Friday, February 5, 2010

Ohmega Salvage

As you may know, I have occasionally been writing for a local website called Berkeleyside. One of my primary contributions is a column called Scouting Berkeley, in which I cover my local adventures, scouting out cool new places in this fair city of mine.  My most recent post covered the trip Emily and I took to Ohmega Salvage, and she took so many wonderful pictures, I wanted to share some here, since they didn't all make it into the slideshow on my post.

Enjoy!



15 comments:

  1. That place looks so cool! It reminds me of my favorite place in Eugene, Bring Recycling. Although, bring focuses a little more on construction materials. Lovely pictures btw, you look like you haven't aged a day since college!

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  2. Aw, gee thanks, Gabe! ;-)

    Ohmega has a ton of building (though not really construction) materials...lots of things you would use to build/redo a house. Siding, doors, windows, tile, hinges, etc. There were so many "if only" moments!

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  3. OMG I want that boar! <3 I think I've actually heard of this place...I believe Jonathan's parents got some vintage bathroom fixtures here for their house, a darling little 1910s arts & crafts bungalow in Oakland...

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  4. Erin - the boar doubles as a PIGGY BANK. And there were two of them. Is that awesome or what? I think it's amazing. Also, if Jonathan's parents want to give me their bungalow, I'll take it off their hands. For free, of course.

    What I wouldn't give for an early 20th century arts & crafts/craftsman-style bungalow!

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  5. Nice pics. That looks like my organ.

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  6. Check your living room. Maybe it IS your organ. Muah ha ha

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  7. A piggy bank? TWO OF THEM?! I am SO in.

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  8. what is the "follow-rite" contraption? Neat lookin, whatever it is.

    I vaguely feel like I've been to this place with the props girls at BRT. I could be wrong, but it has a familiar air to it. Neato.

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  9. I love these pics and that you are writing for berkeleyside. very cool.

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  10. Kristen - the Follow Rite is a follow spot! All vintage and cool, and apparently still working!

    Thanks, Cath :)

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  11. Hey Kim, do you know about Urban Ore? Also in Berkeley, like Ohmega but a wee bit less upscale. (And do you know about the East Bay Depot for Creative Re-Use? Not in Berkeley anymore, but pretty close by in the Temescal neighborhood (it's at Telegraph and 43rd or so).)

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  12. Jennifer - I don't know about those places, but Urban Ore is really close to my work.

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  13. These photos are totally gorgeous, btw

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  14. Shonelle, Emily is kind of a genius. She's local (San Carlos) if you ever need any professional shots taken!

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  15. Vintage things are really cool. They are immeasurable.

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