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DIY Coffee Table


My first real bit of home DIY furniture. Nice and simple but don’t look too close. Not sure if Donald (Judd) would approve. 

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Three easy steps to achieving what you want

Simple but effective!

Cristian Mihai

1. Believe you can.

2. Try.

3. Don’t give up.

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Bay Walk

WDC 2014. Very happy to have our idea recognized. Watch this space.

Geotag

Coffers, what Waffle?

These coffer pots are mesmerizing and appear to stretch for miles. Been trying to take arty photographs from building site I’ve worked on over the years. Not to sure how arty it is. This is taken from my current project which I have been working on for the last year. It’s the ground floor construction of a Shopping Center complex. Here in SA they call this type of construction coffer slabs, but sometimes I lapse back into my UK brain and call them waffles, which I did the other day. The design team looked at me with very puzzled faces! This is also my first post from an iPhone – hope it works. Well it didn’t, sending the old way, from our computer at home. Can you believe i consider this old and slow.

waffle

Is my Tree House a Green Building?

Modularisation – that’s what came to mind when the builder was removing redundant acoustic panels from a rehearsal space on a refurbishment project I am working on. These 1.2m x 1.2m panels could be “clipped” together to make a tree house for my kids. It was with great satisfaction last weekend and the invaluable help of a local joiner Vincent, that my kids moved into their recycled tree house. They had been waiting patiently all weekend to see it realized.
So the ingredients are – 8 acoustic panels, scaffolding board, old gum polls, various bits of wood, handle and hinges found in my tool box. Purchases from local hardware store – screws, sand and cement, rafters and corrugated sheeting.

A little greener.

Just attended the Accredited Professional Course held by the Green Building Council South Africa GBCSA on their Green Star Office Tool. Talk about being reinvigorated again and getting an injection of enthusiasm. A well run and inspiring course, with good speakers, I am now ready to sit the exam and become an accredited professional. There is now greater determination for me to push and take on board the green star rating ethics on all my projects, even if only in part.
The green star rating tool allows you to rate your building and by doing this a star rating is achieved. This star rating allows you to boast that your project meets best practice or even better international standards. The course took place in the very luxurious Vineyard Hotel , which also helped.

Mr Jobs

Genius.