Category Archives: Architecture

Top Ten Home Improvements

“If I were asked to name the chief benefit of the house, I should say: the house shelters day-dreaming, the house protects the dreamer, the house allows one to dream in peace.” ~ Gaston Bachelard Customizing your home is a … Continue reading

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The Seattle Great Wheel (aka Ferris wheel)

So many family and friends have asked about the Seattle Great Wheel that I have created this blog post. Wikipedia sez, “The Seattle Great Wheel is a giant Ferris wheel at Pier 57 on Elliott Bay in Seattle, Washington, United … Continue reading

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Seattle Plans for a Biosphere ~ Seattle Sphere

Recently, the Amazon planners released this recommendation for how they would use the common area between their two new 22 floor building in the South Lake Union part of Seattle. “The intent behind the new design shown in the MUP … Continue reading

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Tulum Mayan Ruins Tour ~ 2011

I have always wanted to visit the Mayan and Aztec ruins in Mexico. So when Suzy got this great cruise deal that included a trip to Key West, Cozumel, and Tulum, we jumped at the chance. Located on 40 foot … Continue reading

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The Hemmingway Adventure

Suzy and I have just returned from our Caribbean cruise and I wanted to share a little taste of what we saw on the Key West Island. A visit to see Nobel prize winning Ernest Hemmingway’s house and bar has … Continue reading

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Ben Law: The House of Straw

Eolake points to this video this week, one of his favorite Woodman videos. Ben Law lives and works at Prickly Nut Woods in West Sussex, where apart from making a living from coppicing he trains apprentices and runs courses on … Continue reading

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Solar Power in Seattle? Not yet…

I took a look at solar power for residential use this year. The last time I did the analysis was in 2004 and the payback was over 15 years, best case. It is now down to 12 years best case. … Continue reading

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