Wednesday, May 18, 2022

Princeton Memorabilia


This weekend was Princeton University's first time celebrating Reunions on campus after several years hiatus. Lots of  memorabilia on display & 30,000 attendees.
Bill & Alex Donner; our big band leader and provider of "the greatest entertainment in the East"...NYT.
The PU Band Van & Tiger Slide.



Wednesday, May 11, 2022

From Old To New





Our Cape and Christian's farmhouses are of the oldest in their locations while we now work on our own older home in Hopewell. After renovating their 1800's row home in MA, Alex & Nina are moving to one of the newest buildings in Dumbo (Brooklyn) NYC; 98 Front Street. Although a career move, it keeps them close to family and a vibrant new art area "Down Under the Manhattan Bridge Overpass". The award winning building has beautiful new amenities while Old Farm remains an historic & natural escape to relax near Wequaquet Lake & Nantucket ferries.
 



What a switch; the Bunker Hill Monument to the Brooklyn Bridge view and Christian's meadows.





Saturday, May 7, 2022

Visiting Venice & Biennale Arte 2022


 


The biennale art exhibit runs from April 23 to Nov. 27, 2022 in Venice; the 59th International Art Exhibition with a building from each country and work from 213 artists. Bill, Alex, Nina and Leif all attended the opening and there are two pictures here of Toshiko Takaezu's inspiring work of which Bill is a foundation member. 














Ukraine participated with President Zelensky opening the exhibition about defending freedom with heroism and art, which took center stage here. Above is "The Fountain Of Exhaustion" (of humanity and democracy) by Pavlo Makov. Photos via Bill, Leif, Phil Oh & pinterest.

Phil Ohs Best Street Style Pictures From the Venice Biennale 2022

Thursday, April 28, 2022

Selling In Charlestown MA



Selling in Charlestown MA is a matter of desire it seems and happens fast sometimes. Alex and Nina sold their place with enough interest before it came on market, to earn a 5 day; one weekend, highest bids accepted on Monday sale. A day early 16 viewings took place with 2 offers. 9 Trenton St., Charlestown, MA. SOLD in two days; before the weekend and way over asking price!




A private roof deck, parking spot and being within 1.5 blocks of Bunker Hill Monument, helps. Alex subcontracted and did much of the renovation work himself.


Sunday, April 24, 2022

Garden Seats And Stones

 


Bill's two new garden seats and stones pair up nicely, and are fun to use together.


Tuesday, April 19, 2022

The Dutiful Desk

 

It seems a desk has become an essential piece of furniture now. Working remotely, shopping on-line, watching movies or googling something; anything. Even in small spaces like this shed, a desk finds a spot. This Ikea "Pahl Desk" ($80) adjusts to three different heights, comes in two widths and hides computer cords in the legs.




Monday, April 11, 2022

A Cedar Window Box

 

Alex and Nina are beautifully finishing their row home in Charlestown, MA to sell now and...

finding a hand made wooden window box lately isn't easy. The nice cedar ones here on "Etsy", are 36" wide ($70) and came in a week with mounting cleats. "De Meyer's Woodcrafts" plants a tree for every box ordered and ships them for free. They have 2 coats house trim over primer paint and Pansies that match the front door color blue.