You know how they say that when you’re experiencing something unpleasant, you should close your eyes and think of being somewhere beautiful? That’s what I’m doing with this first pic – it takes me away from the dust and paint and plumbing and electrical work. Well, that and providing the first of Debra’s mandated minimum […]
Shopping in exotic locales is fun. Debra really loves it. I even get a kick out of it. But Debra really loves it. Here she is in a gallery of sorts just off of Istiklal Caddesi in the Beyoglu area of Istanbul (one of our favorite places, by the way). The trouble with shopping around […]
Just a quick note to let you know about a slight shift in the scope of the project. But first, something pretty. This is one of the two pendant lights that will go over the island in the kitchen. It’s still in the box because, you know, dirt. It’ll stay there until time for installation. […]
Debra says that I should always put at least a couple of pretty pictures in a post, so here is a shot of the tile we’ve selected for the laundry room: It’s going to be hard to find much else pretty for this post – things are getting really dirty at Hildring House. If you’ll […]
Sometimes, “natural demolition” – usually gradual neglect and disuse – leaves a beautiful structure. Take, for instance, this abandoned church in Howth, Ireland: The demo at Hildring House is not so elegant. Nor, however, is it intended to be. Things are moving right along, though. Let’s take a look.
It’s time for things to get messy – not dirty and decrepit like the street scene from Montevideo, Uruguay, below, but sawdust flying and sheet rock dust hanging heavy in the air as the old gets torn out to make way for the new.