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Steal This Look: A Patriot's Post Office

by LiveModern Webmaster last modified Jul 03, 2013 01:05 AM
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by Sarah Lonsdale last modified Jul 02, 2013

Postmaster General take note: If every post office were this appealing, we might see an increase in people sending parcels by post. Located on the premises of the reimagined Marin Country Mart (a venture of James Rosenfield, who transformed the Brentwood Country Mart in Los Angeles), the pristine post office anchors the complex of sparkling white-painted shops. Rosenfield pays tribute to the seventies era of the buildings without freezing them in time; case in point, the central post office, which features a West Marin vibe (the mounted staghorn ferns on the building's entry should be sufficient clue that this post office offers more than stamps and mail service). Like the look? Read on for a list of sources. Photography by Mimi Giboin for Remodelista. Above: For a similar wall-mounted bulletin board, consider the Dooley Wood-Framed Cork Board for $24.40 from Amazon. Above: The entrance to the post office features a collection of Staghorn ferns. Above: Designed by Inverness-based Rufus Blunk, son of the artist J. B. Blunk (he's known in Northern California for his gnarly, organically shaped sculptural pieces; his tables and seating can be seen at Green's restaurant in San Francisco). The board displays a map from the Marin Agricultural Land Trust, whose mission is to preserve farmland in Marin County. Above: The post office's ceiling is covered in untreated ash with planks running at an angle; the built-in shelving is also made from ash. Need a haircut? Head to Barber Lane next door. Above: A selection of packaged seeds from Baker Creek Heirloom Seeds are available online or directly from the Petaluma Seed Bank. Above: Rosenfield commissioned well-known West Marin wood artist Evan Shively to create the organic wood play structures outside the post office. Above: For the patriotically inclined, a 3-by-5-foot  American Flag , made of 100 percent cotton, is $16.67 at Amazon. Above: The  Graduate Lamp  is $189 from Schoolhouse Electric. Above: For a retro-looking clock, Schoolhouse Electric offers the  IBM Standard Issue Clock  for $235.  Above:  Mounted Staghorn Ferns  are $105 each from Terrain. Above: Fit for a potted fern: the  Wrapped Bark Pot  is $12 from Terrain. Above: The  Luna Rod  pendant lights, sourced from Schoolhouse Electric, are $119. N.B.: This post is an update; the original story ran on May 23, 2012.  Considered Design Awards: Vote for Your Favorites in Each Category Once a Day Remodelista Reader Finalists Remodelista Professional Finalists Gardenista Finalists Best Dining Space Best Dining Space Best Architectural Feature Best Office Space Best Office Space Best Indoor Garden Best Kitchen Space Best Kitchen Space Best Urban Garden Best Bath Space Best Bath Space Best Edible Garden Best Bedroom Space Best Bedroom Space Best Outdoor Room   Best Children’s Space  






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