Mineral King in Sequoia National Park is a quintessential alpine environment. With an elevation gain of 11,500 feet from the valley floor near Three Rivers, CA, Sawtooth Peak & Needham jut out dramatically in the central portion of the Sierra-Nevadas. Walt Disney had grand plans to turn the area into a massive (think Mammoth) ski resort back in the 60’s, but the local residents prevented this from happening. The Walt Disney Company reportedly still owns a few acres of land at […]
Checking back in with muralist virtuoso Aryz, it was a delight to see some new material on his site. Here is a collection of some of his more recent work. Beneath the gallery you’ll find a time-lapse video of one of his murals, as well as some links to some of his other similar material featured on this site :} More ARYZ!!! Other excellent Street Art by Etam Cru!!! Other Than That, Might Just HAve some Stoopidazzz Ads Down Here […]
It’s all in the details and evolution of ideas. Certain features or stylings that make make one pull a head-scratch, and wonder how such an idea and subsequent execution came about. Granted, some of these elements are a bit on the ludicrous / gaudy end of things (aka the lay down shower? get tha fak outta hee-uh!), but they are original and thought-evoking none the less. ENJOY! If you dug this post, here are 2 previous posts centered on the […]
Pulled from the vaults of intriguing images collected from around the internet over the past few months and assembled into a mind blowing gallery, you’ll find a massive hodge-podge of stunners for your viewing pleasure below. Here’s hopin’ these tickle your balls (eyeballs that is).
Although quite staunchly a dissident of materialism, one can’t help but see the beauty of design in these accoutrements of home furnishing. Granted, that ping-pong table is a bit ridiculous. DIY?
Ricardo Bofill & his architecture firm (Taller de Arquitectura) have reclaimed an old cement factory near Barcelona and turned it into their headquarters. Serving as one of the grandest examples of re-appropriation, the renovation of the turn of the 20th century industrial complex is astounding. Check out the gallery and video below for a bit of a walk through.
Yet another beautiful side project that we got to take part in at the highly secretive research compound in Southern Cal, was the sculpting of a Cob Oven. The process is so extremely accessible, and the cooking potential is outstanding. There were a few pizza parties had with these cob ovens, and, by-God, they were the best pizzas ever. So whatchya waitin’ for? Here’s a visual break down: I you have any questions or thoughts on cob ovens, I’d love […]
Deep in the arroyos (canyons) of southern California’s high desert, is an experimental research campus dedicated to developing harmonious lifestyles. As winter approached, there was a need for a heater in the Commons/Kitchen Yurt – and bada-bing bada-vroom: a super-efficient Rocket Mass Heater was crafted! Below you will find a rough time-lapse-esque sequence of the creation of the bench (thermal mass for the rocket stove) for the common space / kitchen at Q.S. Please check out the Rocket Mass Heater […]