Wednesday, February 20, 2013
There's nothing cooler to me than seeing something that was old and tired transformed into something new and fresh. That sort of transformation appeals to the artist in me and the contractor in me.
Case in point...
DIY's Bronson Pinchot Project.
Pinchot is of course best known as an American actor who has appeared in movies like True Romance, The Flamingo Kid and Risky Business.
Pinchot is also probably best known for his role as Balki on ABC's Perfect Strangers and as Serge in Beverly Hills Cop. I'm pretty sure cappuccinos with a little twist sales went up 42% after audiences saw Pinchot's scene-stealing performance opposite Eddie Murphy.
But this post isn't about Pinchot the actor.
This post is about a television show and Pinchot the architectural crusader.
Who knew Pinchot had the eye of an artist and the heart of an architect? Or is it the heart of an artist and the eye of an architect?
Pinchot has a passion for renovation and historic old homes as evidenced on his show The Bronson Pinchot Project. He has purchased several buildings in rural Hartford and is slowly transforming them into his own vision.
He has a team of carpenters and builders at his disposal and is extremely hands on. A trait, in my opinion, that is a reflection of his passion.
TBPP is much like many of the characters the actor has brought to life on both the small and big screen.
The show is quirky and fun. It is part home-improvement show (you had me at home improvement) and part reality show but a reality show where there is no screaming or fighting or anyone named Kardashian.
There are probably real housewives in rural Hartford, Pennsylvania, where Pinchot lives and works and buying neglected old houses with as much panache as potential. There just aren't any of those real housewives reality television loves to shove down our throats.
The show is also a history lesson. Pinchot has a passion for design and architecture and could probably teach a class on the latter.
Give the show a try.
If you're like me you will enjoy seeing someone creating something wonderful and unique. As I said, it is one of my turn-on's.
Another reason to watch TBPP? There is wood and power tools and creativity and power tools. Did I mention there are power tools?
Pinchot has assembled a very talented team of carpenters and builders who are able to bring his visions to life. Pinchot is creating something pretty cool.
It is fun watching it all come together.
Honestly the show...Pinchot's architectural style of choice-Greek Revival-and maybe even Pinchot himself (if you're from Mars)...probably aren't everyone's cup of tea.
It goes back to what I said earlier. There are no fights or shouting matches or drunken orgies or like I said earlier...NO ONE NAMED KARDASHIAN.
And its okay if you don't like Greek Revival...or Pinchot...or shows with no fighting or shouting matches.
I don't think Pinchot cares really.
He is who he is and he does what he does.
You have to respect that.
and that's 'Jody' with a 'y'
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