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I Am A (Renovation) Voyeur*

Rusty - October 1, 2007

Because I like to stay up all night looking at pictures on the internet tubes I figured I should confess to you, my online friends, that I created a site to indulge in my obsession. It’s called Renovation Voyeur (www.renovationvoyeur.com) where anyone can look at the ‘before’ and ‘after’ pictures of home renovations. Readers are encouraged to comment and vote/rank the renovations. They are all from New York right now because that’s where my friends who have done renovations are from, but anyone from anywhere is encouraged to submit their own renovations.

In addition, there is a section of the site that has photos of architectural details (on the sidebar). They’re all from my neighborhood for now, but anyone can submit photos from their neighborhoods.

I hope you dig it, but if not that’s cool, I’ll still like you, just a little bit less.

*Of course this has nothing to do with the Gospel, so what’s your point?


  1. If you want to tie it to the gospel you can certainly bring up the issue of envy. Because that is precisely what I feel when I look at your site! The Pulfers have a Charles Eames Lounge Chair?! This is all too much.

    Comment by cj douglass — October 2, 2007 @ 8:42 am

  2. …And a George Nelson clock?!

    Comment by cj douglass — October 2, 2007 @ 8:44 am

  3. CJ,
    I was actually thinking more along the lines of repentance and rebuilding your life anew and what’s on the inside is more important than the facade and all that crap. But yeah, envy is a good hook too :)

    Comment by Rusty — October 2, 2007 @ 9:40 am

  4. Hey CJ – Stop all the name dropping! ;-)

    Comment by lamonte — October 2, 2007 @ 10:58 am

  5. Rusty, that was so fun to look through! You’ve got some serious STYLE, man!

    Comment by tracy m — October 2, 2007 @ 1:52 pm

  6. Is this some IKEA kitchen cabinet in white melamine cult?

    Anyway, I loved it. Amazing how different y’all do things when you have +/- 600 sq. ft. as opposed to here in Texas where we all have +/- 2000 sq. ft.

    Comment by Julie M. Smith — October 2, 2007 @ 5:42 pm

  7. Stop all the name dropping!

    Why else am I paying more than 30k a year for a design education than to wax my snobbery every chance I get?

    Comment by cj douglass — October 2, 2007 @ 6:06 pm

  8. Lamonte,
    Just remind him that nobody calls it a Charles Eames Lounge Chair (and that if they did say his first name they’d likely include his wife Ray’s name too), they just say ‘Eames Lounge Chair’. Sometimes you just have to humiliate these snobby name-droppers.


    I know, it’s kinda funny that so many of us have the same cabinets. The reality is that they are very affordable, look fantastic, easy maintenance and make the space feel more spacious (something we obviously need here in New York).

    Comment by Rusty — October 3, 2007 @ 6:47 am

  9. Uhhh…you mean Rae Eames?

    Comment by cj douglass — October 3, 2007 @ 7:54 am

  10. j/k

    Comment by cj douglass — October 3, 2007 @ 9:04 am

  11. “You buy furniture. You tell yourself, this is the last sofa I will ever need in my life. Buy the sofa, then for a couple years you’re satisfied that no matter what goes wrong, at least you’ve got your sofa issue handled. Then the right set of dishes. Then the perfect bed. The drapes. The rug. Then you’re trapped in your lovely nest, and the things you used to own, now they own you.

    The people I know who used to sit in the bathroom with pornography, now they sit in the bathroom with their IKEA furniture catalogue.”

    Comment by Veritas — October 3, 2007 @ 2:55 pm

  12. Change the coloring on the Google ads.

    Comment by California Condor — October 3, 2007 @ 4:12 pm

  13. Veritas……you read my mind. Ed Norton is my hero.

    Comment by cj douglass — October 3, 2007 @ 7:11 pm

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