Knife & Saw is home to the award-winning Bike Shelf, a sublimely elegant solution for keeping your wheels indoors. Along with a few Eames Molded Plywood Lounge Chairs, he lives, works -- and listens to today's Playlist -- in San Francisco. The Bomarr Blog which always has some great music on it that I've probably never heard. I also check out KEXP and La Blogothèque for good live performances. Does music influence your work? It's tough to say. In a way, it must, because I am constantly listening to music while working -- but it's hard to give a concrete example. It might influence the speed at which I work more than the work itself. I tend to get more work done when I'm listening to Glenn Danzig yell at me than when I am listening to the soothing sounds of Bon Iver. Where do you find music recommendations? Who influences your musical taste? I usually leave this up to my friends, who have more time and/or better musical taste than I do and keep me in tune with the latest music. I've also noticed that as I get older, the music my parents played for me when I was young is having a bigger influence on me. I have some serious James Taylor and Jackson Browne rock-blocks from time to time. What song or artist best represents the work you create? This is a tough one. I guess it would need to be something without too many distractions, just straightforward and simple but also with an edgy/unique sound. Johnny Cash seems to fit the bill.
Ideal place to sit and listen to your playlist: The Eames Lounge Chair in Black on Black (seen as a special edition) or if not, black on oiled walnut because you would have no choice but to sit back and relax and enjoy. Just don't fall asleep.
CHRIS’S PLAYLIST:(Images: Chris Brigham) Republished in partnership with Lifework By Jamie Latendresse
- If I Were A Carpenter, Johnny Cash
- Rocket Man, My Morning Jacket
- No One’s Gonna Love You, Band of Horses
- Bad Love, Battleme
- Juarez, We Are Augustines
- Highway Patrolman, Bruce Springsteen
- Beth/Rest, Bon Iver
- Love is All, The Tallest Man On Earth
- Only Love Can Break Your Heart, Neil Young
- Where Eagles Dare, Misfits
- Sweet Baby James, James Taylor
- Faithfully, Journey