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Thursday, February 17, 2005
The renovation blog over at Brownstoner is at the tip of the trend for chronicling building work (via Coudal). The web is awash with building sites, such as this gite in Brittany, or the original House in Progress, who have coined the term 'HouseBlogging' for this particular genre (and who have been selling off the existing contents of the house they bought).

Links aplenty: the Brickman House Journal, self-building in Ireland, for example. Victorian renovations are popular blog-topics: 1902 Victorian, This Decrepit Victorian House and Karl and Lisa's Victorian Page to name but three. If you want stories about building a modern design, try the page after page of projects at LiveModern blogs, where people post their plans and renders and get feedback. You can also read about the construction of the Wieler Residence, the very first Dwell Home. There's also a website accompanying this inverted roof house in the Chilterns, Cloud 8.

Other things. The Independent goes in search of the real Nathan Barley, and rather unsurprisingly finds a lot of new media types who 'know someone exactly like him,' but stop short of being everyone's favourite trust-fund enabled four-letter word. Vaguely related, and kind of addictive, 'Pictures of the people attending NYC Gallery Opening Parties'. Not quite in the slower class, though.

A nice bit of schadenfreude as a burglar is caught by the object he is stealing / design things at Lift Blog / the Vatican offers exorcism lessons / liven up your powerpoint presentations with a heavy metal font / dog icons / i like's flickr account.

Thanks to Ace for pointing out our mistake with the new Boeing. Repeat after me: the 777 is not the 7E7. The 7E7 is now the 787. Bring back nice names like Stratoliner and Stratocruiser (actually the 307 and 377, but never mind). Somehow 'dreamliner' doesn't sound quite right.