Seen as ‘skill in execution’, craft plays a role in shaping all spheres of influence. Deep Craft is this acknowledgment. I would love to build an archive of examples of Deep Craft within each of the tiers of government, business, design and art. In government, the Constitution comes to mind; in business, Google floats to […]
Funny how nostalgia works. In the wowhaus (my tiny urban garden studio and namesake for www.thewowhaus.com) I missed the wild raging sea. Now that we live in a forest by the coast, I miss being in my cozy wowhaus, missing something like what I now actually have.
THRIFT Craft persists where thrift is a commodity, either through necessity or intention. Thrift can be the result of poverty, isolation, habit, ethics or the desire for self-sufficiency. The most generous examples of craft are the result of pure thrift because so much must be made with so little. RESTRAINT Good enough is good enough. […]
“The water which sees the air through broken veins of the high mountain summits is suddenly abandoned by the power which brought it there, and escaping from these forces resumes its natural course in liberty. Likewise the water that rises from the low roots of the vine to its lofty head falls through the cut […]
Peg and Awl, (version by the Carolina Tar Heels) In the days of eighteen and one, peg and awl! (twice) In the days of eighteen and one, peggin’ shoes is all I done, Hand me down my pegs, my pegs, my pegs, my awl. In the days of eighteen and two, peg and awl! (twice) […]
Beach Lake, Pennsylvania NOW AVAILABLE: Rare archival footage of the construction of Lightning House 2001. Click here for details. I am continuing with the theme of revisiting old projects as a way to reflect on my current trajectory, see old friends, and make new discoveries. This past fall I traveled to upstate Pennsylvania to assess […]
I’d like to make a chair whose materials all come from within walking distance of where it is made. We live in West Sonoma County, California, on the Salmon Creek watershed. Ideally, I’d like to find a market within this bio-region as well, including the surrounding watersheds of Tomales Bay and the Russian River for […]