Welcome to Art + Form, our Spring event and show at Cabana Home Santa Barbara, featuring the work of famed California Modernist and mid-century furniture designer Milo Baughman and the contemporary abstract oil paintings by Brian Hollister. The show is produced in conjunction with Thayer Coggin, the manufacturer of Milo Baughman furniture since 1952, and the Edward Cella Gallery in … Read More

Steve Thompson in Detroit: The Design Guy Does The Motor City, Part III of III

The tour continued down the Merchants Row shopping area on the city’s most famous street, Woodward Avenue. We passed by the block with the curious painted steel beams sticking out of the ground which Bruce told us was… …it was the site of the famed J.L. Hudson Department Store, now a parking lot with steel girders exposed like a contemporary sculpture (also owned … Read More

STEVE THOMPSON in DETROIT: The Design Guy does the Motor City, Part I of III

Yellowstone National Park Downtown Detroit “Hiking Yellowstone for my Birthday or exploring downtown Detroit” hmmm… “Hiking Yellowstone for my Birthday or exploring downtown Detroit” hmmm… The historic Yellowstone Inn, Yellowstone National Park The Aloft Hotel at The David Whitney, Detroit, MI You may wonder, with Yellow Stone as an option, how is Detroit even in the running? My interest was piqued … Read More


CONJURING RAIN 1, 2, & 3. Artist, Mary Heebner. Each 50 X 38 To visit an artist in their studio is just as thrilling today as it was the first time I got to do it 25 years ago with our group from our museum (Dallas Museum of Art). It’s so interesting to get to see where the artists lives (sometimes) … Read More

HIGH POINT MARKET FALL 2014: A day worthy of name dropping!

Designer Barry Dixon with Interior Designers Caroline Thompson & Steve Thompson at the Fall High Point Market.  Once a year we make an all day trek back to the East coast to the largest home furnishings show in the world, The High Point Market in High Point, NC. We make this trek only to trek through 12 million square feet of … Read More

NEW YORK NOW- Day 1: Shopping the City

I wouldn’t be much of a Design Guy if I didn’t shop the city and give you an idea at what’s going on the East coast and beyond. If I don’t hit the streets on my first day here I’ll never get to it because I get so wrapped up in my market that I never see the light of … Read More