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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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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 yesterday 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 Norcalmod.com. While both sites... Continue reading
Posted May 30, 2017 at RedneckModern
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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 // Hsinwen Chang // Yuguo (Crystal) Chen // Binbin Chen // Zhiyu (Chris) Cheng // Minh Do // Anton Gammershmidt // Jennifer Gingras // Shuguang (Suki) Gu // Soumya Kumar // Weifeng (Sent) Kong // Fuhan Li // Qi (Qiana) Li // Ling Li // Yizhuo (Violet) Liu... 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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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 RedneckModern.com — 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
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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
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Australian parents apparently use their children as bait sometimes... Continue reading
Posted Jan 24, 2017 at australiawillkillyou
Two men enter. No one leaves... alive. Seriously. The place is so much like the f*ing Thunderdome, they filmed it there. The entire country is out to get you. Spiders? Big as goddamn dinner plates. Snakes? They shoot laser beams out of their eyes. Kangaroos are hopped up on steroids... Continue reading
Posted Jan 24, 2017 at australiawillkillyou
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Routinely, the pick-up vans get very aggressive. Perhaps this is because they're angry that the neighbors (me) are paying attention and taking notes. Click here to see the video. In this instance, watch how close (1) the van comes to the curb in general, (2) does not slow down and... Continue reading
Posted Jan 20, 2017 at Living Next to Happy Valley ICF
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Fortunately, this has been fixed, but it took a while. The below bags are full of soiled adult diapers. The stench was unbearable. Continue reading
Posted Jan 20, 2017 at Living Next to Happy Valley ICF
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Fortunately, this has been a problem that has been overcome, but for archival purposes, here are photos/notes. After the below note, CPD showed up one morning and talked to the drivers themselves. Continue reading
Posted Jan 20, 2017 at Living Next to Happy Valley ICF
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One of the state (DPH) monitors drives a white Camaro. Generally, she's fairly respectful and we've needed few interactions (this is a good thing). Today, after discussing the honking issue at length with the house manager Nancy, this happened. There was no obstruction in the roadway necessitating the honking. Let's... Continue reading
Posted Jan 20, 2017 at Living Next to Happy Valley ICF
We've lived next to a Happy Valley ICF home for about 10 years. We try to be good neighbors, but they don't always reciprocate. To date: A resident has thrown a brick at our house An employee's husband has threatened me (for asking him not to honk when picking up... Continue reading
Posted Jan 20, 2017 at Living Next to Happy Valley ICF
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This project marks the transition from Redneckmodern to Norcalmod ... it's been a long time coming, but in short: Redneckmodern was always meant to be about our renovation, not yours... However, as things grew, my efforts became yours. Then Norcalmod came along to house the custom furniture that I began... Continue reading
Posted Dec 25, 2016 at norcalmod
Jelita Aldrich // Alejandra Arenas // Jennifer Brue // An (Ray) Dao // Huyen Do // Lacey Gasper // Alejandra Hernandez // Stephanie Iwasaki // Sakiko Koyama // Kristen Laetz // Shelley Lai // Yi Ching (Cecilia) Lai // Miriam Martinez // Maitha Meftah // Ana Paulsen // Jessica Redmond... Continue reading
Yusef Alahmad // Chung Yu (Alex) Chen // Yun-Chih Chung // Robert (Rob) Fullmer // Evelyn Furuta // Li Li // Wuhang (Lynn) Lin // Russell Mary // Huilin Miao // Gabriela (Gaby) Moreno // Yi Fen (Fin) Wang // Yanfat Yeung Continue reading