Sunday, August 16, 2009

Phineas and Ferb

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My two-year-old daughter is obsessed with the Disney show "Phineas and Ferb." It features stepbrothers who have amazing skills at invention and construction, and it's actually a pretty good cartoon.

The villain of the show is Dr. Heinz Doofenshmirtz, an inventor who lives in a series of really great mid-century-style homes. Above is the Wright-esque Woodland House, where Dr. Doofenshmirtz takes women he meets online.

I've tried to post a couple screenshots and videos below, with varied success:

Doofenshmirtz Evil, Incorporated (his primary lair, which looks a lot like a pipe wrench to me).

Check it out.

Wednesday, August 12, 2009

Risom Chair Restoration

I'm in the process of stripping and re-finishing a Risom chair I found on ebay:

Turns out the strapping wasn't the original, so I have a few more tack holes to deal with than I had anticipated. Here it is after getting the nicotine-stained, torn webbing off:

Right now, I'm in the process of stripping off sixty year-old varnish. Amazingly dirty stuff. More pics to come.

Sunday, August 9, 2009

Dodge City Downtown, Part Two

I love scrims. A couple vintage scrims pictured here from downtown DC. First couple are from Eckles department store, third pic is a scrim over a vacant storefront adjacent to the porcelain-appearing facade in the previous post.

I think we're seeing a comeback for scrim, possibly because of energy efficiency reasons. See the New York Times building completed in the last couple years.

Wednesday, August 5, 2009

Dodge City Downtown

Much of the Dodge City Days festivities were downtown. Some really interesting buildings, a few of which I got pics of (hard to get decent shots with the unusually heavy traffic and carnival stuff).

From top to bottom: Vacant storefront with a cool, porcelain-appearing facade, Sam's Shoe Store, two shots of a building that obviously used to be a bank but is now a casino, and the deco-ish Daily Globe front door (reminds me of the Daily Planet).

Tuesday, August 4, 2009

Dodge City

We were in Dodge City last weekend for family fun and Dodge City Days. Managed to make it by the Goff house in NW Dodge City. I didn't want to snoop or intrude, so I just snapped a couple of pics from the street. I love how just a small change in the angle of the shot really changes the appearance of the house.

Several interesting buildings in downtown DC. More to come later...