Jon Sarriugarte’s new designs available at Restoration Hardware

 Restoration Hardware

I was approached by Gary Friedman and his team from restoration Hardware this year to design a group of lights for them. Gary and the team had eaten at Camino restaurant in Oakland CA and liked the lights I had done for them. I ended up designing 11 lights for RH for the fall catalog.
These production lights are beautifully crafted, well designed and very affordable.

If you’re interested in a uniquely designed and crafted light just for you please contact me. jon at formandreform dot com

My custom work is made right here in West Oakland in my shop Form & Reform. Each piece is signed and made to make your space uniquely yours. Here is some of the custom lighting I have done.

My furniture line is available here

Snail at Oakland Art Murmur

Zolie and her Cousin Stellan shooting fire from the Golden Mean Snail car.

Great story at the East Bay Monthly


KSW rollout November 12th 2011


Kinetic Steam Works



The Serpent Twins

This is a great event to bring your kids to. Learn the basics of steam engines, see some great Machine art, eat food, drink beer and watch the kids imagine what they are going to do when they grow up.

Railroad Revival Tour… Oakland

The Railroad Revival Tour with Edward Sharpe & the Magnetic Zeros, Mumford & Sons, and Old Crow Medicine Show, started its first journey last Thursday with a concert in our corner of West Oakland. The Golden Mean and the crew got a chance to perform and see the show and what a hoot it was!
Great to meet some of the band members and play with the kids. We all throughly enjoyed a relaxing show with a great promotion company, music crew and audience. Great day!

More pictures

Old Crow Medicine Show

Wish we could have seen more of this band. Their music has been the sound track to the Snail car and the Front Porch for the last 2 years! Next time this tour happens they need to hook up a few flat beds to the train for us to take our toys on!


Happy Birthday Lydia! Wish I was still 22!

Zolie Kyrsten & I on the Golden Mean enjoying a beautiful sunset over San Francisco bay from the lower bottoms of West Oakland


First Church of the Buzzard & Boiler Bar present Halloween!

For the pleasure of your consideration we present without permission of said event the

Boiler Bar and Golden Mean Halloween show Live on the Dock in the Parking lot.

Bring your own wood for our fire. Quality beer will be served. Costumes are a must!

Halloween at 12 sharp

The First Church of the Buzzard
2601 Adeline on 26th st.-<<<enter on 26th >>>
Oakland, CA
More Info The Electronic Parlour Trick Presents-Bloody Pit of Horror Saturday October,30th with Djs,projections a Medieval Dungeon,Mystical Monsters and these amazing bands:
Omnivorous Sinscillium
Diatric Puds and the Blobettes
Os Ovni (Austin)
Tongue and Teeth
Leslie Q
! DJ Count Loachfillet Plays Creepy Psych and Garage!
MC Crimson Executioner
VIDEO COLLAGES BY BRUTALLO!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
door 9pm bands 9:30 $5 to $10 sliding scale donation

East Bay Mini Maker Faire

Come see the giant Iron Snail car the Golden Mean & the Golden Zeppelini

Maker Faire is about celebrating learning and doing – not the finished and perfect end product.  It’s a place to share what we’re learning with others, and celebrate the fun and freedom of being an amateur.

Featuring both established and emerging local “makers,” the East Bay Mini Maker Faire is a family-friendly celebration coming to Oakland on Sunday, October 24, 2010.  It will feature rockets and robots, DIY science and technology, urban farming and sustainability, alternative energy, bicycles, unique hand-made crafts, music and local food, and educational workshops and installations.

Conception the Opening


Jon’s Pictures

This is the drawing we sent into Burning Man DMV before we started on the car.

The local fire department got to pull the reigns first!

Zolie and Karydis

Plaid Friday Oakland

Plaid Friday Oakland

Shop locally

Buy Pan Occassional Tables Plaid Friday and pick up Saturday at the West Oakie Turkey Shoot

Showroom open 8pm to 2am Sat. Nov 28th only

Flatland Productions



I happened into the parking lot at my shop to see what I thought was a guy tagging. I was happy to discover an artist covering the junk on the streets with art. By the time I left the shop most of the art was gone. I did get one pc from a broken shelf to hang in my office. Thanks for the art!


West Oakland’s Salute to OPD

Thanks OPD!


Dogtown Militia’s salute to OPD’s fallen officers at 26th and Adeline in West Oakland.

My thoughts go out to their families and especially their children.

Thanks to Rich at SDG for designing and producing this banner/bus bench. He is making more of these banners for people to put up in their homes or businesses with all profits going to the families of the fallen officers. You can contact him at

Trust funds established thus far are as follows:

Persons wishing to express contributions for the trust funds of fallen officers may do so by two methods:

John Hege’s wishes include donations to
any of the following beneficiaries: Link

Individual Checks made out to families and mailed to c/o OPOA:
Attn: Rennee Hassna
555 5th Street
Oakland Ca, 94607

Make checks out to the following:
“Dunakin Children’s Family Trust”
“Romans Children’s Family Trust”
“Sakai Family Trust”

Wire transfers directly to Merrill Lynch Accounts…
“Dunakin Children’s Family Trust”
a/c #204-04065
“Romans Children’s Family Trust”
a/c #204-04066
“Sakai Family Trust”
a/c #204-04064

Jeff Thomason
Public Information Officer
Oakland PD
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