Thursday, October 13, 2011

Happy Birthday Dion!

Almost two decades ago, I met my friend Dion. I remember I was living in Coral Gables in a house that was chopped up into 3 different living quarters. The landlady lived in the biggest section. I lived in a studio apartment that had a small kitchen, a full bath and a walk-in closet. There was a smaller apartment in the back next to mine.

I lived there while attending the University of Miami. People came and went from that apartment so I was never surprised when I had a new neighbor. One day, I was at home doing yoga and someone knocked on my door. Of course, my first reaction was WTF? Who the hell is knocking on my freaking door? So I look out and there is this young kid at the door.

I opened the door and he introduced himself as my new neighbor. That was the beginning of a beautiful friendship. From the get go, I think we both knew we would be friends forever. It was just written in the cards. Yes, there were ups and downs but we survived and are still friends. I actually consider him the brother I never had.

Dion is an architect and a brilliant one at that. I remember seeing the designs he would create while at UM. I knew that he would succeed because he was that good. I always had faith in him.

When he told me he was going to create furniture, I never doubted that would be some kick ass stuff and I was right. He started Sketch to Form . He makes some of the most incredible items I have seen. And they are made in the USA!

He even donated a wonderful piece, the ballena, to a charity auction in memory of Clarence Clemons a few weeks ago. It was an awesome piece.

This past weekend, Dion and Sketch to Form were featured Miami Herald which is so damn awesome. Go read the story because it is really good. I needed to share it with you all because I am so proud of him.

Today is also his birthday, so I figured I could feature him and his work. Trust me this is the only present he is getting.

Happy Birthday, my dear friend!! xoxo

You can go like Sketch to Form on Facebook.

p.s. I totally took these images from Dion's website and Facebook page!


  1. Happy birthday Dion! He does fabulous work!

  2. He does AHhhhmazing work!!

    Have a great birthday!

  3. YAY!! Happy Birthday Dion!! He really does have a ton of talent, those are awesome pieces :)

  4. Happy Birthday Dion!!

    I love the work, by the way! It's so unique and stylish! I'd love to have a piece {or 2.. or 3...} in my home!! I think they'd definitely be focal points for when people visited!

  5. I love the Samurai, too. Beautiful stuff!

  6. ♪Happy birthday to you♪
    Those are really cool designs! Wish I was that creative.

  7. Happy birthday to your friend Dion!!

  8. Happy birthday to your friend Dion!! :D

  9. You have the coolest friends! I'm off to see more of his stuff. It's fantastic.

  10. Awesome work! Happy bday to him too :)