no 2-buck-chuck was ever served at that table. What a magnificent wine room! Even the difference between the naked bottles vs. the old-looking crates of bottle... and the ceiling and the chandelier - all very on with the theme. As I've often said on this - not my particular cup of tea - but I like the consistency and appropriateness, how the vision was achieved with great attention to detail. Very respectable
somebody paid for that photo... "sad, strange little man" makes me think of modern art... like a joke that's not funny if you have to explain it, if your art is a red dot on a white canvas, or a sculpture without any identifiable shape but which you insist represents something nobody else can see... then I have no interest in it. I may have mentioned before Tom Bihn. I love the man's bags. His is an art which I can appreciate. It's utility done extremely well and with style. But the real, not cosmetic-only beauty comes from the function, which is why I LOVE my bags instead of just thinking they're handsome (which I also do). And I enjoy a quality edition of a favorite book, and so so much can be done by way of pure artwork with photography. I've just never understood modern art. Like in Minneapolis MN we had the cherry on a spoon sculpture in a sculpture garden where there was also a blue rooster and a whole modern art museum. Somebody had to have the "idea" to make a spoon sculpture which has no historical or cultural meaning, and somebody else had to fund the thing for $500k. Being made, its fun for kids to see a giant anything. But what the heck?????????? pointless art is just ...
LEGO House in Denmark has among many many things these 3 LEGO Dinosaurs. 1 is built of LEGO Duplo, 1 of LEGO system, and 1 of LEGO technic pieces. Some places are fun and have some identity from the roadside by a statue. Maybe I won't have a statue outside the practice, but definitely something that could be cool to do to have in the office somewhere on a smaller scale, perhaps is to do exactly this, use the 3 main systems of LEGO bricks to make 3 versions of a tooth or something. Duplo is for 5 and under so a primary molar. LEGO system is for 6 and up so a permanent molar. LEGO technic is more for advanced teenagers and adults for the most part... could make a wisdom tooth or just a permanent molar but with cool technic moving parts. Represents how we treat kids of all ages... and that I love LEGO This may be my next side project :D
I've ALWAYS wanted to have a library in my home one day... a room for Dad with my wood desk, get some leather chairs from Restoration Hardware, have a mini-bar with decanters for whiskey, scotch, sherry, etc. - make it feel like Hogwarts for a grown-up, and I would ABSOLUTELY need my bookcases to have a rolling ladder. Is a crucial part of the dream. Need that ladder like Princess Belle in Beauty and the Beast (song "belle")
whoa, where is this? That is amazing. I was at a campground once as a kid and had made a friend and they had a big camper thing with a 2nd story except it was for kids only because the height of the room was no more than 3 feet. you were prone at all times on the floor and crawled around. It was SUPER fun as a kid. This room actually seems super cool. I wonder how tall the ceiling is
Whenever you shop for a kitchen utensil do you have to keep in the back of your mind constantly the question as to whether or not it is too long to fit in your drawer at home? In all things I like systems where you don't have to remember odd bits. Have things to reference, have checklists to go through. Take the thinking out of certain things to ensure that nothing gets missed. This drawer is cool, but it creates an unnecessary complication to shopping for kitchen utensils. I don't want to have to worry about that when I find something I want/need
That amount of brick works because and only because of all the amazing natural light. Also works in a building's underground floors as a secret place or a brewpub like the StoneArch Brewpub in Appleton. On the top floor of a building with the natural lighting like this makes me think of the bar on the top floor of the library hotel in New York. Kind of rustic and symbiotic with what you have in an older building, but looks and feels fresh with the furniture and the lighting making it have a kind of equilibrium
I've always hated these. It means you bought books exclusively for the color of their covers. I imagine many of these are even the fake books you see in clothing stores used for style only but they're blank inside. This screams style but is completely empty, devoid of any substance. It's phony. I remember a quote from a fantasy novel: "A weapon is a tool, and if it is beautiful, then it is beautiful because it is useful. A sword that could not fulfill its function would be ugly to my eyes no matter how fair its shape, not even if it were adorned with the finest jewels and the most intricate engraving" Along the same vein - we recently bought a Honda Odyssey minivan. I have friends who swear they'll never get one, and there are stickers you can put on your car which say "I used to be cool once". To me this is all insanity - that car has more utility than I can here describe. I LOVE IT. and on the inside it's perfectly luxurious and leather and comfortable and whatever. Is it just the fact that it's a minivan that makes you feel uncool? It definitely looks un-sporty from the outside. What the heck do I care? I'm on the inside and it's comfortable, spacious, fits my kids amazingly...
it could be super fun to have a kind of therapy animal at a pediatric office - who DOESN'T like a cat/dog? Concerns would be kids with allergies - I wonder what practices do who use animals? Give warning and basically parents of kids with allergies will end up choosing to see someone else? try to get a hypoallergenic dog? only bring the dog in on certain days and schedule your patients around those days and have the cleaning crew come in according to that schedule as well to clean house the evening before a day of allergic patients? Idk how much trouble it would be. But apart from the logistics, seems like something everybody would really enjoy a great deal
seeing this half canoe and I went through a train of thought. I'd hate to favorite this and have you think that I'd want a half canoe. I've been in canoes and kayaks and I love them. whitewater rafting is amazing. But one thing I fear, being a jack-of-all-trades as I am... I wouldn't want to appear false or insincere. If someone asked me about canoes and all I could say about it is "I just liked how it looked"... I'd be embarrassed. For example, I would also LOVE to have a half dental office half coffee shop/knitting store/flower shop. But I'm not an expert in coffee/knitting/flowers... I am competent at knitting but I wouldn't say I'm an advanced knitter. I'm an amateur when it comes to flowers and coffee, I just love them. I wouldn't want to have my practice be a reflection of me which is false. I think about and shop for mini flower bouquets for my wife and arrange them into a single bouquet as I please, but I know nothing in actual fact about them. I just like it.
a nice flat area to play! My family is very into croquet. my parents have an extremely heavy duty set (e.g. the hoops are NOT clothes hangers but rather at least 1 cm thick diameter so you can truly bank off of them) and we pick the flattest area in their yard, mow the area for the official playing area down super close to the ground and set it up the next day. family fun, the younger kids (and older kids) learning about the physical world and how much controlled force to exert, how to strategize hitting other players, etc. Always super exciting. Our bridal party after our wedding ceremony went out to my parents house (got married in my parent's church) and took some photos playing croquet. Just a fun game. come to think of it, we also grew up playing a lot of ping pong inside, playing around-the-world EVERY time we had 4-5 people over. I grew up in a very game focused family. At every family gathering the uncles, some of the aunts, and the older grandkids would always play Sheepshead - a German card game naturally popular in Milwaukee and WI in general (our "unofficial" state card game), playing for nickles, learning sitting in dad's lap at the card table, learning about math, mem...
I was never a guy who liked parties and large groups. My friends from high school (through high school and college when home) and I would always just go to my house on evenings and weekends and sit and talk around a bonfire, lay on the trampoline at night and look at the sky and talk. go to one of the guys' house and sit in the hot tub in winter and talk, drink a beer or two, and just be together. I love the outdoors - I regret not spending enough time on it - but I spent my childhood playing outside in a way kids today aren't allowed, and we went camping all the time and always got dirty, run around in the woods, ride bikes on and off trails, I grew up on rollerblades either playing street hockey in the neighborhood, at the skate parks doing halfpipes and poles, or in the skate rinks in middle school holding a girl's hand during the slow songs and getting into trouble. I love camping, want to get into that more once the kids are old enough to not want to eat the dirt. I'd love to get into backpacking as I've done it before and it's so much fun having everything on you, bathing in the nearest body of water, cooking every meal over a campfire, seasoning everything with peanut butter...
OMG. This is amazing. I'd love to have this for my kids... or for me when I was a kid. it's like a drawbridge and moat! Except it's the best to jump in, no crocodiles, and a rock climbing wall! everything about this is what I would have loved as a kid. Can't IMAGINE how this could in any way be safely applied to a dental practice. I care a great deal about safety and cleanliness, which sometimes translates to boring which sucks... THIS is super exciting