i'm so excited about today's artist, he's one of my favorite people. chad is one of those guys that is good at everything, even coffee roasting... oh, + he's currently building a coffee shop on super cool wheels. yeah, i know, awesome. can't wait for chad [aka gospel swamp] to tour the northwest. :)
q. // when did you start building your coffee shop + what prompted you to start?
[ a ] my interest in coffee took off about 5 years ago. it started with a frustration among friends that there wasn't a place in orange county, ca, that we enjoyed going for coffee. after throwing around ideas, i decided to do something about it. i took more of an interest in what was being done with coffee in other parts of the country, and things that i wanted to emulate. i decided to make a mobile shop because i could take my time to design it, fabricating everything myself, and make it capable enough to be on par with any other shop's coffee program; albeit in a smaller footprint. and i can park my shop next to a mountain or an ocean.
q. // what inspires you + where do you find it?
[ a ] i take a lot of design inspiration from the long list of fashion, vintage, auto, and motorcycle blogs i follow. i have friends who are great artists, making everything from furniture to high fashion, and i look to them a lot. i think i get my inspiration to make things from other people's creative energy.
q. // when you're not working on the shop, what's your favorite thing to do?
[ a ] i love going to the movies; i'll spend hours watching trailers of upcoming releases. and i love riding my motorcycle. i like doing things that make you focus for a few minutes.
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i have a penchant for... disneyland, rye whiskey, and beyonce. she's the ultimate.
[photos of chad by gipe photography + photos of trailer by chad]