March 2011

Before the Kitchen Refresh

by Josh on March 31, 2011 · 6 comments

in Kitchen,Projects

As a stay-at-home dad and my household’s primary cook, I spend a lot of time in the kitchen. Lately, whenever my thoughts drift from flipping pancakes or stirring risotto, I have found myself thinking about how tired I am of red walls in my kitchen. What was “deep,” “rich,” and “warm” when Ms. Bungalow and […]


Cobbles and Rails

by Josh on March 18, 2011 · 9 comments

in Journal

Before April showers and May flowers come March potholes. But in my neighborhood, potholes aren’t just a seasonal inconvenience, they’re also a history lesson. Just take a look at what lies beneath the veneer of modernity that is two inches of asphalt: That is a streetcar rail set in amid granite street pavers at an […]


Reader Question: Is It Valuable?

by Josh on March 16, 2011 · 2 comments

in antiques

A reader wrote me recently with a question about his inheritance of an antique buffet: I was trying to find some information regarding a piece of furniture that was left to me when an aunt died. I came across some Flickr photos of yours from a couple years ago in my search. It turns out […]


My Cautionary Tale

by Josh on March 16, 2011 · 4 comments

in Journal

Things are pretty well put together around here following the malicious code attack that got my site temporarily blacklisted with Google.  Now I thought I’d share how the problem happened, how I fixed it, and what has changed on the site as a result.  There will be more about technology than houses this time, but […]



by Josh on March 8, 2011 · 4 comments

in Journal

I discovered yesterday that my blog had been hacked and malicious code inserted into the javascript on some pages. It appears that I have eliminated that threat now and I am finishing the repair process. In the meantime, please bear with the incomplete theme and any other temporary wonkiness.