Wednesday, February 7, 2007

Lumpen Cuisine

A few Images from the first of the Brooklyn Lumpen Cuisine Battles, Many thanks to all of the lovely people who helped bring the event together with their presence, talent and delicous food.

Venue: Bushwick kitchen stadium
Challenger 1: Chef Habib
Challenger 2: Iron Chef Brooklyn
Secret Ingredient: Basil

Winner: Iron Chef Brooklyn

posted by Justin at 9:08 am  

Tuesday, February 6, 2007


After one of our kitchen walls was left blank, i decided to turn the emptiness into an opertunity for a quick art project. I decided to paint a giant squid in the kitchen, after coming up with the design I projected it onto the wall/ceiling with an opaque projector, traced it and then painted it with speedball ink….. looking back it would have been truely amazing if i had used accual squid ink to paint with, but i like it anyway.

things weren’t looking so good at first

posted by Justin at 6:31 pm  

Thursday, February 1, 2007

Yummy, yummy, yummy

Just some taste nurishment pictures from the past few months. NYC has upped the culinary bar in addition to the food budget :P Enoy

Been eating more beets….. thanks to Danielle :)







Sheesha through an apple bowl

posted by Justin at 11:13 pm  

Wednesday, November 15, 2006

Building a workspace


Since the construction of my room about a year ago (see photos) i having been meaning to build myself a desk. Since the corner where the desk will go is rounded it seemed like custom building it was a better option then getting something store bought, plus i like building things and would get a chance to revive what little carpentry skills i might have. Here are some photos of the process and finished workspace. i think it turned out rather nice.
Now what to do with it? :D
Thanks to Peter for lending me the tools.

hot springs
I used a sheet of 3/4 inch [[wikipedia:birch]] plywood. Here the shape has already been cut with a jigsaw.

Here is a view of the slider that will support the fold up extension.

hopeIn addition to the two front legs the desk will be anchored to the wall for extra support.

dadThe walls have been masked in perparation for coating the wood with a [[wikipedia:polyurethane]] finish (4 coats)

playaA close up of the foldable extension, wood stripping, and the finish on the wood.

steamHaving finished the main desk, i quickly realised that i would need a little storage space since the desk doesn’t have any drawers. i decided to build a shelving unit that would sit above the desk… this would prove to be trickier and more time consuming then the desk.

Ironing on the wood stripping.

sci-fiGetting the same [[wikipedia:polyurethane]] finish as the desktop.

frozenfinally up, anchored to the wall.

mantisAll finished.

bjornWith the shelf above.

totterHere is a wide shot were you can see the cable lighting system i put in to light the workspace.

There are a few more photos on my Smugmug gallery

posted by Justin at 12:01 am  
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