Places I’ve been and places I would like to visit again or for the first time. Who want’s to go with me?
This amazing illustration by an artist named Pat Perry reminds me that this house-building project of ours has been pretty much all consuming, but awesome. While Hubbers works on it every day, with the help of some other highly talented menfolk, I clock in my hours on the weekends. Next steps: installing tile and choosing paint colors.
You can see a few more panels from Pat Perry here, but I suggest clicking through to his portfolio site. It’s all good.
Why I never would have allowed the bentwood chairs (brand name or not) in the garage at 3 Notch to go anywhere but back into someone’s home:
PS – To refurbish his Criss Craft, Papa Bird used the same technique of steaming wooden planks and bending them around the boat’s frame.
Teenagers in the UK got a chance to design the cover for the educational copy of Lord of the Flies. I think they rose to the occasion, as teenagers are apt to do given the opportunity. The winning art work is below. Click through to see more entries.
This how historians honor a historic man (link credit: Without the E). This is how Hollywood does it. Thank you, Tim Burton, for helping reveal the real history of our nation.
PS – Abe’s hat was made of beaver fur!
This is by far my favorite up-cycled-book project yet. Brian Dettmer performs artful surgery on old encyclopedias and dictionaries, making me wish for nothing more than a magnifying glass and an hour alone in a room with a few of these sculptures.
I know I often send you things about books that are not really about books, but you have to admit these are pretty badass.