Tuesday, September 23, 2008

New guest! Lidy Six

Lidy is an acquaintance of an acquaintance staying with me for a couple of weeks. She is a theatre director from Holland in town to research for a potential project here. She had a production called Tower of Babel at PS 122 in 2006.

I had some fun Merle Ukeles moments getting the room ready, taking maintenance and into process and performance. Hostess with the mostest.

Monday, September 22, 2008

Guest Pod

Got the guest pod geared up for my first visitor, Lidy Six, from Holland.

Pod progress!

Saturday, September 20, 2008

New Garden

They were having a sale at my local florist on their starter plants, so I got some new friends. I got a bunch of cute peppers, I hope they can deal with diffused light plus my DIY grow lights.

My good friend Marion Cowings, jazz singer extrodinaire and experienced urban gardener said "...well, you only know a plant after you've killed it four times..."

1st pod

Rounding the bend on the first pod. It looks so purty and naked.

The wall panels are coroplast corrugated plastic, 4mm thick.

Monday, September 8, 2008

Pod construction! Finally!

Got started on the first pod floor today. Super psyched. The corner/caster placement engineering has been a challenge. I got a professional advice from Joe Petrilla, a carpenter and cabinet maker I met on a freelance gig with
Disign LLC.

This is my super nerdy jig for making the corner braces/caster supports.

Construction and reorganization

My awesome neighbor Jae (AKA my favorite Shelty Momo's dad!) lent me his table saw which is making quick work of my projects, like...

...revamping some shipping cartons from Vietnam into a rolly, double cabinet.

Out of sight, out of mind. I'm generally streamlining material stuff around the space, this sure helps keep up appearances!