I THOUGHT THE WHOLE RECLAIMED WOOD THING WAS A TREND. COMING TO AN END.
However, a small, creative shop in Willow Glen, Studio Terra Amico, is making me and others question that fact. I mean, really. Not only do they have a rad store front (featured below) but they have also done design for some of the most notable restaurants in the area, Orchard City Kitchen and The Table, to name a few. And now we can add Google to their roster. They are designing items and spaces for them up and down the peninsula!
THIS IS JOE.
Joe Raineri is the mastermind behind STUDIO TERRA AMICO. Joe, his wife Lisa, and a few other brilliantly creative people are beyond busy making furniture, designing restaurants and teaching classes, among other things.
TAKE A LOOK AT THE STORE.
And if that stuff isn't cool enough, they have an adult-sized see saw in the store!
So, where's he make all this stuff, anyway?
Recently, we created a reclaimed wood chandelier AND NEEDED A SUPER COOL RECLAIMED WOOD BEAM.
But, first, we needed a piece of reclaimed wood.
Joe was kind enough to invite us to visit his shop down in San Martin to look over his inventory. We ended up doing a reclaimed wood trade with a large 90 year old beam from the Lincoln Avenue project.
Our trip to where it all happens.
THE RECLAIMED WOOD FARM IN SAN MARTIN.
First of all, you are greeted by a crew of the happiest dogs on the planet.
OUTSIDE there is cool stuff everywhere. IT'S reclaimed wood heaven.
Here's a few of the pieces I spied INSIDE, IN THE WORKSHOP.
This is one of the MANY benches specifically designed and built for Google.
This is a wine rack which designed for one man's personal collection. (I'd like to get invited to one of his dinner parties!)
So, if you're in their increasingly-cool neighborhood, go check them out. Studio Terra Amico.
Also, a few blocks away is another very cool establishment focusing on vintage items, very cool floral arrangement and succulents galore! It's run by two very hip gentlemen. It's called APIS FLORAL.
Here's some other cool ways to use this soulful material.
A DESK? HOW COOL WOULD THIS BE TO LOOK AT WHILE WORKING?
A BARN DOOR
A GARDEN PATH?
AND HOW ABOUT THIS FOR A FLOORING OPTION?
Y'all know I am a sucker for a good mud room. Take a look at this wall!
LAST BUT NOT LEAST
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