5
July
2013

New House Construction

We recently moved into a new house constructed to meet the unique needs for one of our family members. From time to time over the next several months I will write about aspects of the new house, its construction and so forth which I found interesting.

Some call it a universal house design approach because part of the living area is usable by anyone regardless of special needs or age.

No, the construction of such house designs are not cheap; they include non-cookie cutter doors and rooms and so on which take more design time and thus up go the costs.

Here is a picture taken during the initial construction activity taken from the top of the hill at what would eventually be the front yard showing the slope downward to the street behind the back of the house:

Here is a picture of the mini digger used to carve out the portion of the hill needed for the foundation wall tracks that would eventually support the house:

In no time they create the needed shape of the hill after which, yes even in the rain of the Seattle area, construction of the foundation can be installed.

Here is another picture showing the results of the mini digger.

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29
June
2013

LJ Woodworking Awards – Summer 2013 #1: Call For Entries

Entry period of the LJ Woodworking Awards Summer 2013 is now officially open and will close on July 31st. Heres the theme:

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First you must have your entry posted as the LumberJocks project and then you just have to click on the green SUBMIT ENTRIES button on the Awards page.

29
June
2013

Hood by Form Us With Love for Ateljé Lyktan

Stockholm studio Form Us With Love designed these modular lamp shades called Hood for Swedish lighting company Ateljé Lyktan. “The Hood lamp is more than a lamp. Itʼs

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28
June
2013

Silver By Aston Martin Debuts Luxury Homewares at Maison & Objet Paris Trade Show

Luxury automobile brand Aston Martin, responsible for generations of Bond cars and timelessly beautiful design, has taken their signature craftsmanship into the realm of home goods. Aston Martin recruited Grant MacDonald, one of London’s most accomplished silversmiths to design the line, “Silver by Aston Martin.” Aston Martin collaborated with MacDonald, who has been working with international clients for the past forty years to develop his beautiful wares, to incorporate the stylistic signature of Aston Martin into the line.
“Silver by Aston Martin” includes a variety of gorgeous silverware for the home including luxury picnic hampers, champagne flutes, decanters, candlesticks, china, centerpiece bowls and more. Stylistically, the line is modern but possesses classic craftsmanship that speaks to the time-honored tradition of the Aston Martin brand. The line Read more…

27
June
2013

NeoCon 2013 Surfaces Trend

Textile makers are focused on giving designers more versatility in healthcare environments with bold prints and high-tech construction that can soften sterile settings while withstanding harsh chemicals and high traffic. Here are a few of the well-minded textiles we saw at NeoCon this month:

Ruth Adler Schnee Collection by KnollTextiles: KnollTextiles asked Ruth Adler Schnee rework her bold prints into woven privacy and window curtains healthcare environments. The collection includes two patterns, Fission Chips and Strata, which are both based on classic textile designs from the 1950s.

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25
June
2013

Herman Miller Summer Sale: The Final Weekend

Its the final weekend of the Herman Miller Summer Sale and your final chance to receive 15% off the entire Herman Miller catalog. If you havent done your shopping yet what are you waiting for?

To give you that little extra push, heres an amazing set of photos from Herman Miller of their collection.

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23
June
2013

The Outlet Plastering Safety Shield

The Outlet Plastering Safety Shield

You know the problems, bad plaster or over-cut drywall around the Outlets & Switches.

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