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  1. it's a currently popular method of weather treatment. you have to do it to the level you see on the left most example. rather than calling it 'charred' since the technique is borrowed from traditional Japanese methods they call it 'shoshugibon'. the 2 examples on the right are options if you want to create more drama in the natural wood before completely sealing whatever furniture project you're doing.
  2. I did east of Jensen once. maybe as more focus comes into the east side of town it will get safer.
  3. I rode it Monday and they have the lanes marked for the bike path and it makes more sense now.
  4. I suspect no one has taken the path from UH towards Polk? I haven't stopped to take pictures because the construction isn't done yet, but there's a small section that just doesn't look right, as far as size goes.
  5. this building doesn't really do so much for the skyline, but the way it works locally, with the angles, really make it take over that area.
  6. that's totally cool. I was lowkey kind of hoping for them to bring back the Winnebago and go with a Spaceballs theme, but this one is much more altruistic.
  7. they also need coaches. their website says so. so you could learn soccer, learn to coach soccer, learn to develop kids into soccer players, make sure you can pass their stringent background check (well, you might want to do that first), and then become a coach. imagine the parents of the kids you are coaching: "which one of them is your kid?" "none, I just like the view from their main office"
  8. the problem isn't that these places don't exist, they do. the problem is that for the price people are paying for their townhomes, they should have the options that they can get in other areas for the same price of a home. back over 10 years ago, when I bought my completely redone house for just over 100k I was very happy with the offerings of the area. if I were just buying my house for current market price today, I'd be very disappointed in the options available. the thing is, I'm seeing places come in to provide the services that match the prices, they're just coming
  9. construction fencing is going up around the parking lot for the new law building.
  10. I am a huge fan of WFH. it makes so much sense for so many jobs. when you are working a job that involves innovation though, it comes so much faster through collaboration. in person collaboration. it doesn't mean you have to sit in the office 5 days a week though. 1 or 2 days a week in the office, lunch as a team kind of thing. you can get so much done by way of bouncing ideas off your peers in a person to person environment. you then take those ideas back to your home office and work on them, then a week later you do the collaboration thing all over again. even for jo
  11. thanks for this breaking news, which was indeed bad. 😉
  12. Ardmore bridge is pretty much completed. not open yet though.
  13. from a standpoint of getting the homeless to stop living under freeways it can't even be considered a success. there is a new encampment under i45 just east of downtown, and there is a smaller encampment farther down i45 at the Cullen overpass. I expect the Cullen one will be 'cleaned up' sooner rather than later due to the proximity to UH and students. parents and UH aren't going to be happy when one of the main entrances to the campus has a bunch of homeless living right across the street. anyway, as per this specific space, once the police end up getting enough nuis
  14. the area just south of 59. honestly, it may be considered as the museum district, but I don't really think of anything north of Southmore as being museum district.
  15. I absolutely agree, I love traveling to Europe, not just to see the history in the place, but the edgy architecture is fun to look at. I'm hopeful this comes through, and we get more stuff like this.
  16. as much a street grid as anywhere in this town, and more walk-able than most. add heights, the odd area between midtown and the museum district, rice village area as areas that can become this. pretty much all of Houston that was built prior to the early/mid 60s is a full on street grid, and depending on how spicy developers get, they can very easily morph into urban areas. a lot of what is making midtown what it is is because of the light rail, it's not a stretch to assume that the other light rail corridors will be well along the similar
  17. I didn't grab a photo, not too much there. some shipping containers with the sides knocked out, and a <1000 sf building with lots of murals. the outdoor space will be huge, they will need some sort of awning, or something to keep the sun from destroying the idea of having people use an outdoor space.
  18. I saw this 2 weeks ago, but didn't think to post it here. I'll swing by on my bike this afternoon (if not raining) and snap some photos.
  19. at the risk of ruining my traffic free commute, McKinney is actually faster than Polk for getting into town. you just have to navigate around the pesky GRB. when I was going into the office... Polk, Scott, McKinney, then get over to Capitol to finish the drive into DT.
  20. this is the exact pinnacle of the problem. everyone, in your sentence, only consists of the rich people with a voice, and land investors around the area with a voice. it doesn't take into consideration the people along the north end of downtown on the i10 corridor (where they will get the extra high freeway treatment). it doesn't take into consideration the east end of downtown where they will lose over 19 (Houston sized) city blocks, and roads (or portions of roads) that are designated as major thoroughfares. the city/state has already started
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