Sunday, January 22, 2012

Noble Cafe, the First Carbon Neutral Cafe, Opens in Oakland

Noble Cafe, the First Carbon Neutral Cafe, Opens in Oakland

An innovative and upscale cafe in Oakland, Noble Cafe, that resides on the ground floor corner of also upscale luxury apartment, the Grand, opens its door on Monday (tomorrow) to public. I am honored to show my linescaping art in this brand new contemporary food establishment.

I custom made most of the currently installed paintings to be blended into the interior elements of furniture, lighting, and the complex wall structures that are the signature of this stunning space. Everything, from its furniture to Barista, has been handpicked by Dimitri Thompson, the creator of Noble Cafe.

The grand pre-opening event took place on January 6, 2012, where Oakland Mayor Jean Quan came to cerebrate the birth of this new Café, which concept has local community and environment in mind, not just serving food and drink. I am usually very timid around politicians, but at that party, with a help of "Drew," the Senior Policy Advisor for Economic Development for Mayor's Office, I managed to exchange a few words with the mayor.

You can read about the nation's first carbon neutral cafe online at Noble Cafe website as well as other articles listed below.

A new Flickr set "Noble Project" includes installation of paintings at Noble Cafe, as well as other paintings that were made to test the design and color for this space.

Paintings displayed at Noble Cafe are all for sale. Purchase can be made only at the Noble Cafe register. 20% of the proceedings will be given back to community, which breaks down to City of Oakland / Parks and Recreation (10%) and local charities (10%).

LineScaping Noble Project Show at Noble Cafe Oakland

When:        During the months of January and February 2012
                   Monday - Friday (Closed weekends) 7am-7pm

Phone:        510-444-3800 (call to be sure it's open) 

Address:     100 Grand Avenue Suite 111   Oakland CA 94612 (get map)

Parking:      *** Please be on top of your downtown parking situation to avoid the expensive parking ticket.

This set is at the corridor to the other room. You'll have to open a door to find it.

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