We are excited to participate in the Jingle Mingle Designer Wreath Auction this year and have already been brainstorming concept ideas!  Jingle & Mingle is a remarkable event benefiting Children of Shelters (www.childrenofshelters.org), an organization that supports children of families in transitional shelters throughout San Francisco.

With past wreaths, we celebrated the happiness of holidays while practicing our tried and true design process.  The outcome has been versatile, creative and modern in aesthetic.  Here is a recap of some of our favorites.

Holiday cheer was easy to share with a light box wreath, etched text on glass shined brightly in a simple white frame. Cleverly incorporated into a circular wreath were sliding panels of sustainably harvested acacia wood to hold 12 champagne glasses.  What is a wreath one day, could be used as a dollhouse the next!  This wreath design encapsulated a bit of everything, a wreath, a beloved children’s toy, interior furnishings and a modern shelter.

Are you looking forward to seeing our next wreath design?  Stay tuned for the holidays are coming!





Northbrook Design was excited to be part of the 2015 Parade Run again. It is always a pleasure to see runners, walkers, and strollers of all ages enjoying the run in their vibrant outfits. Following was the annual Fourth of July parade, also known as “A Family 4th”, which is the premier holiday parade in the region and takes place in the heart of downtown Redwood City. We also enjoyed checking out the vintage car show on Broadway Street.  

The Redwood City Education Foundation has been working since 1983 to enrich and advance education opportunities for all students in the district, and we are proud to support them.  More information can be found at http://www.rcef.org.




The Northbrook Design stand at the 2014 Parade Run was a great success.  We met some great people and handed out lots of colorful postcards and cups of coffee.  Several runners were surprised the coffee was free, and one person thought we were a Peets Coffee booth!  The Redwood City Education Foundation does important work and we are proud to support them.   http://www.rcef.org

After the run, we checked out the July 4 parade – always a fun display and one of the biggest in the area.  Bring in some bands, clowns, dancers and unicycles and you can’t go wrong.