After years of shunning kitsch, Tom Dalzell recently pivoted and embraced kitsch fully and without qualification as an acceptable manifestation of Quirky Berkeley.
Doug Heine made the safety pin sculpture at 812 Page St. as a symbol of resistance to #45. His own home across the street has an airplane crashing into it.
For 40 years, Tyler Hoare has been using the Bay as his gallery, gifting us with planes, pirate and Viking ships.
A person who wants a little more quirk in their home couldn't do better this weekend than visiting the sale. Same for a person who wants a lot more quirk in their home.
You will see far more fancifully painted doors in Berkeley than in most cities. Here are just a few of them.
In the 1990s, Sheri Tharp saw a wooden picket designed by Charles Sayers in 1942. She liked it so much she and her students carved a few, and now her house has a fence.
Ron Morgan, an antique dealer and master flower arranger, has spent 50 years collecting a wide variety of Christmas ornaments and figurines.
Glimpses of the magnificent sculptures and metal pieces can still be glimpsed around Berkeley.
Mark Bulwinkle is best known for his metal work, but he is also a prolific tile maker. Check out the restrooms in the Mad Monk Media Center for Anachronistic Media for a glimpse.
Ken Shapiro repairs cars but his true passion is flying model airplanes – some with a ten-foot wing span. Many of them hang from the ceiling of his San Pablo Avenue garage.
Over the years, Ron Hulse and those working in his automotive shop have built creative metal statues from discarded automobile mufflers.
Thousands of students have lived in Cloyne Court, part of the University Students Cooperative Association, and have decorated the hallways with numerous colorful murals.