Sunday, January 31, 2010

Deco Flat File

I love flat files. There are lots of cool flat things out there that need to be stored properly. In my search for something not-too-institutional I came up empty handed (or empty Search Engined [that just doesn't sound right, does it]). So....

New from the designer mind of Me is this tastefully stylish Flat File.
  • Raised inlay Aluminum design
  • 7 drawers with Soft Close glides.
  • Inside drawer dimension: 36-1/2" wide, 24-3/4" deep, 2-3/4" high.
  • Caesarstone top with Recycled content
  • Available in Rift Cut Oak, Ebonized Oak, Maple, Birch, Walnut or Cherry.
  • Available in other woods at an additional price.
  • Low VOC clear finish.
$2995 Each 7 Drawer Cabinet
$ 495 Caesarstone Top for Single Cabinet
$6995 Two Cabinets with Large Caesarstone Top, as pictured.

Friday, January 15, 2010

Airstream on Arc Hop

We just want to extend a quick Thanks to arc hop for their coverage of our Airstream Project. They helped make our recent Open House a success.

We've been busy with new projects, but will post more Airstream photos soon. Thanks to everyone for their interest and excitement regarding the Airstream remodel.


Wednesday, January 13, 2010

The Airstream Video

The Able + Baker Custom Airstream is ready to be seen.

In the spirit of travel, thought we'd start with a moving picture...

Thanks to Kevin and Patrick for being excited enough about the project
to make this video happen.

Saturday, January 9, 2010

12 Coolest Room Dividers

We interrupt our regularly scheduled broadcast to make this important announcement...

Our "
LP Room Divider" was named one of Oddee's "12 Coolest Room Dividers!"

Oddee is a blog with over 3.5 million visits a month, featuring " the odd, strange and bizarre things of our world. Be amazed!"

You know ours.

Now, a few of the others...

The Green Screen

The Light Box

"Phenomena" by Sang Hoon Kim.

"Paravent" - by London based Artist Mona Hatoum.

Also worth checking out, 10 Amazing Prefab Houses.

Thanks Oddee.

Tuesday, January 5, 2010

Setting Sail

We have successfully transported the Airstream from Berkeley to Fresno!
Next stop, Art Hop on Thursday (stay tuned for details.)

While Josh is getting its new home-site ready, I thought I'd post a couple pictures of its final moments in Berkeley...
Enjoy! Jen

Friday, January 1, 2010

This Xmas

My Wife's Father, Richard Zahigian, grew up in and retired from the grocery business. He began at the family store, Zahigian's Market, in what is now Easton, California. In the 70's the business was sold, and eventually became The Big Potato Market, at the same location.
While in college, Richard took a course in drawing and graphic design. He had aspirations to be a draftsman or designer, perhaps in the auto industry. Unfortunately these dreams were derailed by the demands of his father and the family business. Judging by his great success in the grocery business, it seems he may have chosen the right path.
However, a couple of years ago Richard brought out a grocery bag from Zahigians market, and mentioned that he had drawn the original design. I was quite impressed with the drawing, not only because of the quality of the rendering, but also because I'd never seen the application of his skill as a designer.
Recently I scanned his original design and applied it to a grocery bag I modified in Photoshop. Jen and I surprised her family this Xmas with these T-shirts we had printed.
Pictured below is Luke, currently the youngest Zahigian.

As some of you may know, one of my hobbies is model railroading.
This is the newest addition to the garden railroad. It's a small European style inn, about 24 inches high.

Since I can never leave well enough alone, I modified it with these solar lights that are meant to be mounted on stair treads. They're discrete, to scale (sort-of), and were only $10 for the four lights.

Night at the Inn.
You gotta admit it looks pretty cool.