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. […]
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 […]
Free Sign #2, found in Bodega, CA I always replace Free Signs with my own homemade version. Free Sign #2 was made on the backside of a bad painting.
The first handmade ‘Free’ sign of my collection, found in Bodega, CA. Driving around the back roads of West Sonoma County on a sunny day, you almost always find a pile of junk by the side of the road with a ‘Free’ sign in plain view. I have yet to find anything of interest, but […]
Each winter since we’ve lived on the Sonoma Coast and made a daily practice of walking the beaches, I become mildly obsessed with the bull kelp that washes ashore in great heaps after storms. I’ve tried weaving the kelp into seat blanks, drying it as an iodine-rich jerky, and brewing it for a savory stock. […]
I took advantage of a break in the storms to mill two black acacia logs with my friend Shawn Gavin. One of the logs had unusually wide sapwood and neither had many branches, so we boule cut them both at 5/4″, leaving live edges. The logs were still pretty green but had been sitting for […]
Killian’s dad wore his Deep Jersey on excursions in Northern Canada Killian’s dad likes his Deep Jersey so much, they just ordered one for Uncle Whoop.