Thursday, December 20, 2012

phillip johnson builds a gingerbread house

well, i really wasn't trying to copy his glass house.  kit just asked me if i wanted to make a gingerbread house, and, if i did, what kind of walls did i need.  over the last 20 years or so, we have made a few basic styles, but this year i thought i would go just a little outside the box and do something a little more 'modern'.  click the photos to enlarge them ...
i had to have some gingerbread so i started with a rectangular back wall with two large windows above the 'kitchen cabinets'.
and then i made an end wall and a door wall with pieces of pine and saran wrap.  at about that point, phillip johnson came to mind and i frittered away more than a couple hours painting my interior walls, building some simple kitchen cabinets, an actual leather covered couch and a spalted maple coffee table.  i even stuck two andy warhol stamps on the walls for paintings.  it was a rainy saturday, ok?

i don't see any majestic wood stoves in the images above, but when i started fooling with the big gumdrops, i just couldn't resist thinking about them ...i remeber them from the 70's ...
there it is below, in the front left hand corner.  if you blow up the picture, (click it) you can see the couch and the coffee table lurking against the far wall.
 all in all, a fun time was had by all, and we got our quota of houses built and bottles of champagne drunk.
 you can see the typical concentration level required in the photo below.

 i've got one or two more posts in the works and i may get to them before christmas since it will be a four day weekend, but if not, you all have a fine holiday season ...

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