Thursday, October 16, 2008

two more building photos that show before and in progress shots of the hallway area. we are still deciding on new flooring and carpet for the building so disregard the yucky blue carpet.

i am going away for work until wednesday of next week. i will post more when i get back.

Sunday, October 12, 2008

before and after projects in my building part 1

In addition to working far too many hours at my job I decided to take on a project to freshen up the building. My landlord asked me to help with colors of paint and detail work and it has been a fun project. There is a lot left to do but I am posting a little peek at the stairway to the roof. It is starting to look pretty good. I will try to take better photos of it this week once I have finished standing and priming the stairs.

Night for now.

Friday, October 10, 2008


Really busy the last few days and nights. I only have time to post a photograph of our friend Pua. Here she is helping Richard draw.

Sunday, October 5, 2008

nyc tree

the first photograph was taken in may of this year. the second was taken a few weeks ago. it is a great tree that i always seem to pass when i am in nyc.

Saturday, October 4, 2008

numbers from Copenhagen

Here are images from our trip to Copenhagen this past April. I meant to do a post back then but better late than never. I took these photographs on our walks around the city. I find that when I travel different patterns emerge again and again. During this trip I was impressed with numbers on buildings. Here are a few of those.

Thursday, October 2, 2008

big meeting tomorrow that will probably go a little something like this photograph. need sleep.
good night.

Wednesday, October 1, 2008


This is photograph of our new friend. Richard gave this beautiful taxidermy fawn to me in May as a birthday present. I spent a few months looking for the right case for her and then, with my friend Brody's help I found a case at a place called Urban Ore in Berkeley. The case came from a museum of some kind. There were actually three cases in all but I only had space for one or I would have brought them all home. Brody has another and as soon as she figures out what to do with it I will post a photograph of it here.

At any rate I recovered the base with a great mohair type fabric similar to the one we used on our bedroom wall. I then found the right size burlwood slice from a place right across the street from Urban Ore called Artisan Burlwood.
They were SO NICE. I also picked up both faux and real foliage from the flower mart to keep it looking like a natural history museum display and then added the finishing touch, the rocks. Brody has been working on casting porcelain rocks for the past 6 months or so. They are so beautiful! Some are glazed others are raw and together in a group they are totally perfect. The gems shown here were another birthday present and the addition of these to the diorama really pulled it together. Thanks Brody!

We love the way it turned out. I think our fawn likes it too.

Proper Ready Made article thank you!

I just wanted to use this post to thank Anh-Minh Le for making us sound cool in this months Ready Made Small Spaces issue. We are big fans of her blog and were really excited to learn that she would be the one writing about us. We also want to thank Alex Farnum for taking such great photos that made our little house seem huge. Alex is an amazing photographer and a really awesome guy.

I also want to thank Ready Made for liking us enough to do a story about our space. I have been a fan of the magazine for a long time. It was really nice to be included with such a great group. I would also like to mention that none of this would have been possible without Victoria at sfgirlbybay for posting a story about us last year. Poppy Talk did a little something after that, which I can't seem to find now and then Apartment Therapy asked us to do a House Tour. We are thrilled to be recognized by such cool folks.

I also want to thank everyone who helped me get through the remodel this time last year with all of your kind comments. It really helped me to keep going when I was exhausted and crying as I sanded the ceiling.

There is more to write and so much to catch up on but for now I have two photos from the day Alex was here photographing our place.

Thanks to all!