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by rockland
Thu Mar 14, 2013 6:06 pm
Forum: Everything Else and the Kitchen Sink
Topic: 2013, it was a very good year
Replies: 3
Views: 488

haha!
by rockland
Wed Mar 13, 2013 5:19 pm
Forum: Mid Century Modern Houses and Homes
Topic: Check my logic here, please.
Replies: 20
Views: 922

Oh, that was a fun list, and some time ago. It was just meant to be a bit realistic about not getting so carried away with unnecessary 'want' lists. Focus on the needed things that should be addressed, simple updates. Appreciating what original elements exist and function just fine, fixing what is '...
by rockland
Sun Feb 17, 2013 7:19 am
Forum: Mid Century Modern Houses and Homes
Topic: Restoring a Slate Floor?
Replies: 8
Views: 444

step-by-step

Good directions here...just skip to the step-by-step. http://www.realmilkpaint.com/article-fryingpan.html Best advice is the use of a squeegie. Your grout may need a good scrub brush. If your grout needs to be darkened after being cleaned, i suppose it could be stained to penetrate. (before the tung...
by rockland
Mon Dec 31, 2012 9:27 am
Forum: Mid Century Modern Houses and Homes
Topic: Neutra's Hailey House...
Replies: 7
Views: 497

Thank you! Could not place the bathrooms from the photos.
by rockland
Sat Dec 29, 2012 6:09 am
Forum: Mid Century Modern Houses and Homes
Topic: Neutra's Hailey House...
Replies: 7
Views: 497

Very nice Joe. Compact, efficient, and very well laid out. I did find more pics.
Is a floor plan available? (I could almost sketch it with available pictures...just wondering where the utilities are)
by rockland
Fri Sep 14, 2012 2:57 am
Forum: Mid Century Modern Houses and Homes
Topic: The Sins of Ceiling Fans
Replies: 7
Views: 2315

Not a sin really if your climate is mostly dry and you need some air circulating. A simple 3 blade version is ok. I considered one early on but i soon learned it was not needed. In the NEast it is the same issues as texas...humidity. It took us the first 4 seasons to learn how to retain comfort by o...
by rockland
Wed Sep 12, 2012 6:35 am
Forum: Mid Century Modern Houses and Homes
Topic: Fans of Formica
Replies: 10
Views: 2388

I like formica...

even basic white. Ours is original and 50 yrs old. Even the backsplash. Not sure what i would do if it needed changing.
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by rockland
Mon Sep 03, 2012 2:16 am
Forum: Mid Century Modern Houses and Homes
Topic: Shade control for exterior patio
Replies: 8
Views: 437

shade cloth

Shade cloth seems the best solution? If you could find a dark charcoal, that would cut the glare quite a bit. I needed something for a certain time of year...jan-march when the sun spends all day blasting our entry. Provides a bit of privacy as that time of year is without foliage but can still see ...
by rockland
Thu Aug 30, 2012 3:23 am
Forum: Mid Century Modern Houses and Homes
Topic: Let's take a vote on exterior paint colors...
Replies: 6
Views: 439

Whenever this comes up, i do like Vans idea. Google image 'midcentury modern homes', (i'm sure you have already and looked at many homes on-line) Applying similar colors to your home will be much different... I like this one...http://minasdecorandfashion.blogspot.ca/2009/05/mid-century-monday-homes-...
by rockland
Sat Aug 04, 2012 3:05 pm
Forum: Mid Century Modern Houses and Homes
Topic: Your help, Please: Large Cedar Hot Tub vs. Small Pool
Replies: 11
Views: 778

Thank you.
We are just making a home model for backyard. and google sketch-up.
We both have intense projects through the new year so money will flow...
For next fall. Looking forward to it and i hope to have the time to share!
by rockland
Mon Jul 09, 2012 10:26 pm
Forum: Mid Century Modern Houses and Homes
Topic: Your help, Please: Large Cedar Hot Tub vs. Small Pool
Replies: 11
Views: 778

I did not know about medallion pool. My kudos to your research. We both swam competitively at national levels but joints are old now. Do not need strong current, just a nice slow pace. Endurance, for a short time :D . Doc does not even want me on a bike. Bummer. My knees are shot so i need aquatic e...
by rockland
Mon Jul 09, 2012 8:10 pm
Forum: Mid Century Modern Houses and Homes
Topic: Your help, Please: Large Cedar Hot Tub vs. Small Pool
Replies: 11
Views: 778

I appreciate your research. Just seeing this now. I have not been here in ages. Ceder tubs are charming but rustic. I've had mine for 12-15 yrs now. Still smells great and has held up fine. Ours is not that large but will soak 6 comfortably. Wood fired for heat. Probably not to code where you are bu...
by rockland
Sat Jul 07, 2012 4:02 am
Forum: Mid Century Modern Houses and Homes
Topic: signed images
Replies: 19
Views: 830

Lovely. Thank you for sharing!
Nice to see some exteriors.
by rockland
Sat Jul 07, 2012 4:01 am
Forum: Mid Century Modern Houses and Homes
Topic: signed images
Replies: 19
Views: 830

Lovely. Thank you for sharing!
Nice to see some exteriors.
by rockland
Fri Apr 15, 2011 9:13 am
Forum: Mid Century Modern Houses and Homes
Topic: Is it a bad idea to swap out front door to glass?
Replies: 30
Views: 1450

I prefer clear side lights. For me it is a gray area of home ownership. Some things are much more obvious and easy to change, like door color, light fixtures, updating appliances, tile etc. Like a window with a fixed curtain. It would drive me nuts. Unless your are stewards to a historical home and ...
by rockland
Tue Mar 29, 2011 9:31 am
Forum: Mid Century Modern Houses and Homes
Topic: I need wallpaper suggestions for an accent wall.
Replies: 17
Views: 716

Like mentioned above, some of the modern anaglypta are nice. http://www.phpainting.com/Anaglypta.jpg http://www.phpainting.com/wallpaper.html direct link to google image http://www.google.com/images?q=modern+wallpaper&hl=en&client=safari&rls=en&tbs=isch:1&prmd=ivns&source=lnm...
by rockland
Sun Mar 20, 2011 5:29 pm
Forum: Mid Century Modern Houses and Homes
Topic: pavers
Replies: 21
Views: 979

Enough toxins in the rest of our lives. Do you really want it at home? http://www.preen.com/msds Ventilation Requirements: Good local ventilation is required. Personal Protective Equipment: CAUTION: Harmful if swallowed. Avoid contact with eyes, skin or clothing. Wear goggles when applying this prod...
by rockland
Wed Feb 16, 2011 12:10 pm
Forum: Mid Century Modern Houses and Homes
Topic: Aren't we lucky!
Replies: 8
Views: 481

Am i lucky? Not really. I'm just two mile past this in the mountains. They clear-cut forest a few months ago... Yikes.( And i'm a sports fan) https://www.rocklandboulders.com/pages/ballpark_renderings?album_id=2 https://www.rocklandboulders.com/images/side_images/NewBallpark_Sunset_sm.jpg?1278623022
by rockland
Fri Jan 28, 2011 5:38 pm
Forum: Mid Century Modern Houses and Homes
Topic: Snow on flat roof
Replies: 3
Views: 369

Another note.
We just finished a steak dinner. A gas italian cooktop and a new
vent hood. Not drawing properly. I suspect, with 2 ft+ snow, we may
need to check some of the roof vents. Just another possible problem.
Best to go up and check things.
by rockland
Fri Jan 28, 2011 4:49 pm
Forum: Mid Century Modern Houses and Homes
Topic: Snow on flat roof
Replies: 3
Views: 369

I would shovel it. A little piece of mind. I'm just a bit north of NYC and we have kept up with it. Even with a post and beam, we have a bit of ice build-up on the overhang. Looks like we will get more storm and heavy snow in feb. I did check others in the neighborhood, same builder, '58-'64, and i ...
by rockland
Thu Dec 09, 2010 12:04 pm
Forum: Modern Collectibles and Furniture
Topic: Eames LCW Question
Replies: 3
Views: 357

eames LCW (for reference) http://www.google.com/images?q=eames+lcw&hl=en&client=safari&rls=en&prmd=ivs&source=lnms&tbs=isch:1&ei=DjUBTd6DC4mmsQOF6c2TAg&sa=X&oi=mode_link&ct=mode&ved=0CBgQ_AU&biw=1415&bih=786 http://t3.gstatic.com/images?q=tbn:ANd9G...
by rockland
Thu Dec 02, 2010 5:33 pm
Forum: Everything Else and the Kitchen Sink
Topic: MCM Calendars (?)
Replies: 17
Views: 501

Wow! That is gorgeous. I've actually never had the Stendig i posted. Not true, i had one at work and so huge that you can write notes in the type. I have desktop perpetuals, three of them...in orange. Lucite from Moma i purchased a few years ago. Considering the Stendig for the home this year... I d...
by rockland
Thu Dec 02, 2010 4:00 pm
Forum: Everything Else and the Kitchen Sink
Topic: MCM Calendars (?)
Replies: 17
Views: 501

The Stendig Calendar was designed by Massimo Vignelli in 1966...
http://www.fitzsu.com/2011-stendig-vign ... lon6uuumh0
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by rockland
Sat Nov 13, 2010 5:39 pm
Forum: Mid Century Modern Preservation Discussion
Topic: Altadena Modernist Architect Robert & Kenneth Gordon
Replies: 7
Views: 945

I'm out of town right now and did search for pics...I did take process shots. We finished just before a big snow storm blackout that lasted a few days. Memorable time-frame so i should be able to locate them. I did struggle a bit with the design. Wish i had your pics for some reference. I'm referrin...
by rockland
Fri Nov 12, 2010 6:37 pm
Forum: Mid Century Modern Preservation Discussion
Topic: Altadena Modernist Architect Robert & Kenneth Gordon
Replies: 7
Views: 945

Very nice. I'm a bit stunned by the built-in couch. I built my couch last winter. A bit larger. 20ft and is a corner unit so the two ends are identical and end in the very same box shape. (open end) I designed it from a free standing couch that had a center similar box. (from a vintage photo) I've n...
by rockland
Sat Oct 16, 2010 8:40 am
Forum: Mid Century Modern Houses and Homes
Topic: Airfloor?
Replies: 29
Views: 981

http://www.teragren.com/gallery_files/gallery_imgs/gallery_res_30.jpg Looks like good quality. Has a very similar tone to my original oak that has a patina now. I do like cork. My cork entry i discovered was applied double layer to give the even level transition to the oak and terrazzo tile in the ...
by rockland
Thu Sep 16, 2010 3:22 am
Forum: Mid Century Modern Houses and Homes
Topic: online source for grass cloth/wallpaper
Replies: 7
Views: 385

Good link redneck. http://discount-wallcovering.com/grasscloth.htm A few of the finer weaves of sisal and jute would be a great match to some of the McCob panels. The sliding doors on his cabinets in the planner group line. A few of the them are nubbier. That would be my choice over the thick grasses.
by rockland
Tue Sep 14, 2010 11:27 am
Forum: Mid Century Modern Houses and Homes
Topic: online source for grass cloth/wallpaper
Replies: 7
Views: 385

Astek inc. has some very good quality grass and horizontal.
Expensive but worth it.
http://www.astekwallcovering.com/catalog/woodstone
by rockland
Tue Aug 17, 2010 4:15 am
Forum: Mid Century Modern Real Estate
Topic: Larchmont, New York, Paul Rudolph
Replies: 1
Views: 302

This has sold. A couple weeks ago i think.
by rockland
Mon Aug 16, 2010 7:30 am
Forum: Mid Century Modern Houses and Homes
Topic: Help! I'm in need of fence ideas and photos.
Replies: 17
Views: 1184

try the search function. http://www.lottaliving.com/bb/search.php?mode=results Might be a way to narrow it down but just looking through brings up some interesting ideas. A google 'image' search for 'modern fence' brings up some ideas. I don't mean to run you off on a search. If you find some intere...

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