Personal tools
log in | join | help
Sections

Blogs

by Marshall Mayer last modified Aug 17, 2012 09:05 AM
Editorial Rating: 1 2 3 4 5
Average Rating: 1 2 3 4 5 ( 12 votes)
LiveModern subscribes to blogs about modern and sustainable design for housing products and services. We've aggregated the subscriptions into the Blogs section. If you publish or know of a blog that other LiveModern readers would like, please contact us and we'll subscribe to it here.



 

 


home style recycling programs

by paul from Austin ModHouse  (build blog) — Jan 04, 2012 02:36 AM
Editorial Rating: 1 2 3 4 5
Average Rating: 1 2 3 4 5 ( 0 votes)

our electrician has power to the koi equipment, no more extension cord!.  I have a timer that cycles the filtration and water fall pump on/off a couple times a day.I really like the reflecting pool quality when it's off.  I often catch a good view of the clouds and blue...

Read More…


inspection/collection day

by paul from Austin ModHouse  (build blog) — Jan 04, 2012 02:34 AM
Editorial Rating: 1 2 3 4 5
Average Rating: 1 2 3 4 5 ( 0 votes)

austin energy came for inspection.  he gave me a bag of goodies, flourecent bulbs, a T shirt etc.  he was real proud of the fact that austin energy has been able to put off building a new power plant by spending money on programs such as this rebate. he really scrutinized...

Read More…


yes, yes... YES!!!

by paul from Austin ModHouse  (build blog) — Jan 04, 2012 02:33 AM
Editorial Rating: 1 2 3 4 5
Average Rating: 1 2 3 4 5 ( 0 votes)

I got tired of waiting on the pool insaller's electrician and our electrician is still behind due to a family emergency.  so, yesterday I hit craigslist.  I called five electricians, left messages.  within an hour one called back.  turned out he was familiar with this pool pump/heater connection and was...

Read More…


swim into blog action day

by paul from Austin ModHouse  (build blog) — Jan 04, 2012 02:36 AM
Editorial Rating: 1 2 3 4 5
Average Rating: 1 2 3 4 5 ( 0 votes)

today is blog action day.  this is where I am supposed to talk about environmental issues.  actions speak louder than words.  if you have been following our blog you know that we have invested heavily into earth friendly technology.  from the 5.5 inch solid foam sip walls, the solar system,...

Read More…


I have a river!

by paul from Austin ModHouse  (build blog) — Jan 04, 2012 02:35 AM
Editorial Rating: 1 2 3 4 5
Average Rating: 1 2 3 4 5 ( 0 votes)

our pool is finally fully operational!I was able to swim and go nowhere.  funny goal huh?  the river pool works beyond expectations.I was unable to swim and use the camera at the same time.  you'll just have to wait for pics of it in action.  I was pleasantly surprised at...

Read More…


let it flow!

by paul from Austin ModHouse  (build blog) — Jan 04, 2012 02:35 AM
Editorial Rating: 1 2 3 4 5
Average Rating: 1 2 3 4 5 ( 0 votes)

some pics of the river-pool in actionit's almost like wake boarding behind a ski boat in the two pics below I am swimming fast as I can just to keep up with the current.  they hydraulic pump is only at half of maximum speed.started construction of a ramp from the lower...

Read More…


batty melon pool

by paul from Austin ModHouse  (build blog) — Jan 04, 2012 02:32 AM
Editorial Rating: 1 2 3 4 5
Average Rating: 1 2 3 4 5 ( 0 votes)

the pool (swim-spa) is filled.  as our luck would have it we got our first wave of mild weather at the same time.  just one more day of 100 degree please...she loves to catch lizards toothis volunteer musk melon let us know it was ripe by dettaching itself from the...

Read More…


enjoying fall

by paul from Austin ModHouse  (build blog) — Jan 04, 2012 02:32 AM
Editorial Rating: 1 2 3 4 5
Average Rating: 1 2 3 4 5 ( 0 votes)

I have a bunch of family in town to help celebrate the fall weather.  OK, there was this thing about a football game last weekend.  but they came none the less mom helping me apply paint to the ramp.   my sister and her husband came down from lincoln, nebraska.  you won't see...

Read More…


Going once, going twice...

by Chris from A PreFab Project  (prefab blog) — Jan 04, 2012 02:04 AM
Editorial Rating: 1 2 3 4 5
Average Rating: 1 2 3 4 5 ( 0 votes)

Today's Times has a piece on Richard Neutra's Kaufmann House. (Not having spent any real time in California to speak of, I am intrigued by this place they call "Palm Springs.") Anyway, down at the bottom of the article we find the names of the architects responsible for its renovation: Marmol & Radziner, who of course have another noteworthy home in the California desert. There's something

Read More…


85 and sunny

by Chris from A PreFab Project  (prefab blog) — Jan 04, 2012 02:03 AM
Editorial Rating: 1 2 3 4 5
Average Rating: 1 2 3 4 5 ( 0 votes)

Hard to believe the leaves have just barely started to change. I was working in shorts and a tshirt this weekend. Strange fall. [UPDATE: 29 degrees last night, just about one week after this was originally posted. So fall's here.] Made a lot of progress on the deck - the ipe is almost all down: The trench and hole for the gas line and tank are dug, but apparently my HVAC guy is still at

Read More…

Document Actions

 

 

 
 
 
welcome to our open house

"I'm looking for housing that is affordable, and modern. I know there must be innovative, well-designed housing out there. I just can't seem to find it!" —Tracey R., from the Dwell discussion board

more...
 

Website migration, maintenance and customization provided by Grafware.