A Garage Turned Eclectic At-Home Music Studio

A Garage Turned Eclectic At-Home Music Studio

Adrienne Breaux
Aug 3, 2014

Project by: Jess + Jonathan Taylor of Disregarden
Location: Glassel Park, California

From the designers: Our clients, Brock and Crystalyn Human, are bohemian folk who make beautiful music and videos. Recently, they purchased a home in the historic Glassell Park neighborhood of Los Angeles, converted the garage into a music and film studio, and brought us on on to transform the studio into a space that reflected Human-kind (get it?).

Crystalyn grew up in Mozambique (that's in Africa), and Brock grew up in Knoxville (which is really not Africa), and their art reflects both remote villages of Africa and down-home America. Their most recent project Sing for the One, is working to record local African musicians both giving them a platform to share their music and legal protections so they can make a living as artists.

Inspired by their heart for the individual stories of local musicians in Africa, we sought to blend the eclectic stories and tastes of Brock and Crystalyn, creating an environment conducive to songwriting and film editing.

We hunted for unique, one-of-a-kind pieces, a mixture of antique pieces, handmade goods, and instruments from Africa, the Middle East, and South America (all places Brock and Crystalyn have traveled and intend to work with in the future). From turn of the century maps to Brock's beloved vintage Rickenbacker guitar, hand carved Peruvian gourds to a 1920 upright piano, the space was unified in its eclectic, story-driven aesthetic.

Thanks, Jess + Jonathan Taylor of Disregarden!

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