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Asher Caplan


What can I say? I’m kind of all over the place. Trained in architecture and urban design. Working wood, cooking, and farming at various points along the way. When I decided to make a website, I relaized how much I liked it and made a few more (see below). Now I am living in Switzerland, and practicing design in the collective I founded, Romance Office. I podcast at Infinite Places, and am building a brand called Idle Hours Company. All while trying to look at a new economic model of reciprocity with community and planet. Organizing cooperatives and sharing resources and knowledge along the way. Sometimes I DJ, make drawings, cook, and move my body in various ways.




  • FounderIdle Hours Co.
    Zurich, CH
    Personal brand to explore fabrication and diverse economies

  • Craftsman + FarmerGreenhorns
    Pembroke, ME, USA

  • Design ArchitectOPAL
    Belfast, ME, USA

  • FounderInfinite Places
    Zurich, CH
    Resources and podcast for community making

  • Junior DesignerKCAP Architects + Planners
    Zurich, CH

  • Freelance DesignerKurani
    New York, NY
    Short term contract

Recent work

Full portfolio available on request