olde goode

June 29, 2012

I have a dream of finding some old stone house in the countryside in Europe and building an ultra modern steel and glass addition.  I’d keep the old old, just add some serious juxtaposition.

I’d like this one more if it was sitting in an endless rolling field of waist high grasses, but it’s pretty goode…

Happy Friday then.

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amazing herringbone FLOR

June 28, 2012

This is amazing.  I love it.  I need to find a client for it right away!!!

The product is Walk the Plank by Interface Flor.

so cool

June 22, 2012

I presented to a potential client yesterday.  The space is a great open hangar with bow truss ceilings, concrete floors and lots of natural light.  It would be an awesome project and I had so much fun putting my presentation together.

There is one image that I included in the presentation that I can’t stop thinking about.  It’s perfection!

Due to the fact that this cabinet I am having built is nearly 8 feet long, we determined that it will need a center support.

Not thrilled, but necessary.  While discussing the best way to support the center something got lost in translation and my builder did the exact opposite of what I asked him to do.

I found this out in a picture text message late Friday afternoon, a fabulous way to start my weekend.  My simple cabinet all of a sudden looked like 2 little cabinets fused together.

I ran downtown early Tuesday to have a look and figure out the best solution.  Luckily the problem is easily solved by cutting back the center support by 3 inches and then enlarging the 2 center drawer fronts by 1/2 and inch.

Otherwise, I am happy with how the piece is coming along.  I dropped off the hardware when I went to visit as well and am very excited to see the finished product!

Here it is with the center support, not what I envisioned.  Next post it will be fixed and ready for the wallpaper!

The center support and leg are being cut back 3 inches (the thickness of the top) so that they are recessed and less prominent.  The drawer faces are being re-made 1/2 inch longer.

 Here is the pull, 10 inch polished nickel.  Sleek and shiny!

So pretty!

Moroccan Tile Obsession

June 18, 2012

It all started with the tile at Intelligentsia Coffee House in Silverlake.  I went searching for what and where I could find this tile and ended up on the Granada Tile site.  I found the Fez Tile that I was looking for, and then got addicted to their interactive tile customizer.  You can literally sit there and go through each and every tile on the site and come up with countless tile color combos…

I wasted more time than was necessary designing tile combos for no one.  I highly recommend you try it.

Backtrack for a minute…

It actually all started because I’m searching tile for a project.  I got this cray cray idea that I want to put a super earthy moroccan tile in an ultra modern kitchen.

So after finding Granada, I start searching for more moroccan cement tiles and get to Popham Design.  You should go to their site right now and look at every single product that they make.  Their shit is RIDICULOUS.

Anyway, I get on the Popham Design site and start milling around and find a pattern that I had been looking at earlier in the day during a visit to my local Ann Sacks.  I am proud to admit that I am borderline stalking their Zig Zag pattern.

It’s probably the one, we’ll see…

Here is the Fez Tile by Granada, the tile that started this whole thing.

Here’s the Zig Zag by Popham Design, yum!

 Popham Design

Granada Tile

Popham Design

Granada Tile

Popham Design

I went down to check on the cabinet that I am having made.  It is coming along and there were a couple of details that I wanted to discuss and check on.

Overall I am really pleased with the way that this piece is going to look.  Having never covered such a large piece in wallpaper before, this is a bit of a risk for me.  I hope it turns out as good as it looks in my head!

I brought the paper to the builder’s shop and unrolled it on the top surface of the cabinet. I needed a little instant gratification, and I wanted to make sure the pattern was going to sit the way that I had envisioned.  Very exciting.

Here’s a few pics…

Here is the basic frame of the cabinet.  No drawers have been installed, and neither has the center support.

The pattern on the paper is sitting perfectly center on the top of the cabinet.  I am very pleased, this cabinet is going to be gorgy!

Here’s a little detail with an idea of what the center support will look like.  I go to pick up the pulls for the drawers tomorrow…

werk

June 5, 2012

This is a room I just had wallpapered in a Knoll vinyl paper.

Pictures by a real photographer to come…

Please stand by.