Collaborating drives my creative in unexpected ways.  I love that surprise.  I discovered OTAAT by searching for the perfect Dopp Kit. I wanted something for that would be a perfect mobile bag. Established in Los Angeles 2010, OTAAT creates minimalist accessories for everyday luxury, with a fundamental belief in simplicity.  The creator and owner is Albert who received his bachelor of science in civil engineering from Berkeley and a master in Architecture form Harvard (he's smart). He has worked on projects around the world as well as my favorite Maison Martin Margiela.

We stated working together with the shared concept of a creating something unique for our craft.  The end result was better than i cold imagine.  In contrast to his current line. Our bag is 

all BLACK.  The interior has a large zipper pocket in addition to 5 button flat pocket.  Perfect home for scissors, combs, make up brushes etc.. What i LOVE about the TOTO bag is that the double zipper allows the bag to open fully flat.  Creating a great mobile work space.  This bag is for the minimalist stylist who appreciated limited luxury handmade goods.  enjoy!

I asked my friend Traci Sakosits Regional Creative Director of Sassoon Academy to be the first to demo our bag.  She debut the TOTO bag January 2014 at the ISSE show and has been using ever since!


Once a year we take a holiday to Big Sur. My girlfriend Hillary and her best friend Danielle share a kindred spirt for the magical forest that opens into the northern cost of California.  A guided tour of Big Sur with these two is a magical experience.  Each year we go there are new adventures but theses are just a few of them.  Enjoy God's Country

Coffee-Big Sur Bakery

Breakfast- Deetjens

Hike- Julia Pfeiffer Burns State Park

Discover- Garrapata Sate Park

Lunch- Rocky point

Hot Springs- Esalon  

Dine- Sierra Mar

Sleep- Post Ranch Inn



  GREGORY TINARI "Style is the perfection of a point of view." Founded in 2013 by Gregory Tinari, the Men’s Style Guide was established to provide in-depth coverage of classic men’s style. MSG seeks to engage clothing enthusiasts who appreciate high quality, timeless looks. Each post is designed to bring purpose to the pieces and subjects covered. MSG has a passion for classic men’s fashion and the desire to live life elegantly.



"Style is the perfection of a point of view."

Founded in 2013 by Gregory Tinari, the Men’s Style Guide was established to provide in-depth coverage of classic men’s style. MSG seeks to engage clothing enthusiasts who appreciate high quality, timeless looks. Each post is designed to bring purpose to the pieces and subjects covered. MSG has a passion for classic men’s fashion and the desire to live life elegantly.


The ultimate desert escape. The Parker Palm Springs is a place to relax, retreat and indulge.  Recently went for the first time for Hillary's Birthday.  Lovely grounds and formerly the Givenchy  estate.  I recommend enjoying the space.  Breakfast at Norma's. Drinks by the pool.  Keep a slow pace and stay hydrated. 

Built as an estate and designed by Jonathan Adler, the Parker Palm Springs boasts 144 room including 12 villas and a 2 bedroom house on 13 lush acres. There are 3 restaurants - Norma’s (of NY fame), mister parker’s a sexy, dark and seductive French bistro and the Lemonade Stand, perfect for an afternoon bite or cocktail. The Palm Springs Yacht Club spa at over 18,000 sq. feet is well-known and a place to indulge in a treatment, take a yoga class or just lounge. Additionally the hotel has 4 red clay tennis courts and grounds filled with croquet, petanque, outdoor firepits, fountains, hammocks and so much more.


What is lost Hairdressers? 

I meet the owner Clint threw my girlfriend Hillary.  He was her former hairdresser prior to me.  As predicted I was uninterested in meeting him however I was curious about Lost Hairdressers.  Instantly connecting with Clint and enjoying some Old Fashions.  I realized he shared in this dream. People don't buy what you do they buy why you do it. We have been kindred since. 

Anytime you want inspiration or anytime you are inspired to share. Anytime you want to see something new or you want to share something new. Come to Lost Hairdressers. We will strive to be an oasis in this desert. A beacon of light in this sea of bad taste. We will not be one sided. We will take the best of whats out there and we will share. We will educate and promote each other. So if have had it with the mediocrity that surrounds you, its time to sharpen those scissors my friends. LostHairdressers.com is here. Welcome home. 



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There is none like Ys Park.  I have meet him several time and it has always been my pleasure to shake the hand of the man who designs tools that help me be stronger at my craft.  You can then imagine how exciting it is to collaborate on a brush together.  

This Straightening Brush with Negative Ions! Sanitary: Features an Ionic Anti-bacterial and Deodorization coating. Hair Friendly: Anti-Static bristles eliminates static electricity, and Y.S. Park Air Holes allows heat to penetrate while preventing build-up of heat pockets.

The motto “SAVE THE EARTH to clean the people, friendly to humans and the earth” and has been the policy in consideration of the global environment specifically from the small things that we can do.


With hair design proposal, YSPARK is developing a complete original of their beauty tools such as brush, comb, styling, and shampoo. At present, not only in Japan, has been highly regarded by stakeholders beauty of the world. You can make “things”, is that it can be simply because I understand all hair

YS Parks



Graypants is a conceptual design studio. Ran by authentic and passion driving humans.  After visiting with them in there studio over a few beer (in studio bar). We discuss each others dreams and vision. We had to collaborate.  It is the collective that fuels us.   

They  responsibly create products, architecture, and other fun things around the world. Founded in 2008, Graypants operates teams in Seattle and Amsterdam solving problems and collaborating with clients and retail partners worldwide.

We strive to realize ideas that are thoughtful. Whether it be furniture, lighting, architecture or graphics, each of our projects has a story. Most importantly, we have fun doing it! We enjoy collaborating with all walks of life – that is where we find true inspiration.

“Let the beauty we love, be what we do.” – rumi

The lights designed by Graypants are definitely Scrap lights – 100% made out of salvaged cardboard.The Seattle-based office Graypants designed a series of pendant so called Scrap lights – lights created out of salvaged and sliced cardboard sheets that are formed to spheres.

The duo behind Graypants studio are often found on the streets of Seattle looking around for the material they need for the structure of their signature fixtures: cardboard boxes.

To form the Scrap lights, rings are cut by laser out of these found cardboard boxes, layered and then glued together to spheres in a way that light can fall through to cast shadows on the wall. These spheres are coated to be fire-resistant before they are hung from the ceiling as semi transparent pendant lamps.

Even though the Scrap lamps designed by Graypants are around for a while they are still striking examples of how to transform used materials into elegant design: Easily built, affordable and environmentally responsible.


Have you been? This luxury space is located in the original Howard Hughes office building.  

It is a future concept store that brings together creative minds from divergent worlds of fashion, art & design. It’s a space, an idea, an experience that’s fully immersive.

They connect visionaries. forming unlikely partnerships between designer & artist who conspire, contort and re-imagine the concept of high art & fashion. These limited collections rule the spectrum from remarkable to luminous.

From centuries-old parisian ateliers, to outdoor markets in africa, or a new designer’s first fittings, we delve into, explore and coveted finds. With our discerning eye for what’s possible, we make the unimaginable come true.

Just One Eye’s prism illuminates the future of style, where our singular focus is what’s possible.



Nothing eles come close.  Never will you feel more sexy shopping for beauty cosmetics.

Located in a discreet penthouse on Melrose Place in Los Angeles, VIOLET GREY began as a private dressing studio for Hollywood denizens. Its storied walls (the space was formerly owned by legendary architect John Elgin Woolf) were dotted with original Edith Head illustrations. Upon its silk rugs were stacks of pristine white file boxes filled with found treasures along with dozens of rare and vintage photography books. Every shelf, vanity, and powder room was brimming with beauty products. The studio inevitably became an oasis of inspiration for stars, stylists, and artists but the story was just beginning to unravel…

VIOLET GREY is now pleased to introduce The Violet Files and The Shelves. 

READ The Violet Files, a digital magazine dedicated to documenting Hollywood beauty culture in collaboration with celebrated storytellers in fashion and film. From exclusive cover stories on film industry luminaries to beauty tutorials by the industry’s leading experts and artists, VIOLET GREY and its discerning network of contributors, stands to offer a compelling glimpse into Hollywood beauty through the written word and a modern, editorial lens.

SHOP The Shelves on violetgrey.com and in the store on Melrose Place. The Shelves are an evolving curation of beauty products deemed necessary by those who know beauty best— Hollywood’s leading artists, experts, and specialists. From the thousands upon thousands of beauty products available today VIOLET GREY and its community of artists have adhered to The Violet Code (a set of exacting standards for each product to be held accountable by) and rigorously tested, vetted, and authenticated an exclusive and highly edited selection of beauty—Hollywood’s hero products.

From the most coveted products used by artists during red carpet season to the nine highest performing concealers, your search for the best in beauty ends with VIOLET GREY.