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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 […]

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 […]

Lucky Chicks!

I LOVE this project so much!  Not only is the outcome fabulous for these lucky chicks, but the backstory of how this came to be is one we’re proud to share.  Most of all, I’m excited that our panels were upcycled in such a creative way. I am always looking for ways to make our company […]

Taking the Stain out of Stainless

I recently completed an order that I am proud to share with you because the outcome was better than I could have ever wanted.  This was a repeat customer who submitted an order for six new bathroom fan covers in stainless steel.  We immediately hopped into gear, got drawings, and completed the order in less […]

Is that Bump OK?

This week I had the pleasure of working on another project with architect and friend Rob Zirkle.  He’s already filled his modern Oakland home with our grilles,  and now adding some gates and panels to the exterior.  I wanted to write about this because it was such a joy to work directly with him on […]

Serendipity and a Sliding Door

A couple of years ago Heather Cleveland , invited me to present to a group of female designers that she meets with regularly, all of whom are talented and very supportive of each other’s work. What an honor to meet this fabulous group of women! One of the designers attending our presentation that day was […]

Form Follows Function

Form follows function* but it doesn’t have to be ugly!  We approach all of our projects with this in mind for sure.   I am highlighting a recently completed project that illustrates this quite beautifully.  Peruri Design needed cabinetry inserts with a cutout to access the existing AV system.  They had some existing pieces that […]

Underwater Research

There’s no question that my favorite part of what I do is designing custom patterns that are meaningful.  I was approached a while ago by my friend Susan Helmrich and her landscape architect Sarah Herman to design some exterior panels for her Berkeley residence. Susan’s husband was gifting her a new backyard for her 65th […]

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 […]

Behind the Scenes of a Radiator Cover

This week in our holiday mailing we shared a recent project we did with Jonathan Rachman Design. I want to share a bit of the technical details with you, how we actually made these radiator covers.   Design, plans, assembly, install.   The design part is the easy part for me. I started as I […]

Design Challenge: Strelitzia Nicolai

I have the pleasure of working with a prominent landscape architectural firm on a custom project, and want to share my experience as it represents what I love about my job, and the unexpected challenges I face daily.    My task was to design some custom panels with banana leaves, to sit in a grove. […]