Respect The Shooter…Part 1


Today we were in the studio with The Wade Brothers shooting a new spot featuring the leadership at Pendulum.   Devan was the first to go so I had a little fun shadowing the man behind the camera.  It’s funny to me how often people take for granted the skill required to be a successful photographer/director/business owner at the top of your game.  The time that I’ve spent with these guys has taught me that it takes a lot – charm, charisma, vision, impeccable taste, and hustle, to name a few.  The really funny take away from all of this is the fact that It’s obvious we’re having a good time even though we hate getting our pictures taken…”Respect The Shooter”.

In answer to your questions:

1. Yes, that’s a skateboard half-pipe in the background

2. Music – Dwele “Greater Than One” LP – Track #9 “Swank”

3. I know, I know – shooting video with my iPhone in portrait orientation messed the whole thing up.

4. To be continued? Yeah, I’m next…


The Guild KC – The Latest Photo Shoot

Wedding Shot

We recently finished up a photo shoot of the event space and studio highlighting a few of the unique details.  It’s funny how we often take for granted all the little touches here and there, especially when you’re so close to the project.  In any case, the posted photos are a nice stroll down memory lane.

The Guild KC is a multi-use space designed to be a hub of creativity and a place for local artists, musicians and builders to gather, work and play.   The building program includes an outdoor garden, large open interior, and office mezzanine that is home to an internationally recognized photography studio.  The interior design is meant to communicate the notion of timeless craft with hints of contemporary geometries that are highlighted by down-to-earth raw materials.  This design methodology thoughtfully compliments the personality of the building Owners.

Consideration was given to sustainability throughout the project – the space is equipped with elements that welcome natural light and showcase reclaimed materials in ceilings, countertops and floors. The incorporation of white Subway tile complimented by hand-made Edison bulb wall sconces attribute to a nostalgic feel throughout. The hand assembled chandelier serves as the focal piece of the event space.

The Studio Before…

The Studio...Before

Existing Reception View

The Studio After…

Studio View

Studio View 2

Reception Desk

The Details…

Kitchen Deck

Reclaimed Casework

Wood Slat Office

Desk Wall Detail

Washroom Wood

Low Loft View

High Loft View

Business in the front…party in the back

skateboard 01


Project Information

Design Build Team

  • Architect of Record – Pendulum
  • Construction Manager – Pendulum
  • Co-Designer – Dale Frommelt, Egg Design
  • Custom Furniture & Installation – Dale Frommelt, Egg Design
  • Steel Fabrication – Pascal Meya, Meya Metalworks
  • Comic Relief – Pascal Meya, Meya Metalworks

Random Facts

  • 12,000 SF building
  • 4,000 SF reclaimed 100-year-old barn wood
  • 2,000 SF reclaimed pine planking
  • 500 SF oil soaked 2” x 14” joists (used for stair tread and counters)
  • 9’-0” tall 1930’s era empire chandelier (reclaimed from Miami, FL ballroom)
  • 5′-0″ tall half-pipe

Random Shout out

One of our esteemed colleagues toured the space during construction because his daughter wanted to book the space for her wedding.  He told the Owners “you’ll NEVER finish this project in time”…he then pulled his deposit.  The wedding was scheduled for October 2012 – we received our official occupancy permit in June 2012.

Thanks for the fuel!  We love a good challenge…btw, the price just doubled.

XOXO: Pendulum

RW/2 & The Guild Update

It’s been a while since we’ve posted progress pictures of one of our favorite local projects located at 1621 Locust in the East Crossroads District.  Although the building has been occupied since October of 2012 we’re still working with Egg Design and the Wade Brothers to make things perfect prior to our big reveal in the form of professional photography.  If you haven’t attended an event at the Guild yet you should definitely do so.  The decor is classic 1920’s with a splash of mod here and there.  The vibe is always right with an emphasis on live music, great craft drinks at the bar, and upscale culinary bites by local emerging  chefs.

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Guild Main Entry

Guild Door

Event Feature Lighting

Event Space

Guild Bar

Accent Light

Men Toilet Room

Rear Entry

Studio View 2

Studio Kitchen

Studio View

Stair Detail

Architect of record: Pendulum Studio

Design, Fabrication, Style: Dale Frommelt – Egg Design

Custom Steel Fabrication/Innovation: Pascal Meya – Meya Metalworks

Pure Genius: The Wade Brothers + Real Fake

The Guild…Update

The good folks at rw/2 sent us an update on the companies that will inhabit the space upon completion of construction.  They also launched a nice “coming soon” page for the event space, check it out at…classy as always.

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