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Mosaic time for me

03.01.2011 · Posted in From the Trenches

So finally, on Saturday, after threatening to do it forever, I finally took my first baby steps in the art of mosaic – in the form of a pet portraiture class with the lovely and extremely talented Delaine Hackney: First of all, what better place for a class than in the “boneyard” at San Jose’s ...

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A warm kitchen – inspired by water

01.28.2011 · Posted in From the Trenches, Kitchens

Wanna see my snaps of a completed kitchen project? I thought of this as the “watercolor” kitchen all through the design process: The island counter is Vetrazzo, a gorgeous earth-friendly material (more about Vetrazzo recycled counters in this earlier post), complimented by the honed absolute black granite around the perimeter of the kitchen. The backsplash ...

Choosing cabinet pulls – should it be the first thing you do?

01.06.2011 · Posted in From the Trenches, Kitchens

I’ve been working with a graphic designer on a “proper” logo for Kitchen Clarity – you can see the current iteration just over there (points to side bar, house right).  It makes me wonder, if I’d known what an aggravating collection of characters my company name contained, would I have picked a different name? Wouldn’t ...

CAD software for kitchens

01.17.2010 · Posted in From the Trenches

Susan Serra, at the Kitchen Designer, shared a post about kitchen design software this weekend. She didn’t say which industry approved package she has used up until now, but I think I can guess. I was happy to read that Susan really likes AutoKitchen, I’ve used it quite a lot and I’d love to see ...