Sunday, December 20, 2009
Ah, Greece: the birthplace of Western civilization. When I think of Greece, I think of the Olympics, the Parthenon, and the Iliad--and Pick-Up Sticks, the Audubon Society, and the Secret Service. I do now, anyway, after seeing the amazing line of pillows from Hybrid-Home. You see, Dora Drimalas, the designer at Hybrid-Home, was born in Athens. She grew up in Houston, true, but as long as we've got her here in San Francisco, we're perfectly content to let her fame accrue to Greece too. (We're very giving. ) The trip from Houston to San Francisco included a sojourn at Nike's Brand Design Group in Portland, Oregon, as well as some teaching at the California College of Arts and at the Academy of Art University. In addition to her work with Hybrid-Home, Dora is a principal (with her husband Brian Flynn) at Hybrid Design, whose clients include Nike, Vans, Upper Playground, and Akademiks. LizaSez: CAn't say no to a greek designer.