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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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When you’re looking for a soul — or crafting the mission statement — of a brand, keep a few things top of mind: there are things that you can’t say — and there are some things that are simply expected. My old creative director Paul Bennett used to say: “You... Continue reading
Posted Sep 10, 2017 at Welcome to Room557
I was reading a review of the upcoming movie “It” (Stephen King) which contained the following line: Muschietti (the film’s director) understands the Spielberg-ian rule that creating a recognizable and convincing backdrop makes the payoff moments of coulrophobic terror and supernatural awe feel tangible and believable. — Peter Hartlaub It’s... Continue reading
Posted Sep 9, 2017 at Welcome to Room557
The latest set of stencils are available at and the Eichler Network has stepped in to get the word out. Special Thanks to Marty Arbunich for his interest and to Dan Smith for the interview and great attention to... Continue reading
Posted Aug 10, 2017 at RedneckModern
We found the stencils easy to work with -- not because we're not crafty, but having the pre-cut and spaced number blocks made it simple. Following the tips below will help to ensure the best possible outcome. See below for a step-by-step process. 1/ Gather It's essential to get your... Continue reading
Posted Aug 8, 2017 at Eichlerstencils
Stencil sets can be purchased at our Etsy shop. Continue reading
Posted Aug 8, 2017 at Eichlerstencils
Image is your source for original Eichler-era curb number stencils. These originally-styled numbers will help to complete the mid-century-modern aesthetic that echoes the original vision of the architects. For information, purchase and and application instructions, see below. The Fine print: is not affiliated with Eichler Homes, Inc. -- we're... Continue reading
Posted Aug 8, 2017 at Eichlerstencils
Terry contacted me in the hopes to bring some life back to — and fix a botched repair — on one of her dining chairs. [After... not a bad "refresh"] We had exchanged photos of it previously and I had assumed it was a just a shock-mount-replacement. When we got... Continue reading
Posted Aug 7, 2017 at norcalmod
Our friends Sean and Tracy are selling their house on Wilson. While we'll be sorry to see them go, we suspect they'll stay close, so we'll still see them often... and someone else gets to pick up a sweet house.... Continue reading
Posted Jul 29, 2017 at RedneckModern
The other day, my 4-year-old started to stand on a slick and rickety fiberglass shell chair in the attempts to reach something off of the shelves in his new room set up. I stopped him. He got a bit upset, and I told him the chair was unsafe and that... Continue reading
Posted Jul 23, 2017 at norcalmod
Camila needed a repair on the shock mount of a Herman Miller DCM. She's a furniture stager and was working on a house that was on display in the next few days. Unfortunately, the movers were a bit rough and broke one of the chairs. The repair needed to be... Continue reading
Posted Jun 29, 2017 at norcalmod
Yes, you can fit Ikea's Utrusta hinges (specifically the 153-degree type) to older Akurum cabinets (w/ Integral hinges) with slight modification. You'll need: gumption: this is not a direct bolt-on modification and it finds you drilling larger keyholes in your... Continue reading
Posted Jun 25, 2017 at RedneckModern
Redneckmodern started as an inside joke, then became a blog, then something else. [TL;DR: WE'RE STILL HERE] This is a blog about the renovation of an Eichler-built home in Northern California and a sister site to While both sites... Continue reading
Posted May 30, 2017 at RedneckModern
We've been on a roll lately with bathroom renovations... and I've one more still to photograph. This one is in Marin for a couple who requested a door a while back. It's been a fun project, but fitting everything in (including life with a 3-year-old) has been tough, especially when... Continue reading
Posted May 30, 2017 at norcalmod
Nikki Ajmera // Beibei An // Hsinwen Chang // Yuguo (Crystal) Chen // Binbin Chen // Zhiyu (Chris) Cheng // Minh Do // Anton Gammershmidt // Jennifer (Jenn) Gingras // Muhammodu (Mo) Giwa // Pamela Glander // Shuguang (Suki) Gu // Soumya Kumar // Weifeng (Sent) Kong // Fuhan Li... Continue reading
Edith Hoi Ting Cheng // Juan Manuel Corredor // Adriana del Mar // Emilie Garnier // Jing Ge // Yihan Hsia // Hsuan-Yun (Bella) Huang // Anand Hurkadli // Han Leng // Tsz Wai Leung // Zhen (Jimmy) Li // Jieli Luo // Frankie Negron // Esmeralda Ruiz // Yi... Continue reading
Mallory Adams-Nakamura // Kevin Allen // Cemile Armas // Corinne Bautista // Wade Broadstreet // Shuihua (Ashley) Chang // Chih-Yin (Serena) Chen // Peggy Chu // Trina Collier // Kimberly Di Santo // Nathania Frandinata // Zahra Ilyas // Alireza Jajarmi // Zihang (Zi) Jiao // Kunsiri (Pat) Jiratraanant //... Continue reading
Congratulations to the Class of 2017 Below are our talented and hardworking BFA, MA, 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 2016, Spring 2016, Winter 2015, Spring 2015,... Continue reading
While there have been few recent posts, that doesn't mean that things have been quiet... we've just tried to be more understanding. However, the disturbances have increased and this morning, a honking van at 7:20-something in the morning was far too much. It looks like we'll need to involve law... Continue reading
Posted Apr 14, 2017 at Living Next to Happy Valley ICF
After the test and prototypes for Stage-1, I progressed to a few more designs: Version-3, 4 and 5... each with their own unique qualities and something learned along the way. Sometimes this manifests in what to do and sometimes what not to do... or more specifically what takes too much... Continue reading
Posted Mar 21, 2017 at norcalmod
We started a few years ago with the creation of the Integrated-CSSU — a storage unit with built-in speakers. Since then, we've been experimenting with audio here and there, and think we've found something worth sharing... and selling: speakers. Specifically, bookshelf speakers sized to pair with small desktop amplifiers like... Continue reading
Posted Mar 13, 2017 at norcalmod
The fall of 2016 found Nature of Identity busting at the seams insofar as student count. A shift in the program meant that more students needed to take the class that semester than ever before and the seat count more than doubled. At the same time, I had just made... Continue reading
Posted Mar 10, 2017 at Welcome to Room557
Combining type has often proved vexing for early designers in the same way that combining flavors might be vexing for early chefs. Proficiency will come with experience and you’ll begin to rely on a few tried and true combinations, but you’ll need a place to start. Like with many things,... Continue reading
Posted Feb 20, 2017 at Welcome to Room557
If you haven't seen it, the TV show 30ROCK is worth binge watching. It’s a great take on pop culture and entertainment as mixed with modern day life and the compromises we have to make. In the 5th season (2010), an episode called Brooklyn Without Limits (BWL) features a fictional... Continue reading
Posted Feb 16, 2017 at Welcome to Room557
NorCalMod is a design/build/how-to initiative. We design, make (and document) the creation of custom, modern furniture, and built-in storage solutions. ... It is also the sibling of — a blog about the renovation of an Eichler-built home in Northern California. While both got their start over 10 years ago,... Continue reading
Posted Feb 1, 2017 at norcalmod
For nearly 10 years, we have never parked in front of Happy Valley Homes hindering their business. In fact, we even instruct visitors to our own home to respect their space. However, that is not reciprocated by either of the Happy Valley homes on Phoenix Street. Instead of using the... Continue reading
Posted Jan 27, 2017 at Living Next to Happy Valley ICF