Current Events

Joan Brown Inspires

Last week I carved time out of my work week to meet my sister and go see the Joan Brown exhibit at the SFMoma.  It’s will be showing through March 12th so there’s still time to catch it if you haven’t. Changing up my routine for any artistic inspiration is always a good thing, and […]

Bringing it Back: In Person 2023

As we launch the new year, and as I’m writing out my holiday cards now, I’m realizing that I feel most connected with everyone that I’ve met in person, even if it was just a quick introduction at an event.  I am going to make it my goal to make a greater effort to have […]

Why Be Original?

I’ve been a strong supporter and enthusiastic member of Be Original Americas since its first founding days. “Be Original Americas is a non-profit creative advocacy committed to informing, educating, and influencing manufacturers, artisans, design professionals, and consumers about the economic, ethical, and environmental value of authentic design.” This week, BOA asked us all, “Why Be […]

Out and About

This week, I have been out and about again making deliveries, meeting new customers and discovering new fabrication partners.  It feels SO good just to have to get dressed and out of the studio interacting in person with people again!  I’ve missed that, and feel like I’m just emerging from my zoom covid life.   […]

Adventures at MetalCon

By Jessica Willits, Project Manager: I’m not a stranger to conferences and trade shows, but it has been a few years since I had setfoot on an exhibit hall floor. I definitely felt out of practice, but that wasn’t stopping me frommaking the most of my MetalCon experience! This year’s event took place in my […]

Originality Deconstructed: Upcoming Exhibit in NYC

What could be better than having the opportunity to break down my design process, and to share the “how” and “why” behind my authentic designs to fellow creatives and the public at large?  Not much! To celebrate Be Original America’s ten year anniversary, they invited members to play an active part in this milestone.  Members […]

Louis, we launched!

Today we are launching our new website and I’m dedicating this milestone to my dear friend Louis (pink hair above) who passed away in February.  Louis and I would meet sporadically over the years (always with food and drink) and I would pick his brain about Modern Metal to get his insight on marketing strategy, […]

Chinese Couture: Guo Pei

This exhibit is a must for anyone who wants to be inspired!  Wow!  Guo Pei: Couture Fantasy is currently on exhibit here in San Francisco’s Legion of Honor Museum.  Guo Pei is considered to be the premier couturier fashion designer in China, and her work spoke to me on many levels.  The museum displays her […]

The Power of Press

Happening this week is our feature in House Beautiful!  It’s a great personal story for me as it started about 5 or 6 years ago when I was in NYC and met with Carisha Swanson at the Hearst building. I still remember what a thrill it was to be in the Hearst building, the source, […]

The Story Behind the Door

Today if you are on our newsletter list, we are sharing a recent project which we are very proud to present!  Not only was it an exciting first time collaboration with the esteemed and talented team at Verner Architects, but it was a heavy challenge getting this door to its final spot.  I want to […]