves its weighted keys, but had ergonomic trouble because it lacked a permanent or adjustable stand. I designed and built this custom desk in Douglas fir with a solid aluminum frame and rolling casters to keep the keyboard at the right height, with surfaces for monitors and peripherals.
The client's family built a beach house in the 1930s and paneled the living room in solid redwood. Years later they tore down and replaced the home for a growing family and kept the redwood tucked away in the garage. I made it into this custom bar.
Kirk Douglas Theater
The Kirk Douglas Theater in Culver City, California asked me to inject some light and color into the lobby. I created these backlit panels with hand-made paper held between panes of glass.
The client loves to travel and collects art from around the globe, but had nowhere to display the treasures and was watching an old 90s TV on a little stand. I made this wall of cabinets to mimic the city skyline, with lights on the art and glowing LED strips above.
For a new kitchen in this 1930s bungalow, we knocked out walls and created this elegant galley design, flooding it with natural light and building custom soffits above.
For the book-lover in this downtown loft, I designed a wall of custom teak cabinets, measuring 11' x 20', featuring fully adjustable shelves and accent lights
The Toy Factory lofts were one of the first residential developments in the Los Angeles Arts District. I made this raised platform bedroom with carpet for a soft landing, silk panels for a luxe headboard, and a walk-in closet behind for ample storage.
I designed this house when I was 26 while working the swing shift at a telecom company. I built it by acting as my own general contractor, hiring and supervising all the crews. I did all the interior woodwork, library, light fixtures, and kitchen myself. It was a labor of love. I enjoyed nine years here before selling this house to move to Los Angeles to be a full-time artist and designer.