Kris Bernard, Co-Founder and Editor-at-large

Kris has taught architectural drafting, auto-cad for interiors and kitchen and bath design at the college level. Her interests are focused in design resulting in reduction of cost, space and environmental impact. Kris works full time in a technical field and is currently fixing up a 100 year old house in the sleepy Los Angeles neighborhood of Atwater Village.

What’s your all time favorite thing/item (that you own)? I love my Titanic Lamp by Charles Trevelyan.

What’s the last thing you bought over $100? Joey Roth’s Speakers. They sound great and they look amazing. They’re a great deal sturdier than I thought they would be.

What do you want for Christmas this year? The low pad chair from Jasper Morrison. I bought one on ebay and the quote for shipping was more than the cost of the chair so I had to cancel my order.

As a child, what did you want to be when you grew up? I wanted to be an architect. I was (and still am) fascinated by spaces and how to best use them.

What formed your aesthetic into what it is now? When I was five, my parents divorced and had a very agreeable joint custody arrangement which allowed me to live with both of them for a full week at each house, and consequently I had two bedrooms for most of my youth. Every week I packed my favorite things and moved to my ‘other room’. I believe this translated into my minimalist tendencies and desire to own few possessions. I love the look of sparse, well designed homes that utilize spaces in interesting and innovative ways.

A few photos of Kris’s home:

photo credits: Theo Jemison