Posts Tagged ‘bathroom’

Custom woodwork by Vladimir

Monday, July 5th, 2010

This is my friend Vladimir, a master woodworker in Vancouver who is originally from Moscow. I feel that local craftspeople like Vlad who produce one-of-a-kind objects and high-level custom work do not get enough press. This is unfair, especially considering how often their work is superior, both technically and aesthetically, to anything mass-produced or even to work by boutique woodwork companies.

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When “today” had the ring of “tomorrow”

Sunday, May 17th, 2009

Photos are all from the 1975 edition of Inside Today’s Home  by Ray and Sarah Faulkner, Holt Rinehart Winston. (The 1954, 1960 and 1968 editions of this book are all worth collecting too, if you can find them on abebooks.) The word “today” somehow sounded more optimistic then than it does now, though of course back then you did have the bomb to consider.

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Houses like spaceships, spaceships like houses

Sunday, January 11th, 2009

Bathroom futurism! Excellent circular spaceship thing going on here. I’m not sure about shag rugs in the bathroom, but will boldly go where no one has gone before. Still, how on earth would you clean this room? The answer is that in space, flokatis are self-cleaning. With microbots or whatever those things in the Neil Stephenson trilogy are called.

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