Posts Tagged ‘apartment’

Lego apartment

Wednesday, May 11th, 2011

Via faircompanies.

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Avenel Cooperative Housing Project built either for cartoonists or communists

Monday, July 27th, 2009

Why can’t cooperative housing look like this more often? The Avenel Cooperative Housing Project in LA’s Silver Lake neighbourhood, supposedly built either for “a bunch of communists” or for a “group of motion picture cartoonists and their families” (click above for informative Wikipedia article) was affordable when it was built in 1947 and of course is now ridiculously expensive.

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Vancouver, if Tokyo doesn’t want the Nakagin Capsule Tower, let’s ship it over here.

Friday, July 10th, 2009

It shouldn’t be that difficult; it comes apart. The owner residents of Tokyo’s famous Nakagin Capsule Tower have voted to demolish it and rebuild a “modern” tower on the same location, which is now a valuable property adjacent to the Ginza district. See the recent article by architecture critic Nicolai Ouroussoff in the NYT and an interesting post on pingmag.

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DIY: paint your linoleum floor white

Tuesday, February 3rd, 2009

When I moved into this typical 1930s apartment in Vancouver’s east side in 1999, the first thing I did was paint over the kitchen’s dingy gold linoleum flooring. The linoleum was the worst thing about that apartment. Everyone always says not to paint linoleum – or any surface you walk on, for that matter – but the painted floor turned out to be durable, easy to deal with and gave me no end of pleasure.

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