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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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Wondering what it's like to live in Concord? Check out Dave Weinstein's article about Concord Eichlers in the latest CAModern. Continue reading
Posted Oct 3, 2014 at RedneckModern
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4094 Wilson Lane is for sale. I have to say: it's one of the tidiest homes I've ever been in. Rather than list out all of the things that are pretty obvious from the photos* (and list good/bad features), simply... Continue reading
Posted Sep 26, 2014 at RedneckModern
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Design is a social profession // In the end, you're trying to deliver a message to an audience with a hopeful intention (buy, vote, exit here, etc)… and to do that you'll need to become comfortable communicating with people in real life. As you go through your day, make the... Continue reading
Posted Sep 4, 2014 at Welcome to Room557
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Today, Richard Bentley from Bentley Electric stopped by to install a new subpanel and hook up all of the electrical what-not in the pump-closet. I joked that I have more shots of people's backsides working in this room than most... Continue reading
Posted Aug 25, 2014 at RedneckModern
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I have a distinct point-of-view on the value that a real estate agent can bring to the table — they are either your biggest asset and ally... or your weakest link. And given that your home is your biggest investment,... Continue reading
Posted Aug 21, 2014 at RedneckModern
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Jon and Carlos stopped by today to bust up some concrete... we've big plans (note the title of this post), so stay tuned. Given that much of the yard is already finished, it was very important that they work around... Continue reading
Posted Aug 16, 2014 at RedneckModern
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Last week, we hosted a photoshoot at the house for Sony. It's always amazing to see the space you live in transform into a photo set with new props, very manicured models and lots and lots of gear. In situations... Continue reading
Posted Aug 16, 2014 at RedneckModern
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We experiment with layout every now and again and for the new year we'll be making the content column wider which will make the main photos larger and more clear when initially viewing the site. You can still click on... Continue reading
Posted Jul 28, 2014 at RedneckModern
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While out of our immediate neighborhood, our friend Thomas Westfall sent us his newest listing. We met Thomas serendipitously through one of his own listings... I was so impressed with the photography, marketing and website, I reached out to him.... Continue reading
Posted Jul 24, 2014 at RedneckModern
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Madeline contacted me about some shallow, but large shelves... and I had no idea how big they'd be until I actually assembled them. It's amazing how scale can seem very different in a drawing vs. in the workshop. I photographed them with my shop chair for a better sense of... Continue reading
Posted Jul 12, 2014 at norcalmod
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We've been seeing a lot of houses come up for sale in the past few months and the latest is at 4006 Santa Fe Court which is the same model as 4002 Santa Fe Court which sold just a few... Continue reading
Posted Jul 11, 2014 at RedneckModern
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Update: FedEx came through with damage coverage... Thanks, FedEx. Case closed. More than half of the pieces we make here at NorCalMod are for non-local folks and all have been shipped. My shipper of choice has been FedEx. For a number of reasons, including the ease of their shipping and... Continue reading
Posted Jun 23, 2014 at norcalmod
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When assembling the CSSU and the installation will be a pernament one, a small bit of adhesive caulk — either clear acrylic (easy water clean up) or silicone (careful alcohol cleanup) can help to secure the feet to the legs. Also a small bit inside each screw hole — both... Continue reading
Posted Jun 23, 2014 at norcalmod
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4112 Phoenix Street is now for sale. It's a 4BR carport model which clocks in at about 1650sf with a one-car garage. It's on the market starting at $500K, but given the recent comps, it's anticipated to go a bit... Continue reading
Posted Jun 20, 2014 at RedneckModern
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Our friends Karen and Tony got married and we gave them a CSSU as a wedding gift... better than champagne flutes, I s'pose, right? Karen preferred the white/walnut combination with a more shallow stance for small books. Continue reading
Posted Jun 15, 2014 at norcalmod
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Kapo was looking for a very long, low entertainment console — 12 feet long. Unfortunately, we can only make (and ship) up to about 8 feet, so we worked out a design of three separate symmetrical units at about 4ft each in length. Each unit has reversible (color/walnut) sliding doors... Continue reading
Posted Jun 1, 2014 at norcalmod
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This week, we made a good bit of progress on the deck: aboug 2/3s of the surface and the planting areas. If it was a traditional install, we'd have been done a while ago, but it's a very time-intensive install... Continue reading
Posted May 27, 2014 at RedneckModern
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Blaine has been doing some incredible things to his house. This morning, he and a friend were re-facing his roll-up garage door — and by 10AM they were already at this point and finished by the afternoon. Granted, lots of... Continue reading
Posted May 25, 2014 at RedneckModern
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This weekend, we made a pretty big push on the deck. Yes, this is a pretty length project, but it's also one taking quite a bit of precision and with a few other projects on the list, it's taken a... Continue reading
Posted May 18, 2014 at RedneckModern
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The deck project is (slowly) progressing -- winter and new parenthood have put the projects on hold a bit, but with the warm weather comes the beginning of the latest round of projects. We planned a planting box surrounding the... Continue reading
Posted Apr 18, 2014 at RedneckModern
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Hermann contacted me for something very specific — a shelf/stand for a printer and ancillary supplies. Over a few emails, this is what we came up with. ... Then we stepped back, took another look and made some changes. That's the great thing about custom builds. Initially, Hermann really wanted... Continue reading
Posted Apr 7, 2014 at norcalmod
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The rain has stopped just long enough for me to photograph Bob's new shelves -- a 3X2 (one row higher than a typical 2X2). Bob also wanted to go for a custom color combination — a tangerine orange and gray combo that turned out really well. Now they're packed up... Continue reading
Posted Apr 4, 2014 at norcalmod
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Each semester, we have a town hall meeting... the kind where everyone gets together and chats and someone takes notes. I make posters for them. Sometimes it's fun to look back on the old ones... even the ones we didn't end up using. Continue reading
Posted Mar 26, 2014 at Welcome to Room557
Hi Lee: Thanks for the kind words. The panels are pre-veneered and I can get them (I think) in walnut, teak and maple. However, to put different veneers on existing MDF would be more expensive (the pre-veneered panels are more than 1/2 the price than the veneer if I were to buy it separately... odd, but true)... but yes, possible provided material and time costs are figured into it. What wood were you considering?
Toggle Commented Mar 11, 2014 on Ozzie's New Shelves at norcalmod
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Ozzie contacted me for a plan to build a long, low entertainment center. He's also the first to bite at the new sliding door design. It turned out well... With this build, we switched up the materials a bit and used MDF-core walnut veneered panels which are less prone to... Continue reading
Posted Mar 9, 2014 at norcalmod