He comes out every year at Christmas...my funny little stick man. I bought him on Market Street in San Francisco, the first time I went to a trade show almost twenty years ago when the San Francisco show was amazing and attracting designers from all over the world. Pottery Barn, Smith & Hawken, Gumps, Sue Fisher King, Filamento, de Vera, Williams Sonoma and other iconic Bay area companies were fueling the fire. California designers were defining a more relaxed style that incorporated industrial and vintage pieces. (Sound familiar?) And there was a fabulous Asian component to the whole thing too. I think about this and other things too, every time I bring him out.