Monday, September 19, 2011

Where in the world is... Dan Faires?

I know... I know... I've been MIA for a WHILE, but hear me out b/c I have multiple valid excuses:

1.) Fashion week was grueling, but I had a blast working events and building sets for Rachel Zoe, L'Wren Scott, and even an art show for Richard Hambleton put on by Vladimir Restoin-Roitfield.

2.) The previous week I was in L.A. shooting an HGTV Christmas Special that you'll be hearing more about soon.

3.) The week before that I was helping finish up this new bar on the Lower East Side called Interstate Food & Liquor. It's now complete with a reclaimed Capsule Furniture wood bar-top and some "Danmade" banquets and tables. My favorite project, though, was making the IF&L sign that hangs out front!

So, here is the deal... those of you who know me, know I'm not a big fan of self-promotion. Unfortunately, it's the nature of the beast in this business we call design. I have a thousand irons in a thousand different fires, which can be a bit stressful at times (never enough time to dedicate to mom - or anyone for that matter- on the phone... I love you mom), but I'M DOING WHAT I LOVE! Many people have blessed me with multiple opportunities to use my God-given talents, and for that, I am grateful. I am not responsible for the sole success of anything written above, I'm just 1 of MANY who are a part of exciting things going on in a very bustling city. So, I figured I would share and hopefully get myself out of the dog-house for my lack of attention to all of y'all!

Enough excuses! Here are some pics of the bar for your enjoyment!!! Let me know what you think. I look forward to getting back in the groove; finding and sharing inspirational pics/stories with all of y'all soon!


  1. I just want to say I'm so Proud of you man, I hope to do great things as you have. you're my idol keep it up brother.

    Scuba Steve

  2. Scuba Steve, you ARE DOING GREAT THINGS... YOU KEEP CHASING THAT DREAM TOO BROTHA... We're all inspiration and encouragement for each other!

  3. Amazing bar!!!! So glad to get to see it. You deserve all that is coming your way, you have worked HARD to get to where you are! So, just remember that, sweetie!!!!!!

  4. What BEAUTIFUL work you have done and continue to do. You are blessed because of hard work, dedication and because you share your blessings with others. You make me one proud momma and I love you even when we can't talk much. SYBF

  5. It is so good to see what you have been up to. You will always be our hometown boy. So proud of you. Wish only the best for you and your family.
    Lora Nelson

  6. These pictures are gorgeous! You are so talented! Wish you were back in NWA to do my house. :)

  7. super gorgeous bar and congrats on all of those rad projects!