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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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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 yesterday 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 yesterday 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 3 days ago 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 4 days ago 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 6 days ago at RedneckModern
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We recently purchased a set of LG laundry machines from Pacific Sales... our Bosch Nexxt units finally needed so much repair that new ones were in the cards. In short order, Matt at Pacific Sales got us great deals on... Continue reading
Posted 7 days ago at RedneckModern
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Tyler wanted something very custom for his audio gear... to fit things just right (height of bays, width, depth, etc.). We designed this to fit his receiver and amp with room for a turntable on top... Now to disassemble this and get it to him! Continue reading
Posted Mar 24, 2015 at norcalmod
There are bad friends. The internet is one of them. The internet is the guy who leaves you stranded at the airport when they promised to pick you up. The internet is houseguest who eats the food you were saving for that special dinner with your date. The internet is... Continue reading
Posted Mar 14, 2015 at Welcome to Room557
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Morgan contacted us looking for a custom storage unit. We designed something that would help with storage in a tight Bay-Area living space. We gave it a slight twist, too, by coloring the inside panels orange for an unexpected pop of color. Continue reading
Posted Mar 8, 2015 at norcalmod
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Monika contacted us from Chicago to draft up a set of shelves for her husband — who likes blue (and we went with a white/gray/blue color scheme). The overall bay width is a bit wider than normal to fill a specific space in his office. Now, to disassemble them, give... Continue reading
Posted Feb 20, 2015 at norcalmod
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John ordered a CSSU with sliding doors a few months ago. He liked it so much, he ordered another... This time, a bit smaller. He also needed both a back and a side panel in the same bay. Due to the construction, we have to mount one of the two... Continue reading
Posted Feb 13, 2015 at norcalmod
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Tom and his family live in an Edwardian flat in San Francisco. As older homes go, closet space is at a premium. Tom wanted something that would help in that regard. "My underwear will be sooo happy!" — Tom We designed a custom 2X2 with an extra shelf. Also, because... Continue reading
Posted Jan 31, 2015 at norcalmod
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PROCESS We'll start at the present and work our way back through a few of the steps along the way in building the prototype MicroEichler. • DETAILS Below are a few shots of the details of the MicroEichler prior to the installation of the front door. Working with the front-side... Continue reading
Posted Jan 3, 2015 at MicroEichler
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It's depressing to post something that didn't work out, but it happens and hopefully someone out there might have some insight. As you might have seen on the blog, we built a pool and a deck. The pool is working... Continue reading
Posted Dec 30, 2014 at RedneckModern
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HISTORY The MicroEichler idea began as many things do — out of necessity and legacy. Like many Eichler owners, the backyard of our 60 year old home came with its own "personality"... a few full-grown trees that would be a crime to tear out, some 70s-era concrete, way too many... Continue reading
Posted Dec 19, 2014 at MicroEichler
Luisa Betancourt // Mikey Chang // Grace Cho // Abby Hsieh // Cinthia James // Hyein Kim // Fernando Loverri // Justin McNiff // Nicholas Navarro // Biwei (Tina) Niu // Raymundo Osio // John Parise // Enya Natalia Ramos // Kristin Raymaker // Chelsea Reed // John Rodriguez //... Continue reading
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Congratulations to the Class of 2014 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 Spring 2014, Winter 2013, Spring 2013, Winter 2012, and... Continue reading
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(... and keeping boxes of old stuff.) In my identity-design courses, one of the assignments is to deliver 300+ sketches in the first week (after a few weeks of strategy and research). The students usually always protest. However, if you don't believe me that sketching is important, listen to Aaron...... Continue reading
Posted Dec 12, 2014 at Welcome to Room557
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You know our sister-site, right? The one that details the stuff we make versus the things we fix, right? We've been busy... In addition to the Integrated CSSU (with built-in speakers), we're seeing a lot of possibilities in the realm... Continue reading
Posted Dec 4, 2014 at RedneckModern
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In addition to the Integrated CSSU (with built-in speakers), we're seeing a lot of possibilities in the realm of AV and media storage solutions — the latest is the CSSU-LP series — the LP1 and LP2... a shelving unit system designed specifically around the storage of 12in vinyl records. The... Continue reading
Posted Dec 2, 2014 at norcalmod
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Although the air cleaner has been working well, I've been doing more and more work in the workshop lately and I've been needing ventilation in addition to air filtering. Of course I can open the garage doors, but that's not... Continue reading
Posted Nov 24, 2014 at RedneckModern
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Welcome to MicroEichler.com. What started as an unused spot in the back yard turned into an idea to create multi-functional spaces that mesh perfectly with the Eichler aesthetic by using the same materials and construction techniques as the original homes, but ones that – clocking in at under 120square feet... Continue reading
Posted Nov 19, 2014 at MicroEichler
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We've been busy this summer... we built a MicroEichler. We had an opportunity to add some usable space to the yard when we removed a concrete pad that had been heaved by an adjacent tree. We had been looking at... Continue reading
Posted Nov 19, 2014 at RedneckModern
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It's great to have return customers in the custom furniture world — it's a bit of validation that you're doing something right. Even better is when the customer is remote and trusts your process from afar. David's shelves were one of our first orders and the first to be packed... Continue reading
Posted Nov 17, 2014 at norcalmod