The Jeff Schlarb Podcast

The Jeff Schlarb Podcast
San Francisco-based interior designer hosts influential and inspiring guests from all walks of creative disciplines discussing everything, with a creative proclivity.

52: Fnnch
Feb 10 • 42 min
Walking around San Francisco you’ve probably passed by one of his paintings of honey bears, lips, or cans of LaCroix. His art can also be found in LA, New York, Miami, Chicago, St. Louis, Tel Aviv and Hong Kong. Fnnch joins the show to discuss the…
51: J. Riccardo Benavides
Dec 30, 2019 • 43 min
If you have attended a fabulous event in the Bay Area over the past 20+ years, it was probably created by J Riccardo Benavides. We discuss how he brings his ideas to life with wit, whimsy, a bit of the unusual and sometimes appropriately bizarre methods.
50: Hilary Newsom
Nov 12, 2019 • 46 min
The PlumpJack Group president clearly has a great eye for hotel design and hospitality as she discusses the hotels, restaurants, and wineries in the group’s portfolio. Hilary also discusses her annual PlumpJack/LINK Golf Classic fundraising event, being a…
49: Drew Alter
Oct 15, 2019 • 44 min
Drew Altizer has been behind the scenes photographing high society in the Bay Area for the past fifteen years. We are grateful for the opportunity to learn more about the man behind the camera, including his southern upbringing and his namesake firm.
48: Dorka Keehn
Oct 1, 2019 • 40 min
Talk about a powerhouse! Dorka Keehn is an award-winning artist and chairs the Visual Arts Committee that commissions all the city’s public artwork and also works with developers on their public art requirements.
47: Jarrod Baumann
Jun 10, 2019 • 40 min
The founder of Zeterre Landscape Architecture stops by the studio to reflect on his 20 years of experience developing projects ranging from jewel box cottage gardens to expansive estates, massive civic parks and boutique luxury resorts.
46: David Nayfeld
May 29, 2019 • 34 min
After working at restaurants in New York, Las Vegas, and Los Angeles, David Nayfeld is now here in San Francisco as chef and co-owner of Che Fico, an Italian Taverna in the Nopa neighborhood. His ambition is refreshing, his family background is inspiring,…
45: Simone Marean
May 23, 2019 • 38 min
Simone Marean, the CEO and Co-Founder of the non-profit organization Girls Leadership, discusses how they are equipping girls all over the world with the skills to exercise the power of their voice.
44: Ross Cobb
May 14, 2019 • 52 min
Ross’s extreme dedication to his craft, in regards to both viticulture and winemaking, is very apparent after chatting with Jeff in the studio. The founder of Cobb Wines discusses his winemaking techniques, the lower-alcohol expression of his Pinot Noir,…
43: Kara Swisher
Mar 12, 2019 • 33 min
The technology business journalist and co-founder of Recode is usually interviewing Silicon Valley legends like Elon Musk, Mark Zuckerberg, and Bill Gates. We are grateful for the opportunity to learn Kara’s story of grit and determination to hold the…
42: Johannes Girardoni
Feb 7, 2019 • 45 min
The Austrian-born, American-raised sculptor and installation artist is best known for his reduc­tive inves­ti­ga­tions at the inter­sec­tion of sculp­ture and paint­ing. He discusses his most recent projects, which rearticulate sculp­ture as…
41: Christopher Michel
Dec 4, 2018 • 45 min
He is a former Naval officer, a Harvard Business School graduate, an entrepreneur and Venture Capitalist and now…an incredible photographer. Christopher Michel stops by to chat about his new career in photography and the inspiring path that led him there.
40: Gregg Lynn
Oct 25, 2018 • 47 min
After listening to this episode, it’s no surprise that Gregg and his team have sold over $1 Billion worth of real estate in San Francisco. His passion for the industry, work ethic, and philanthropic efforts are truly inspirational.
39: Alf Nucifora
Sep 24, 2018 • 60 min
The Chairman of the Luxury Marketing Council Northern California Chapter is usually the one hosting panels and interviewing industry leaders. But today we turn the tables and learn all about Alf and his experience working with luxury brands and Fortune…
38: Dilara Saatci
Sep 4, 2018 • 43 min
Dilara Saatci’s jewelry reflects her extensive cultural background of Istanbul, Berlin and now San Francisco. She chats about her story and how she is bringing a touch of glamour to daily lifestyle with her luxurious yet affordable jewelry.
37: Sobia Shaikh
Aug 26, 2018 • 44 min
Whether she is writing for her lifestyle blog, Shaikhen and Stirred, or chatting with Jeff on the podcast, Sobia Shaikh speaks her mind. She discusses everything from travel and handbags to skincare and her family roots in Pakistan.
36: Kevin Hackett
Jul 21, 2018 • 59 min
Kevin Hacket is co-founder of Síol studio and leads the multi-disciplinary firm. He’s highly creative and articulates his evaluation of the design process with ease. This taping may be the source and seed of a San Francisco architectural summit? We’ll…
35: Stephen Sutro
Jun 25, 2018 • 38 min
Stephen is the founder and Principal of Sutro Architects and practices residential, mixed-use, retail, and hospitality architecture. He discusses the changing San Francisco neighborhoods, his hobby of designing theatrical sets, and even flying cars.
34: Suzanne Tucker
Mar 7, 2018 • 53 min
Suzanne Tucker is recognized today as one of the country’s leading interior designers. She discusses her passions, techniques and inspirations behind her unique designs, furniture lines, textiles and books.
33: Dr. Mitch Kusy
Feb 13, 2018 • 55 min
Dr. Kusy is an distinguished author and professor in the Graduate School of Leadership & Change at Antioch University. He chats about his new book, “Why I Don’t Work Here Anymore,” which identifies different problems business leaders face related to…
32: Karen Caldwell
Jan 16, 2018 • 46 min
Karen Caldwell is a fashion designer that uses bold colors and retro-Hollywood-influenced silhouettes to make custom dresses and gowns. Karen’s energy and enthusiasm makes for some entertaining life and career stories, and of course Jeff’s favorite: a…
14: Joel Selvin
Jan 9, 2018 • 49 min
Author Joel Selvin covered music for the San Francisco Chronicle for over 40 years and has authored many books, including the No. 1 New York Times best-seller, “Red: My Uncensored Life In Rock” with Sammy Hagar. He stops by the studio and chats with Jeff…
31: Elizabeth Hausler
Dec 19, 2017 • 37 min
Elizabeth is the Founder and CEO of Build Change, a non-profit organization that aims to reduce deaths, injuries, and economic losses caused by housing and school collapses due to natural disasters in emerging nations. She details how the organization is…
30: Emily Wheeler
Nov 28, 2017 • 43 min
Emily Wheeler is a fine jewelry designer whose collection is made in the USA from the highest quality conflict free diamonds. She shares with Jeff how she got started in the jewelry business, the role social media plays her work, and where she goes for…
29: Andrew Mann
Nov 21, 2017 • 37 min
Architect Andrew Mann has been designing residential architecture in the Bay Area since 1989. He joins Jeff to discuss his ideas for rebuilding Sonoma County after the fires, his architectural role models, and how his east coast roots play a role in his…
28: Bowen Dwelle
Nov 14, 2017 • 48 min
Bowen Dwelle lives a life of entrepreneurship, physicality, intuitive decision making and maximizing creativity. He joins Jeff to discuss his recent travels, his new podcast series about outdoor athletes, and how he lives his life being “always ready.”
27: Tim Stannard
Oct 31, 2017 • 44 min
As the founding partner of Bacchus Management Group, Tim Stannard oversees a collection of thriving Bay Area- and Southern California-based restaurants, including Michelin-starred restaurants, Spruce in San Francisco and The Village Pub in Woodside.
26: Richard Wodehouse
Sep 19, 2017 • 42 min
Richard Wodehouse is using his forty years of experience as a contractor to help people build their dream home. We learn all about the life of an Owner’s Representative and how his role in the home building process can save people a lot of time, money,…
25: Jay Jeffers
Aug 1, 2017 • 45 min
Elle Decor A-List designer Jay Jeffers details his recent bike ride from San Francisco to Los Angeles, designing a furniture and accessories line with Arteriors, and a fun speed round of Jeff’s off-the-cuff questions.
24: Jonathan Feldman
Jul 25, 2017 • 56 min
After a career in filmmaking and carpentry, Jonathan Feldman successfully switched gears and became the founding partner and director of design for Feldman Architecture. He joins Jeff to discuss using his head vs. heart in his designs, the project that…
23: Stanley Saitowitz
Jul 18, 2017 • 49 min
Stanley Saitowitz is a world-renowned architect and the Principal of Stanley Saitowitz/Natoma Architects. He speaks with Jeff about the resiliency required to be an architect, the architectural direction San Francisco is heading in, and some of the…
22: Jo Piazza
May 23, 2017 • 50 min
The award-winning journalist, editor, and author discusses her incredible new book “How to be Married,” a provocative memoir of a real first year of marriage. Jo traveled to twenty countries on five continents to figure out what modern marriage means and…
21: Aubrie Pick
May 16, 2017 • 37 min
Food, lifestyle, interiors, and travel photographer Aubrie Pick sits down to discuss what really goes on behinds the scenes of a typical photoshoot. She shares her experience photographing Chrissy Teigan’s cookbook, her obsession with oysters, and her…
20: Allison Duncan
Apr 18, 2017 • 46 min
Allison Duncan traded in her career as a CPA for a career in philanthropy and has never looked back. After serving as Program Director at Gordon and Betty Moore Foundation, she started Amplifier Strategies to modernize philanthropy and make a difference…
19: Tiffany Shlain
Mar 28, 2017 • 43 min
Emmy-nominated filmmaker, speaker, and Webby Awards Founder joins Jeff to discuss her new film 50/50. The two chat gender equality issues, how her and her family take Saturdays off from using technology, and where her drive comes from.
18: Jayde Fish
Mar 21, 2017 • 36 min
The illustrator’s designs caught the eye of Gucci’s Creative Director Alessandro Michele, leading to her work being featured in their Spring/Summer 2017 line. Jayde discusses her creative process, how technology is changing the way she illustrates, and…
17: Lewis Butler
Feb 14, 2017 • 47 min
What other architect out there views working with the planning department as an opportunity rather than an endless, uphill battle? Lewis chats about where architecture is going, the renovations and architecture he did on his own San Francisco home , and…
16: Jessica Silverman
Feb 7, 2017 • 41 min
Jessica dazzles and inspires us, while admitting that from an early age she enjoyed pushing the envelope to elicit reactions. Perhaps this is the secret to her success as an art curator for Jessica Silverman Gallery, her namesake San Francisco gallery. We…
15: Mary Gonsalves Kinney
Jan 24, 2017 • 46 min
The celebrity wardrobe stylist and Creative Director of MKG Style gets her clients ready for red carpet events, a night about town, or a fresh new look. She ditched a career in politics for the runway and she’s here to tell us her story.
14: Anna Weinberg
Jan 17, 2017 • 39 min
Anna Weinberg is the co-owner of some of San Francisco’s favorite restaurants including Marlowe, Park Tavern, The Cavalier, Marianne’s and Leo’s Oyster Bar. She chats about how she got her start in the restaurant industry, the day in life of being a…
13: Alex Steffen
Dec 13, 2016 • 49 min
It’s refreshing listening to someone like Alex who is passionate about our planet’s future and sustainability. The author and TED Talk speaker is rethinking the way we build our cities and is here to discuss the solutions he thinks we can implement today.
12: Loren Gold
Nov 29, 2016 • 46 min
Loren Gold is the touring keyboardist for The Who and Roger Daltrey’s solo performances. He chats with Jeff about how he got started in the music industry, life on the road while raising a family, and his love for baseball.
11: Patrick Barber
Nov 8, 2016 • 46 min
Patrick Barber is the President of Pacific Union International and a true titan in the real estate industry. He talks with Jeff about the current state of the real estate market, gives advice for first-time homebuyers looking to take the plunge, and takes…
10: Lisa Grotts
Nov 1, 2016 • 46 min
Huffington Post contributor and CEO of The AML Group, certified etiquette & protocol consultants, answers all of Jeff’s etiquette questions. She has the do’s and don’ts on everything from being a passenger in an Uber, giving a toast at a dinner party, and…
9: Lauren Goode
Oct 25, 2016 • 54 min
The Senior Editor for The Verge’s technology section proves why every tech company wants to be on Lauren’s good side. She stops by and talks self-driving cars, her favorite gadgets, and Silicon Valley’s impact on the upcoming election.
8: Stephen Elliott
Oct 17, 2016 • 48 min
Not many people have written a memoir, let alone had James Franco turn it into a movie and star as their character. One year later, Stephen Elliot has now written, directed and starred in a new movie “After Adderall” which satirically yet sophistically…
7: Alonzo King
Oct 12, 2016 • 42 min
Alonzo is a visionary choreographer who changes the way we look at ballet and the way we look at life. Alonzo King LINES Ballet offers bold dance innovations that explore classicism, while breaking the traditional ballet mold.
6: Joey Zwillinger
Oct 4, 2016 • 45 min
The co-founder of Allbirds is utilizing his experience as a bioengineer to disrupt the shoe industry. Hear how Joey plans to make the world a more sustainable place one foot at a time.
5: Erin Hiemstra
Sep 28, 2016 • 47 min
Apartment 34 founder Erin Hiemstra
4: Scott Wiener
Sep 21, 2016 • 47 min
The San Francisco Supervisor breaks down the day in a life of campaigning for State Senate, discusses San Francisco and California’s major problems, and even weighs in on self-driving cars.
3: Tyler Florence
Sep 13, 2016 • 62 min
Tyler Florence, Food Network star, restaurant owner and chef, wine maker, and author sits down with Jeff to explore artistry, perseverance and the perfect kitchen.
2: Espree Devorah
Sep 6, 2016 • 48 min
Espree Devora’s energy and spirit will light up any room she is in. And she sure did light up our studio telling us inspiring stories about her career, travels, and the growing Los Angeles tech scene.
1: Mark Bartels
Aug 23, 2016 • 40 min
When Mark and Jeff get together, you never know what’s going to happen. The two break down their favorite South African idioms, Mark’s elaborate apocalypse escape plan, the effects technology has on the human experience, and many other interesting topics.