Entries by MatildaSue

Dave Corbin, 30 Collins

Dave Corbin, co-founder of 30 Collins, a Los Angeles based lifestyle design firm specializing in retail, residential, and hospitality design, started following his design path at an early age. An original Midwesterner, he grew up knowing he was going to pursue art and design. As sometimes happens with Midwesterners, Dave dreamed of living on the […]

Fabian Ojeda, Plum Goods Store

I was recently introduced to Amy and Fabian at Plum Goods. If you haven’t heard of it or haven’t been, Plum Goods is a must stop shop in Santa Barbara. I fell in love the moment I read this on their website: “A little shop with a big heart, Plum Goods encourages you to love […]

Shon Bayer, milk + honey

Shon Bayer does not take relaxation lightly. The owner and Spa Partisan of Austin’s milk + honey day spa and salon places everything—from the largest wooden architectural beam to the smallest accent stone—with a curator’s intention. Each detail is paramount in creating the sensory experience and rejuvenating atmosphere of milk + honey. Yet, of all the […]

Stacey Howlett, Hotel Ignacio

The idea of a Gesamtkunstwerk or “total work of art” refers to an orchestrated experience in which different areas of the senses mingle together and heighten the joys of everyday life.  From the mid-nineteenth century to the present day, this idea has informed everything from Opera to the layout of grocery stores. It’s all “In […]

Scott Walker, Congress Austin

Throw a pebble down Congress Avenue and you’re sure to hit a restaurant run by Scott Walker – Partner and Vice President of Operations at Congress, Bar Congress, and Second Bar + Kitchen. Though all three venues may not be created equal, they each offer a unique approach to food and drink in the city […]