Whether she is writing for her lifestyle blog, Shaikhen and Stirred, or chatting with Jeff on the podcast, Sobia Shaikh speaks her mind. She discusses everything from travel and handbags to skincare and her family roots in Pakistan. Website
Kevin Hacket is co-founder of Síol studio and leads the multi-disciplinary firm. He’s highly creative and articulates his evaluation of the design process with ease. This taping may be the source and seed of a San Francisco architectural summit? We’ll have to wait for history to catch up to know for sure. Website
Dr. Kusy is an distinguished author and professor in the Graduate School of Leadership & Change at Antioch University. He chats about his new book, “Why I Don’t Work Here Anymore,” which identifies different problems business leaders face related to workplace incivility. One listen and you’ll be on your way to restoring personal well-being and…
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
When a couple embarked on a new design of their three-story contemporary in the Fillmore, the result embodied their cool, comfortable and unpretentious style.
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
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
We stumbled into this midcentury gem a couple of years ago and began a 7 month remodeling project. Making a few surgical modifications to floor plan and use of spaces, this home feels like it houses rock stars, but…not so much.
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
Our studio was selected to manage the interior finishes and furnishings. The lovely residents created an amazing team and we were thrilled to be a part of this dynamic ground up construction project.
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