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Raku Ceiling Art Installation

Raku Ceiling Art Installation

Slow and steady wins the race.  

Our true preference for jobs is:

  1. Get the gig
  2. Think it through
  3. Submit ideas
  4. Get approval
  5. Knock it out!   

Unfortunately, with restaurant planning, it doesn't always work this way.  With the Raku ceiling art installation, taking our time on such a big project paid off.

Unfortunately, with restaurant planning, it doesn't always work this way.  With the Raku ceiling art installation, taking our time on such a big project paid off.

In this situation there were many players - architect, construction folks and of course, the owner. As I looked back through old emails I realize that this journey began over a year ago in May of 2014!  It is finally, the end of July 2015 and Raku is OPEN! 

The architect reached out to us with a concept for a type of suspended ceiling art installation that evokes the idea of cherry blossoms.  Cool! Off to the drawing board we go!

Water Glasses Everywhere!

After years of wanting to share the brilliance of a small little accessory on our counter, today is the day. Don't ask me why, I don't know, perhaps it was because it was one of the days it was NOT in use, or perhaps it was one of those days that I am in awe of Jarrett and his creative mind and talent, who knows but here it is: The Conserve Water Glass Holder. Not the official name, because there is not an official name. In our house it is called YOUR SPOT, we say, "Put it in Your Spot". Or now, after so many years, there is not much coaching, which I guess is why it needs no name. 

Here is how it works: You drink water, you put your glass in your spot, you reuse it all day, you put it in the dishwasher (or wash it by hand) at night. Simple. Less running the dishwasher (with three kids we would go through LOTS of water glasses in one day), less water consumed, clean countertops, routines started, habit sealed, the end! 

And because of Jarrett and his creative genius, it is not only functional, it looks fantastic! It is just one of those things that makes me happy on a daily basis. Thank you Jarrett Ferrier!

     What it used to look like  (ok, we do live with teenagers, so it still SOMETIMES looks like this)   

 

What it used to look like (ok, we do live with teenagers, so it still SOMETIMES looks like this)

 

    Custom look to match our kitchen and our kids names (has lasted pretty well for 10 years!)   

 

Custom look to match our kitchen and our kids names (has lasted pretty well for 10 years!)

 

     Fits most sized glasses!

 

Fits most sized glasses!