The Peazinger SwingerThis is a vintage toy with a funny name from the 1960s. It's very hypnotic. Sometimes if somebody is in my office and they're ranting about something, I just play with it and it distracts them.The Pin-boardThe board is constantly changing. I put things up either if I have an emotional connection to them or if it's simply a great visual I get in the mail.the deskWe all have the same wooden desk. They're simple vintage designs that my colleague Pam found in a warehouse in California.The Bronze SculptureI often use this sculpture by Alma Allen as a sample of a kind of finish. When I want to pitch this kind of material to clients I show it to them. Because it's so beautiful, I can pretty much convince anybody to go in that direction.A Roll of Drafting PaperI do a lot of sketches, though not very good ones! Our designs begin with hand drawings, and then are developed by someone in our staff who can do more technical drawings.The SkateboardThis skateboard was a collaboration between Supreme and the artist Richard Prince. A friend, [photographer and film maker] Lisa Eisner, gave it to me as a gift. The polka-dotted lamp is also a gift from Lisa Eisner. She was going to throw it out, so I took it.
Mr Alonso (pictured left with his founding partner Mr Steve Johanknecht) is co-founder of Commune, a Los Angeles-based interdisciplinary design collective. A trained filmmaker with a PR and publishing background, 45-year-old Mr Alonso and his partners bring a holistic approach to their creative projects. "We are facilitators not dictators," says Mr Alonso of Commune's client-led design process - and the laidback feel of the office reflects this open-minded approach. Every project the studio takes on - from HBO's stationery to the Ace Hotel building in Palm Springs - becomes a communal effort born from the sketches, objects and clippings that populate Mr Alonso's workspace.