WHO IS DIRT ?
DIRT believes that the best ideas and results are born from collaboration, an open environment for creativity where inspiration can come from where you least expect.
We are a worldly collective of vanguard creatives with expertise in interiors, construction, furniture, and art who refuse to pigeon hole our talents.
Drawing inspiration from nature, we create timeless comfortable environments and products that compliment a lifestyle where aesthetics and functionality are harmoniously balanced.
SIMPLE LIVING IS SIMPLY THE BEST.
A world traveler, surfer, sailor, and aesthetic adventurer, Scott Murphy captures the essence of not only where to live but how to live in his designs. After being educated in business at the University of New Hampshire, Scott's insatiable wanderlust took him on a year and a half sailing voyage from San Francisco to New Zealand. His love of surfing then beached him in Kauai where he apprenticed with a boatbuilder and eventually became a contractor, designer, and builder of homes from the ground up. After 9 years in Hawaii he moved to New York and co-founded an architecture firm, Murphy & Dine, which designed and built over 3 million square feet of hospitality, residential, and commercial properties. Scott now focuses on more personal design projects, working with discerning clients from around the world who appreciate his dedication to craftsmanship, acute attention to detail, and respect for the bottom line.
An artist and businessman rolled in one, Lucas Lai balances art and commerce. He has a talent for taking creative ideas and turning them into commercially viable realities. Lucas has lived a motley and international professional life. After graduating from Parsons School of Design, he started working at Vanity Fair and Interview Magazine in New York City. After a year of traveling to work on his photography, he relocated to Beijing to produce Ai Weiwei's first photography retrospective. Soon after, he spent 10 months as artist-in-residence at La Porte Peinte Centre Pour les Arts in Burgundy, France; building their photography resources and renovating the 16th-century building which houses the art center. He managed artist Martha Rosler's Meta-Monumental Garage Sale installation performance at the Museum of Modern Art in New York and produced over a dozen exhibitions for Ai Weiwei while living in Berlin. Lucas views art, culture, and design through a global lens. Knowing that material objects aren't the only thing that make a place a home, his design quest is ultimately driven by a desire for beauty, spiritual growth, and simple living.
A born craftsman, outdoorsman and athlete, Joe Bocci brings more than 15 years of experience in the design and construction industry. His extensive hospitality portfolio and experience with historic restoration projects reflect his meticulous, hands-on approach, energetic and dynamic work style, and range of strategic thinking. An innovative problem solver, thoughtful collaborator, and effective communicator and decision-maker, Joe is a reliable manager adept at navigating a variety of implementation strategies to efficiently and successfully manage/balance project requirements. As clients' day-to-day contact, Joe has developed a reputation as an integral player whose methodical planning and professionalism ensure all projects exceed client expectations. His love of working with his hands, waterside living, and keeping nature as his touchstone has prompted him to make Shelter Island and the East End his home.