Ideal working environment?
Studio/shop next door to my house!
Doing a recording studio for Transmat Records in Detroit.
Charles and Ray Eames. When I think about what they accomplished in their work I'm reminded that design really can change the world.
Rats: Observations on the History and Habitat of the City's Most Unwanted Inhabitants. Mostly non-fiction, I'll read pretty much anything by Jon Krakauer, Oliver Sachs, Malcolm Gladwell, etc.
Big Lebowski, Repo Man, Naked Lunch
J Dilla, "Donuts." Whenever I need inspiration to keep working on my art.
Realizing we could open an art gallery in our house
Worst ever idea?
Stay focused in the shop, no joke.
When not designing?
Cooking, I'm an Iron Chef.
Best seat in the house?
I wish I had?
A retirement plan.
Looking forward to?
Our tenth wedding anniversary, teaching design build studio in the fall, new work, new friends, making art.
Aaron writes the men's style column "The Pocket Square" for the San Francisco Chronicle and has written for the New York Times, the Times Magazine, Newsweek, National Geographic and others.