Friday, December 31, 2010

Curved Door Allure

You might remember the curved Walnut doors from our Hudson St project in 2009... They were completed by subcontractor Thomas Duffy of Laser-crafts, a company specialized in curved doors.


We have worked with them many times before and will continue to utilize their unique artistry in future projects when necessary.















He just forwarded these pictures from a recent residential project in New Jersey featuring his stunning, custom curved doors.


We are proud of the high level of both skill and precision of the people we work with, and believe this is a great example of his amazing capabilities. Check them out.
















Tuesday, December 28, 2010

Millwork Update

I stopped by the shop to check on a couple pieces in progress and of course say hello to their friendly shop mascot Pablo.

This is one our guys cutting some blocking


















Here is the custom made modular dresser and shelving unit for the teenage boy's room at our Tribeca project, ready and waiting to go to the job site.


















And here it is installed. There is a coordinating unit which will go behind the bed for added storage that also acts as a unique headboard piece.





















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And the love affair continues with my cabinet maker's pitbull




















We're planning to elope when we find the time :)

Thursday, December 23, 2010

Happy Holidays!

It's been a very busy year here at Artistic License and we've been hard at work! Wishing everyone a safe and happy holiday season!












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What a novel idea...who would have thought cinder blocks could look this good.

Monday, December 20, 2010

More Bathroom Progress

It's starting to look like a bathroom at our Tribeca project. We built up from the vanity with storage on both sides and room for a mirror which will be installed in between. The counter-tops are in and along with some vessel sinks (however, we have decided to look for deeper sinks since these seemed too shallow), so stay tuned for final updates!














This is a close up of the stone used for the counter-top of the vanity.
























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Wednesday, December 1, 2010

Table Matters

Tribeca is moving along as we measure and plan for the placement of the dining table. We chose to align it with the window, making sure everyone has plenty of space to sit around it comfortably. Don't worry the real table will look much better!

This is also helpful in figuring out the placement of the chandelier which we featured last month.


















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Have a look at this video of our guys dumping some construction debris at a dump site in Brooklyn, that you might not even know is there.




Our guys dump so much stuff here they know the crane operator, hence the crane coming towards us in the beginning of the video! You might be wondering what's with all the lifting and dropping of debris? This is actually part of the process which not only breaks up the junk but also separates its on its own, mostly according to material weight, these are then categorized into different piles.

Monday, November 22, 2010

Lighting the Way

At our Tribeca project, new recessed fixtures will light the hallway to the master bedroom.

Note the two holes, formally sconces lights which we opted to remove in favor of the new lights.




















These two holes were the locations of the sconces previously there which we opted to remove in favor of the new lights.
















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The abstract, free forms combine with the color to make this interesting picture. Artist: Charley Harper


Friday, November 19, 2010

Out with the Old

This bathroom at our Tribeca project is getting prepped for its update.























Here's one of our guys getting the tile prepared and ready to be removed.
























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Wednesday, November 17, 2010

An Unexpected Find

A simple design decision to switch out the medicine cabinet in favor of a larger one ended with good news at our Tribeca project.



In the midst of the big electrical upgrade, when we removed the original cabinet we unexpectedly ran into an old electrical conduit! This was perfect for running new service wires up from the basement - saving the client thousands and saving us days of work.
































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Monday, November 15, 2010

New Cabinetry!

The master bathroom cabinets arrived and were installed by our guys. Next step insulating between the cabinet and the heater behind it.













Here is a close up. The detailed wood work and clean lines make this a really beautiful cabinet.
























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I'd say this is pretty unique.

Friday, November 12, 2010

New Heating Elements

We removed the ugly, old mounted radiators in the master bedroom and instead are installing a sleek vertically mounted radiator in the corner of the room. This frees up space and allows for a much more aesthetically pleasing heat source.

















Under this window was the previous location of the radiators.























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This is a piece by innovative artist Rebecca Ward. She uses tape and vinyl adhesives to create unique 3D art. A very cool concept.








Check out her site http://www.rebeccasward.com/index.html

Wednesday, November 10, 2010

Hiding the Wires

At our ongoing Tribeca project we have planned for in floor outlets to be installed underneath the couples desk in the office.



















After measuring and marking, a small square hole can be seen in the floor, cut and waiting for outlets. Look ma, no wires!














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A city in the sky... hmmm.

Wednesday, November 3, 2010

Busy, busy

Hi everyone,
While we are hard at work on the Tibeca project I thought I would keep you entertained. Updates on Tribeca coming soon - stay tuned!


Oh Madonna...Oh Photoshop.


Saturday, October 30, 2010

Tribeca Project

This is the template and bending process for a set of large doors at the residence in Tribeca.
































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While visiting Washington DC's Dupont Circle I ran into this stunning handmade teak pedestal sink and matching bath.



Thursday, October 28, 2010

Finished products

Here are the finished desks! Featuring integrated drawer and waterfall legs.






















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A sexy Euro Trash 750 OMG.

Tuesday, October 26, 2010

From Floors to Desks

Our clients at the Tribeca project had an affinity for their existing wood floors but in the end we decided that aesthetically replacing the floors throughout was necessary. So Artistic License's crew surgically removed the original flooring and had it send out to our mill shop to be reassembled and made into desks.















The process involved removing all of the old cleat nails and gluing sections of the floor together then running them through a planer.




















Here we can see the boards being pressed together before planing.






















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These are renderings of a chandelier and sconce which will be features in a teenage boys room at our ongoing Tribeca project. They are made from natural steel and utilize Edison style tube bulbs. Rendering by Brekke Guerringue


Sunday, October 24, 2010

Pine Box Rock Shop is open!

The Pine Box Rock Shop opened for business Oct 8th with friends and patrons filling the finished bar. Artistic License celebrated the completion of the project with them on Friday the 15th, here are a few shots from the night.






































































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Here is a peek at a prototype for a sconce at the Tribeca Project which will be featured in the future.