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Why I'm a Publisher -- 3 Minute LK Interview By Yuichi Takeuchi

Last April, I was visited by Yuichi Takeuchi, an artist, carpenter and treehouse builder from Japan.

Yuichi said he'd been heavily inspired by our book Shelter. He was making a movie called Simplife and wanted to interview me.

Here's the result, 3 minutes long. In the last part, I say, "I like to tell people what I see going on in the world..." Yeah!

I've had a lot of Japanese people come here -- media, builders, artists, publishers --  in recent years and they've all been wonderful -- kindred spirits of the Pacific Ocean.


Yuichi's website and on Flickr:
http://www.treeheads.com/
https://www.flickr.com/photos/treeheads/sets/

Another corner of the production studio. I'm going to be putting up a bunch of posts, pix from around the homestead, to practice with Instagram.


via Instagram http://ift.tt/1kSGXWS

Portion of Our Office This Afternoon


Portion of our office. Note skunk skin on chair. I'm doing some posts to check various facets of Instagram.
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Old sled at Ed and Marilyn Stiles' home


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Cotton Patch Rag - Texas Fiddle Jam

Innovative Airstream Trailer Design

The vintage Airstream is making a hip comeback everywhere across the U.S., and it’s no surprise why. The adorable, quintessentially-American mobile trailer that’s been “selling like gangbusters” has become much more than just a shiny head-turning symbol for the open road. These days the adorable silver camper is being revamped into food trucks, hair salons, and even retro-chic hotels by enterprising folks who love its durable and iconic silhouette. We’ve rounded up seven of our favorite Airstream renovations that might just get you dreaming of a polished aluminum camper for yourself.…"
Article by Lucy Wang
(No photo credit on Inhabitat)
http://inhabitat.com/7-amazing-airstream-renovations-with-stunning-retro-chic-flair/

Love the Rain - Toots

Woke up at dawn to crashing thunder, it started pouring! A little over 6/10". It smells fresh, starting to rain again right now. There are so many good and gratifying things about this after such a long and horrible dry spell…
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1u7YY-jQ0XU

Chinese ‘Muscular Grandpa’ in Fantastic Physical Shape at 93 yo

https://www.rt.com/news/321063-china-93-grandpa-gym/
"A 93-year-old Chinese man is putting millions around the globe to shame by staying in shape and in excellent health. Dubbed ‘muscular grandpa’, he hits the gym on a daily basis and has even become something of a local celebrity.
Shen Hua likes to keep fit and it has become part of his daily routine. At three o’clock he heads out to do his hour-long workout, which includes chin-ups and various the upper body exercises. One might think there is nothing particularly extraordinary about this desire, except for the fact that Shen is 93 years-old!
A latecomer to the world of fitness training,  he only took up his ritual once he turned 70. For the last 20 years, there has been no stopping him as he does at least 10 standard chin-ups and suspension training, which helps to develop his physical strength. He also mentions that by doing high intensity exercise, this helps to slow his aging process, the People’s Daily reports.
Before becoming a fitness fanatic, Shen worked as a salesmen and was never interested in taking part in sports…"