Mexicali News: Color & Creativity Abound in the Design of the Newcastle Store

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Things are really coming along in the construction of our new flagship store! We are now starting to bring the creative touches that we’ve envisioned to the design of the store. Down to details like using recycled wood from Bali, or embracing colors and patterns that we’ve fallen in love with on our travels, we’re working to make our flagship shore distinctly Mexicali, reflecting our love of groovy global culture through and through!

The tile is being done by the ultra-talented Heather Casey.   The tile she is using is handpainted mosaic tile we brought back from a trip to Indonesia.  She is working on arranging it into the shape of an intricate Tibetan Mandala.  Check out more of her work right here.

The timbers shown in the photos are being recycled or re-purposed as trim in the new store.  They used to be part of a real tiki hut in Bali!

The roof line is now ornamented with some really fun accent pieces that we think reflect the Mexicali Blues style, and ties the building to some of the traditional structures we so commonly see in our travels to Asia.  Becker Construction created them for us off of an idea Mexicali owner Pete drew on a napkin in an early design meeting!

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I am so happy for you and your staff. It must be like a dream come true and it certainly will be wonderful for the community to have such a significant place to house all the beautiful things from all over the world. It’s exciting for us too!!! All good wishes for the new store!!

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