Christopher Boffoli is insanely talented, his project entitled Disparity is super creative, I am so jealous i did not come up with this idea...........
i love this image on the right, wood floors, white counters and black cabinets, great lighting on the walls............ideas spinning
okay, i don't have a house to implement these things quite yet, and in fact we have not even put in an offer, but i have my eye on a particular one...........
so, to the kitchen we go.
vulcan 6 burner stove with convection oven
under counter refrigeration
top photo from SOM, remainder; google images
photographer laura resen has a pretty swanky country house, i think i could handle spending some time there.
after many months of waiting and wondering, it is finally here! thanks to everyone at charleston magazine, especially ellen. it looks amazing, and josh the photographer is responsible for that!
here is our house in charleston home.
this is by far the best use of space i have ever seen. everything about this loft is amazing. the furniture, the windows, the bookshelves. i just wish i had less stuff. i am very proud that we have paired down from a dozen bikes to 8.
bf, marge and i are in saluda for the weekend to take in the changing of the leaves, ride, and relax.
images via google
bf and i have have been talking a lot about certain elements we would like in our next home. our current house has popcorn ceilings as do quite a few homes in the area, and so i began to think, wouldn't it be cool to cover them with old tin ceiling tiles as opposed to just refinishing them flat.
i started looking into the tiles and though they are not inexpensive they sure are beautiful. the old building my sister redid had tin ceilings and they were gorgeous.
all this led me to this project, and i can honestly say there is not one thing about this bedroom i do not love!
bf and i traveled to Colorado for a wedding this past weekend and stayed in Boulder. the weather was totally amazing. perfectly sunny, 70ish during the day and 50's at night. on sunday after the wedding we awoke ever so slightly hungover, and by that i mean, really hungover.
but, we had reserved bikes for a ride and up until then all we had done was some cruising on ride share bikes that are super cool and deserving of their own post which i will get to later this week. so, like elite athletes that we are not, we promptly consumed chicken and waffles at the hotel restaurant then headed back to room for some horizontal planning of our ride. after 10 mins we decided if we did not make it to pick up these beauties we would feel lame, so we headed down to university cycles on pearl street.
i was the lucky recipient of a gorgeous independent fabrication titanium crown jewel...check it out.
it was ridiculously light and built up really nicely. i absolutely love the look of titanium and cannot figure out why anyone would want to paint it, the bike was a 55 cm and fit me pretty well. their logo is super classy and cool. the bike was outfitted with shimano dura ace components, 2 different rims, an easton and a bontrager, weird.
chris king headset, and a specialized saddle that was not particularly comfortable or uncomfortable. i definitely felt it long before i would on my broken in brooks b17. the shop was nice enough to put spd pedals on the bike and not make some snide remark about them on a road bike. did i mention they were really friendly and helpful? because they were. actually just about everywhere we went in boulder people were super friendly.
some really weird flattish easton bars i did not love. as well, worth mentioning is the placement of the hoods which was further forward than i would have them on my own bike and the stem was too long, so i was really stretched out. i have been battling shoulder issues again and was really uncomfortable that far forward. damn you right shoulder! i really liked the dura ace, it performed flawlessly. 2 things i don't love the cables coming out of the hoods and i don't love the mechanics of the levers, it seems backwards to me, but everyone is different with different preferences. point is it is very high quality and shifted seamlessly.
i'm not exactly sure what i was expecting when i got on the bike, but it was super fast, when we descended (my favorite part of riding) i flew down hills! it was super light and coasted quickly. i did however feel that in comparison to some of my other bikes it was a little bit harsher vibration-wise. if that makes any sense. we took it the bikes out of town up 36 and when we came back to boulder we rode along the boulder creek trail (simply amazing). the trail was fun and swoopy and fast, with no rode debris making the ride bumpy.
all in all, i really appreciated riding this caliber of a bike. it was top notch. i mentioned to bf along the creek trail, that i did not hate the bike and he answered back joking of course, yah, but it's not lugged (jab!).
bf rode this equally swanky ride the serotta ti carbon combo ottrott (not quie as beautiful or light) but a much better fit as it was a 57 cm.
i have now written posts about hanging beds, hanging chairs, and have thought of hanging bedside tables, but bf is too much of a nocturnal thrasher for that, but i love these photos.
weekend in boulder and bike posts coming soon.........................