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by rockland
Sun Mar 14, 2010 5:17 pm
Forum: Mid Century Modern Houses and Homes
Topic: What kind of MCM Ranch will 265K buy in Marietta, GA
Replies: 6
Views: 1001

Great kitchen! Love your cabinets. It is clear what you posted. It is awfully hard to bring around a country style 'contemporary'. Or is it french/country modern comfy? I tend to start at the kitchen. I bet their are some great homes like yours in the neighborhood. I'd like to see some that have ori...
by rockland
Sun Mar 14, 2010 10:16 am
Forum: Mid Century Modern Houses and Homes
Topic: What kind of MCM Ranch will 265K buy in Marietta, GA
Replies: 6
Views: 1001

1974? Not sure if it is a re-muddle or a prequel McMan.
by rockland
Sat Mar 13, 2010 1:36 pm
Forum: Roadside Rambling
Topic: Arby's is Replacing their Original Signage...
Replies: 7
Views: 5833

It is long gone but i have a vintage photo somewhere...
by rockland
Sat Mar 13, 2010 11:07 am
Forum: Roadside Rambling
Topic: Arby's is Replacing their Original Signage...
Replies: 7
Views: 5833

Arby's roast beef fueled my high school sports career! :D
(in Delaware)
I opted to work at the local Tastee Freeze where all the cool kids worked. 8-)

Not sure what it looks like today.
by rockland
Sat Mar 13, 2010 9:07 am
Forum: Roadside Rambling
Topic: Liverpool (UK) MCM Diner
Replies: 15
Views: 6459

Yes, thanks for the link! (I lost power that weekend and never responded) I find myself in vacant NYC almost daily. I need to carry my better camera, but i've got so much already in my pack. Here is the Rainbow Room a couple months ago. (i should do a 'guess the pic?' SKY style) http://farm3.static....
by rockland
Sat Mar 13, 2010 8:07 am
Forum: Mid Century Modern Houses and Homes
Topic: New to mid-century houses
Replies: 19
Views: 2614

Carpet is great protection and also good for sound deadening. I'll miss mine. I have only removed half of the hall. My dog gets the 'zooms'. The carpet in the hall was a good runway. He took a big slide and crash last night. Took the pantry slider right off the hinges. Your carpet does not look so o...
by rockland
Thu Mar 11, 2010 7:16 am
Forum: Mid Century Modern Houses and Homes
Topic: New to mid-century houses
Replies: 19
Views: 2614

Wow! Congrats. What a nice home! It looks solid, well built and very nicely taken care of. Early 50's construction but very modern. What is under the carpet? :wink: Often hardwoods in that style home. Enjoy it empty! I loved that first couple of weeks before the moving van came. With spring around t...
by rockland
Sat Mar 06, 2010 4:45 pm
Forum: Mid Century Modern Houses and Homes
Topic: flooring suggestions?
Replies: 19
Views: 2545

I've been lifting up corners of my bdrm and hall carpet for a year now. I love it for it's color, olive green, low pile and wool. Today the decision was made that it is time to go. I pulled it back further than i ever had and they are in great shape, dark oak, and seem to have been finished 50 yrs a...
by rockland
Fri Mar 05, 2010 6:36 am
Forum: Mid Century Modern Houses and Homes
Topic: LED, T5, Xenon kitchen task lighting?
Replies: 4
Views: 635

by rockland
Fri Mar 05, 2010 4:31 am
Forum: Mid Century Modern Houses and Homes
Topic: Fireplace grate success--power outage
Replies: 5
Views: 1016

I spent a few hours one of those powerless nights looking up and reading reviews of 8 and 17KW generators on my iphone... :( Summer outages never last more than a few hours, 10 was the max once. This was a nasty storm with high winds so keeping roads clear for access made repairs difficult. My main ...
by rockland
Thu Mar 04, 2010 3:44 pm
Forum: Modern Calendar of Events
Topic: Modern Views, Seattle Premiere Apr 19, 2010
Replies: 0
Views: 785

Modern Views, Seattle Premiere Apr 19, 2010

Modern Views
A Conversation on Northwest Modern Architecture

http://depts.washington.edu/archdept/mo ... sfilm.html
by rockland
Thu Mar 04, 2010 12:40 pm
Forum: Mid Century Modern Houses and Homes
Topic: LED, T5, Xenon kitchen task lighting?
Replies: 4
Views: 635

LED, T5, Xenon kitchen task lighting?

My original T5 florescence i've been pretty happy with but they are breaking down. Need to be replaced. The new range hood has two halogens and the bulbs need to be special ordered. They run so hot! (plate warmers). I also do not like the shadowy umbrella light. Similar to puck lights that i do not ...
by rockland
Thu Mar 04, 2010 10:32 am
Forum: Mid Century Modern Houses and Homes
Topic: Fireplace grate success--power outage
Replies: 5
Views: 1016

Fireplace grate success--power outage

No better way to test a good purchase, and a marriage :) , than a 3 day power outage. We've had it for a couple years but just used it random sundays and always with good success. No poking, and burned clean down to ash. Ours is the M-7, 31 inch. http://www.gratewalloffire.com/sizes/sizes.htm We shu...
by rockland
Thu Mar 04, 2010 8:14 am
Forum: Mid Century Modern Houses and Homes
Topic: Tankless Water Heater Install
Replies: 31
Views: 2118

I suppose i was confused by this...somewhat shallow article from consumer reports. (dated 2008 i think) Also a problem is referring to bookmarked outdated info. "..."cold-water sandwich" between the old and new hot water. And a tankless water heater's burner might not ignite when you ...
by rockland
Thu Mar 04, 2010 7:56 am
Forum: Mid Century Modern Houses and Homes
Topic: A tale of two illicit loves...
Replies: 9
Views: 1483

by rockland
Thu Feb 25, 2010 3:53 am
Forum: Roadside Rambling
Topic: Liverpool (UK) MCM Diner
Replies: 15
Views: 6459

Wow! Fantastic!
Is a link available for more images?
by rockland
Mon Feb 22, 2010 11:44 am
Forum: Modern Collectibles and Furniture
Topic: Eames LCW shock mount repair
Replies: 4
Views: 1727

http://hivemodern.com/sub_product_photos/exploded/1433_photo_1_183223.jpg Search 'LCW shock mount repair'. Many have been through shock mount failure. It is best to shuffle around and see what most have used. Must be dozens of discussions here... http://www.designaddict.com/design_addict/forums/ind...
by rockland
Mon Feb 22, 2010 6:18 am
Forum: Mid Century Modern Houses and Homes
Topic: Cork flooring installer in SoCal?
Replies: 10
Views: 1542

http://www.apccork.com/adhered_tile_install.html http://www.amcork.com/product-specifications.asp http://www.amcork.com/downloads/Amcork%202008%20Parquet%20Installation%20Guide.pdf You know, anyone competent to do VCT can do cork. There is no special skill. The most important aspect of both is to ma...
by rockland
Sat Feb 20, 2010 8:15 am
Forum: Mid Century Modern Houses and Homes
Topic: Help with my ranch exterior (fun with photoshop)
Replies: 39
Views: 3157

the original owner/builder of the house owned a tile company. That was my guess! :D I was in a house with a marble tiled 6 car garage. (garage mahal) and imagine the interior... tile store owner. I haven't had time to comment but my first thoughts were to create a 'patio' type of entrance. You seem...
by rockland
Sat Feb 20, 2010 7:47 am
Forum: Mid Century Modern Houses and Homes
Topic: Any "attractive" programmable thermostats out ther
Replies: 9
Views: 1833

I like the honeywell! I've never liked mine that came with the house. We have lower and upper zone as well. The lower doesn't matter to me but the upper is on a vintage Pucchi-esque fabric covered wall :D . I've considered covering it since the sensors are on the sides. and i have some fabric scraps...
by rockland
Fri Jan 29, 2010 7:53 pm
Forum: Mid Century Modern Houses and Homes
Topic: Some funniness: http://unhappyhipsters.tumblr.com/
Replies: 4
Views: 962

"Trapped by the tawny palette, he struggled through yet another brown knit scarf."

:lol:
by rockland
Thu Jan 28, 2010 7:56 pm
Forum: Mid Century Modern Houses and Homes
Topic: Lotta Livin Trial & Jury - A Cliff May Re-muddle (Dallas
Replies: 24
Views: 3495

Impressive scrub-down. Top to bottom! New owners will have pics of the guts of the old house. That is rare. I like all the hardware choices, the baths. And taking the Fado lights and making the bulbous transformer flush, brilliant. Floors are lovely. Landscape is clean. True to it's roots all around...
by rockland
Tue Jan 26, 2010 3:03 pm
Forum: Mid Century Modern Houses and Homes
Topic: kitchen glass backsplash help
Replies: 25
Views: 3004

Hey, hey :) I remember when you posted your house. You were not pleased with the kitchen. And it is obvious that you really want to somehow give it 'something'. I do think things could be done at a reasonable expense. You may have even called it a 'flip'. I do remember you saying it came with the ho...
by rockland
Mon Jan 25, 2010 7:51 pm
Forum: Mid Century Modern Houses and Homes
Topic: kitchen glass backsplash help
Replies: 25
Views: 3004

My 50 cents. It is not a mid-century kitchen.
It is a '90's flip.
So much talent here is trying to help.
No hope. A bit of this and that is just a re-muddle.
Accept it as is. Wait till you have the money and start over.
by rockland
Sun Jan 24, 2010 9:48 am
Forum: Mid Century Modern Houses and Homes
Topic: Crestview doorlights on my new MCM house
Replies: 8
Views: 2049

I'd keep the original door. Seems an unnecessary expense. Or maybe just unnecessary decoration. I would change the side-lights to clear unless that would expose a direct view to your bed. Otherwise a clean sheet of obscure as Joe suggested. The decals on the door may just be glue-ons and could be re...
by rockland
Sat Jan 23, 2010 7:23 pm
Forum: Mid Century Modern Houses and Homes
Topic: Convert wood burning fireplace to Denatured Ethanol
Replies: 12
Views: 607

Easily removed and wood burning is still possible. I like my original mesh screens. And i prefer burning wood but ethenol is very clean. I like the option. I even have the plug-in fake one for x-mas :oops: (a funny white birch number that sits in the fireplace all summer) Better than a cascade of ta...
by rockland
Fri Jan 22, 2010 6:38 pm
Forum: Mid Century Modern Houses and Homes
Topic: Convert wood burning fireplace to Denatured Ethanol
Replies: 12
Views: 607

I posted this a couple years ago and everyone thought i was a kook. Many available and a good alternative. Mine is an easy drop-in. Google and you will find one that works for you. Just consider the safety issues. Filling any 'liquid' should be done outside. The gel is easier but costs more. Mine is...

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