Basil at Burning Man

Me in the desert

I started my company in 2007 after having an unexpected experience in Greece. I spent a day lost on an island, separated from civilization and reunited with myself. People pay lots of money for this type of Vision Quest- mine came to me by a simple miscalculation of time.

While I was out there I realized that my life had become a series of zeros and ones. I’d lost myself in the matrix. I thought about why I got into design and how much I enjoyed crafting. And it was then and there that I decided start crafting again. At the time I was interested in the intersection of design and craft: when product is highly functional, timeless in design, and thoughtfully handmade. As I began to build pieces a collection came into focus. Pared-down design, sublimated hardware. Using beautiful skins was a given.

Thirteen years later, I've left my corporate job to pursue my passion full time. I've learned more about my strengths and limitations. And over the years I've come to understand what it means to be a craftsman in a mass world. As such, all my pieces are made and sold at my shop in San Francisco's Noe Valley neighborhood.

 I also do collaborations with corporate  friends such as Instagram and Banana Republic. Feel free to reach out if you want to discuss a collaboration.

Thank you for visiting.