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Fetishizing the Object

by Chris (noreply@blogger.com) from A PreFab Project  (prefab blog) — Jan 04, 2012 02:04 AM
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Here's Allison Arieff's take on MOMA's prefab exhibit, wondering as I did way back when why none of the people who are actually BUILDING prefabs are featured.And Morning Edition had a profile of prefab and the exhibit yesterday as [...]

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Renovations and Repairs Can Boost Our Economy and Environment

by Chris Keenan from Green Building Elements  (green blog) — Jan 04, 2012 02:04 AM
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In today’s economy, money is tight and foreclosures are rampant. This message isn’t reassuring to new home buyers. Frankly, all of us in home building should be paying attention. Anyone thinking about buying or building a new home needs to take a [...]

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A Very Special House Guest

by Steve Rapport (noreply@blogger.com) from The Minnie House  (prefab blog) — Jan 04, 2012 02:03 AM
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Architect Rocio Romero relaxes in the vintage Eames 670 Lounge ChairLast Saturday The Minnie House was host to the LV Home's architect and inspiration, Rocio Romero, and her latest Open House tour. Around 100 LV Home enthusiasts visited the sparkling [...]

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Open House on September 10th

by Steve Rapport (noreply@blogger.com) from The Minnie House  (prefab blog) — Jan 04, 2012 02:03 AM
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Rocio Romero will be holding an Open House here at The Minnie House on September 10th. You can see more details here, and you can book a place on the tour here. Maybe I'll see you at my shiny house next [...]

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Nice Chairs

by Chris (noreply@blogger.com) from A PreFab Project  (prefab blog) — Jan 04, 2012 02:03 AM
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Our cabin certainly could have been included in this story about rental homes and their furnishings. I'd say in our case it's as much for us as it is to attract renters - no way we could get away with having this kind of modern furniture in our regular [...]

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I Recogize Those Cabinets, and Those Floors, and Those Views...

by Chris (noreply@blogger.com) from A PreFab Project  (prefab blog) — Jan 04, 2012 02:03 AM
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Res4 has managed to get themselves into the paper again. Here's a NYT profile of a prefab they finished in the Bronx on what is basically an urban infill lot - on the water. (Even having grown up and lived in and around NYC, it still surprises me that [...]

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I Wish You Wood

by Steve Rapport (noreply@blogger.com) from The Minnie House  (prefab blog) — Jan 04, 2012 02:03 AM
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African Roma Walnut flooring in the bedroomA good day. A very good day. The installers from SimpleFloors showed up on time, laid out and cut the Royal Walk acoustic underlayment in mere minutes, and finished floating the glorious African Roma Walnut in [...]

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Stimulus

by Chris (noreply@blogger.com) from A PreFab Project  (prefab blog) — Jan 04, 2012 02:03 AM
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DWR is having their fifteenth (since I started counting) "once-in-a-lifetime" sale, which ends tonight. Seem to be some good deals, but too rich for my blood, with the exception of [...]

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Random Notes

by Steve Rapport (noreply@blogger.com) from The Minnie House  (prefab blog) — Jan 04, 2012 02:03 AM
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The picture above is something like how I want the house to look... white walls, as per Rocio's design, and a chocolate-y hardwood floor (at the moment it's a toss-up between Ty Pennington Sambuca Bamboo from lumberliquidators.com, or Yanchi Ebony [...]

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I Can See Russia From My House

by Steve Rapport (noreply@blogger.com) from The Minnie House  (prefab blog) — Jan 04, 2012 02:03 AM
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Today was Indian Summer on steroids, with Pacifica temperatures soaring into the 80s and San Francisco roasting in the mid-90s. As promised, the I-joists were already in place when I arrived at the sweltering Minnie House, and in the bright sunshine they [...]

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