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Come To Your Senses

“Sometimes fate is like a small sandstorm that keeps changing directions. You change direction but the sandstorm chases you. You turn again, but the storm adjusts. Over and over you play this out, like some ominous dance with death just before dawn. Why? Because this storm isn’t something that blew in from far away, something that has nothing to do with you. This storm is you. Something inside of you. So all you can do is give in to it, step right inside the storm, closing your eyes and plugging up your ears so the sand doesn’t get in, and walk through it, step by step. There’s no sun there, no moon, no direction, no sense of time. Just fine white sand swirling up into the sky like pulverized bones. That’s the kind of sandstorm you need to imagine.

And you really will have to make it through that violent, metaphysical, symbolic storm.  No matter how metaphysical or symbolic it might be, make no mistake about it: it will cut through flesh like a thousand razor blades. People will bleed there, and you will bleed too. Hot, red blood. You’ll catch that blood in your hands, your own blood and the blood of others.

And once the storm is over you won’t remember how you made it through, how you managed to survive. You won’t even be sure, in fact, whether the storm is really over. But one thing is certain. When you come out of the storm you won’t be the same person who walked in. That’s what this storm’s all about.” ― Haruki Murakami, Kafka on the Shore

“objects are bigger than they appear”

The studio-bunkhouse is still underway … slower process than we’d like – oh well … it will when it does.

Design
The Studio,Workshop,Bunkhouse,Ballroom with Kitchen and Bath

It’s bigger than I imagined.

Studio-Workshop-Bunkhouse

The studio and man cave are dried in and now the floors, walls, window coverings and lighting need to be finalized.

The kitchen and bathroom are ready for final design decisions like walls, floors, countertops, cupboards, appliances, lighting, tile, sinks, faucets, shower, window coverings … $$$$$ …. this is the part where you have to dig in to find the very best for less with no regrets. It will be done … under budget or bust.

Kitchen-Bathroom Design

In closing … one thing always holds true with Roberto … go big or go home. This time he designed a multi-use space where a crowd can take a nap or have a hoedown.

Brilliant … hope they bring snacks.

Ballroom Bunkhouse

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