Current Events

We Almost Got Scammed

We channeled a bit of Marge Gunderson this week at Modern Metal. We were VERY close to getting scammed, but Nichole our Operations Manager thankfully stopped it before it got too far.  Here’s what happened, which I’m sharing in the hope that it will increase awareness and prevent any of you from falling down this […]

Always Metal On My Mind

What’s more satisfying than me always having metal on my mind? When others do!! Jessica Willits, our extraordinary Project Manager, is sharing her fabulous NYC experience with us this week: I had the amazing opportunity to attend a tradeshow in New York with a lovely group of gals. I was there for only two days, […]

Design Presentations in New York, New York!

I just returned from a productive two days in New York City with our local sales representative Cindy Rossell. It was so great to be back out and about in The Big Apple, interacting with designers in person, and showing off our line. Cindy filled our days with fabulous appointments (and meals), which of course […]

Modern Doorbell Cover for Modernism Week Palm Springs

We were honored to be approached by Nancy Joseph of Nancy Joseph Marketing to help provide a visual and functional solution to an existing not so pretty doorbell cover.  Modern Metal WAS the solution!  The home, designed by architect Charles Du Bois in the late 1960’s was one of six gorgeous homes on tour this […]

#16 Install Beautiful Bathroom Fan Covers

How to convey how great this is? I realize a bathroom fan cover doesn’t sound that exciting…..but it truly is so cool! Just like our grilles, most people don’t realize they need these until they get one. Then they come back to us and want to fill their entire home with them. Even more satisfying […]

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 […]