We are in our 9th month of the extensive remodel of a 1969 home on the ocean in Manzanita, Oregon.
The very slightly pitched flat membrane roof is on, Kolbe CVG fir interior and clad exterior windows were installed, the ipe soffits are up, copper flashing is on, wood burning rais fireplace is in, electrical, sound system wiring, rough in plumbing, insulation is done, the radiant floor heat is being installed, the deck framing is up, sauna and outdoor shower has been framed out and the ipe siding is about to commence. The home is starting to take shape in it’s appearance. An absolute jewel box it will be.
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Things - by Dr. Crane
Most of us are sensitive to our surroundings. Beauty cheers and ugliness offends and the love of beautiful things is entirely without regard to their cost.
We may have to be poor, but none of us have to live in ugliness.
I will not pass my days with unspeakable wallpaper nor with table and chair and cupboard that shout at me, every time I look at them, the gospel of commonplaceness, cheapness and daftness.
Do not tell me you cannot help it and cannot afford it and all that. Whomever loves beauty requires the beautiful.
The soul spins it’s own web, secretes its own shell and blessed are those that hunger and thirst after beauty for they shall be filled.
My book case, my pen, my rugs and my lamp talk to me every day and I want them to say something worth while.
This is very exciting, I love it when I find that one can replicate a look that is timeless and appropriate in many locations while keeping an eye on expenses.
What I first discovered on a farm and ranch website for lighting at $12.99/each , I have just also found on DWR website for $425/each.
While the mounting surface is aluminum in the less expensive version and the alternative is brass, I believe that saving that much money can be well spent elsewhere…possibly placing an upgraded bulb with filaments showing would be a nice touch.
Initial drawings that Delaney and I came up with for a custom bed, constructed of walnut slabs for a client.
and the finished design. Very simple.
the oregon black walnut chosen to fabricate the bed from
final pieces coming together
detail of headboard
detail of rails
I have spent the last two days working for Allan Olson on the design of his new website/blog. Much has been accomplished and I have enjoyed every bit of teaching him how to navigate the pages, insert photos and link to other sites. The most important, meaningful thing to me is helping a friend and his business as I collect his pottery and use it everyday in my home.
Nehalem Bay Pottery
Allan in his studio
photos by Gary Selig