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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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This morning, my 2 year old decided it'd be a good idea to make a hoist out of his stuffed animals, climb 1/2 way out of his crib and attempt to rip the pictures from the wall. Not good. The... Continue reading
Posted May 28, 2015 at RedneckModern
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One of the things that we stress in our program is the proficiency in building visual systems — and communications with a purpose. In the graduate program, this starts early in the 2nd semester in GR618/Visual Literacy and continues throughout the program. The third of four projects in GR618 is... Continue reading
Posted May 21, 2015 at Welcome to Room557
Mimi Chau // Shelby Corbella // Cindy Cruz // Ni Dong // Sebastian Fraye // Melissa Genao // Steve Goa // Ziyi Guan // Kanoe (Ashley) Irvine // Andrea Kohatsu // Jesper Forsberg Landin // Sowon Lee // Carrie Lepper // Dana Lo // Filippa Lundmark // Juan Martinez //... Continue reading
Hanisha Amin // Catherine Broughton // JingFang Chen // Yu-Hsuan (Jamie) Chen // Carly Churchill // Hannah Coward // Flora Cruells Benzal // Sabrena Deal // Sarah Fiske // Lesley Gaesser // Sunt Hongsongtham // Fei-Ting (Vivi) Hsu // Natasha Katz // Hilary Khteian // Aaron-Harper Lee // Chin I... Continue reading
Congratulations to the Class of 2015 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 2014, Spring 2014, Winter 2013, Spring 2013, Winter... Continue reading
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We've affectionately begun to refer to the MicroEichler as the "Poolhouse" partly because it sounds impossibly posh and partially because, well, it's adjacent to the pool. In the end, it will be an all-purpose room and part-time office (and part... Continue reading
Posted May 17, 2015 at RedneckModern
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The Poolhouse (MicroEichler) is coming to completion... the pesky final 10% of things are taking the longest. The last bit was the built-in floating desk... and now it's done. This weekend, we'll stock it (the sofa arrived this week) and... Continue reading
Posted May 15, 2015 at RedneckModern
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Thanks for purchasing a CSSU… as described, each unit is hand-made and custom designed. We’re not IKEA yet, but do hope to make assembly as simple as possible. Reading the below and reviewing applicable pictures will certainly help. Some tools you’ll need (or find handy): • Cordless screwdriver or drill... Continue reading
Posted May 13, 2015 at norcalmod
Hi Scott: I visited the house yesterday and was going to write a post about it, but as they say: "if you can't say anything nice...". From an unwelcoming agent to a bedazzled fireplace there's not a lot to like, imho (and from the opinion of craftsmanship). This model has no atrium, but instead an adult wing (opposite the kid's wing) -- it's kind of a neat model, but it's easy to wish for an atrium. I could go point by point of how the owners and agents should have done better if they had hopes to compete with 4095 Phoenix on price (it's obvious they're trying to ride the wave), but I'll refrain. It's also obvious that it's in my best interest to see the house sell for as much as possible, but it's disconcerting when the house is /worse/ than before and attempting a $200K profit (or $300 pre-flip). Opportunism and poor craftsmanship are hard things to reward, imho.
Toggle Commented May 11, 2015 on Eichler for sale: 3707 Merridan Dr. at RedneckModern
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Melissa contacted us looking for a specific size — roughly 6 feet X 6 feet (one of our largest yet!)... and fairly narrow at 11.5in deep. A few volleys back and forth and these are ready to pack up and ship off. Continue reading
Posted May 10, 2015 at norcalmod
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Our friend Blaine is moving... this makes us sad. However, his spectacularly restored house is now for sale. You might remember the house from way back. Blaine easily wins the award for bringing back the most in-need house to an... Continue reading
Posted May 1, 2015 at RedneckModern
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It's that time... the every-other-year yard sale at RNM-HQ — which is part of a larger neighborhood sale. Come. Buy. Our. Stuff... Saturday, May 2nd 8AM 4154 Phoenix St., Concord CA 94521 Continue reading
Posted Apr 27, 2015 at RedneckModern
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Rachel needed album storage and she liked Monika's blue/white color palette... a few emails later, she has a new piece of furniture. Continue reading
Posted Apr 24, 2015 at norcalmod
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I take pride in the work I do... and it's disappointing when someone in the trades charges full price and doesn't do the same. A few weeks ago, a fencing project wrapped at my friend and neighbor's house. Most of... Continue reading
Posted Apr 20, 2015 at RedneckModern
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(or: Deck the Poolhouse... falalalala) The deck/approach to the poolhouse is finished* (*all but the fascia) and it's looking/working pretty well. Since the deck was low, the structure is made from doubled-up 2X4s instead of 2X6s, but it's structurally solid... Continue reading
Posted Apr 18, 2015 at RedneckModern
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This weekend found us finishing the tearout of one deck and the beginning of the other... We'll replace the top-decking around the pool with either stone or wood, but in the meantime, I got a head start on the deck... Continue reading
Posted Apr 12, 2015 at RedneckModern
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We recently tore out a hardwood mahogany deck (cumaru) that used Ipe-Clips as the fasteners... the hidden part was nice, but the installation was painful — cutting slots for each of the clips, aligning it all, etc. ... it was... Continue reading
Posted Apr 12, 2015 at RedneckModern
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John liked Kristen and Doug's CSSU that he wanted one for himself... Continue reading
Posted Apr 8, 2015 at norcalmod
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With a 2 year old and, well, life... being an Etsy seller has taken backseat for a while and we've amassed quite a collection of vintage goodies. ModApple, will be liquidated (as best as able) this Sunday... Casie and her... Continue reading
Posted Apr 3, 2015 at RedneckModern
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You know you might be a bit of a wood-nerd when you begin buying wood not because you need it, but because it’s beautiful and you /have/ to have it. This was the case with the natural-birch panel I used to make this spec LP-1 album storage unit. You typically... Continue reading
Posted Apr 2, 2015 at norcalmod
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Kristen and Doug needed vinyl storage... She contacted me to build a 3-bay wide LP-2 (bench) and chose walnut/white panels. Continue reading
Posted Mar 31, 2015 at norcalmod
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Over the past few months, California legislation has caused an uptick in low-level street crime — we’ve definitely noticed the results citizen-side: more petty thefts, break-ins and overall mischief. Given that our Eichler-built homes have no windows to the street,... Continue reading
Posted Mar 31, 2015 at RedneckModern
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Julie saw our LP-1 and LP-2, but she and her husband, Eric, seem to have more than 46in of vinyl and needed something larger... We reduced the depth of the standard CSSU and made a few other tweaks and here we have it... a LP-3, I s'pose. Continue reading
Posted Mar 29, 2015 at norcalmod
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Sometimes after a few orders, I have some spare parts and pieces left over. With them, I've started making a few spec pieces that will be selling at Bay Home. The founder of Bay Home has a long history in the MCM furniture business. In fact, we first met him... Continue reading
Posted Mar 28, 2015 at norcalmod
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It was exciting to get the email from Dwell magazine about a pictorial of the house... and even more exciting to have a former student say "Hey, I saw your house!" (and send the pictures from the iPad version) before... Continue reading
Posted Mar 26, 2015 at RedneckModern