Blank Walls

Taking things down, uninstalling lights and electronics, and getting rid of a ton of stuff has been refreshing and easy. Spackling holes and doing touch up painting feels satisfying, like you’re leaving the place better than you found it.

The vision is to get rid of as much as possible and keep and store a few irreplaceable and sentimental items. This has been successful.

Then develop what I’m calling core clothing, core technology, core kitchen, and core office tools. That’s what’ll go in my suitcase and backpack for Berlin and for wherever I may be in the coming years.

Technique for temporary mounting of 10 mirrors

I had this set of mirrors I wanted to hang in my hallway. But I needed a way to hang them temporarily to test configuration and placement.

Each mirror hangs by 3 vertical pieces of white artists tape. Each strip is several inches long to have plenty of length to stick to the wall given the weight of the mirror. The strips are reinforced on each mirror with a horizontal piece.

Over the course of two days I could move each mirror around easily without worrying they’d fall down. Once I settled on a configuration I used a special museum putty to secure the mirrors in their final position.