Thursday, December 23, 2004

What Happened?

One day I was posting about mixing up gin smashes to avoid the summer heat and the next day... it's December 23rd (!?). Time to get this site back on track.

Bend News:

The ranch-style house that once stood at 410 Electra was razed in December to make way for a two-story house. The original house was a typical one-story traditional house found in this area. The house was in good shape and blended in well with its neighbors. Time will tell how the new house will look and the effect it will have on the neighborhood. This was the first house torn down in Memorial Bend in years and may be a bad sign of thigs to come.

Cataloging Modern Houses in Houston

Given that there isn't any one place on-line to dig up information on mid-century houses in Houston, I've put up a new page. It isn't fancy and will be a work in progress but it should allow up to keep track of existing modern houses in Houston as well as those that have been torn down.

Be sure to visit Space City Houston

Christmas is Here

Christmas is upon us... the lights are strung on the house, your tree is up and hopefully you've finished shopping. Have you wondered how to give your house an additional modern touch next year? Aluminum trees have made a huge comeback and are once again in demand. Purists go for the vintage aluminum trees that were once available in the late 1950s and 1960s. Evergleam aluminum trees can be found on eBay for as little as $40.00 for a four foot tree.

Of course, what is an aluminum Christmas tree with a color wheel? These can be found on eBay for around $30.00. We found ours on South Congress in Austin.

Now, if you're not sure you're ready for an aluminum tree, check out Season's Gleamings: The Art of the Aluminum Christmas Tree at