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Celebrating 30 Years With A Very Special Bottle of Wine

Camping along the central coast with his family, Bill Baldwin’s young daughter (a great ambassador for their family) befriended a young girl her age. The two families met, great campfire discussions ensued and soon The Baldwins became fast friends with The Gummeres, owners of Transcendance...

Pumpkins, Pumpkins & more!

Our Graphic Designer, Danielle Doster, organized HartmanBaldwin's first every Pumpkin Carving Contest. To participate in the contest, all entered pumpkins were to be carved and or decorated. All HartmanBaldwin employees were eligible to participate and everyone was allowed to cast one anonymous vote. And the winning...

HartmanBaldwin Receives Some Curb Appeal

    If you were able to celebrate with us earlier this month, you most likely noticed the dramatic change to our office landscape and hardscape. The re-design is meant to accompany new office signage, while opening the space and creating a more inviting and attractive entrance....

#HB30 Pinot Noir Wine

To commemorate our 30 year celebration, we are excited to share with you all an exclusive limited edition HartmanBaldwin Pinot noir wine appropriately titled HB30. To provide background on how the name came about, it all began over a year ago with the idea to...

Celebrating 30 Years!

  On Saturday, October 11, 2014 HartmanBaldwin Design/Build celebrated 30 years of mindfully crafted and award winning design with past clients, current clients and networking partners at our annual Friends of HartmanBaldwin Party.   The evening was filled with exquisite food catered by Chef Anita Dillon, copious amounts...

30 Years In the Making

This year marks the 30th Anniversary of HartmanBaldwin and what better way to commemorate this milestone than by finally putting in an office sign outside of our building. The finishing details like lighting and new landscape design will follow in the coming weeks. Keep an eye out for a more...

Exhibit Review – JAMES TURRELL: A RETROSPECTIVE

JAMES TURRELL: A RETROSPECTIVE highlights an impressive collection of some of Turrell’s most iconic work that explores light, perception, architecture and space. A quick briefing on the life and career of artist James Turrell; Turrell was born in 1943 and raised in Pasadena, CA. As...

Exhibit Review: Frida Kahlo, Her Photos

This past weekend the Museum of Latin American Art (MoLAA) unveiled its newest exhibit that highlights the life of Mexican painter, Frida Kahlo. The exhibit features photographs and self-portraits of the painter through various aspects of her life and those most important to her; from...

Modern Innovators: Charles & Ray Eames

Last week during our highlight of Modernism Week, a history of the Stahl House was discussed.  If you recall, the Case Study Program was based in Los Angeles and ran from 1945 to 1966. Arts & Architecture magazine commissioned top architects to design and build...

Stahl, Koenig + Shulman – A History of Case Study House No. 22

My favorite week of the year… Modernism Week in Palm Springs! Not familiar with Modernism Week? Here is a brief description taken directly from the organizers:   The mission of Modernism Week is to celebrate and foster appreciation of mid-century architecture and design, as well as contemporary...

Design Balance: Feng Shui Your Home

Feng shui is an ancient art and science developed over 3,000 years ago in China. It is a complex body of knowledge that reveals how to balance the energies of any given space to assure health and good fortune for people inhabiting it.   Feng shui is...

Makeover 101: The Closet

As with the beginning of every New Year, we tend to make resolutions and tackle projects that have been placed on the back burner. Maybe at the top of your to-do-list is the dreaded closet. But your closet does not have to be the bane...

Houzz Feature: Upgrade Your House With New Interior Doors

Interior doors play a more important role than you might realize. While they are minor elements in the grand scheme, they add architectural detail and style to a house. As something we use every day, doors create a tactile experience that leaves a significant impression....

Turkey Recipes: 15 New Ways to Do Thanksgiving

    Whether you're cooking for a huge crowd of extended family members on a holiday or whipping up a weeknight dinner for four, turkey will serve you well. Like chicken, it gets along beautifully with a variety of flavors.   1.    Soy-Sauce-And-Honey-Glazed Turkey Here, turkey is marinated and basted...

Choosing the Perfect Appliances for Your Kitchen

Appliances can easily be the most expensive part of a kitchen remodel, deciding what can fit into your new kitchen and where it will go is an important and personal decision. These professional tips from Houzz architects and designers can help you figure out an appliance...

Plan Your Next Remodeling Project this Holiday Season

  Have you given thought to remodeling your home during the holidays? Okay, well maybe not the best time to tackle your home remodeling project when you have holiday dinners to plan and guests to entertain, but the holidays are a great time to at least...

3 Things to Do Before You Renovate Your Home

  1. Have clear goals before you begin There should be a general understanding of what both the purpose of the project is and also a general idea of what is needed to get there. Whether it is the addition of a bedroom or simply taking existing...