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Visiting our LA showroom? Come hungry...


One of the reasons we chose the Helms Bakery for our new Los Angeles showroom was because of its central location in Culver City. This area just West of downtown LA has been undergoing a revival of sorts over the last several years, and not only do shoppers have a lot to choose from, but dining has also become a big draw here.

The July, 2008 issue of Gourmet magazine has a nice feature on the dining destinations, some new and some not-so-new, in and around Culver City. Here is an exerpt:

Today, Culver City is the unlikely home of one of the country's most explosive dining scenes and is drawing eaters from all over Los Angeles. The leafy downtown streets have been colonized by sidewalk tables, and the Helms Bakery, a hulking Art Deco building less than a mile from Sony, contains three perpetually crowded restaurants. There's even an emerging Culver Ciry culinary identity, a cheerful and confident mingling of Mediterranean, Japanese, Indian, and Mexican techniques and ingredients.

To read the entire article, which includes overviews of some of the most popular Culver City eateries, click here to download a .pdf scan.

So whether you live near Los Angeles or are just visiting, you owe it to yourself not only to visit our newest showroom but to also check out the area's new dining hotspots.

Piece of the Day


A new tradition is born....the Piece of the Day. Each day (or something close to that) we'll list a diferent Moser original as our piece of the day. We'll try to not always focus only on those pieces that are simply the most popular, but include those that for some reason or another might tend to get overlooked or overshadowed by other pieces that we make.

Ok, to start this off {insert drum roll here}...our first Piece of the Day is...

American Bungalow Media Cabinet (custom)

Tom Moser has always said that we build furniture for people, not for equipment. This may be one reason why our collection of standard media cases and TV stands is somewhat limited. However, I picked this piece for precisely that reason. Many people, especially those who are new to Thos. Moser, may not realize that we do custom work. In fact, we do a lot of custom work. In our world, "custom" can mean a simple size modification to one of our standard pieces, or a complete, never-seen-before one-off piece that is designed in collaboration with a customer to fit a specific need. This custom media case is an example of exactly that. So, if this particular piece doesn't suit your specific needs, please feel free to give us a call and we'll do our best accomodate you!

Thos. Moser LA Showroom hosts local green business association


On July 18 our Los Angeles showroom in Culver City was honored to host the one year anniversary celebration of the Culver City Green Business Association (CCGBA).

This was a chance for local business and community leaders to come together in our beautiful showroom to meet other Culver City business owners and learn how green is good for business and good for the planet. Culver City Mayor Scott Malsin provided the opening welcome, and CCGBA co-chairs Greg Reitz (REthink Development Corp) and Ellen Strickland (Livingreen) provided an introduction to CCGBA and its membership.

The keynote speaker was Wally Marks, owner of the Helms Bakery District (where we are located). Wally's remarks focused on "Why 'green' business is good business" and he gave an overview of the amazing rennovation that he has overseen of the Helms Bakery and how green practices and technologies were incorporated into every facet of the project.


The event was catered by Green Truck. Organic wine was donated for this event from Mountain Peoples Wine & Beer Distributors and Casa Barranca Certified Organic Winery and Vineyard.

Furniture Fashion Knows Good Design When They See It


We found a new blog today...Furniture Fashion, also known as Furniture Store Blog, provides ideas, pictures, and articles on interior design, home décor, furniture, and decorating. Thier mission is providing people information about furnishings to beautify and personalize their environment while increasing quality of life through great design. With a mission like that, it should come as no surprise that they have blogged about Thos. Moser on several occasions, here are the links:

Vita Oval Dining Table and Chairs by Thomas Moser
When it comes to outstanding design and execution of construction, the Thomas Moser line of handcrafted wood furniture is simple, graceful, and built for a lifetime of use...

Edo Rocking Chair and CHZ Chaise Lounge from Thomas Moser
Here are two more really unique furniture designs from Thomas Moser that will make as much of a visual statement as they will a comfortable place to sit...

Thos. Moser recognized for leadership in promoting sustainability


For their June 2008 issue, World Trade Magazine's cover story features a list of some of the top companies in the world. They describe it as their "annual eclectic list of the companies, people and places who are pushing the global trading community forward. The ways are various, the results innovative. This year’s winners, selected by our editors and contributors, all satisfy the critical criterion: their efforts make the global supply chain more sustainable."

Thos. Moser is listed alongside such influencial people, companies, places and ideas as Warren Buffet, Henry Paulson, Google, Japan, e-auctions, the US Marines, carbon-neutral shipping and many others.


Here is the entry about Thos. Moser:

Thos. Moser, an American Furniture Maker
Of the many U.S. manufacturing industries that have been impacted by globalization, the furniture industry has been hit particularly hard. Foreign competition, mainly from China, has trimmed more than 120,000 furniture industry jobs nationwide since 2000—about one-third of the industry’s U.S. workforce. But Tom Moser, a furniture maker located in Maine, has consistently proved that U.S. consumers will support expertly skilled American craftsmen and classic design (and pay a premium for it). In fact, when it comes to high-end luxury products, U.S. craftsmen and designers are still at the top of their game.

World Trade Magazine also published a feature about Tom and the company (written by Lara Sowinski who was kind enough to join us for our LA Showroom opening), which ran as the cover story back in October, 2002, CLICK HERE TO READ IT.

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