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A podcast dedicated to promoting the ideas of architects, artists, designers, tastemakers and those making a difference in the way we live. Design is personal as is a good conversation. Copyright © Fusion Media Management, Inc. 2013-2019 All rights reserved.

A podcast dedicated to promoting the ideas of architects, artists, designers, tastemakers and those making a difference in the way we live. Design is personal as is a good conversation. Copyright © Fusion Media Management, Inc. 2013-2019 All rights reserved.

Location:

Los Angeles, CA

Description:

A podcast dedicated to promoting the ideas of architects, artists, designers, tastemakers and those making a difference in the way we live. Design is personal as is a good conversation. Copyright © Fusion Media Management, Inc. 2013-2019 All rights reserved.

Language:

English


Episodes

The Showroom featuring The Brownstone Boys | 309 | Restoring Beautiful Brownstones

1/26/2021
We're taking you on a virtual trip to New York for a visit with The Brownstone Boys in another episode of The Showroom, a partnership between Convo By Design and Walker Zanger.This is a deep design dive with Barry and Jordan, The Brownstone Boys. I love what these two are doing, they brought their passion for design and brownstones to a boil and focus exclusively on bringing traditional brownstones back to their original glory. They started with their own Brooklyn Brownstone and blogged...

Duration:00:58:16

Lone Star House of Design | Kim Armstrong, Abbe Fenimore & Ann Edgerton

1/21/2021
This is Lone Star House of Design, a showcase of amazing design and architecture from the Great State of Texas. This is a look back at some of the talents making Texas a hotbed for new, amazing, and world-class design. Ann Edgerton is an interior decorator and stylist from Austin and we spoke about wide-open spaces that seem appropriate when talking about ideas emanating from Texas. Ann has a very unique design signature that maximizes space, proportion, and product blending to create unique...

Duration:01:03:13

Paul McClean | 308 | A Master of Modern Architecture

1/19/2021
This is Convo By Design with an architect that is single hardly redefining what is possible in modern residential architecture, this is Paul McClean...Paul McClean is one of those rare individuals who knew what he wanted to do at a very young age. Rarer still is growing up to change that space into your vision of what it should be. McClean grew up in Ireland and made his way to Southern California by way of Sydney, Australia. His work uses clean lines, site-specific features that make the...

Duration:00:59:17

Lone Star House of Design | 3 Design Firms Changing The Way We Think About Design in Texas

1/14/2021
This is Lone Star House of Design, a showcase of amazing design and architecture from the Great State of Texas. This is a look back at some of the talents making Texas a hotbed for new, amazing, and world-class design. The first episode featured an amazing designer and a really good friend. Tracy Martin Taylor is the principal designer behind Eleven 11 Design. She is also a former boss of mine when I lived in Dallas. Tracy is a creative mind like none I have met before. Her creativity is...

Duration:00:56:27

The Showroom featuring Gail Davis | 307 | From Fashion to Interiors with a Focus on Balance & Perspective

1/12/2021
Gail Davis is an extraordinary designer. She is equally talented a conversationalist. I don’t say this lightly. If you know me, if you have been listening to the podcast for any amount of time you know that I take great pride in bringing you conversations that inspire you, challenge my guests, and provide takeaways that showcase the stories behind sublime design. That being said, Gail is sharp as a tack, she and I share a low tolerance for BS and a fondness for a good bourbon. Sometimes,...

Duration:00:56:33

Lone Star House of Design | Ashley Moore of Moore House Interiors on Intentional Design

1/7/2021
What does that really mean, intentional design? Isn’t all design, ‘intentional’? I really thought so prior to speaking with Ashley, but, as I always do through these conversations, I learned something. Intentional has many different meanings to different people. The intent of crafting space with a purposeful goal of blending old and new while crafting a unique space specifically with the individual for whom the space is crafted is an art form that requires a great deal of focus and applied...

Duration:00:44:57

2020 Kingston Design House | 306 | High Style and Ingenuity in the Hudson River Valley

1/5/2021
This is Convo By Design with a virtual visit to the Kingston Showhouse. Hey, are you as tired of the word ‘virtual’ as I am? As tired of the word ‘virtual’ as I am, without the ability to have these conversations, we would not have access to designers and showcase houses in parts of the country like the Hudson Valley in upstate New York. The 2020 showcase includes work by; Ana Claudia Design, Ariana S. Winston, Jennifer Salvimini, KD Reid interiors, Patrick Ryan’s Office, Stone Ridge...

Duration:01:52:35

Maggie Griffin | 304 | Designing Atlanta with Southern Charm and A European Flair for Style

12/29/2020
Maggie Griffin is a fabulous Atlanta based designer who has mastered the feel of Southern charm, yet fine-tuned her craft in Europe while studying in Florence, Italy. Her studies included the history of fabrics, retail marketing, and merchandising. With an obvious passion for her work and institutional knowledge and mastery of textiles, Maggie is able to craft her spaces for southern living with a European flair and that is evident in her work. Maggie, as a designer, has what I call the...

Duration:00:50:55

New, Now and Next | 304 | Stunningly Beautiful Hygienic, Sustainable Bathroom Design

12/22/2020
This is Bob Gifford from Hastings Tile & Bath. We met at the WestEdge Design Fair in 2019 and had a nice long chat about marketing and business development in the industry. We also talked about the full-body air dryer they were promoting at the show. Ditch the towel, this mounts inside the shower. Such a simple thing really, but consider this. How often do you wash your towels? At a time when cleanliness is of premium concern in an era where water conservation is both important and a...

Duration:00:28:28

The Business of Kitchen Design Mastery | 303 | Exploring Experiential Kitchen Design

12/15/2020
The kitchen is the heart of the home, always has been and you already know this. But this conversation features Julia Wong, Laurie Haefele and Shirry Dolgin, Barry Bredvik, and Kristi Nelson explores new directions and ideas about kitchen design. These three amazing designers come from different backgrounds but all have mastered interior design and truly understand the form and function of kitchen design. You are going to hear a high-level conversation that covers technology, layout, and...

Duration:00:54:54

The Showroom featuring Mikel Welch | 302 | Finding Balance, Mastering the Hi-Lo Mix and a Horse for Every Occassion

12/8/2020
One of my greatest joys in producing Convo By Design is the exploration for and discovery of new design and architecture talent. I was familiar with Mikel Welch and his work but we had never met. Welch is producing some amazing design work. Mikel incorporates rustic charm, modern, clean lines, hints of regency, handcrafted tribal art. This blend is masterfully worked and along with an often present horse… I mention this because if the horse was, in fact, Mikel’s spirit animal, it wouldn’t...

Duration:00:58:14

Aspirational Design From the Garden State | 301 | The 2020 Aspire Design House

12/1/2020
The Aspire House: Princeton is offering a fifth edition of this designer showcase and as design houses should, this one focuses on amazing talent and unique design. The New Jersey design house will offer live tours of the house which is a novel approach in 2020 considering almost all the other design houses this year have been forced to go with virtual tours. This was my first opportunity to cover the Aspire House: Princeton and as you will hear, this cohort of design talent is extremely...

Duration:01:10:49

300th Episode Special | 300 | Seven Years, 500+ Guests, 300 Episodes and Here We Are

11/24/2020
To be completely honest, I can’t really tell you which I am more excited about, hitting episode 300 or ushering out 2020. It is completely irrational to blame anything, let alone everything that happened in the year, but I can’t remember a year as absolutely traumatic as 2020. And regardless of how you feel about the outcome of the elections, the future of a vaccine, or the return to normality, whatever that means, here is what I know. When this whole COVID thing started back in March, I...

Duration:01:00:47

Lone Star House of Design | 12 | Sherry Hayslip Interiors

11/19/2020
This is Lone Star House of Design, a showcase of amazing design and architecture from the Great State of Texas. This episode features big color, global influence and if you love art, this is for you… With work that can be found from California to Cape Cod to the Caribbean Islands and beyond, Sherry Hayslip is a Dallas based designer with a truly global perspective and an amazing gift for luxury design and art placement. Thank you, Sherry, amazing. Thank you for listening, please subscribe to...

Duration:00:50:34

Ryan Bloom – Urban Bonfire | 299 | A Story About Designing A Modern Company Dedicated to Your Kitchen Outdoors

11/17/2020
Together, we have shared literally hundreds of conversations since the show started 7 years ago. In that time, I have shared some absolutely incredible stories about design partnerships and I am so happy to share a story of my own with you. Last year at the WestEdge Design Fair, I met Ryan Bloom, co-founder of Urban Bonfire. He moderated a really fun conversation at the show and it ran here on Convo By Design. If you want to go back and listen, you can, it was episode 255 called, “Your...

Duration:01:05:50

Woods + Dangaran | 298 | The Future of California Modern Architecture

11/10/2020
If you have been listening to the podcast for any part of the past 7 years, you understand that you are going to hear different perspectives on design and architecture. I believe that there is truly a language of architecture, and that design is about storytelling. I do this podcast because I love discovering new designers myself and thoroughly enjoy introducing them to you. If you are in the biz, it gives you a chance to meet someone whose work might influence or inspire you. If you are an...

Duration:00:54:51

Michelle Lisac | 297 | Enduring Design Through Disaster, Trends and Turmoil

11/2/2020
I enjoy talking about the business of design because only after you understand the business landscape and how the business works can you truly take your talents to their full potential. How many times have you seen a creative type with crazy skills but no business sense? The most frequently asked questions of me by those in the trade revolve around the brand development series of episodes and panels I offer every year in the fall. So when I have an opportunity to speak with someone like...

Duration:01:05:42

2020 Pasadena Showcase House | 296 | Part Four of a Four Part Series

10/29/2020
This is Convo By Design with a four-part special from one of my favorite showcase projects, the Pasadena Showcase House for the Arts presented in a whole new way. Of course, because it’s 2020..I have put together a four-part special about the Pasadena Showcase House for the Arts and this year’s presentation is vastly different from what you have become used to. This is a combination of live and phone recorded interviews with the designers from this year's showcase. Live, yes, I did make the...

Duration:00:51:43

2020 Pasadena Showcase House | 295 | Part Three of a Four Part Series

10/27/2020
This is Convo By Design with a four-part special from one of my favorite showcase projects, the Pasadena Showcase House for the Arts presented in a whole new way. Of course, because it’s 2020. I have put together a four-part special about the Pasadena Showcase House for the Arts and this year’s presentation is vastly different from what you have become used to. This is a combination of live and phone recorded interviews with the designers from this year's showcase. Live, yes, I did make the...

Duration:00:34:28

2020 Pasadena Showcase House | 294 | Part Two of a Four Part Series

10/22/2020
This is Convo By Design with a four-part special from one of my favorite showcase projects, the Pasadena Showcase House for the Arts presented in a whole new way. Of course, because it’s 2020. I have put together a four-part special about the Pasadena Showcase House for the Arts and this year’s presentation is vastly different from what you have become used to. This is a combination of live and phone recorded interviews with the designers from this year's showcase. Live, yes, I did make the...

Duration:00:45:15