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Hunter Wimmer
SFBay Area
Hunter Wimmer is the Associate Director of Undergraduate and Graduate Graphic Design at the Academy of Art University in San Francisco.
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On the side of the MicroEichler, there was an under-used space that needed a purpose. I had been wanting to put either an outdoor shower or a potting area (we need to latter more than the former) and both could... Continue reading
Posted 2 days ago at RedneckModern
(or... my Dutch neighbor's new non-Dutch door). Judith and David needed a new door... it's good thing they lives across the street. This was one of the most convenient, yet time-intensive installs yet. Convenient in that the workshop was 150... Continue reading
Posted 3 days ago at RedneckModern
it's not buying the doors as much as fitting them correctly. you can buy them at the big box stores through the millworks desk (we purchased all of our interior luan doors through lowes, for instance). what happens after that is what matters. ;)
Toggle Commented 5 days ago on Monica and Ron's New Dutch Door at RedneckModern
It was a double-Dutch-door week with the install of Mendi and Mike's door... and now Monica and Ron's. Interestingly enough, they were coincidental and also identical — Monica and Ron's actually served as a template for Mendi and Mike's since... Continue reading
Posted 6 days ago at RedneckModern
Neighbors and friends, Mike and Mendi, were in need of a new door — two in fact (their bath exterior door is next)... and hit me up while on summer break. However, theirs is a bit more complex. It's a... Continue reading
Posted Jun 19, 2016 at RedneckModern
If you've been watching the project, you know that the pool project has been successful, but a bit time consuming... not necessarily because it's been difficult, but because it's been out-of-the-ordinary and many stock solutions haven't been available. Plus, I'm... Continue reading
Posted May 30, 2016 at RedneckModern
If you are a graduate student and looking for approval for a directed study class (i.e.: a class outside of your direct major), the first person to check-in with is your academic advisor. They can help to walk you through the overall process so that you get the input and... Continue reading
Posted May 25, 2016 at 79NMinfo
Amal Alnaniah // Alberto Carvajal // Fang Tzu (Cherry) Chang // Yueyi Chen // Hanna Garman // Fenghao (Alex) Gu // Chayanee Iamsirikulmitr // Jayeeta Kundu // Joanne Li // Chenmiao (Mia) Liang // Victoria Moore // Andrea Novo // Biayna Ohanyan // Panupong (Park) Premvaranon // Yu Rong //... Continue reading
Jacob Bang // Bernadette Briones // Yi-ying Chiang // Sewon Chun // Zoey Chung // Sandy Frank // Wanjiao Fu // Nina Gajdosikova // Lyanne Garcia // Lacey Gasper // Laura Jones // Annabel Kang // Darrian Kaspar // Megan Kearney // Yejoo Kwon // Daniel Lindqvist // I-Ting Lo... Continue reading
Congratulations to the Class of 2016 Below are our talented and hardworking BFA and MFA graduates. Each name links to a website featuring their work. Please feel free to take a look. Don't forget to check out the work from our Winter 2015, Spring 2015, Winter 2014, Spring 2014, Winter... Continue reading
In order to test both the new material choice and the new design option, I made up these two charming little bench-cabinets. They are 17-18in tall — bench height — and serve as both seating as well as storage. And they're for sale... $250 for the set (a significant discount... Continue reading
Posted May 15, 2016 at norcalmod
Along with the addition of the Composite Shelf Veneer, we've added the option of integrated door guides into the design of the CSSU. Previously, doors have been added via a rail system on the face of the units. Both have their charms, but with the additional thickness that the veneer... Continue reading
Posted May 15, 2016 at norcalmod
We've been busy in the NorCalMod workshop prototyping with new techniques and materials. The basis of them is the use of a resin-cellulose composite veneer on top of our maple multi-ply. The composite material is amazing. It's rock-hard, impervious to moisture, solid-surface, sandable, and the finish is permanently renewable. For... Continue reading
Posted May 15, 2016 at norcalmod
The term “storytelling” has come into its own lately as a term that’s been embraced — and sometimes over-used — in design. Are we really storytellers? Yes… and no. But mostly, yes. I ran across this video the other day: [During my first month at IDEO, I had the great... Continue reading
Posted Apr 22, 2016 at Welcome to Room557
This is one I wish I'd discovered earlier, although it's been with me for a few years now. It will also make you feel like a Jedi in the yard. • Cordless Reciprocating Saw [+] • Pruning Blade We all... Continue reading
Posted Apr 18, 2016 at RedneckModern
One of the things that came up in class this week was the idea of perspective… and knowing where you are on the spectrum in relationship to ______ (the project, your audience, your peers, the industry, overall expectations, etc). Knowing where you stand and where you need to get to... Continue reading
Posted Apr 1, 2016 at Welcome to Room557
The original Eames fiberglass chairs were, of course, groundbreaking in many ways: an innovative uses of materials, an interjection of color into businesses and homes, the creation of a "system" of shells and bases... and doing it, originally, at a... Continue reading
Posted Mar 22, 2016 at RedneckModern
As a designer, how you approach a problem is the hallmark of the trade. We look at things from a different point-of-view, often bringing insights from other disciplines to enrich the wisdom of our own methods. It's this point-of-view that differentiates us, too, from other designers. Today, a former student... Continue reading
Posted Mar 20, 2016 at Welcome to Room557
Our friends are selling their home... it's an amazing gem of a house as you can see from the photos below (and, over the years, I've spent a lot of time there.) Opening times are: Broker tour (open to the... Continue reading
Posted Mar 16, 2016 at RedneckModern
Our Friends Michael and Iris are selling their house and that makes us quite sad... some recent work on the house bought me back to San Rafael where I was able to review some of the past work, get some... Continue reading
Posted Mar 15, 2016 at RedneckModern
Scott contacted me years ago for some renovation consultation. It was great to hear from him again... with one additional kid in tow and a need for some extra storage. We volleyed a few files back and forth and came up with a design that was a balance of material-efficiency... Continue reading
Posted Mar 6, 2016 at norcalmod
You know those little red straws on WD40 (and other aerosol) cans that you always lose? Never lose them again. I've been using Velcro One-wrap tie-wraps around the workshop for a number of things, but the handiest has been as... Continue reading
Posted Feb 25, 2016 at RedneckModern
A few months back, we replaced the redwood strips in the atrium... we got tired of sweeping rocks up and tripping from where we had to remove the decayed spacer strips. It was a success. This weekend, I tackled the... Continue reading
Posted Feb 15, 2016 at RedneckModern
We all have an inner teenager. Sometimes they surface more often than we would like, but they’re there… and when creating something that might hit the public sector, it’s important to remember that the 15-year-old in us comes out most often when surfing the internet and when in a group... Continue reading
Posted Feb 11, 2016 at Welcome to Room557
When speaking to our early graduate students, we remind them that the choice they’ve made is to come back to school… to leave the path that their BFA prepared them for, or to put their working life on hold to embark on a new adventure. The process is all encompassing... Continue reading
Posted Feb 5, 2016 at Welcome to Room557