Shipping Container Reincarnation-Video

The design concept for our project Ace Restaurant and Ping Pong Hall is reclaimed, recycled, revealed. The old buildings (three total) are full of character, and were stripped down and integrated into one sweet space. We wanted to peel back the layers to reveal the gritty, yet beautiful structure. Many of the finishes in the space are materials that are reinvented and used in a fresh way. This video shows a retired shipping container getting cut down and pulled apart. Can you guess how we will utilize it in the design of the space?

First in our repurposed materials design videos.


D Bar San Diego in the final stretch to open

We were recently in San Diego working with Keegan Gerhard and Lisa Bailey on their new D Bar location. The space is coming together beautifully, but there is still a lot of work to happen. The public opening is set for May 24th, we can’t wait to sample the amazing menu. Here you see the new sign out front, the two bars coming together — a dessert bar and a bar bar, and Melissa of Xan reviewing a booth sample.