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Glass houses

by Jason Hammond from From the ground up  (build blog) — Jan 04, 2012 02:38 AM
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Our stairs have been one of the pieces of our house from the very beginning that we wanted to be a center point of the design. Even some of the original designs that we didn’t select had very bold design staircase, however the one we settled on was the one that was the most striking. Our [...]

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Floor Update

by Matt and Laura Tills from Tills Home  (build blog) — Jan 04, 2012 02:33 AM
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As anticipated, we had a frustrating weekend. Unfortunately the stain did not "stick" again. After another test, we discovered the color buffed out. It did leave the floor a slightly warmer gray and after much debate over whether or not to [...]

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Barter House Construction Documents

by clinton from The Miller Barter House | A Modern Home in a Traditional Neighborhood  (build blog) — Jan 04, 2012 02:33 AM
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Here are the construction document as designed by Vernacular Studio. The .pdf files are pretty big files. The Barter House - Basement & First Floor Plan The Barter House - Second Floor & Roof Plan The Barter House - Elevations The Barter House - Reflective Ceiling Plans: Basement & First Floor Plan The Barter House - Reflective Ceiling Plans: [...]

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Bank Woes = Our Woes

by Profile from Bare Hill Barn House  (build blog) — Jan 04, 2012 02:37 AM
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This is NOT a good time to be a bank. We all know that. Consequently, it's also not a good time to be WORKING with a bank (is THAT what we are doing? Seems a little too egalitarian...) Working with a huge, impersonal institution like our bank has been trying. As someone who prefers to look a person in the eyes, size him or her up, and develop a *relationship* with them based on trust, I

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Richard Meier makes me warm

by Edward Lifson from The New Modernist - Edward Lifson.com  (design blog) — Jan 04, 2012 02:54 AM
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"With the help of his 27-year-old daughter, Ana, who happens to be a designer, Meier set out to replace the blazer he normally wears with a soft cardigan. The result: a buttonless, V-neck cashmere and cotton cardigan for men, priced at $575, and a [...]

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The Farnsworth House birdfeeder

by Edward Lifson from The New Modernist - Edward Lifson.com  (design blog) — Jan 04, 2012 02:53 AM
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---(By the artist who did the Haymarket Memorialthat I always thought looked like an ad for AOL!) [...]

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Pummelling

by tres_arboles from Three Tree Journal  (build blog) — Jan 04, 2012 02:35 AM
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I surfed yesterday. Well, at least I suited up, paddled out, shivered, caught a of couple waves, took a couple of wipeouts (and subsequent beatings) and then went in. Swell was ringing the local buoy at around 9 feet at 15 seconds and growing. Good [...]

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SEED was a success

by Edward Lifson from The New Modernist - Edward Lifson.com  (design blog) — Jan 04, 2012 02:55 AM
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I was going to say what a great time we had at the SEED conference, talking about architecture and Mies and Rem. But I'll let this post say it.The next SEED is tentatively scheduled for late March. It's not about architecture, that's a side benefit. [...]

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New Chicago - Spertus

by Edward Lifson from The New Modernist - Edward Lifson.com  (design blog) — Jan 04, 2012 02:48 AM
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What I saw on a quick trip. Here's the lobby atrium of the new Spertus Institute of Jewish Studies. And it reflects the faceted glass exterior, which plays off well against the historic stone Michigan Avenue street wall. Following it just enough, and [...]

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Bush's stimulus plan actually making us happy?!

by Jan & Myleen from Sjodin Dream Home  (build blog) — Jan 04, 2012 02:33 AM
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This is maybe the first thing EVER from Bush that has actually made us HAPPY. With the stimulus plan, they intend to increase the jumbo loan limit to $625,000 for 12 months. You see, anything under the jumbo loan limit gets a much lower interest rate than [...]

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