Cold Patina, Please

Cold Patina, Please

Have you ever had a finish in mind that you can’t find? Custom solutions are
not always out of reach.

This is cold rolled steel that we hand distressed, painted and weathered for a outdoor BBQ
backslash. It is a fun way to add a bit of color and texture change to a backyard, alcove or interior.
You can see this display at Fixtures Living, San Diego.
For the Kids

For the Kids

Here is a little pro bono project we did for the kids at a local preschool.  We have been trying really hard to find a way to get more involved in the community and bring art and design to the neighborhood. . . legally.

It is a small start but it was really fun to contribute.

Sea Life Mural

the “Circus of the Sea”  The preschool director wanted sea life, and if you know Traci at all you will also know it had to be more fun than just some sea creatures floating about.

the kids dig it!

Can’t Find It, Design It

Can’t Find It, Design It

So there was a narrow space that needed a relatively tall step-stool for the kids to wash up by themselves. The challenges were: stability, space, a door operating properly and  happy shins.  Oh yeah, and above all DESIGN.   So after an extensive search it was clear we just need to to design/build this project.

Two, levels to climb up and down, extra tall for the little ones and build out of durable, surplus materials.

It is not really clear in the photos but on the back side there is a cleat that slips under the toe-kick to make this tall stool even more stable.  Happy hand washing, kiddos!

Taking Over the Garage

Taking Over the Garage

So I gave myself an extra project this week, I MUST take over the garage.  Right now it functions as part art studio, storage of over sized kid toys and lots of TOOLS.  Joe and I are always building and need a space that can house these things but store the toys. Now here’s the kicker, I need a space to work, creating fabulous and creative spaces.  Which means I must have a fabulous creative space to be in, It’s just the way it works.
This is what I have to work with
 a 10′ x 19′ room, a ton of pallets and our wonderful clients have a handful of black fruit crates

 

This is going to be sweet!  Please hold. . .