Chaos Reigns – the Hildring House Adventure Continues

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 the world is that you end up bringing things home.

And then you have to move them. Continue reading “Chaos Reigns – the Hildring House Adventure Continues”

Dirty Laundry – a Hildring House Debra Guest Post

So – it’s time for another guest post by the lovely Debra. To start us off, here is a shot of her a couple of years ago in Old Town San Juan:

Since I can’t help myself, my comments will be in italics. Here goes: Continue reading “Dirty Laundry – a Hildring House Debra Guest Post”

The Heart of the SoMoToHo – The Kitchen – Part 4 of Many – The Turn to Progress

The pics above show bamboo scaffolding on a building under construction in Hong Kong. No metal. No wood. Just bamboo.

Construction methods in the SoMoToHo are not so exotic. Wood framing; sheet rock; tape, bed and texture; PVC pipe. The destruction is by no means over. But there has been a turn toward construction. You can begin to see the shape the new kitchen will take. For instance, the picture below shows that framing for the new window above the relocated sink has been done, showing where it will go, and the majority of the wiring has been completed (see the blue outlet boxes in the pic). Continue reading “The Heart of the SoMoToHo – The Kitchen – Part 4 of Many – The Turn to Progress”