It’s definitely that time of year again….Fall!

photo courtsy of slim paley blog Martin Pierce Hardware Los Angeles CA 90016

photo courtsy of slim paley blog
Martin Pierce Hardware
Los Angeles CA 90016

Those who live in the Northern Hemisphere look forward to the arrival of the autumnal equinox  which will take place this year around 8:00UTC on September 23, 2015, signaling the arrival of fall.  While the end of the lazy days of summer can be sad, there is something invigorating about a change in the air–literally!  That air is crisper and the days are shorter and the leaves on deciduous trees begin to change color, ultimately falling to the ground.  This short window of time is celebrated across the country as people try to time their leaf viewing to “peak” times when forests are covered with vibrant shades of red, orange and yellow.

Artists have found ways to prolong the enjoyment and beauty of this time of year with the creation of sculptures and other accessories, some functional and others for enjoyment, that can prolong the season.  For example, both Stanford and MIT offer an amazing collection of blown glass pumpkins that can be “plucked” from their glass pumpkin patch. These pieces are created by the students in the school’s respective glass labs and the talent is obvious.

MIT glass lab pumpkins Martin Pierce Hardware Los Angeles CA 90016

MIT glass lab pumpkins
Martin Pierce Hardware
Los Angeles CA 90016

We have our own way of perserving the season and that is through our collection of custom hardware inspired by various leaves.  The designs include the mighty oak leaf pull, a delicate pear leaf and a gorgeous sycamore pull in both right and left designs as well as more exotic varities like the bamboo leaf pulls.  Any one of these pieces of custom hardware will enhance the interiors of a spa, retail establishment or residential project and can be found in our Flora collection.

Oak leaf drawer pull available at Martin Pierce Hardware Los Angeles Ca 90016 Photo by Doug Hill

Oak leaf drawer pull available at
Martin Pierce Hardware
Los Angeles Ca 90016
Photo by Doug Hill

You can view the entire Flora collection, as well as other architectural hardware items on our site at http://www.martinpierce.com.

Designers can visit the showroom located at:

5433 W. Washington Blvd.

Los Angeles CA  90016

323 939 5929


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About martinpierceblog

Martin and Anne Pierce live in Los Angeles California with their beloved rescue dog, Iris. Martin's custom designs reflect his love of nature and include beautiful vine and fern drawer pulls, a realistic yet whimsical collection of bugs and other critters on door hardware and charming floral designs on everything from door levers to bathroom accessories. He also enjoys creating sculptural contemporary pieces that are easy to access for those with limited physical capabilities. All of Martin's designs are hand carved and cast in their Los Angeles studio where there is truly something for everyone. Please contact us with any questions or custom queries
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