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Customer Creation: Fun Design on Traditional Home December 02, 2015 12:00

We are loving the customer's idea of installing the Doorlenz on a door that has a panel. We wouldn't have thought of that.

We see a lot of Doorlenz installations on modern homes, but we were very pleasantly surprised at how great it looks on this, more traditional, home.

Another great design idea! We are always impressed by what our customers come up with.


"Taking Imagination Seriously" | Janet Echelman November 18, 2015 12:00

There are so many sources of inspiration out there, so many people whose work is the personification of creativity. Below, Janet Echelman gives a Ted Talk on her work, and the success she's had from giving credit to her own imagination.

(The talk is just over 9 minutes long. Go ahead, take a break; it's worth it.)

What's great about this, is the repeated scenario of her saying that "_________ didn't exist...so we had to create it..."

This is an attitude that Craft-Modern fully supports and celebrates. It is something that we strive to do with our own pieces, and it's also something that we encourage from others.

What can we create today?


Customer Creation: Airstream November 04, 2015 12:00

We like to make a habit of showing off some of the awesome ideas and applications that our customers come up with. [Check out our Doorlenz Gallery for more awesome designs!]

Today we are featuring a fabulous retro Airstream. You'll notice that our customers had the genius idea of installing a blue Doorlenz in the ceiling. A great way to bring a bit more light and color into the space!

   

Above, we see the blue light from the Doorlenz coming in on the floor. Very cool.

Have a Doorlenz? We would love to feature your design! Take some photos and send them over to us at craftmodernsf@gmail.com


Video: DIY Doorlenz Installation October 28, 2015 12:00

We often refer to the Doorlenz as a DIY project, yet we still find that many people are surprised to discover that they really can do it themselves.

Today's post is a bit of a throwback...

Here's a video that Steve, owner of Craft-Modern and inventor of the Doorlenz, made back in 2012 to show just how easy it is to install a Doorlenz into an existing door.

Done! And in under 3 minutes!