Design Inspiration

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, […]

Designer Dog Doors from Modern Metal

This is a project we did years ago with Altanta designer extraordinaire Janie Wilburn of The Jane Group.  Janie is one of my favorite people to work with, and she always brings true southern hospitality and spirit to our creative collaborations. This job was super fun!  It is resurfacing now because all of a sudden […]

Blackened Steel Finish is Here!

Ever since I started Modern Metal, customers have asked for blackened steel. Everyone seems to have a different and very specific visual in their mind when they say blackened steel. I have always considered it to be sort of an industrial look almost like raw metal with some darkness and irregularity to it.  I’ve asked […]

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 […]

RISD Textile Annie Archives

Recently, I have reconnected with many of my RISD Textile Department classmates on Instagram.  Memories flood my mind of those endless days and nights in the weaving studio, and I am loving seeing what all my friends are doing.  Now colleagues!  My years at RISD were priceless.  It was a place of creativity for sure, […]

Paint to Match…or Not

All of the pieces in our ready to ship line, with the exception of the black floor grilles, come in our standard white powder coat, which we’ve named Whiteout. This is an intentional choice I made because I love leaving the option open for you to paint the wall or ceiling vents on site to […]

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.   […]

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 […]