Urban Alchemy

by bronxelf

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These are random moments in the life of an indecent designer and the city she loves.

To read my grudging babblings about design, click the button.

And can we really measure
If we think we're any better
than that skyline that goes on and on
forever, on and on...."

- Less Than Jake: Is This Thing On?

Everybody in this world wants the same damned thing-
just not at the same time.

-Chris Orbach: Jane

I could be condemned to hell for every sin but littering."

- Soul Coughing: Idiot Kings

I am a female, carbon based lifeform.
I am a New York City Native.
I am a Design Professional.
I take photographs.
I also sculpt, paint, create mosaics, and play with weapons.

And sometimes, I even dance about Architecture.

What I see, is what you get.

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Argent is completely fascinated with the fish tank.

Leaving this bit alone.

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Though it looks split, it's actually quite securely glued. The split is the result of wood shrinkage, but it's totally structurally sound.

Now, I *could* make this seam invisible. I could totally fill and sand it no one would ever know it had been there. But this table really does have history. It's not a reproduction. It's an original, and as such I don't think it's right to fix an ordinary sign of age. The table *isn't* new. It's almost 60 years old. So I'm going to leave this be. So long as it's not affecting the structural stability of the table, it stays.
2nd Mar 2007, 21:12   | tags:,comments (2)

Spot repair

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There was some blob of I have no idea what (glue? cement? I think it was flooring mastic) here that wouldn't come off.

It's off now.
2nd Mar 2007, 21:11   | tags:,comments (0)

Not as bad as expected.

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After taking apart the table base and cleaning it with alcohol, I found that I don't need to sand it down save for one tiny spot. It does need another coat of stain, though.
2nd Mar 2007, 21:07   | tags:,comments (6)

Memories of sunsets past.

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This moonflower leaf had been caught up in the bamboo blinds.
2nd Mar 2007, 17:02   | tags:comments (11)


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2nd Mar 2007, 11:43   | tags:,,comments (9)

...and for my next trick...

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I'll be refinishing my coffee table base.
1st Mar 2007, 20:53   | tags:,comments (3)

Window art

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Wow, the color on my camphone is WAY off. The actual color of that background glass is cobalt blue, which explains why the curtains look that red.


I've fixed the photo. The colors are correct now.
1st Mar 2007, 14:38   | tags:,comments (7)