The Shimmering Wall of Brass

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

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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.

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Photo Courtesy of Mariko Reed.

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Photo Courtesy of Mariko Reed.

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

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.

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

Door Knob and Design Destinations: Hudson, NY

Hudson, NY, situated 2 hours North of New York City on the East side of the Hudson river, has become a destination for Designers seeking out one-of-a-kind show pieces.  Considered “one of the richest dictionaries of architectural history in New York state”, Hudson has truly become a mecca in the Northeast United States for gawking at historic architecture…not to mention a tremendous resource for antiques.  The gorgeous row houses and Victorian homes dazzle daily visitors, and tempt city-dwellers to make the move North.

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Thankfully, much of Hudson’s Architectural detail is intact, including much in the way of vintage door hardware.  The warmth and beauty of this well-worn patina is undeniable.  Go for a shopping trip (Hudson Supermarket…fantastic antiques), enjoy fine food and drink (The Crimson Sparrow…yum!), and soak in the design detail of this Hudson Valley Renaissance town!

Door Hardware on Pinterest

The red-hot  image board website, Pinterest.com, has an obvious draw – Designers now have a convenient means of creating Inspiration Boards, and a visual tool to catalog their online finds.

We have been amazed at the sheer volume of images pinned relating to door hardware. Using keyword searches for door knob, patina, and even knocker brings up a wealth of fun images to peruse.  We have been delighted to see so many SA Baxter Door knobs and other products pinned and re-pinned.

We have added ‘PinIt’ buttons to our website to allow for easy collection of product images.   We can’t wait to see what Pinterest will do next.  Private Pin Boards and drag and drop functionality would be such a hoot!  We’re eagerly standing by…

Installed Project: Central Park West

Here is a project that was just finished.  The client used LV-3047 against zebra wood through out the apartment.