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Nelson Dining Table: Delivered

Nelson Dining Table: Delivered

Standing strong on its own two legs, this is more proof that crazy is possible at the LdM home studio workshop. With one of the legs being glass, per client direction, yah, you know my own knees were a shaking. Without any hardware, the legs are secured within the tabletop's thickness (1.75") using grooves, splines, holes and dowels. Made of Afromosia (African teak) and glass. No stain either under three coats of Enduro polyurethane. 

Ripple Effect: Window Frame and Seat

Ripple Effect: Window Frame and Seat

Friend on the left loves ripples. He's launching a new clothing line headquartered on the 2nd floor of an old 2-story building in downtown Los Angeles, 2 blocks from the Staple Center. Visionary helps you realize that the very difficult is easy. Commissioned LdM to frame the windows and execute the long bench below. Thanks, mate! Gave his brand something to sit on, shoot through, jump off, curl up to.... Made my exit yesterday after finishing the built-in less than 2 weeks after visiting the space for the first time. Photos of finished work to come.

Sully's Bunk: Installed

Sully's Bunk: Installed

Delivered and installed Sully's Bunk with the help and support of a team of 3 friends. Considering the scope, it went superbly well, certainly not without the strength and will of the team. There was no better incentive but to make Sully's room the absolute most wonderful room to call his own.

Korra Collaboration

Korra Collaboration

Great friend and wonderful man took over Korra Yoga Studio recently, and he used the LdM Peechee 4-piece and LdM Droplets to add balance to the space. Then, we collaborated and built the studio's reception desk together. When you're looking to get your stretch and breath on in Chino, this place is awesome. Besides 3 large rooms with various classes to choose from, the instructors and ambiance are super encouraging to help you feel and be your best. Namaste everybody.

Sully's Bunk: in production

Sully's Bunk: in production

Sully's Bunk is on the rise. Overhead capsule holds a full-size mattress 5 ft above a 2-sided work station and wardrobe storage. Redwood will be stained dark, pine plywood finished natural. Lots of functional details to show soon.

LdM Featured on Claremont's Art Walk Zine

LdM Featured on Claremont's Art Walk Zine

Speechless. Thank you Claremont Art Walk for the huge honor of featuring me in your monthly zine! Find me and the LdM Showcase there again every first Saturday, April-June, outside the Claremont Packing House. LdM Photo Frames on display, displaying photos of my commissioned work; LdM Record Frames on display, displaying records from a local record store; and more. Enjoy the whole Claremont Village! See you there!

 

 

Morgan-Gutierrez Dining Table: Delivered

Morgan-Gutierrez Dining Table: Delivered

Inspired and commissioned by a wonderful couple who extend themselves for family supper with their kids and grandkids. Cozy for two or festive for 10, this 48" round table extends to 78" with two extension pieces. Made entirely of African mahogany, including the rails. First delivered in January 2018. Can be made larger and in other hardwoods and stains.

Record Player Console: Sold at Debut

Record Player Console: Sold at Debut

Got records? 100-120 records? Along with a turntable, amp/receiver, cd player, and woofer (sunk to the floor), they'll all groove together in LdM's latest creation. This original design was first made in October 2017 when it debuted and sold at the WestEdge Design Fair.

LdM Showcases at WestEdge Design Fair 2017

LdM Showcases at WestEdge Design Fair 2017

Luz de Mano's first trade expo could not have been at a better place. WestEdge has grown over the past five years to be the premiere design fair on the west coast by giving independent designers and makers a chance to go big.  

Sully's Bunk: Conception

Sully's Bunk: Conception

Remember when you were 5? Imagine childhood stationed here, Sully's Bunk. Commissioned recently to create a bedroom set for a 5 y/o boy. Playtime, reading, drawing, schoolwork, building models, music lessons, sleepovers, hiding from the world.... Hoping he likes it till he's 18. More show and tell to come.

LdM at the Claremont Home Tour

LdM at the Claremont Home Tour

Great times in great company yesterday at the Claremont Heritage annual home tour, where the LdM Bonanza continued its sale extravaganza. To showc...

LdM Signature Photo Frames: delivered & installed

LdM Signature Photo Frames: delivered & installed

LdM's signature photo frames, freshly installed. They'll look a whole lot better with the client's photography floating in the glass. How about your photos?...an art installation you can change seasonally Shown here in curly maple hardwood, handcrafted and finished to a silky touch. Also available in American and Peruvian walnut. ...