San Francisco-based interior designer hosts influential and inspiring guests from all walks of creative disciplines discussing everything, with a creative proclivity. Yes, proclivity.
Karen Caldwell is a fashion designer that uses bold colors and retro-Hollywood-influenced silhouettes to make custom dresses and gowns. Karen’s energy and enthusiasm makes for some entertaining life and career stories, and of course Jeff’s favorite: a speed round of questions.
Elizabeth is the Founder and CEO of Build Change, a non-profit organization that aims to reduce deaths, injuries, and economic losses caused by housing and school collapses due to natural disasters in emerging nations. She details how the organization is training builders, homeowners, engineers, and government officials to build these disaster-resistant buildings.
Emily Wheeler is a fine jewelry designer whose collection is made in the USA from the highest quality conflict free diamonds. She shares with Jeff how she got started in the jewelry business, the role social media plays in her work, and where she goes for inspiration when designing. Website
Architect Andrew Mann has been designing residential architecture in the Bay Area since 1989. He joins Jeff to discuss his ideas for rebuilding Sonoma County after the fires, his architectural role models, and how his east coast roots play a role in his designs. Website
Bowen Dwelle lives a life of entrepreneurship, physicality, intuitive decision making and maximizing creativity. He joins Jeff to discuss his recent travels, his new podcast series about outdoor athletes, and how he lives his life being “always ready.” Website
As the founding partner of Bacchus Management Group, Tim Stannard oversees a collection of thriving Bay Area- and Southern California-based restaurants, including Michelin-starred restaurants, Spruce in San Francisco and The Village Pub in Woodside. Website
Elle Decor A-List designer Jay Jeffers details his recent charity bike ride from San Francisco to Los Angeles, designing a furniture and accessories line with Arteriors, and a fun speed round of Jeff’s off-the-cuff questions. Website
After a career in filmmaking and carpentry, Jonathan Feldman successfully switched gears and became the founding partner and director of design for Feldman Architecture. He joins Jeff to discuss using his head vs. heart in his designs, the project that got away, and a lesson in rammed earth. Website
Stanley Saitowitz is a world-renowned architect and the Principal of Stanley Saitowitz/Natoma Architects. He speaks with Jeff about the resiliency required to be an architect, the architectural direction San Francisco is heading in, and some of the challenges and opportunities his firm is taking on. Website
The award-winning journalist, editor, and author discusses her incredible new book “How to be Married,” a provocative memoir of a real first year of marriage. Jo traveled to twenty countries on five continents to figure out what modern marriage means and shares some of her findings on the episode. Website
Food, lifestyle, interiors, and travel photographer Aubrie Pick sits down to discuss what really goes on behinds the scenes of a typical photoshoot. She shares her experience photographing Chrissy Teigan’s cookbook, her obsession with oysters, and her work on her husband’s podcast “Together.” Website
After serving as Program Director at the Gordon and Betty Moore Foundation, Allison started Amplifier Strategies to modernize philanthropy and make a difference on the world’s most urgent challenges. She discusses her firm’s approach to streamlining and improving charitable organizations and some of her favorite philanthropic movements. Website
Richard Wodehouse is using his forty years of experience as a contractor to help people build their dream home. We learn all about the life of an Owner’s Representative and how his role in the home building process can save people a lot of time, money, and peace of mind. Website
The filmmaker, author, and founder of the Webby Awards recently released the short-film “50/50: Women at the Table” and chats with Jeff about prevalent gender equalities issues. It’s a powerful episode that we hope will keep the conversation going about creating a gender equal society. Website
The illustrator’s designs caught the eye of Gucci’s Creative Director Alessandro Michele, leading to her work being featured in their Spring/Summer 2017 line. Jayde discusses her creative process, her experience collaborating with Gucci, and what it’s like being married to another artist. Website
Lewis Butler describes the amalgamation of historic architecture meeting innovative architecture in London, San Francisco, Old Europe and beyond. We chuckled about working with local planning departments as an opportunity rather than an endless uphill battle. Plus a look at Lewis’ renovations to his own San Francisco home and how he designed his own office…
Jessica dazzles and inspires us, while admitting that from an early age she enjoyed pushing the envelope to elicit reactions. Perhaps this is the secret to her success as an art curator for Jessica Silverman Gallery, her namesake San Francisco gallery. We discuss curating the exhibition space, Fused, with industrial designer Yves Behar, what is…
The celebrity wardrobe stylist and Creative Director of MGK Style gets her clients ready for red carpet events, a night about town, or a fresh new look. She was a delight to have in studio and you don’t want to miss some of her fashion tips for both men and women. Website
If you’ve eaten at Marlowe, Park Tavern, Marianne’s, The Cavalier, or Leo’s Luxury Oyster Bar, then you have Anna to thank for that. The restaurant owner walks us through her career in the industry and sheds light on the struggles and successes that got her to this point. Website
It’s refreshing listening to someone like Alex who is passionate about our planet’s future and sustainability. The author and TED Talk speaker is rethinking the way we build our cities and is here to discuss the solutions he thinks we should implement today. Website
Loren is the keyboardist and backup vocalist for The Who and has toured with artists such as Taylor Hicks, Kenny Loggins, and Mandy Moore. He chats about his journey in the music industry, his life on tour, and how to keep your kids interested in playing piano. Website
The native San Franciscan, real estate thought leader and President of Pacific Union breaks down the current state of the real estate market, gives advice for first-time homebuyers, and takes us through some of his favorite features in his own home. Website
The Huffington Post contributor and CEO of The AML Group, certified etiquette & protocol consultants, answers all of Jeff’s etiquette questions. They discuss everything from being a passenger in an Uber, giving a toast at a dinner party, and even conducting yourself properly at a spa. Website
The Senior Editor for The Verge’s technology section proves why every tech company wants to be on Lauren’s good side. She stops by and talks self-driving cars, her favorite gadgets, and Silicon Valley’s impact on the upcoming election.
Not many people have written a memoir, let alone had James Franco turn it into a movie and star as their character. One year later, Stephen Elliott has now written, directed and starred in a new movie “After Adderall” which satirically yet sophistically tells of that experience. Website
Alonzo is a visionary choreographer who changes the way we look at ballet and the way we look at life. Alonzo King LINES Ballet offers bold dance innovations that explore classicism, while breaking the traditional ballet mold. Website
The co-founder of Allbirds is utilizing his experience as a bioengineer to disrupt the shoe industry. Hear how Joey plans to make the world a more sustainable place one foot at a time. Website
The founder of the popular lifestyle blog, Apartment 34, gives Jeff some fashion advice, details her ongoing home renovation and desire to start a brunch of the month club. Website
The San Francisco Supervisor breaks down the day in a life of campaigning for State Senator, discusses San Francisco and California’s major problems, and even weighs in on self-driving cars. Website
Food Network star, restaurant owner and chef, wine maker, and author sits down with Jeff to explore artistry, perseverance and the perfect kitchen. Website
Espree is a serial entrepreneur and has developed a reputation as the “girl who gets it done.” She is the founder of weareLAtech.com and is a monumental figure in the fast-growing Los Angeles startup scene. Website
Mark was born and raised in South Africa and is currently living in San Francisco. He is the CFO of Invoice2go and the former CEO of Stumbleupon. Website