‘The Guardian’ by Frederic Fierstein, 1985, at the foot of the Berkeley Pier. I’ve always admired the huge concrete sculpture depicting an archer/warrior seated on a mysterious creature at the foot of the Berkeley Pier. A genuine Berkeley landmark, ‘The Guardian’, made by Frederic Fierstein and a small group of collaborators in the mid-eighties, functions […]
This little skiff is a wondeful example of one of my favorite kinds of boat- a flat bottom skiff with a pointy bow and straight sides running back to a full width stern. The bottom is slightly rockered for planing over a chop, and the sharp bow cuts the solid water of a small wave. […]
I’ve so far drawn the line at a scale of operations I call ‘Forklift and a Warehouse’. If it ever seems like I need a forklift and/or a warehouse, I know I made the wrong turn somewhere. My current production capabilities allow me to efficiently make one-offs, prototypes and very small production runs, but not […]
I love a beach tangle, lines yanked and rolled by the surf, twisted colors at the tideline.
The stools look great lined up at Shed’s lovely zinc wine bar (photo: Naomi Mcleod). I’m very proud of my new barstools for Healdsburg Shed. I designed and made a batch of eight for use at Shed’s wine bar, and they will soon be available for sale as a made-to-order item for Shed, along with […]
Pride of Madeira (Echium candicans) – Echium is in bloom (see above). – Road trip to Santa Barbara. Transmodern highlight: Hanging out in a beach house with the Norwegians, cooking Indian food while listening to hill-billy trip hop. – Meeting film historian Jan Anders Diesen and getting a private lecture and screening of never-before-seen footage […]
The week hangs from a Wednesday dangling a loop of dropped Saturdays and Sundays from an inversely symmetrical chain of Tuesdays and Thursdays; The mid-day clasp of a Wednesday opposites the dark medallion of Saturday night.