Scott J. Sallinger - Philosopher, Designer and Craftsman
Scott Sallinger showed his passion for creativity and design early in life. His fascination with Legos, tinker toys, and Lincoln logs was the first indicator of his future career.
Growing up in Pasadena, California, he had a passion for all types of boards: keyboards, skateboards, surfboards, and wooden boards.
Scott began his entrepreneurial lifestyle while still in high school by offering handyman services to people in his community. His company, " Sunny Boy designs built fences, replaced faucets, Installed electrical fixtures, and provided carpentry work .
He hired master craftsmen to both mentor and work for him; learning all the trades involved in home remodeling.
He played music. His band, “54 East,” was a regular at Sunset Boulevard nightclubs such as Roxy’s, Gazzari’s, and Coconut Teaser.
As a songwriter, he tuned into the deeper meanings of life: relationships, self-awareness, and the world around us. He wrote about these life lessons and observations and continued to write long after his music career ended.
Scott developed a special interest in the art of furniture making and cabinetry and began to experiment with different materials and techniques.
Scott soon began to show his designs at art shows and street fairs, paying special attention to the problems people were having with making the most of their home environment.
Scott, an artisan and a prominent figure in his community, was elected vice president of the Monrovia Arts Association and co-founded the After School Art programs, which were implemented in eight schools.
In addition, he promoted art in the community by co-founding the monthly Plaza Art Walk, where local artists demonstrated and showcased their work. He also mentored teenagers in the craft of cabinet and furniture making.
Scott and his business partner at the time, Steve Tobia, opened a lifestyle store, which quickly became a hub for local artists and the community.
The store showcased handcrafted art of local artists and contemporary home accessories and provided a platform for Scott to introduce his custom corner designs, which he branded as "Cornerture."
Scott produced an series of how-to videos for the home remodeling and furniture design, which helped establish him as an expert both locally and nationally.
As a result, he was asked to appeared on several local television shows and was a guest artisan on the Christopher Lowell Show.
Cornerture began to draw the attention of the media as well as national furniture manufacturers that could produce these corner designs more cost effectively. Partnering with a few LA-based manufacturers, Scott developed and licensed the Cornerture corner bed as well as a multifunctional corner piece that was sold in Costco.
Scott continues to provide Interior Design, Custom Cabinetry and his home design philosophies to his San Francisco clients and is an active member of Victorian Alliance Historical Home Preservation, AIA, SF Designers, SF Made, and IDSA.
Creating a mindful world one home at a time...
Observing his clients common struggles with their homes, Scott created his first book "Are U Home" to offer them some guidance with mindfully creating home.
He continues to consult, speak and facilitate workshops which explore the connection with people and their home environment.