Tuesday, November 24, 2015

high and much too dry


Monday, November 23, 2015

together and polished

Back in Summer I stripped a mid-century child’s desk to get it ready for refinish. You can see more about that here:

Briwax is a “50/50 finish”; 50% carcinogens and 50% stain and furniture beeswax.

But dry wood really loves it. 
After a hard buff it was time to install the electrics.

For a modern charging station, the cables had to make their way through the back wall of the desk.

That’ll do it! 

Time to put it back together.

The charger bricks are concealed, hung on the back.

Sore shoulders and upper arms, sure, but Newel Gallery says the finished piece is now worth over $2000.00.

Would you live differently if you couldn’t buff your history?

Sunday, November 22, 2015

Saturday, November 21, 2015

sparing squid

While a vocal few here in the Piano District continue their obstruction to a cleaner, safer hood, ex-ClockTower resident Andra Tomsa is pushing for positive change.

Her “Spare” start up is ingenious, and lends a way for us all to help with New York’s food crisis.

Benefitting City Harvest and the Food Bank, her mobile app facilitates a simple round up from your bar or restaurant check to the next highest dollar amount.

That’s it.

It’s featured here at Charlies.

Co-founded and techno-fueled by the incomparably stylish Rameet Chawla, Spare brings easy charity and common sense to an arena long underserved by the general population.

Here’s your chance. Download the app.

In the meantime I’ll handle spare stuff, too. 

mostly ribs.

and grilled squid. Always seafood.

Friday, November 20, 2015

vested interests

A study of adults over the age of 60...

...found that 74% of women and 72% of men
 aged between 75 and 85 said...

"Satisfactory sex is essential to maintaining a relationship."

Women tend to focus on their faces and their hair.

Men lend more interest to activities and their wardrobe
 to stay attractive.

But knocking boots by seniors of both genders... rages on.