Monday, February 24, 2014

A Lamp Project

It started with a large piece of driftwood I found on the beach.  After taking it home I watched it resting in the garden for a few months until one day the idea came to me to turn it into a floor lamp. 

Tuesday, February 4, 2014

Great Architecture: The Reichstag, Germany's Parliament

The pictures below were taken last summer, but I am just now finally now getting organized enough to post them. I had the good fortune last July to take a guided tour of this great building. 

The Reichstag building is a wonderful mixture of old and modern, situated in the heart of Berlin. It has survived having been burned down, looted, and then being (mostly) abandoned for decades. This is where the German parliament met from 1893 to 1933. Having been damaged by a fire in 1933 it stood mostly empty for six decades.  After the reunification of Germany in 1990 the building was thoroughly reconstructed under the direction of British architect Norman Foster.  Since 1999 it serves once again as the seat of Germany's parliament.

Looking up to the cupola from the parliamentary chamber.

Tuesday, January 28, 2014

Staging Jessica's House

This was a project we did a couple of weeks ago.  My friend Jessica had moved from Hawaii a year and a half ago, and now they decided to put their house on the market.  Debbie asked me to help stage it for the photo shoot.  

Monday, January 13, 2014

Enlarging the Deck (Again!)

Aloha and Happy New Year!  I have been delinquent on posting lately… This is a project we finished a couple of months ago but I only am getting to writing about it ow.  We decided to add another bit to our deck, incorporating the palm tree into it.  It was a quick project, with the boys doing the construction and me doing the staining we finished it on a few hours.  There are still more projects waiting to be done on and around the deck area, and I will update you as we move ahead with them.

Thursday, December 19, 2013

Lanikai Sunrise

While much of the northern hemisphere is covered in snow, the weather here in Hawaii is sunny and warm, with just a few passing rain showers. A few weeks ago I took these pictures at Lanikai Beach, and I thought sharing them may bring a little sunshine into those cold days north of here. I hope you are having a wonderful day wherever you may be!