Thursday, July 12, 2012

July, 2012

It's been a busy summer so far.  We're very excited to share the link to a big job we did last year here in Los Angeles that got not only a nice feature in the LA Times, but also made the cover of Dwell in July.  Thanks yet again to all the friends, family, past and future clients that keep us getting out of bed every morning and making (what we humbly think) are the best custom IKEA doors on the planet!

Friday, July 6, 2012

Before and After!

The Kitchn just posted a "before-and-after" from an IKEA kitchen in Seattle a few months ago. We did the front and back of the island - the rest their Abstrakt white - but it's a great example of how going neutral on the perimeter and then using Semihandmade IKEA doors on something like an island or the pantry can make the room really pop!

Saturday, June 30, 2012

Dwell Magazine Home Venice

Excited to finally get started on the mix of custom cabinetry and Semihandmade IKEA doors we are doing for Dwell Magazine as part of the Dwell Home Venice project.  We will be updating the blog throughout the next few months as progress is made, but for now check out the architectural model and a rendering of the mahogany kitchen!

Monday, June 18, 2012

Teak IKEA Kitchen/Woodstock, NY

Just got some photos from a client in upstate NY whose custom IKEA doors we did.  It's really satisfying to see a room twenty-four-hundred miles away come together after working strictly from drawings.  Nice job, Ed!

Dwell on Design 2011 Video

In preparation for Dwell on Design 2012, we dug up this video from last year's show with founder John McDonald discussing the Semihandmade "concept"...

Sunday, June 10, 2012

Dwell on Design 2012

June brings with it the usual exciting/crazy/whirlwind times at Semihandmade as Dwell on Design 2012 is now less than 2 weeks away!  This is our fifth year exhibiting at the Los Angeles Convention Center show, and this one promises to be the best one yet.

In addition to our ever-growing selection of custom IKEA doors in everything from sequenced and one-of-a-kind veneers to colored laminates and reclaimed lumber, we will be showing more from the recently-launched REDO line that converts everyday IKEA kitchen cabinets into versatile, fun and funky bookcases, media cabinets and even baby changing stations.

One of the highlights of doing shows (besides getting out of a dusty shop and showing things off) is actually putting a face to the many friends of Semihandmade we've made over the past few years.  Your love, kindness and support helps keep us going and growing, and we promise it's not something we take for granted.

For more information on how to attend, please click here or on the Dwell icon at the top of this post. 

Friday, June 8, 2012

Hoop Dreams

We wanted to post a shot of our Semihandmade IKEA bathroom cabinet doors and drawers about to get packed and shipped off to Maryland.  We picked the material up from a supplier here in LA about 18 months ago; seems it came from either USD or San Diego State.  Projects like this make our job fun!