January 28, 2017 at 06:59PM

The morning after a 16-year-old was fatally shot on the streets of Dorchester allegedly by two teens, Globe staff photographer Pat Greenhouse started documenting the destruction of three young lives and their devastated families. Raeshawn Moody, now 15, who is among the youngest in Boston to be accused of murder, could face life in prison. Looking back on mistakes they’ve made, Moody’s father remarks “We dropped the ball.”

Retha Moody speaks about her son Raeshawn in a Boston restaurant on April 11, 2016. Raeshawn and Du’Shawn Taylor-Gennis are charged in the June 2015 killing of Jonathan Dos Santos, 16. (Pat Greenhouse/Globe Staff)

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January 26, 2017 at 02:51PM

Luis Maldonado is the last remaining photographer in the main square of the Chilean capital still using a wooden box camera. The box camera’s mechanism is simple: light enters through a lens and the photographic paper inside it captures a negative image of the subject. I know that you have to eat and live. But if it were up to me, I’d only be doing box photos. It’s what fills me up,” he said. “I’d be empty without the box.” — By Associated Press

Photographer Luis Maldonado talks to a client next to his old wooden box camera in Plaza de Armas of Santiago, Chile. (Esteban Felix/Associated Press)

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What Does This Mean!?!

You guys. I had the weirdest dream last night.

Backstory: I’ve had a really hard time sleeping since we moved (which has never been a problem, I’m totally the type of person if I lay down for 2 minutes I’m out.) Its been rough to say the least! I think a lot of it is that I wake up and don’t feel my normal sleep orientation. Last night we repositioned our bed so that it was the same direction that it was in the old house. I was finally able to sleep a little but I had the craziest dream!

Want to help me analyze it?

I had a dream that we were back in our house (for those new to the party, we moved 3 weeks ago) and everything was different. Not in a different furniture, different family kind of way. The new owners had taken all of the things that we’d done and returned them to the original state of the house when we bought it. (This is the MLS listing from our house)

All of the brick and tile and paint were replaced with their beige counterparts.

I moved around the house in a hazy disbelief and just couldn’t wrap my head around why. Why would they take out the wood floors and put bad carpet down? Why would they change all of the lighting out for brushed nickel boob lights? WHY!? It made me feel horrible and after waking up I just can’t shake the feeling!

Do you think this is finally my brain processing the move?! Dream guru’s what does this mean!?!

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Giant Pegboard DIY!

Hey hey!!

The most requested tutorial from Aspyn’s overhaul is hands down the oversized pegboard wall treatment. It just so happens to be one of my favorite as well! High fives all around!! Here’s what you need to know. This project will look good absolutely anywhere and is just as functional as it is beautiful. Because the pegs are interchangeable you can mix, match, and customize to your hearts content, its the decor equivalent of the 80’s staple Units!

The entryway wall in Apsyn’s was HUGE. Its tall and wide and dwarfed anything she tried to put there. Nothing like a 4×4 piece of art looking like a postage stamp to deflate your decor dreams. If you’ve got a huge space to fill but are wondering exactly how to pull it off, this project is for you!

So lets get into it!

To build this project you’ll need:

Per Panel:
(1) 4’x8’x1/2″ sheet of plywood
(1) 4’x8′ sheet of normal pegboard
(4) 1″x2″x3.5′

You’ll also need:
1″ Forstner Drill Bit
Drill
Nail Gun
Level

Start by figuring out the spacing of your holes, you can do them as light or as heavy as you want! A quick math job later and I figured that my holes needed to be 6″ apart. To center them on the plywood I divided my 6″ length by 2 and started there. This meant that my first and last row of holes are 3″ from the edge. Also, you’ll notice in the picture below that the hole is marked on the 3rd hole (because for some reason the pegboard isn’t exactly 4′, its closer to 3′ 11″ so I had a 1/2″ allowance that I needed to accommodate)

I went through and circledmarked every 6th hole horizontally and vertically with a marker.

Then stack all of your plywood. There are a few important things to know.

  1. Stack your wood so that it is all face up. When the drill bit punches through the back it can damage the veneer and its not so cute.
  2. Put some wood or an extra piece of plywood underneath to raise up your wood so that you don’t have to worry about accidentally drilling into the ground and ruining your bit. *If your making something that needs both sides visible and reduce the punch out explosion significantly, use a sheet of plywood, that way every hole you drill with have a stabilizer behind it.

Once our wood was stacked and the hole guide was placed we took philips head screwdrivers and marked each spot by tapping on the end of the screwdriver.

When you take it off it will look like this:

See all the little puncture marks? Speaking of puncture marks, the boy wonder is in a biting stage, any advice for that?

The hardest part of this project is making sure that your drill stays at a 90 degree angle while you are drilling your holes. This tool from Rockler looks FREAKING BRILLIANT. Unfortunately we didn’t have one and had to make a guide ourselves. We used a few different sizes of scrap wood and created a corner pocket that guided the drill straight down.

The longer pieces stabilized it so that it couldn’t wiggle side to side, and the vertical pieces were the actual guide.

One thing that we learned after damaging the wood a little was that we needed to carefully “peel off” the first layer of veneer before you go full throttle with the drill.  You can see in the pictures below what that looks like. Once we did that we didn’t have any problems with the wood splitting on the front.

Installing your boards onto the wall is really simple but you will need at least 2 people.

You’ll need (4) 1″x2″ pieces of wood cut down to 3.5 feet per panel.

Find where your studs are on the wall and mount the 1×2’s into as many as you can (most of the ones we installed had 3 studs behind them) make sure you’re using a level!

Remember that you have a whole slew of holes in your board and so your 1×2’s need to be mounted in between the holes where they won’t be seen.

Attach the pegboard using thin screws or high quality finishing nails. We used 4 nails per 1×2 and they are great because they almost disappear. I used little bit of wood putty to hide them completely.

You can frame out the sides of the plywood, or leave them open like I did, whatever suits your style!

The length of your 1″ dowels depends on the length of your shelves. The shelves we used were 8″ deep so the pegs we made were 11″ long that way they could fit into the hole, against the wall and be a little longer than the depth of the shelves.

Aspen’s entryway is so massive its kind of hard to tell how high everything is. For reference, the round mirror on the middle section is eye level for someone that is approx 5’5″.

If you make this project I want to see it! You can check out the rest of Aspyn’s room house overhaul here!

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