Samantha Jacober

I graduated from NYU Tisch School of the Arts with a degree in acting and spent a lot of time in my twenties waiting around: for auditions, to hear if I got the job, and then on set. Although I love acting, the waiting didn't suit me. So I started working in design. I was doing all kinds of design work, production, interior, and editorial. Because of my love of the outdoors, I always used natural materials and objects in my designs. I remember the specific piece of wood that inspired me to make my first wood light.

I was styling an editorial for friends in Idyllwild, CA. We were wandering around through the woods looking for the perfect places to shoot and I found this amazing, very large piece of wood. I loved it so much that I dragged it home. It sat in my house for about a year before I decided to turned it into a light. It was the first piece I sold.

The oshibana paintings started after a trip back to my childhood home in PA where I found my old flower press. At the same time I was reading Haeckel's Art Forms in Nature. I decided to started using his drawings as inspiration for my pressed plant patterns.

Everything I make comes from my love of the great outdoors and a desire to promote patience, harmony with nature and powers of concentration in my life. Whether it be a light sculpture or an oshibana painting, each piece is a testament to the enduring beauty of nature.

You can see some of my other work at

For inquiries email or call me at

917 575 4180

Located in Topanga CA

Thanks for taking a look! 

xo sam