Customer Creation: Fun Design on Traditional Home December 2, 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.

Customer Creation: Airstream November 4, 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

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!

Color Feature- Amber October 21, 2015 12:00

Craft-Modern on Pinterest October 14, 2015 12:00

Have you found us on Pinterest yet?

Craft-Modern on Pinterest

We think Pinterest is pretty cool, and we use it to curate a collection of images that inspire us in the design process and also in our own spaces.

Visit our page to find...

  • boards centered on our own projects and others we've participated in
  • color features with ideas on how to incorporate color into every last corner of the room
  • creative ways to tie the Doorlenz and Gira Table into your own space  
  • various DIY projects
  • some of Craft-Modern's favorite sources of inspiration 



Why Modular? October 7, 2015 12:00

Our modular approach allows for a product to change, based on updates to décor, season, or mood.

The lenses of the Doorlenz are incredibly easy to switch out. This enables you to choose the exact color that fits your current aesthetic, while maintaining the freedom to update your door, for a new or different effect, at any time. 

Similarly, the modular design of the Gira Table allows you to change the height, color, or leg design to match other changes you may make in your décor. Each design option adds a uniqueness to the room and will compliment different styles of furniture in different ways.


One could actually take a contemporary room and turn it into an industrial setting by changing out the color or design of the Gira Table components.

You can even change it “just because!”

Why Aluminum? September 23, 2015 12:00

There are lots of reasons why we’ve chosen aluminum as a primary material for our products.

Craft-Modern is the creative result of founder Steve Fulton’s background in manufacturing. Aluminum is a material that he, personally, is very familiar with and uses often.

It has also been used quite a bit in furniture, however, usually it is low-cost, outdoor furniture with very little pleasing aesthetic. We appreciate and enjoy aluminum, and it's our belief that, when it comes to quality, artistic interiors, aluminum is a greatly underused material.


We like aluminum because…

  • It can be machined, using many different methods, to create interesting shapes
  • It can be finished in a variety of ways for compelling effects
  • It looks great when anodized; anodizing gives a bright glow to the finish
  • It is durable and stands up to weather when used outdoors
  • It’s a green material, and is easily and readily recyclable


Color Feature- Smoke August 5, 2015 12:00

Rebuilding Together's Dreams Happen July 29, 2015 12:00

A while back, we received an inquiry from Square Three Design Studios about participating in a charity fundraiser for Rebuilding Together Peninsula. Dreams Happen is an event that the organization holds every two years, and it is FUN.

 Architects and builders are paired to design and construct very interesting, extravagant playhouses, in order to be auctioned off at the Dreams Happen Gala (which happened in June). There were lots of awesome playhouses this year, and we at Craft-Modern feel very humbled to have been given the opportunity to be a part of one of the special designs.


Rebuilding Together Peninsula is committed to their mission to “build volunteer partnerships to rehabilitate homes and community facilities for low-income homeowners and neighbors, such as seniors, people with disabilities, and families, so that they can live independently in warmth and safety.” This is a mission we are honored to support. 

And here is a fun video featuring "GALACTIC GUARDIAN S3-15." Cool points to anyone who spots a Doorlenz (or eight)!