COCOA THE LAB I forgot to make the introduction of one of our new colleagues that joined us, Innovative Design Group / Closet Innovations, this last summer. Her name is Cocoa, and she is a spunky chocolate Labrador Retriever. She spends most of her day at our shop in Rohnert Park, CA, greeting our visitors.
GETTING THINGS DONE: THE ART OF STRESS-FREE PRODUCTIVITY
By David Allen
Yes, as the author advocates; "mind like water." Has very good pointers on finally getting organized, in your home and office with an holistic approach. The book has many fine pragmatic disciplines on creating better working plans that are quite effective and useful. This book inspired one of my favorite, as well as of Apple's favorite apps and programs called - "Things." I will speak of Things later.
A family of four with a very small pantry needed the best plan to maximize the space. We used every corner, every wall and still made it easy access for great storage.Designed my me and constructed by my colleagues at Innovative Design Group / Closet Innovations, the best crew west of the Mississippi.
Pull out table This is one of our most lovely home offices we created for a client recently. It is of nice and clean melamine with a Wilsonart laminate counter top trimmed in maple. The office has a place for all the computer components that can be hidden magically behind doors at the end of a work day. It also has two pull out work counters conveniently rolled away until needed. Of course created by the fine team at Closet Innovations of Innovative Design Group.
This weekend while enjoying nature I cruised into Yountville to take a look at man's work with nature and order. This is an enchanting little rock garden some one created for Domaine Chandon Winery Center here in Yountville, (Napa Valley) CA. It was a perfect cool fall day to walk among the rocks where the oak leaves had fallen so gracefully around the mushroom rocks.
Hot Glue Light Bulb ON! Really neat find in creativity I caught sight of at a client's home in St Helena. This is a light bulb covered with HOT GLUE. I cannot imagine how some one thought this up. The client told me she bought the bulb from an artist. I would love to get some or to make one myself. I did try and it was not that easy, I ruined the light bulb.
Using the finest select maple I created a cozy home entertainment center for a Napa couple to enjoy their television and stereo. This wall system even includes their wine refrigerator to the left. With their leather arm chairs and ottomans, they are set for the best home relaxation at any time they wish. This lovely client was a pleasure to work with and I am so happy that they are happy.
Select Mahogany Knife Display Wall Unit Saint Helena Culinary Institute This is a custom specialty cabinet that I designed for The Culinary Institute of America's store. This marvelous chef's store is located in this old building which also houses the school. The store does not advertise due to St. Helena special city ordinances but it is the most unique source of tools for a chef and a great place to buy a wedding gift. I love the store and had the opportunity to design this cabinet to display the four top lines of knives in the world that they carry in their store. I used ultra-suede from Kravet Fabrics for the backing because it does not fade and I used special strong magnet strips from Dowling Magnet Manufacture in Sonoma to hold up the knifes. The back stock knife storage is locked in the lower cabinets for easy access to sell to new graduating chefs.
Custom designed entertainment center for a very satisfied family in Sonoma. A big screen television for Pop, the fire place is highlighted with art display for Mom, books and a surround sound system for the kids. Perfect family room gathering space for everyone to enjoy time together.The cabinetry was created using furniture grade solid wood, custom finished to match client's other furniture.
Amazingly well designed home office to work and produce in. There is a place for everything and the extra printer and modem are stored underneath in a cabinet with easy access. For lightness of the room we implemented some glass cabinet doors but for other storage we used the solid cabinet doors. This office also includes an island for our client's to meet with their own customers as well as for the their children to do their homework at. The fine cabinetry is in solid walnut finished with a clear coat, and the counter is in a rich color contrast of Wilsonart laminate, known for it's durable hard work surface.
A bit of many influences in this architectural relief designs. Based on Roman Ionic with Corinthian leaves, and Radiation Center Flower but basically the details are entirely novel in conception of combination. Beautiful it is own right highlighting our world's influence in local buildings to enjoy by all of us walking by. I was on my way to a lecture at the AIA regional office, that is an Architectural lecture at their offices. These I viewed from the third floor parking lot in the City of Oakland
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