Back in January I posted some pictures I’d taken of interesting articles from the 1961 “Popular Mechanics Illustrated Home Handyman Encyclopedia & Guide”. I’m happy to report that Popular Mechanics has given me permission to produce PDF versions of their articles as long as I don’t alter the content and provide a link to their […]

Amy and I visited Houston’s 1940 Air Terminal Museum today, and I took a bunch of pictures. It’s a great example of Art Deco architecture, and I’m glad that it was saved instead of being bulldozed. Edit: here’s some of my favorite pictures. Click a thumbnail for the Flickr page.

Paint Suggestions

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Anybody have paint color suggestions to go with our awesome blue bathroom?

ring ring

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I’ve put up more telephone pictures at Flickr. The red one is my favorite so far.

More Living Better Electrically

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I found another Live Better Electrically medallion on eBay, this one looks a little newer than the one I found in the garage. I took pictures. I’m also starting to take pictures of the vintage Touch-Tone telephones that I’m buying off eBay to replace the “modern” junk they sell nowdays. I’m a firm believer in […]

Interior Decorating

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I’ve added some great interior decorating pictures from a 1956 Better Homes & Gardens book to my Flickr photos, along with “How to be a Cookout Champion” and some 1970s interiors as well. Someone else on Flickr has gone to the trouble of scanning four years’ worth of Sears Wishbooks.

New pictures

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I’ve added new pictures from December ’05 and January ’06.

I had to come home from work yesterday when Amy called and said “we have a roof leak.” Got home, and saw this. Water damage to some of the old paneling on the outside wall, but no problems at all to the ceiling, which was very baffling. We figured that we had a roof leak. […]

I found this on the garage wall, painted over and dark with 48 years of tarnish. Twenty minutes of scrubbing later (click for bigger/other pictures), we have: After some Internet searching, I found details here: To keep demand high, the electrical industry launched the Live Better Electrically, or LBE, campaign in March 1956. It was […]