Happenings

I Got To Help My Son With His Homework!

What a thrill it was for me to whip out my color study portfolio from RISD to help my son with his homework!  I mentioned Josef and Anni Albers and even got an eyebrow raise….how did you know that?  It’s a rarity these days to gain this sort of acknowledged respect from my teen son, […]

Can you come out to measure for me?

Here’s the deal…. We don’t come on site to measure for you but we can give you and your contractor guidelines.  Measuring is important for sure and it’s ideal if you can have your contractor or architect help you out.  I call my handyman to measure and install for grilles in my own house because […]

The Willits Way

This week I want to highlight our Project Manager extraordinaire, Jessica Willits.  I could go on and on about her technical wizardry and the skills which she contributes to Modern Metal on a daily basis, but today I want to share what she’s been doing “on the side”.   Jessica inspires me every day with […]

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 […]

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 […]

Al Moudira

This week I’m working on a group of custom designs for a Moroccan themed spa area in Alys Beach, Florida designed by architect and interior designer Jeffrey Bruce Baker.  I have been collecting lots of inspiration for this, but I really hit the jackpot during our recent trip to Egypt and Israel.  There were gorgeous […]

Yes, We Can Bend It!

These radiator covers shown above are made of solid brass in our Simple Bend pattern.  They are elegantly bent so they just fold over the radiator and are inset into the cabinetry.  This was the vision of interior Jeffrey Thrasher and they were installed in a luxe apartment in Madrid.   Most of our work […]

Design Day

Today is a design day! I’ve designated the next two days to working on a couple of custom design projects.  I’m going to TRY not to spend time on email and let myself get into a more sensory mode.   Thumbing through photos from my recent travels and pouring over the clippings and elevations that the designers have […]

Beauty in the Bloopers

I want to share these images with you of some recent samples I received.  I am enamored with this color, Candy Apple Green!  I was reminded with this batch of the risks that come with picking a luxurious transparent specialty powder coating. Most powder coats we use are very basic-simply a flat powder or a […]

Innovation and Craft in Cairo

Last week, while on vacation with my family in Egypt, I had the delightful opportunity to meet our CAD engineer, Youssef Bahaa in person!  Youssef graduated from the University of Cairo with a BS in Civil Engineering. His major was Structural Engineering with a focus on steel.  His qualifications struck me when I was searching […]

Color in QV66

I am melting here in Luxor, Egypt! Today was a constant 104 degrees, even in the morning, but I am so overwhelmed by the beauty of what I’m seeing that it’s actually OK!  Today our Egyptologist guide took us to the Valley of the Kings early in the morning to explore tombs made in the mountain […]