Tuesday, May 31, 2011


As important as sheds are to builders,
 I have never done a post on them.

Sunday, May 29, 2011

Friday, May 27, 2011

Wednesday, May 25, 2011

Water Features At The Glen Burnie Gardens

Being in the midst of a serious drought here in the southwest 
it is easy to start thinking of water.

Monday, May 23, 2011

Santa Fe Design Studio's Stone And Tile Mosaics

     Here is another link I saw today in Fine Homebuilding Magazine on the back page and that is for Eric Rattan's Santa Fe Design Studio. Eric does fantastic stone and tile mosaic. Take a look.

DIY Natural Swimming Pool

     Saw this short video in Lloyd's Blog and thought it was interesting and certainly alternative:

     Check it out and enjoy.

Saturday, May 21, 2011


These first four murals are from Truth or Consequences, New Mexico.

Friday, May 20, 2011

More Unconventional Homes

Paul has come up with a unique way to fashion a winter home
 in Truth or Consequences, New Mexico.

Wednesday, May 18, 2011

Bathroom Sinks And Vanities

You recently saw this nicely done vanity in the post:

The sink is striking but what is interesting is the faucet spout.

Sunday, May 15, 2011

More On Fences

This artistic and colorful fence is in the arts district
 in Silver City, New Mexico.

Part of the fence appears to be from an old stamped metal ceiling.

For more check out Building In Silver City, New Mexico
under LABELS in the right side bar.

For more on fences go to my posts:

Friday, May 13, 2011

Tying Rebar

Since metal reinforcement is so important to structural concrete
I wanted to inspire all of those who may have to tie rebar 
for their next project.

Tuesday, May 10, 2011

Tile Mural And Mosaic In San Carlos, Sonora

On one of our walking routes in San Carlos, Sonora
 we would pass by this beautifully tiled entryway.

Sunday, May 8, 2011

Two Mortared Stone Walls

When we were in Truth Or Consequences, New Mexico 
we noticed this nice stone wall going up in the hot springs district.

Wednesday, May 4, 2011

More On El Pedregal In Alamos, Sonora

     For those who found my posts on El Pedregal Nature Lodge and Retreat Center interesting I just received their Spring Newsletter with links to two interesting videos: one on El Pedregal and the other on the town of Alamos

     Since this blog spends so much time in this part of the world I thought you might be interested.

     My posts on El Pedregal are:

     Or you can go to Labels on the right sidebar and click on Building In Alamos Sonora, or El Pedregal In Alamos Sonora.

Tuesday, May 3, 2011

More On The Hip Roof

I haven't done a post on the hip roof 
since the one I did over a year ago:

The beautiful building above is from a photo
 I originally used in my post, Glen Burnie Gardens,
which are in Winchester, Virginia.

Sunday, May 1, 2011

Metal That Moves

Having done the post recently on Metal Sculpture In The Garden,
I realized I don't have much material on metal.