Browsing Archive: March, 2013

Fancy A Finial?

Posted by Lori Pepe-Lunche on Friday, March 22, 2013, In : DIY (Do It Yourself) Projects 

I certainly can. I needed a new finial for my lamp which had been missing one for what seems like years!

I decided to do something different instead of the same old little finial that no one ever pays attention to. Here's how I did it.

I just went to the local hardware store...the one that carries lamp parts (mine was Berkeley Ace Hardware), and picked up a finial with prongs just waiting for something to grab on to.

Next, I stopped at my local bead store (Baubles and Beads) and chose a rusty...
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Posted by Lori Pepe-Lunche on Tuesday, March 12, 2013, In : Furniture 

My favorite articulated sconce 
I was running around today trying to find some fun things to style a photo shoot that I'm doing Thursday. I didn't have time to go far, but needed lots to choose from, so my destination was 4th Street in Berkeley.

Feeling desperate, I walked in to the new Rejuvenation on 4th street. I've shopped there before, but only on-line for clients that needed period light fixtures (which they specialize in). 

They just recently started opening stores outside of Portland ...
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Designing Music

Posted by Lori Pepe-Lunche on Wednesday, March 6, 2013, In : Architectural Elements 

 Can you guess what this is?

When I first layed eyes on it I thought it was an amazing art installation,

but actually, it is a functional wall treatment that randomizes sound waves.

This one is in the most incredible recording studio I have ever seen, 25th Street Recording in Oakland.

All of the posts and beams are reclaimed fir,

the floor is reclaimed fir that was originally stadium seating back in the midwest,

the brick walls are all original to the building, which used to be an old auto bo...
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