Wednesday, August 27, 2008

Baldy's First Lay Off

Welp (as Ma would say)... I finally got the boot from my job. Made it through the first couple rounds of lay offs, but the rest of us left were told we could stick around... we just won't get paid. That's cool. Guess there's plenty around the house to do these days, and if I'm not getting paid, I'd rather have my wife as my boss. She's got long legs and carrying my child as well, so it's not a bad trade off.

Got this monster to take care of. This is the current state of the future baby zone. It's a catastrophe. The upside? Lots of built-ins for storage. The downside? Behind every door (except that top corner spot) one will find boxes and boxes of unsold Licorice Tree merch. So lots of figuring out to do. And I'm going to wicked up the doors of these built-ins (see below).

I mahoganied up some of the doors, and I think they look pretty nice. Thinking about doing the tall doors in a light maple veneer too, but that would qualify as a "purchase-post-layoff", and maple veneer isn't at the top of the list of absolute must haves. Probably located in closer proximity to "let's get Rock Band" on that list than, "we need some bread".

We also got this Amy Coe crib delivered last week... Babies R Us said we were the first to buy one at their location. I'm chalking that up with buying the first kitchen from the Round Rock Ikea location. Anyway, the crib is not in this state currently. It's in a giant flat box, about 900 lbs, and in a room that's NOT the baby room. I'll keep busy. And I AM looking for another job. Mostly doing that actually... with the help of some fab friends and fab dads of friends. Also updated my portfolio with some CAD stuff I've done. Carbonmade is currently winning my Carbonmade Vs Behance head to head portfolio-off. Need a Bald Man? They come cheap.

Thursday, August 21, 2008


So the Baldman has him an autoCAD certification, and it couldn’t have come at a better time, as my full time place is crumbling rapidly. In an effort to maybe get some of my portfolio stuff online, along with that ole table and woody light I made, I’ve set up a couple different accounts to see what happens. They are a little arty probably, but whatchagonnado? Set up one here at Behance which I talked about before… also set something up at Carbonmade, which has one CAD project on it so far. Any ole way, universal worldwideweb BALD domination is eminent.

Wednesday, August 13, 2008

Semi Manly, More-of-a-house-Appreciation Wednesday

Man, another rad house is up for sale around the corner from our place…

I’ve always wondered what the inside of this place was like, and now I get to see some pics, which is pretty cool. Cooler if someone I knew had 800k to blow on it.

Guess the person living there is a designer, and tricked out the house. Might said person need assistance?

Also, it appears these cats had a garage sale last weekend whilst we were out of town… oy! I’d like to even root around inside that garage!!

Dang! It’s Manly Wednesday… how does a baldman win a swim date with this Olympian?

Friday, August 8, 2008

Birth of the Cool- An Attitude that Eludes Those Who Try too Hard to Achieve It.

This exhibition is coming to the Blanton Museum in February of next year. A ways away, but I'm thinking it might be worth a look-see. Have to get a baby sitter. Weird... MAYBE start the bebe off right and take the little lady. Here's what the Blanton say:
Birth of the Cool: California Art, Design, and Culture At Midcentury
February 22 – May 17, 2009
Birth of the Cool: California Art, Design, and Culture At Midcentury takes a look at the broad cultural zeitgeist of “cool” that influenced the visual, graphic, and decorative arts, furniture, architecture, music, and film produced in California in the 1950s and early 1960s. The exhibition, organized by the Orange County Museum of Art, includes a jazz lounge; a media bar with film, animation, and television programming; a period art gallery of hard-edge abstract paintings; selections of art, architectural, and documentary photography; and an interactive timeline that highlights examples of California, national, and international culture and history in the 1950s. Birth of the Cool examines the dynamic community of artists who overlapped and interacted in Southern California at midcentury—Chet Baker, Gerry Mulligan, Charles and Ray Eames, John Lautner, Richard Neutra, Helen Lundeberg, and others who played a germinal role in the development of this iconic style of high modernism.

Wednesday, August 6, 2008

MANsionaly Wednesday

I drive by the Pease Mansion on my way home almost every day. It’s a giant mansion that looks kinda like the white house, and was built by Abner Cook in 1853 (who also built the recently vandalized governor’s mansion).

In 2002, Jeff Sandefer bought Pease Mansion for some amount over the $3.05 million the state of Texas was asking for it.

I’ve always wanted to know what the inside of the place looked like, and as luck would have it, our friend Lisa, (as seen sitting in aforementioned rad rocking chair) is going to start working for this interior designer, Mark Ashby, who was chosen as the interior designer for this joint.

BOOM! Pics!!! Via Traditional Home magazine. They updated the place, whilst placing some nice antiques from days of yore throughout the mansion. Ready for that soiree the Sandefers gonna have, who will invite this Mark chap, who will invite a couple staff members, and that one KEY staff member gonna bring her friend the baldman. Pass the pâté!

Tuesday, August 5, 2008

Rocking Chair Addendum

NOTE: Daniel’s Chair. Sat in by lovely Lisa (making her third appearance in bloggy world.) Other lovely friend Carolyn in the forefront. We have awesome friends. Some with more awesome chairs than others. No offense to those other chair-owning friends.

Rock Me Baby

Baldy and his wife are needing them a modern rocking chair, and it ain’t easy to come by. Seen a couple that are okayish, but Julie is a tall lady, and needs a high backed chair. Saw the perfect chair at our friend Daniel’s the other night, but he ain’t giving it up… “Been in the family for generations.” Blugh. Sappy a-hole. Don’t know what to do, as the baby gets closer, and a cool rocking chair becomes mo outta reach. Could have bought this Vladimir Kagan rocking chair pictured if I felt like dropping $9600 a couple years ago. I would have also felt like flying my platinum encrusted Concorde jet to New Jersey to pick it up.
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