Knoed Creative has a new home away from home. Located on Ravenswood, our new studio is full of character and O P E N space. Something we have desperately craved. We had a few big DIY projects to complete before it was ready… like a 10-foot work table, 16-foot shelving unit and lighting. [Check out the before and in-progress shots at the bottom.] We spent too many hours at Home Depot, IKEA and Consumers Plumbing Supply… ordering, returning and reordering. It kept us busy and sweaty, but it was worth it! We’re so happy with how it turned out and feel so inspired in this new space. Notice the 2 empty desks? We hope to fill those… someday.
The photo above is our cozy little rooftop deck. Can’t wait to use it when it’s warm out again. Pictured below are the promised before and in-progress shots. The first one is our first look at the space. You can see me in the bottom right thinking about all the potential it has.
This one was taken after they tore down the wooden loft structure from the last crew.
We had them take up the linoleum flooring in the meeting room to bring the cement look back.
New lighting and a fresh coat of paint on the floor! The first thing we moved into our office was a dog bed.
Picking out the least warped planks for our work table at Home Depot.
Staining all the wood for our shelves and table.
This is about 1/4 the amount of the pipe we used.
Putting together and spray painting the pipes.
It wasn’t as easy as we thought.
8′ tall x 16′ wide pipe & wood shelving unit
4.5′ x 10′ pipe & wood work table
For the longest time, my supplies for making jewelry have been unorganized and all over the place. Everything would end up in piles on my desk and I’d have to push it out of the way to make room for my laptop. For a while, I had my eye on this cubby hole organizer, but did not want to pay that price. Plus, I didn’t like that you can only fit so much into a 5×5″ square and I really wanted some sort of pole involved to hang finished jewelry from. A few weeks ago, Kyle and I browsed through Roost on a whim and I that’s where I saw this. An old wooden toolbox! And the price? $69. It was perfect. I brought it home, turned it sideways and screwed it into the wall (using heavy duty anchors, of course). The dividers in the toolbox work perfect as shelves and the handle acts as a pole to hang my jewelry from. At some point I’ll change out the original handle (pole) for a skinnier dowel rod so I can fit the spools of chain on it, allowing more shelf room for materials. But this works great for now.
Located in LA, District Millworks is a custom design and production shop specializing in custom furniture, cabinetry and retail store carpentry installations. They use reclaimed wood sources along with FSC wood and materials, with a goal of being 100% eco friendly and creating sustainable products.
It’s so hard to believe Fall is right around the corner. As hard as it is to let Summer fade, the kid in me gets excited about pumpkin porters, apple picking, hot cider, pumpkin pies and apple cider doughnuts. Basically any food with pumpkin or apples in it.
This year, we had a head start on our excitement for the season. We had the honor of working with Jayson Home on their Fall 2011 catalog. After seeing the goods in person and staring at them on screen for days, we’re slightly obsessed. The quality and colors in their furnishings are incredible—like the peacock blue and green velvet armchairs. I’m also in love with their claw foot candlesticks and bottle opener.
Who took these amazing photos you ask? Andy Barnes. Incredible, isn’t he? We stopped by during one of the photo shoots at the Three Arts Club to lend a helping hand. For the shoot, Jayson Home hired a handler to bring in live reptiles and amphibians along with taxidermied animals. It was really interesting to watch the snakes interact with the products. They just did their thing and the moment was captured. Here are some behind-the-scene shots from that day.
Click here to see the entire catalog.