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Suggested Mobile Housing

Lloyd Kahn is one of my heroes. His book Shelter has been a guide and comfort through many, many years of dreaming of building my own home somewhere. His blog is highly recommended for lots of pictures and great writing about structures and the people who build them. And he’s still skating at 70+! This …

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Archival Reprint: Filson Japan Lookbook

Per yesterday’s entry, I’m reprinting a few of my favorite views from the strangely compelling, Filson Japan lookbook, “The Ballad of Portraits”. I love the stylized presentation of the figures who look like colorized, plasticized transplants from a 19th century daguerreotype (if Dodge Sportsmans appeared in daguerreotypes). Since most web image content disappears from view …

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Archival Scout Trip

We love ACL’s Kodachrome digitization project. On a small scale, I’ve done my own part to rescue orphan slide collections from Goodwill and neighborhood garage sales. But most of my finds remain unsorted in boxes in our back “bonus” room. In one instance, I salvaged a slide collection for its unique homemade carrying case. It …

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