Faux Library Moves Again – Bigger and Better

At the beginning of last December I had a chance to check out the new Faux Library location and came away with only one response. It’s big. As in more than 90,000 square feet big.

Needless to say Marc Meyer, the founder and habitual collector of all things Faux Library, is excited (on top of still having and adding to the largest collection of fake books on both sides of the Mississippi). I can only assume Mandy is excited too! 😜

The move will be done over the coming months, planned from January – March. During this transition both their old location on the Case loop and their new location will be open at the same time.

Looking for a specific piece? Throw them a call to make sure you are headed to the right location.

Where is the new location, you ask?
11501 Hart St,
North Hollywood, CA, 91605

When you have a chance go congratulate Faux and check out their new space. Did I mention it was big

Faux Library address before this move was on the case loop:

7100 Case Avenue, N Hollywood, CA, 91605

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Chatting with Artery Props & The Auditorium – Music to Everyone’s Ears

Of course we all know how to dress a garage band scene, and maybe even a largescale concert. But there are always little details that can be missed. That’s why it always helps to ask the experts when you’re picking out your items. What kind of speakers should be used? How about microphones? Not to mention which of their guitars would match a certain time period.

Everything but the band!

I swung over to Artery Props and The Auditorium to see what was new in their inventory. Those two have been working steadily for almost 10 years to maintain and grow their prop house.

Pick your favorite flavor of drums! (Mine is mint)

The two properties, both in the same location, work primarily for the film and television industries renting out their instruments (The Auditorium) and their uniquely positioned custom artwork and print shop (Artery Props). I always like seeing what their most recent and/or favorite acquisition is. Right now, apparently, it’s this sweet “axe”:

Looking for a keytar? They’ve got plenty to choose from. Need a specific colored guitar? Pick which shade of the rainbow.

Keytars and keyboards

Mark and Victor have also put almost a decade into expanding their “Band Art”. From cleared posters and flyers to CD and record covers, they’ve created cleared album and band art for you to swing by and take with you. They’ve also got 3 large format printers that they work with to spit out much of their work.

From high school band to the real deal

Something I hadn’t known before is that their inventory expands beyond their space too. They’ve got extra multiples and some of their larger pieces just a quick skip away that can be picked up at the same time.

It’s always nice to watch something grow from it’s original conception, and Artery Props and the Auditorium fit that bill nicely.

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Chatting with Warner Bros Hardware – The Unsung Hero of a Set

Knock knock – Who’s there? – Knockers

How would Kramer in a Seinfeld episode ever be able to make one of those crazy entrances into Seinfeld’s room without a doorknob? How would Jamie Lee Curtis ever be able to lock that window to keep that horror film bad guy out of the house if it wasn’t for window lock? And what would Scrooge talk to if there was no door knocker to change into his old colleague Marley’s face?

Anyone looking for some decorative door plates?

What is Hardware? Also referred to as builders hardware, hardware is made up of metal products that most of us take for granted every day. They are used in our homes and other commercial buildings, everywhere really. Every latch, doorknob, hinge, cabinet handle, and door knocker helps to tell the story and add the final touch to a space. As you can imagine there are a large variety of styles, shapes, sizes and metal types used for hardware. Depending on the time period, location, and even the character who lives in a space, the hardware chosen can be drastically different.

The real question is, where does one get the right hardware and how do you know it’s the right hardware? There are quite a few spots of course, but today I wanted to chat about the Hardware Department at Warner Bros run by Mike Hollis.

He has been a guiding hand and curator for the past 35 years, staying on top of the art and the history of hardware. You can find his latest location downstairs under the Prop Department on the Warner Bros lot. He can help you through not just the history, making life easier with their great selection. Why don’t you zip down and take a look, and tell Mike we said hi!

WB Hardware Rentals will *handle* anything you throw their way!

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Chatting with Enchanted Studio Props LCC

Entrance to Enchanted Studio Props
Entrance to Enchanted Studio Props

I stopped by Enchanted Studio Props to check in on them. They’ve been up and running in Burbank for almost a year now and I was excited to see what they were up to. Moving an operation over from New Mexico is no small feat!

Well, needless to say, if you haven’t visited Enchanted Studio Props since their opening over here on the coast you should zip over and check out their inventory. They have certainly grown. With an expandable space that can adapt as they grow, Daphne and Dave Benavides have an opportunity to keep growing as they find new talent.

Vase plz!

As is the case with so many people in our industry, both Daphne and Dave are not newcomers to the arts in general. Daphne was a performing arts instructor and Dave has been working in the film/tv industry for years, so he brings an experienced eye when finding talent. This has meant they have come across many people to add. You will come across at their space many fresh new artist’s works from California’s central coast, San Diego, New Mexico and many other locales.

Some of the most recent acquisitions represented in their inventory come straight out of the Los Angeles Brewery, many that are not previously known. Their artworks are great additions to their collection of abstract, landscapes, still life, photography and more.

Go stop by, give Daphne a high-five (maybe even Dave will be there), and browse what’s available. It never hurts to keep an eye out for fresh pieces of art!

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