San Francisco Bay Area — Prior to the global COVID-19 pandemic taking root in the United States, Sami L. was traveling more than 250,000 miles a year for work.
Now, like many of us, he hasn’t been on an airplane since February, and he doesn’t foresee getting on an airplane for work ever again.
“I traveled a lot for my job,” says Sami, who works in Internet cloud security. “Zoom and other video conferencing technologies are working so well that I don’t think the traditional conference will make a comeback, at least not any time soon.”
Sami was already preparing for a new work reality prior to the pandemic — when he wasn’t traveling for work, he had to commute 3 hours round-trip to his office in downtown San Francisco.
SAN FRANCISCO BAY AREA — This past spring, as the country began to grapple with the impacts of COVID-19, Kevin started thinking of the future.
“I began working from home and my kids were home from school, and I could see, looking down the road, that we might be in this for awhile,” he said. “This thing might rear its head again soon, and if that’s the case, I knew I would need a place of privacy to do my work, and the kids would as well.”
Now, with fall approaching and the “new normal” fully in swing, Kevin is happy he made the choice to build a Modern-Shed this past July. In fact, he wishes he had built one “years ago.”
Pantone’s Color of the 2019 is Living Coral, a bright and cheery color that would liven up any room in your Modern-Shed or simple living space.
“Living Coral welcomes and encourages lighthearted activity. Symbolizing our innate need for optimism and joyful pursuits, PANTONE 16-1546 Living Coral embodies our desire for playful expression,” notes the Pantone website. “Representing the fusion of modern life, PANTONE Living Coral is a nurturing color that appears in our natural surroundings and at the same time, displays a lively presence within social media.”
Northern California — As many moms know, taking care of children is a full-time job.
That’s what Jewelz learned more than a decade ago when she had her first son, who is now 11.
That job took over her life more and more as she grew her brood with two more sons, ages 10 and 8, and a daughter, age 5.
For nearly just as long as the time that she’s been a mom, the California artist knew she wanted her own art studio.
“With four kids, I had to take a break from doing art,” says Jewelz, who primarily enjoys watercolor painting, pen and ink drawing, stippling and is now interested in linol printing. “Now that my youngest is 5, I was able to get back to it.”
However, there hasn’t been much space in her family’s home for her work.
“I leave my art projects out, but we have a lot of playdates, so we always have some little friend helping out with my projects. Which, you know, is not the direction I want to go,” she says. “I needed my own space.”Continue reading →
When you’re looking at decorating a small space, simplicity is key.
Many of our Modern-Shed customers realize this when they purchase one of our sheds. A small art studio hardly has room for a lot of clutter, but an artist still needs a place to store all of their materials, from small brushes to large easels.
Here are some tips we’ve culled over the years from observing our stylish customers. Continue reading →
Rusty’s and Chris’ two-bedroom home in Seattle’s Madison Valley, built in 1920, does not accommodate guests very well.
“It’s only 700-square-feet, with two small bedrooms, so it’s a little hard to have company,” said Rusty, who purchased the home 14 years ago. “Whenever we remodel, it’s such a pain to have to live in there and remodel at the same time.” Continue reading →