Monthly Archives: November 2014



Last September Tropical Imaging and I teamed up to shoot a brand new villa by the name of Samsara.  Andy Mann and I work together often to profile architect Ron Shaw’s designs, each one incredible in their own right.  This sprawling house is beautifully located on Babalua Beach, as the aerial image below demonstrates it virtually has it’s own private 650′ long beach!


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I am a big fan of cedar shingled roofs and native stone, Samsara features both in great quantity.  It gives the large luxury property a down to earth feel.

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I loved the little planters incorporated into the outdoor showers, nice to have nature at your feet and still offer privacy within the surrounding garden.

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Can you believe that collection of roofs!  Remarkable!


The woven wood cabinetry was remarkable as well.  I have to hand it to our TC Millwork competitor, Island Stairworks, who did a fantastic job on these CNC machined doors.



Another tidbit for the woodworking fans, this tables pedestal was part of the original house which the owner wanted to salvage and showcase.

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If you find yourself lucky enough to enter these gates, you will appreciate this home and all of it’s many facets all the more seeing it in person.



Well done Ron Shaw, very grateful Andy and I were selected for this project!  Always look forward to what you will create next.  This round dining room with one of your signature ceilings made my most impressive list.  Bravo!


High Point Market

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Last October I had my first High Point Market experience, the largest furnishings industry trade show in the world.  Wow, what a whirlwind; a feast for the eyes and a trek for the soles!  To summarize:

Current Demographics

  • 180 Buildings
  • 11.5 Million Square Feet of Showspace
  • 75,000 Attendees Each Market
  • More Than 2000 Exhibitors
  • 100+ Countries Represented
  • Tens of Thousands of New Product Introductions
  • Approximately 10% of Attendees Are International

American Leather

It was amazing, it was highly productive, it was inspirational, and it was overwhelming!  Here are a few highlights from my favorite showrooms.  Above American Leather, below Asian Loft

Asian Loft Barloga Studios

Above Barloga Studios, below Brownstone

Brownstone Currey & Co

Above Currey & Co, below Four Hands

Four Hands Natuzzi

Above Natuzzi, below ROWE

Rowe Surya

Above Surya, below Teracea

Teracea 2 Teracea Visual Comfort Lighting

Above Visual Comfort Lighting, below Benson-Cobb Studio

Benson-Cobb Century

Above Century, below Noir


Below Studio A Global Views.

Studio A Global Views