This Dodge van (in Mill Valley on Sunday) looks just about right. For road people, it's a tough choice between a van and pickup truck w/camper shell. Each has distinct advantages, too complex to get into here. I've got a 4X4, 4-cylinder Toyota Tacoma, but if I had a van, it would be something like this (with more "aggressive" tires). You travelers will know what I mean.
Dieter Klose wrote a good article on this in Builders of the Pacific Coast (p. 249): "SUV, Pickup Truck,…or…Van?"
-Photo at: http://img.moonbuggy.org/bal-mandir-public-school/
-Sent us by Godfrey Stephens
This photo at left (not Lou's) is one of a bunch from Lou's readers: "This classic Southern cabin is actually in Connecticut. John-Paul Philippe, a New York painter and designer, says that it was built around 1820 near Grandfather Mountain, N.C., and then moved to its present location in 1980. He bought it in 2006. The logs are chestnut and tulip poplar, according to John-Paul. Some of the interior beams are locust wood."
Lou's blog: www.mainecabinblog.com
Boy, do I love it!
My old one was: 15" MacBook Pro (2006 version)/2.16GHz Intel Core 2 Duo processor/1GB RAM/160GB SATA Hard Drive/Mac OS X 10.4.11 (Tiger).
The new one is: 13" MacBook Pro (Unibody; mid-2009 version)/2.26GHz Intel Core 2 Duo processor (different generation of processor)/4GB RAM/500GB SATA Hard Drive/Mac OS X 10.6.2 (Snow Leopard)
The keyboard is the same size as on the 15" and it's a pound lighter, and is it snappy! Apple continually improves things. The keyboard is backlit, v. big improvement; screen is brighter; it's faster; don't have to push button to open it…
When Dwell Magazine started out some years ago, I liked it. I wrote the editor, congratulating her. Well, it soon changed and now (to my mind) it's a purveyor of soulless, smug living. I mean, what kind of people live in these dwellings? Do they work 72 hours a week, have no kids, eat out (or pick up take-out), and just want a sterile atmosphere to come "home" to?
Where's the warmth, the color, the reality and sometimes funkiness of a rich life? The magazine's subtitle is: "At Home in the Modern World," Really?
Jakub Plichtman sent me this website devoted to panning Dwell, as well as other modernistic magazines:
See NYTimes article on the website here.
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