Cade Hayes, along with his partner, Jesús Robles Jr., founded D U S T Design Build in 2009. We admire the creative vision, hard work, and passion that both Jesus and Cade carry through their architecture, fabrication, and life in general.
D U S T is an alliance of architects, craftsmen, artists, designers, and builders that focus their practice in the master builder tradition. D U S T was formally founded in Tucson, Arizona, in 2007, the seeds of which were planted in the late 1990s on the Llano Estacado in West Texas. The practice has grown through a collaboration between Cade Hayes and Jesús Robles as an exploration of ideas and ethics that had been culminating from their travels and professional experiences.
Cade, born and raised in New Mexico, received his Masters of Architecture from Texas Tech University in 2002. After that, he moved to the Sonoran Desert where he worked with Rick Joy Architects until 2007.
We proudly offer Cade's Crow chair in MAST, and always look forward to seeing more of the incredibledesign that springs forth from this innovative designer and his partner.
Here's a little insight into what rocks Cade's creative world:
Q: As a child: what seemed the most out of reach to you? How does it seem to you?
A: Time to think, out of reach.
Q: As you reflect, what has been the consistent theme in your life?
A: The desert.
Q: What continues to elude you?
Q: If you were not an architect, what would you be?
A: An artist, or maybe a chef or both, definitely something in the creative field, working with my hands.
Q: What is the greatest advice you've ever gotten?
A: "Remember where you came from, it will set you free." – Carlos Jimenez
"Sometimes the hardest thing to do in life is believe in ourselves." – Dr. Michael A. Jones
Q: What is the perfect Monday in your work world?
A: A perfect Monday—silent day immersed in work of a singular focus with no distractions.
Q: What is the very first creation you remember making?
A: We used to play in the Acequias on my grandparents’ farm, I remember making holes in the sides of the earth with my grandmother’s spoons, playing and making things with mud. I always drew a lot, not sure which came first.
Q: What are your top three necessities?
A: Love, Water, Shelter, Food, Dogs, Chips and Salsa, chilies, sunlight…why only three? That’s like asking someone to choose their favorite color, they are all so good.
Q: What have you been listening to while you work most recently?
A: Mostly whatever someone else puts on.
Q: Who or what is the single greatest influence in your life
A: Family, Parents, if it’s a single choice only, I’d say my Grandfather. Also being an architect is a pretty strong influence on the day to day.
Find out more about Cade, Jesús, and DDB here: http://www.dustdb.com
Photography by Natalia Hayes
Natalia is an architect at Rick Joy studios. She shares the same birthday as Cade and has the same love of nature and design.
Subsequently, they're married.
Crow Chair made by Cade Hayes. Available in store.
All of us are plunging headfirst into our busy season: making new products, restocking our staples, and bringing in some new items that'll make this winter just a little more lovely. Here are two of our new favorite things that are hot off the presses.
Lucky U T-Town Tee
Our new Lucky U T-Town Tee is near and dear to our hearts. A friend took the time tobeautifully embellish one of our stamped MAST paper bags at home, then kindly returned it to us as a gift. We all immediately fell in love with the design and knew it would become a tee shirt design, given he was amenable to the idea. He was (!) and we had our friends at Tanline Printing make this magic happen. We are so thankful for this lovely gentleman and his creative inspiration, and glad that his design lives on in this rad tee shirt!
Artwork by Owen Herrera
Available in men's and women's sizes.
Structured Hex Bag
Our new Structured Hex Bag is an instant classic. This bold leather handbag is the perfect balance of structure, form, and function. The process behind this beauty was an ongoing series of shaping and reshaping of this über-functional shoulder bag.
Built to last it uses medium weight latigo leather, originally used for horse tack.
It bridges the gap between an everyday bag and a special piece to be worn to your next swanky fall event.
Tucson has no shortage of annual events, and this month we would like to recommend two of our favorites, which are coincidentally both celebrating four years in existence. We love that these were both brought to life by super rad Tucson natives, and we love how thoughtfully, professionally, and lovingly well done both TFW and NOLF are...Tucson Pride...yes indeed!
Tucson Fashion Week | October 13–15, 2016
Who says Fashion Week is only in Paris, Milan or New York City? Tucson Fashion Week is in its fourth year and only continues to get better. This dynamic event runs October 13-15 and features exhibitions and runway shows which will highlight both international and local designers. Find out more and get your tickets here: http://www.tucsonfashionweek.com.
NIGHT OF THE LIVING FEST | November 4-6, 2016
Night of the Living Fest is a super rad, local music fest that is in its fourth year, and continues to dazzle and rock with an amazing line up of top notch national and local bands over 2 days. There is no shortage of rock'n'roll fun for you at NOLF. You may see one or more of us for Mike Watt (of The Minutemen), The Reigning Sound, and one of our favorite family members in one of our favorite bands: Patsy's Rats!