Today is a Jewish holiday and it wouldn’t be a holiday in our house without my mother’s noodle kugel, so I’m sharing that recipe with you today.  This comes from a cook book, “The Butcher the Baker the Matzoh Ball Maker, put together by the women in my childhood synagogue in Salinas, CA.  There is […]

First Friday in Oakland -TOMORROW!

What could be better than strolling with friends outside, checking out local art galleries with a glass of wine in hand?  I am planning to do just that this Friday!   This is a wonderful way for us to support our local artists and food vendors, and enjoy an evening out.  Here is some information here […]

Modern Metal Moms

I am writing this blog post for all the working moms out there!  We are so proud to have many Modern Metal moms on our team.  I am a mother of three and over the years I’ve both worked full time, and been at home full time.  Now that they are older, Emma 22, Sophie […]

Mini Fires

Sometimes we have “mini fires”—a piece is off by 3/8” inch, we can’t find the screws, the crate falls apart. THINGS HAPPEN!  I call them mini fires because they dominate my attention in the moment and I cannot relax until I have them fixed or extinguished.  Mistakes happen to all of us, and as a […]

My Roots in the Salinas Valley

I decided to take advantage of my remote work flexibility this week and work from home at my childhood home in the hills of the Salinas Valley. My roots are here, in the golden hills where John Steinbeck wrote, surrounded by oak trees.  I grew up riding horses, raising rabbits with the local 4-H club, […]

Toe Kick Style

Toe kick  (pl. toe kicks): a recess at the bottom of a kitchen cabinet that allows a person to stand closer to the counter-top. Toe kicks happen to be one of my favorite products. These often get completely ignored and we are huge proponents of not leaving them behind. In fact, I just replaced a couple […]

Getting to the Church On Time

Modern Metal has been installed in Saint Wenceslaus Church in Omaha, Nebraska! On time matters, especially for church, right? Today, July 1st, is the new church’s Mass of Dedication and we are honored to be a small part of this significant moment for Omaha’s Catholic community. This is a project that has been several years […]

Take it Outside this Summer!

We’re busier than ever with so many requests for using Modern Metal outside. Exterior panels are hot right now. It’s what is happening! Everyone wants their backyard to be beautiful and enhanced with special details, including metal. We’re sharing a preview of this current bay area project before installation. Our panels will serve as deck […]

Every Detail Matters

This has been our tagline since we started. Our entire product line revolves around this notion, that every detail matters. We are firm believers that whether it’s a vent in an obscure location or a vent that is center front in a newly renovated space, the details make a difference. Seeing an intentionally designed well […]

Welcome Jessica!

Very exciting announcement for us! We have a new member of our Modern Metal team! Please welcome Jessica Willits, our new Project Manager. We are delighted to have Jessica joining our team of women. Keep an eye out for an email from her as she will be making sure that all projects are running smoothly […]