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Yet More of Ambrose's Surfboards


Old school. No stinkin SurfTek boards here!

Awesome collection of hand-crafted/shaped by Ambrose surfboards.

Ambrose is south of the main part of Kapa'a, on the main highway.

He's a wise man.

See earlier post: http://bit.ly/1EYqd4F

Island Soul

I don't see any boards, but these guys gotta be surfers. Somewhere in Kapa'a, Kauai. Authentic, eh?

What I like here (aside from the soulfulness):
-hip roof, corrugated steel sheets
-porch area by subtraction. Think of it as the overall simple roof shape; then by moving walls inside, you get porch.
-up off ground on simplest of foundations.
-colors: red/green. I love the brick red color, especially window trim on Pacific west coast.

What You Gonna Do Now by Tommy Castro & Honey Honey



New Wooden Bridge in UK by Jonny Briggs

Hi Lloyd,

Just completed another bridge project. This was constructed using a hybrid of laminated plywood, steel and oak. Its the first time I’ve experimented with such large laminations!

Jonny

https://jonnybriggsjoinery.wordpress.com/

Shots of Jameson's and Spectacular Spider in Kauai

I had so many experiences and shot so many photos during my 3 weeks in Kauai that I could do a mini-book, but there just ain't the time. So I'll put stuff up in dribs and drabs. This is Jeremy Hill and his girlfriend Jen (from San Diego) at Mariachi's bar/excellent restaurant in Kapa'a one night. They bought me a shot.


Jeremy showed me this photo he'd taken of a spider on the island, looks like a fanciful drawing.

A week later Jeremy and I ended up at the Bistro, another v. good restaurant in Kilauea and had a great visit while we ate dinner at the bar.

So much "content," so little time…

An Ode to Mount Tamalpais

It may be only a few thousand feet high, but nevertheless, it's a magic mountain.  With its redwoods, meadows, creeks, waterfalls, trails, animals, birds, endless vistas and hundreds of miles of trails, there are lots of us Bay Area residents who love it insanely.


"Hello Lloyd!  You've enjoyed my past films about Mt. Tamalpais and when recently we finished making this short film, I thought you'd appreciate this one quite a bit.  It's about one person's offering to a mountaintop that had been removed by the military during the Cold War... an offering for its healing.

So... I thought you'd be interested in seeing this 8-minute film "Mountains Made of Chalk, Fall into the Sea, Eventually."

https://vimeo.com/119016971

The synergy of creative collaboration can result in magic beyond our imagining.  Witnessing Genna Panzarella paint this 8x10' mural of Mt. Tamalpais as it was when it was whole, literally inside of what used to be the mountaintop, is akin to stealing a peek through the kimono of mystery... the misty mystery of impermanence.

The project bears a great resemblance to the process of making a Tibetan Buddhist sand painting (and then blowing it away).…

-gary yost
http://www.garyyost.com"

Gross Passenger Liner in Kauai

A polluting, clumsy, resource-guzzling symbol of over-consumption docked at Nawiliwili, Kauai