The Shimmering Wall of Brass

Erica Tanov’s Marin County showroom features a shimmering brass wall, constructed of 4000 brass discs!


Photo Courtesy of Mariko Reed.

This wall was conceived with San Francisco architect, Douglas Burnham of Envelope A+D.  We love the subtle difference in tone which each disc displays.  We can only imagine the lovely patina that will evolve over time.


Photo Courtesy of Mariko Reed.


Photo Courtesy of Mariko Reed.

What do you think this most resembles – Sequins?  Scales?  We think this represents absolute radiance!  Bravo!

Sneak Peek…Oversized Center Door Knobs

Center Door knobs, or Centre Door Knobs in the UK, are popular in Europe for placement in the center of an Entry Door.

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SA Baxter Center Door Knob CDK-2024, 4Inch Diameter (101mm) shown in Burnished Brass.

Often decorative, these large knobs are a gracious statement for Row Houses, Townhouses, and Estates.  We are in the midst of generating samples for our London and New York City Showrooms.  These will be available in March, and will be shown in our London Showroom during London Design Week.  We can’t wait to show you!

Carved Beauties…Salvaged Vintage Entry Doors

We love outfitting Entry Doors with our Bespoke Door Knobs and Pulls – from newly manufactured premium makers, such as Scottsdale Art Factory – to restored vintage beauties, which hold so much character.  Here are a few choice examples of reclaimed/salvaged Entry Doors from The Demolition Depot in New York.




This last set is begging for 2 of our soon-to-be-launched oversize center door knobs!

Captivating Bronze…Sculptures of Jesus Curia Perez

We’re not sure what we’re more in love with, the lustrous patina of the bronze, or the fascinating subject matter and use of negative space of Jesus Curia Perez’ pieces.  The work of Mr. Perez is both thought-provoking and simply beautiful to look at.


Jesus Curia Perez Sculpture: “Downstairs”

Mr. Perez’ work is offered by our friends @ 1stdibs Dealer Network, from the Ann Nathan Gallery, Chicago.


Jesus Curia Perez Sculpture: “Downstairs”

From the 1stdibs website: “Working primarily in bronze, Perez removes space from conventionally fleshed out areas of the body; he abnormally lengthens limbs or substitutes geometric forms for clothing or torso. This manipulation of space makes the viewer intensely aware of how one inhabits and interacts with space. This most recent body of work is inspired by mythology.”

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Jesus Curia Perez Sculpture: “Icaro IV”

Feature This…A Nod from House Beautiful to SA Baxter Hardware

We’re thrilled to see more of our new Project-Ready hardware receiving even more media coverage.  Here is a salute from House Beautiful, as part of their March 2013 ‘the BEST’ round-up.  Thank You!


SA Baxter’s Project-Ready Bamboo Inspired Door Hardware, Suite 9507, finished in Solid Antique Brass. Door Lever, Door Knob, Escutcheon Plate, and Privacy Thumbturn shown.  Courtesy of House Beautiful/Hearst Communications, Inc.


Thinking Snow…A Snap from the Foundry

Earlier this week, we took advantage of the newly fallen snow outside our Foundry for a quick photoshoot – and today happens to be an appropriate snowy day for us to now post this.

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SA Baxter DK-3001 Snowflake Door Knob, finished in Antique Bronze.

What better Door Knob to feature than the DK-3001 Snowflake-inspired design.  The combination of the warmth of a bronze patina, the texture of weathered timber, and the cool juxtaposition of frozen white makes for a snazzy photo.  For our friends in the Northeast, enjoy the ‘snow event’ and stay warm!

Amazing Misalignment…Harry Allen’s Hardware Reprise

We LOVE Harry Allen‘s work, especially the stunning collection he created for us at SA Baxter.  As part of our Artisan Series, Harry’s collection 5900 is a modern standout we admire and incessantly show off.  Harry has posted a couple of images over on his blog this week…for which we’re greatly appreciative of the spotlight he has shown upon his creations.

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Harry’s Portfolio is extensive in both Product and Interior arenas…not to mention a history of releasing a number of fascinating sculptural pieces.  Harry is best known for his REALITY series of products produced for AREAWARE.  This playful series of home accessories has been seen the world over in so so many interior glamour shots…in print and on the small screen.  Bravo!


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