Conversion: living room to LIVING ROOM!
With half of the carpet cut out after the Great Flood of May, it was time to do something different (one of the very few advantages of owning vs renting).
So 1/2 inch plywood is going down, the sofa will be moving out, a woodworking bench will join the sewing table, sewing machines, the spinning wheel. We’ll have a workshop.
Yep, a plywood floor. Can’t hurt that. Not even the two cats can hurt that.
FYI: 4x8 sheets of plywood do not fit in our elevators. Nothing like cutting down perfectly good plywood in our parking space with a circular saw.
FYI pt 2. Books make handy weights for gluing down plywood. We have a lot of books.
FYI pt 3. Cardboard boxes are great notepads - very durable. Here is my final layout for the LIVING ROOM, with some bedroom design notes on the right.
See the sterile imposing starchitect creation. Marvel how people willingly fund these cold, hostile ego trips.
Be glad it isn’t in your neighborhood, though it does look a lot like Boston’s isolated ICA building. I’m thinking some Rem Koolhaas disciples are responsible for that one.
Black Friday goodies.
Hit an art co-op and a craft fair, then a local vineyard. Paid list price.
So thank you Blake Gardner, Kip Ramey, Jane Adams, Tiger Mountain Vineyards, and all of the other talented artisans out there.
Atlanta is getting more bike stuff! Probably.
Tuesday night at City Hall (the old, original, cool one) a bunch of planners from the city and some engineering firms presented this bag of goodies.
31 miles of cycle tracks, bike lanes, MUPs, bike blvds & sharrows. This goes before the city council in January. This will double the amount of bike facilities in the city.
My favorite part are the bike lanes on Peachtree, my least favorite part of my commute.
Rivendell Headquarters will be closed on the following days.
That means nobody will be here for Black Friday or AmEx Small Business Saturday™. But we have created our own cyber shopping holiday and it’s not a…
"…Buy books in a bookstore. Don’t ask them to price-match."
I like these people.
This map of ticket sales helps explain why the Braves want to move north.
More info here: http://usat.ly/17ZBqEw
This map might as well be called “Where the rich people live in Metro Atlanta”
Seems like the Braves stadium repels the more affluent. It will be interesting to see if this phenomenon follows them to the new location.
I’ll wager that the SW section of Atlanta will likewise benefit from the promised Braves-ectomy.
(Source: USA Today)
A video of the rejoining of the house.
Filmed by Terry Kearns/The Architecture Tourist.
The house will be pushed into place later this week. No cranes required.
The Randolph-Lucas house is back in one piece, or, What a Difference a Day Makes.
They still have to build up the foundation, but the CMUs are on site now. The cranes cost a small fortune, so it should be happening pretty soon.
Shooting into the sun was not optimal, but nature bats last, as they say.
Dogs mark trees, corporations mark public spaces.
Randolph-Lucas house - new home.
I think it will fit right in with the neighbors.
Now which is it? 1862 or 1924?
1924 it is! Wonder how I got 1862 in my head? Eh, there’s a lot of odd stuff in there.
You too can be a Randolph-Lucas expert: http://www.buckheadheritage.com/node/139
They saved a house last night.
This is the Randolph-Lucas house, built in
1862 1924. The yellow monstrosity behind it is a condo building.
The condo association had applied for a permit to demolish the building. Fortunately we have angels in Atlanta, and the house moved down the road to Ansley Park early this morning instead.
It was quite the party on Peachtree last night.
The whole story is here: https://www.facebook.com/pages/Buckhead-Heritage-Society/129893753752284