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by bananabobs
Thu Apr 21, 2005 9:48 pm
Forum: Roadside Rambling
Topic: Here in Van Nuys
Replies: 9
Views: 2392

by bananabobs
Thu Apr 21, 2005 5:04 pm
Forum: Mid Century Modern Houses and Homes
Topic: Bamboo - Sound Advice?
Replies: 28
Views: 6603

I guess it depends on what type of bamboo. Be warned that bamboo will eventually take every inch of available space. There are two types of bamboo, "running" and "clumping", your Mom has the running type from the sound of it. It can be contained by barriers like the concrete or plastic but its best...
by bananabobs
Thu Apr 21, 2005 6:12 am
Forum: Mid Century Modern Houses and Homes
Topic: Bamboo - Sound Advice?
Replies: 28
Views: 6603

Bamboo can be a great wall that corrects many problems. I have 6 types of TIMBER bamboo which do not "run" but rather "clump" The only problem will be is that it takes a few years to establish, they tend to sit and sulk for a year or two and then start putting up new shoots. It could take as long as...
by bananabobs
Tue Apr 19, 2005 5:26 pm
Forum: Mid Century Modern Real Estate
Topic: L.A., CA - Fast Schindler Sale!
Replies: 52
Views: 12459

by bananabobs
Tue Apr 19, 2005 5:50 am
Forum: Mid Century Modern Real Estate
Topic: L.A., CA - Fast Schindler Sale!
Replies: 52
Views: 12459

Re: Fast Schindler Sale!

Schindler was known for frugality. Was he or is this writer mistakenly using frugal for minimalism? About this house: Schindler saw only 150 of his projects built, and although almost all were constructed in the L.A. area, they included apartment and commercial buildings as well as single-family ho...
by bananabobs
Mon Apr 11, 2005 9:59 pm
Forum: Everything Else and the Kitchen Sink
Topic: The Modernist Mindset
Replies: 12
Views: 2607

Re: How to Win Friends and Influence People

And you're right of course there is much more to the mid-century mindset. I can look at my parents who grew up and had their most productive years in the 50s and 60s and they truly believed that the solution to most of mankind’s problems was just around the corner. Mankind had arrived at the futu...
by bananabobs
Mon Apr 11, 2005 9:32 pm
Forum: Everything Else and the Kitchen Sink
Topic: The Modernist Mindset
Replies: 12
Views: 2607

Re: A kinda reality check....

as opposed to 'now' when pushy right wing evangelicals 'created' this 'crisis'-I think mostly to get more $ and butts in their pews. They gotta chill.... (Futura Zen Girl, just following along with the post...) Has your "theory" been tested using science or did you just make that up? I never see "f...
by bananabobs
Tue Apr 05, 2005 6:36 pm
Forum: Mid Century Modern Real Estate
Topic: Glendale, CA Mod hillside $639K
Replies: 6
Views: 1806

by bananabobs
Sun Mar 27, 2005 6:25 am
Forum: Modern Collectibles and Furniture
Topic: Greatest Toy Ever
Replies: 35
Views: 5778

Noticing that most toys mentioned are of the building sort reminded me when in the 80's I made a huge set of blocks for my kids, 3 basic wood shapes, brick block and girder, 3x5, 3x3 and 1.5x3 all 1.5 thick. I made about 300 pieces out of soft pine and chamfered all the edges. I added a few arched p...
by bananabobs
Sat Mar 26, 2005 10:25 pm
Forum: Modern Collectibles and Furniture
Topic: Greatest Toy Ever
Replies: 35
Views: 5778

Greatest toy ever, does a Stingray bike count? If not then TONKA trucks! The real old steel type. I had a buldozer, steam shovel, cement truck and a bunch of dump trucks.
by bananabobs
Thu Mar 17, 2005 5:55 pm
Forum: Roadside Rambling
Topic: Malin ("Chemosphere") Residence
Replies: 23
Views: 3497

Well was it?
by bananabobs
Tue Mar 15, 2005 10:57 pm
Forum: Everything Else and the Kitchen Sink
Topic: "The Incredibles"
Replies: 48
Views: 29969

by bananabobs
Tue Mar 15, 2005 10:45 pm
Forum: Roadside Rambling
Topic: Aku Aku on Ventura
Replies: 3
Views: 1006

I grew up a few blocks from the Aku Aku, I used to ride my bike there just to take in the Tiki, it was great untill the early 70's when they took most of the TiKi off, up the street toward Canoga was a "Resort Wear" store, they had silk Hawaiian shirts that now sell for a fortune on Ebay as well as ...
by bananabobs
Wed Mar 09, 2005 7:41 pm
Forum: Mid Century Modern Houses and Homes
Topic: Futuro House - Looking for all information
Replies: 29
Views: 7947

I believe the house in Woodland Hills by the golf course is different. It is like a round tower, it is up off Canoga Ave above Dumetz. I could be wrong but... I always thought there was a house like the Futuro up on Stunt Rd in Calabasas, I am working in Monte Nido, I'll swing by this week. Futura G...
by bananabobs
Tue Mar 08, 2005 5:14 pm
Forum: Mid Century Modern Houses and Homes
Topic: Custom Eichler Teardown Alert in Vacaville
Replies: 19
Views: 1983

by bananabobs
Mon Mar 07, 2005 9:57 pm
Forum: Mid Century Modern Preservation Discussion
Topic: Newbie
Replies: 5
Views: 1147

Welcome, What did you find in your Mom's stuff that got your interest in Modern and then how did you come across Lotta Living? Kids, production company and JW? you must be very busy! Be sure to look through the gallery and read the lists at the top of the page, a great place for a nubie to start, (I...
by bananabobs
Wed Mar 02, 2005 8:48 pm
Forum: Mid Century Modern Preservation Discussion
Topic: Ennis-Brown House in Trouble
Replies: 69
Views: 26395

I had to wipe away a tear before I responded, I am all about factory built housing, it is right for so many reasons! I found this company an am looking to place one on a property I own in Ohio this year.

Fixed the link, sorry!
by bananabobs
Wed Mar 02, 2005 8:22 pm
Forum: Mid Century Modern Preservation Discussion
Topic: Ennis-Brown House in Trouble
Replies: 69
Views: 26395

The number of buildings designed by architects is only a fraction of the total built each year, and the percentage of those architects who are artists is smaller still. SDR Herein lies another conundrum; architects that design buildable, safe buildings, staying artists. Reminds me of our unoffical ...
by bananabobs
Wed Mar 02, 2005 2:57 pm
Forum: Mid Century Modern Preservation Discussion
Topic: Ennis-Brown House in Trouble
Replies: 69
Views: 26395

"I don't mean to sound rude, but you can't just go into a museum and ask to feel the texture of the paintings, you can't try on the suit of armor or drink from the Pre-Columbian bowls." Rude? Sheesh, you are down right polite, thank you very much, Well I agree but...if the place is going under and ...
by bananabobs
Tue Mar 01, 2005 10:22 pm
Forum: Mid Century Modern Preservation Discussion
Topic: Ennis-Brown House in Trouble
Replies: 69
Views: 26395

I just saw pictures on the news of what I assume is the wall that needs to be shored, crumbled down. I think it’s a dang shame. When I signed on just now this thread is up at the top, I read the first post and frankly it got me mad. (Caution, flame ahead) Let me back up for a second, my daughter e...
by bananabobs
Tue Mar 01, 2005 9:47 pm
Forum: Announcements
Topic: Suggestions for Splinter (Other Topical) Forums
Replies: 48
Views: 21201

by bananabobs
Mon Feb 21, 2005 11:45 pm
Forum: Mid Century Modern Preservation Discussion
Topic: SEX SEX SEX
Replies: 1
Views: 723

by bananabobs
Mon Feb 21, 2005 11:35 pm
Forum: Mid Century Modern Real Estate
Topic: Ventura County, Conejo Valley - Any MCM for sale?
Replies: 12
Views: 10031

Hey Rickstar! I am in 1000 Oaks also, sadly not in an Eichler but I have an idea for you, On the TiKi Central site there is a fellow who lives out here in a Eichler. He could be your eyes in the 'hood' for you, His handle is Bongofury e-mail him at; r427@lycos.com Great guy, got an awsome house also...
by bananabobs
Mon Feb 21, 2005 11:27 pm
Forum: Modern Collectibles and Furniture
Topic: MelinaMade has a new site
Replies: 5
Views: 1721

by bananabobs
Sun Feb 20, 2005 9:46 pm
Forum: Modern Calendar of Events
Topic: I am a banana
Replies: 5
Views: 1099

by bananabobs
Sun Feb 20, 2005 9:13 pm
Forum: Roadside Rambling
Topic: In-N-Out Burger raises their prices, darnit!
Replies: 59
Views: 21831

Sorry to be late jumping in here, The best burger I've ever had was at The Spot on Linden Ave. in Carpenteria, (Santa Barbara) Close second is Tasty Cone in Ojai but these are not chains, one of a kind. The best Pastrami / Burger is the catering truck outside the Lost Hills Dump by Malibu Canyon. Th...
by bananabobs
Wed Dec 29, 2004 10:44 pm
Forum: Mid Century Modern Houses and Homes
Topic: Staying in Silverlake
Replies: 5
Views: 2242

Bring your umbrella...
by bananabobs
Sun Dec 19, 2004 10:12 pm
Forum: Mid Century Modern Houses and Homes
Topic: Thousand Oaks Eichlers owned by Grinches!
Replies: 3
Views: 924

Thousand Oaks Eichlers owned by Grinches!

Just did our annual Christmas light tour of Thousand Oaks, It used to be we bundled up the kids, gave them a cup of hot cocoa and drove around for a couple hours, now they all want to take their own cars and ended up taking cell phone calls, Jimmy Stuart is rolling in his grave, but I digress, there...
by bananabobs
Sun Dec 19, 2004 9:59 pm
Forum: Everything Else and the Kitchen Sink
Topic: Cycads
Replies: 1
Views: 727

The typical Saga Palm cycad is safe from crooks, unless its a really large one. The cycads that are so expensive are usually never seen in a typical neighborhood. There was a big scandal last year when some growers imported some rare palms and cycads that are endangered species, or close to it, and ...

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