Sam Jones Off Camera # 25 – Jessica Chastain

Dispatch from Sam: I am so excited to share the newest episode of Off Camera with you, featuring the supremely talented Jessica Chastain. I was fascinated with our conversation, and realized early into it that this is a woman with a singular purpose and a strong will, and I had much to learn from her drive and passion for her craft. I know you will enjoy this episode.

You can watch it now on DirecTV’s Audience Network channel 239 OR

You can watch a trailer here


Thank you San Francisco!

Last week Laura and I went north to the Bay area to see clients and we had a super time. See above some of the highlights from our Instagram feeds!

We met wonderful new people and saw some old friends and had great meetings everywhere we went!

So thanks to all those who made time to see us. We know how busy you are. And for the ones we missed – see you next time!

We highly recommend the Ai Weiwei exhibit @large if you you are up in the Bay area before April 26th it is on at Alcatraz which is in itself is an amazing place. To see more details check it out here

Laura found a great new affordable hotel this trip right near Union Square – Hotel G – check it out here

And finally a great new restaurant that we loved the food at and the design of the place plus great friendly service – Liholiho Yacht Club – check it out here


Sam Jones Warner Bros. GET HARD

I think it is going to be a pretty funny Friday night at the theaters with the opening of this new comedy with Will Ferrell and Kevin Hart. I went to the shoot and it was hysterical and they were a joy to watch playing off of each other!

Have a FUN weekend and remember to LAUGH!

Check out the film trailer here


Dewey Nicks shoots Meghan Trainor for SEVENTEEN – It’s All About The Bass!

Such a fun shoot – a great match up with Dewey – she was called by Rolling Stone 2014’s most unlikely pop star ( and she managed to boot Taylor Swift off the charts ) but whatever you think of her music I salute her for inspiring young girls to have body confidence and for being honest about her experiences entering the music business. Young women need more varied role models and she is one.

Read the article in Seventeen here


Harper by Harper

The brilliant Irving Harper didn’t choose to unwind with a Manhattan after a stressful day in Manhattan. Rather, he overindulged in paper and glue. A designer at George Nelson Associates for 16 years, he was crucial to Nelson’s success during his tenure, creating the Marshmallow Sofa, Ball Clock, Herman Miller logo and countless other iconic works under the umbrella of George Nelson Associates.

Anonymity was once the norm in this industry, especially for designers working for a major studio like George Nelson. Harper didn’t expect public recognition for his work, and that humility gave him the ability to spend his personal time creating for his own enjoyment, completely without a filter or specific audience in mind.

For 40 years he crafted magnificent paper animals, figures and objects simply for the joy of relaxation, meditation and play, having no intention to share them with the world. How amazing is that?

To learn more take a look at this post on Design Within Reach, here.