GEORGE at LArge: To the Mountains

It's hard to leave the beach on the weekends but the mountains do equally call my name. These are some photos from a plant nursery and a hike just outside Lake Arrowhead, CA. LA is truly a wonderful place to call home.

GEORGE Projects: Glass Office

Maybe you work in an office (or live in a house) with an open floor plan. If you do, you know that sound privacy, or any privacy at all, can be tricky. Meet 2nd Street, a local office that was in need of my help to devise a sound privacy design solution for its open floor plan while still maintaining the interactive/collaborative atmosphere that makes this office environment so desireable:

Since some of the biggest and best architectural/design firms around are pouring loads of brain power into devising privacy solutions for the "open" office (or campus's as they like to be called) at powerful companies like Google, Amazon, Pixar, etc. so I spent some reviewing case studies from firms like Gensler and IA: Interior Architects for ideas...

It seems that the best material to create sound privacy while still maintaining the feeling of transparency within an office is... you guessed it.. Glass! Along with glass come additional sound issues but we'll save that for a future post. We'll keep you posted as we implement some high tech glass partitions at 2nd Street.

GEORGE Projects: Beach Cottage Renovation

I'm sorry that I've been so MIA this summer!! I've been on the East Coast working on a fun little project and even squeezing some family time in too! When not hopping on airplanes, I've been helping a darling Manhattan Beach family renovate their 1950s beach cottage. Here are some pics of how things are coming together.

Classic Subway Tile in the shower, and a porcelain beige beauty on the floor, both laid in a Running Bond pattern (which was a Tuesday Term so I know you already know that!)

The beautiful Thomasville Cabott kitchen cabinetry went in a few weeks ago followed by the Silesone countertops. The ceramic 1 x 4 off white backsplash is to follow:

This pantry used to be a hallway to the bedrooms! Do you have useless space in your house? If yes, then you know how gratifying it feels to have a nice pantry and behind it a bedroom closet that now fill the space!

A few peaks from heavenly vacation:

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