If you happen to be in New York before October 31st and it’s not pouring rain, you must visit the exhibit on the rooftop ofÂ The Metropolitan Museum of ArtÂ called Big Bambu.Â I had no idea what I would find, so you can imagineÂ myÂ wide-eyed surprise upon emerging from the elevator to see thousands of bamboo poles (actually 5500 so far according to the artist Mike Starn)Â lashed together with nylon mountain climbingÂ ropeÂ to walk under, around, over and between.
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The Contractor: Start by asking friends or colleagues for references and check them carefully.
A simple idea: Plan to hang your towels in a convenient location near the shower or towel bars or several hooks.
When planning a project set realistic time frames. Knowing what to expect before you embark on a project will help you plan and avoid frustration and surprise.
The layout and function should accommodate your personal habits and rituals. Think about this as you are planning your bath.
Lighting is subtle but critical because it impacts how well you function in your space. Plan carefully and use dimmers.
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