Friday, August 10, 2012

Wednesday, August 8, 2012


at dwell on design this year i checked out a bokashi composting system. i had looked at them on our last trip to australia, where they are quite popular, but thought we'd do the worm thing instead.

unfortunately the worm thing has never taken off. and the bokashi is looking attractive again. i especially like that you can do all organic waste (fish etc. even!) a lot of our green waste goes to the chooks. but not all of it.


urban composter via biome

this is good overview (i heart alys fowler). and these are cute.

have you tried it?

Sunday, August 5, 2012

new doors!

D likes to take on a project while the girls and i take our annual summer break.

this year - it was the doors. he put in all new birch veneer doors. beauties. it wasn't easy. our home is far from the right angles that make hanging doors easy.

new doors

these have been on our list for a long time. (we also celebrated 11 years of being in this house in july!) the old doors were original to the house - and showed their age badly. they had been refinished without washing first and had dirt embedded in their surface, along with dings and dents that drove me crazy.

i loved the old brass handles, but most of them were unsalvageable. so we got new hardware too.

new doors

a little change that makes a huge difference.

new doors

before back-to-school: the closet doors.