We were excited to learn that the Umpqua Bank South Lake Union store won an A'Design Award. Kudos to McCall Design Group and the rest of the project team.
Without a moment to spare. We woke up extra early this morning to catch the sunrise at the end of the line. 7 stations, 17 waiting areas, 58 panels are finally complete. Glad to be back home. We are looking forward to the opening of the line sometime in October.
The picture says it all...
For the last nine hours this absolutely amazing natural beauty has been keeping us company on the platform. He is a real work of art.
Well, this is by far one of our more challenging and exhausting installations. But at the end of each day we are energized by the results. I am so looking forward to seeing it completed. I couldn't ask for two more talented and entertaining cohorts in the Tebeau brothers. They have kept me in stitches in spite of the heat, thunder, lightening and 12 hour work days.
Our first two days installing art panels on the RTD G Line have presented a myriad of challenges and problem-solving opportunities. The most exciting delay occurred when an afternoon thunderhead developed over our heads. While fantastic displays of lightening and thunder played out all around us, we had to pack up our gear quickly and call it a day. The subsequent rain shower was a welcome reprieve from the 90-degree temperatures that have been a constant since we arrived. By the end of the second day, we had finished our first two stations.
Terry and Scott are very busy this week assembling and packaging our panels for shipping to Denver. We arrive on site along the RTD G Line to begin installation next Monday, August 15th.
We were awarded a Gold Award in the service category, by the A.R.E. | POPAI The New Association. Congratulations to everyone on the team: McCall Design Group, David Bertman Design, Forge Graphic Works, R & H Construction, Security Signs, and Uncommon Cabinetry.
We are hard at work today creating our newest installation for the Palladian Hotel in Seattle. Looking forward to installing the completed piece next week.
Exciting news today. We just heard that Umpqua Bank's Fox Tower store. Which we designed last year, was a top nominee in this year's Design Retail Magazine's Portfolio Awards. Kudos to everyone on the team.
This December, as part of a small team led by photographer Joni Kabana, I will travel to Uganda to bring the art of goat milk soap making to the small village of Soroti. Women who are survivors of fistula, many who have been shunned by their villages, must now learn small business skills in order to make a living and support themselves. If you would like to learn more or make a contribution to our effort - See more at:
After what feels like months of fits and starts, concepts for our RTD Denver Light Rail project are beginning to take form.
This week was all about making. Spent five days in an intensive class learning the intricacies of mold making for glass kilncasting. Joanna Manousis was an expert teacher and a brilliant artist. It felt good to get out of the conceptual world and focus on craft.
Installing the Fox Tower narrative took the better part of a full week. There were many hands that came in during the week to help out (you know who you are). Thank you. There is something gratifying about being allowed to draw on the walls.
Well, I am a little late getting this announced but after a year of concepting, design and a feverish month of installation the Fox Tower store finally opened on Monday. We are very happy with the results. Professional pics to follow.
If a picture is worth a thousand words than what's an actual sample worth? Thank you, Juno for pulling together these glass and gold leaf laminated concept samples so quickly as part of our Denver RTD presentation.
After many fits and starts. The South Lake Union narrative is complete. Still finalizing the rest of the space for a Monday morning opening. Stay tuned for more pics from the space,
We have been patiently waiting for two days to install our narrative. Construction delays with the adjacent ceiling have thwarted our efforts. However, it looks like our wait is almost over.
While "the master" freehands bridges and steamplants. I am employing a straight edge to draw in the typography.
Well, construction schedules twarted our narrative install plans. So instead, I get to assist the wonderful and talented, Chris Sanderson on the store mural.