The Secret Life of Designers III

Designer Tessa, surfing in Nicaragua

Designer Tessa, surfing in Nicaragua

name... Tessa Nicole Vergari nickname...Tess, or my dad calls me 'Hoot' personal motto... I think I detest personal mottos happiness is... a good night's sleep most prized retail item... My bike. It's a great way to start the morning. favorite journey... Tough one. Well, Turkey was a pretty wonderful experience, especially the food. favorite design trend... Natural materials. I never get tired of wood and metal. I'm also loving the resurgence of fibers & bones in modern design.  greatest indulgence... New running shoes & chocolate. portland MUST-eat... I'd have to say Ethiopian, Queen of Sheba is the bomb. dream destination... Hiking the PCT (Pacific Crest Trail) most marked characteristic...  Quiet or maybe just mysterious!?!  shoulda/coulda/woulda...Oh so many things, but the past is the past.  couldn't live without this song/artist... Bon Iver must read... Dwell is a really great magazine. I really enjoy Erik Larson's work and George Orwell's '1984' is a personal favorite.  in my free time... I read. I love to read. lately I've been challenging myself to... Take classes for things I want to learn . First up CPR (better late than never). never goes out of style...good food, music & adventures.