STYLE MAKERS

Jason Scott m someone who takes chances and just goes for it,”says furniture designer Jason Scott, whose instincts paid off while backpacking through Bali. saw two men unloading a truck filled with furniture and told my guide that I wanted to be taken to where it came from,”says Phoenix-based Scott, who found himself —two ferry boats, three islands and two days later —in an antiques-laden village on an isle off Java. Scott, who had developed a passion for the scale”of Indonesian furnishings, began buying pieces to sell in the States, transitioned to fixing broken ones, and, finally, to designing his own. Now, the Jason Scott Collection is handcrafted by 200 workers on that same island and sold through retailers from California to Texas. The furniture —made with teak reclaimed from old houses and sugar factories throughout Indonesia —retains the heft that Scott was first drawn to, along with a mix of Spanish, Mexican and Italian influences. don t consider time or cost when designing,”says Scott. beautiful and extraordinary must not have limitations.”jasonscottcollection.com; 602.442.0860

Alicia FlatinWork approach:

I have to love everything I design enough to put it in my own house. Dream collaboration: I ve always wanted to work with Jamie Daugaard from Centre Sky Architecture, and that wish has recently been put into motion —he s designing my house. Inside and out it will be a complete Jason Scott home; I ve been collecting material for this for over 10 years. Favorite restaurant: Bali s Mozaic restaurant offers amazing French cuisine mixed with Balinese flavors. My brother-in-law, Chris Salans, happens to be the owner and chef. Picasso or van Gogh? Neither. I m all about Salvador Dali. His creativity, imagination and talent really make my mind go to another place. Favorite decorating sources: There s a huge iron scrap yard in Java that is so great. I get a police escort when I go there because the sellers get so intense that I can t move. There s also an incredible Arabic market in Surabaya that has a lot of gems. STYLE GUIDES Linda Criswell & Alicia Flatin One could call Linda Criswell and Alicia Flatin decorators. After all, their beloved furniture and accessories store, Bungalow, is known as a go-to source for some of the most fashionable homes in Scottsdale. re ultimately stylists,”says Flatin. Rachel Zoe does for clothing, we do for someone s house.”The shop definitely has a formula, admits Criswell, but it s a multi-layered approach geared toward individual tastes. you have your house furnished here and then refer us to your next-door neighbor,”adds Flatin, won t end up with the same space.”In fact, when these two tastemakers are finished applying the final layer, it looks like the client has been collecting pieces for years. So how do they stay on top of it all after 10 years? style gets better and better with age,”Flatin says of Bungalow s unique mix, which now includes lifestyle-related pieces such as jewelry, and casual footwear and accessories. don t follow the trends,”she continues. feels like we start them.”bungalowaz.com; 480.948.5409 I love what I do because... LC: I get excited when clients tell me how happy it makes them to come home to their newly finished space. Dream dinner party guests: AF: Jeff Lewis, Ralph Lauren, Ryan Seacrest, Anderson Cooper, Steven Tyler, and Tommy Lee. Design icon: LC: I really admire Martyn Lawrence Bullard s point of view. His aesthetic leans a little toward a mix of Indian and bohemian, which is just like mine. I always carry. AF: My iPhone, iPad, By Kilian s Cruel Intentions travel fragrance spray, a great pair of earrings, Chanel aviator sunglasses and lip gloss...lots of lip gloss! Whatinspiring you now? LC: I am loving the exotic desert look: vintage Mexican pieces, African textiles and baskets, and anything Moroccan. SET IN STONE

Alicia FlatinOtto Rigan

feel at home in the desert,”says Tucson-based sculptor Otto Rigan. Not surprisingly, for that very reason, Rigan s dynamic creations retain an earthy quality; the balance of dense limestone and fluid glass is what elevates nature into art and allows each piece to look as if it is part of the Arizona terrain. Although trained as a figurative painter, Rigan s passion for architecture and thorough knowledge of glass (he wrote a book on the subject) prepped him for the day in his thirties when it all came together. was swimming laps, and in one moment everything changed,”he says. began to see the guideline on the bottom of the pool as a stack of granite blocks: a tall, thin column with blue-green plaster. I thought,  What if it really was a column but with glass used instead of liquid?  ”Today, Rigan has created hundreds of stand-alone pieces as well as numerous landscape designs and wall installations. can be realized in so many different ways,”he says. you re in Yosemite or Manhattan, it s timeless.”ottoriganstudio.com; 520.432.1113 I got started... At 11 years old, I determined that I was an artist. At 15, I d catch a 3:30 a.m. Greyhound for a four-hour trip to Oakland s California College of the Arts to study figure drawing. This is all I ever wanted to do. Current project: A collaboration with young and upcoming architect Bobby Cheng to create a high-end storefront in Singapore. For the facade of the building, I shaped honey-colored mirror and cast-glass modules in various geometric patterns that are reminiscent of gems. Personal style: Since I am first-generation Austrian, I m a precisionist by default; because I use light, I must be an optimist; and since I am enamored of indigenous cultural artifacts as well as midcentury and modern works, I must be an eclecticist. Dream dinner party guest: I d give anything to have a one-on-one conversation with Albert Einstein. He was more than an abstract mind; he was a humanitarian.

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