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Sunday, 06 January 2013

Modern Work Petaluma. Photos & text by Corey Sabourin

I love everything about the waiting room area: the painting was a vintage piece they found. Ditto the wooden gear table.


Dear Shaded Viewers,


I'm sharing this piece from my friend find during the holidays.


Glenn Belverio



Modern Design Gets to Work in California's Wine Country
By Corey Sabourin


During a visit to my hometown of Petaluma, one hour north of San Francisco, I was intrigued to learn about the latest project to hit this preservation-chic city. A one-story nondescript law office built in 1963 had been transformed into a shared workspace called Work with an aesthetic I dare "very Seventies," though many elements were earlier or later. Married couple and Work founders Natasha Juliana and Matt Moller, an architect and design junkie, decided they wanted to provide a professional work space that would be more than drab cubicles and a Wi-fi connection. Matt gave me a tour just after New Year's. I wanted to stay forever, or at least long enough to write an Armistead Maupin Tales of the City prequel. 


The Mod wallpapers came from French design house Élitis (
Natasha and Matt had the lampshade and pillows custom-made. A local artist did the fractal-inspired painting.
A Danish modern–style desk greets visitors near the entrance.
This paneled conference room is refreshingly retro.
Vintage Hollywood gossip mags are a great detail to keep you feeling like neoliberal capitalism never happened.

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Cool. Very cool.

Posted by: Nancy Stout | Jan 7, 2013 4:55:27 PM

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