I think I’ve mentioned it before but I am a huge fan of the Nike brand. I just love how they experiment all the time with their products and material. And at the same time it’s great to see designers going down this path as well.
There is real truth in finding inspiration at any turn in this beautiful life even at unassuming places like your local garden store. This is where I ran into a cart chock full of cactus and succulents and I just had to seek out the owner. Enter the talented Johnathon Q Swanson, an Oakland-based maker who specializes in industrial and modern decor for the home sourced from salvaged and reclaimed materials. Johnathon's beautiful work includes geometric tables, planters and mirrors featuring a variety of cactus and succulents to bring his outstanding artistry to life. Johnathon's work has even been recognized by the folks over at West Elm as part of their west elm LOCAL program, a collection of handcrafted regional goods by local makers with a mission of creating a lasting impact on local communities. Check Johnathon's Instagram for more from this one man designer, creator, maker, producer, photographer, editor, and seller of all the content you see here.