Triple play birthday

I had 3 great things happen on my birthday yesterday:

1. Lew found a stunning treehouse for the tiny houses book. We’re doing a full-bleed, 2-page spread of the interior, and it’s so far the best two pages in the book.

2. I went skateboard-sailing with my umbrella. Tried various streets and directions and found a 2-block stretch along the ocean where the wind pulled me along rather smartly. Fun! Made me think of rigging up a lightweight junk sail that I can unfurl.

3. We watched Der Blaue Engle (The Blue Angel), the original German version. Oh what a movie! Marlene Dietrich is stunning, a luminous presence. I couldn’t help but think of all the special effects krap movies of today by comparison. The power of black and white…

About Lloyd Kahn

Lloyd Kahn started building his own home in the early '60s and went on to publish books showing homeowners how they could build their own homes with their own hands. He got his start in publishing by working as the shelter editor of the Whole Earth Catalog with Stewart Brand in the late '60s. He has since authored six highly-graphic books on homemade building, all of which are interrelated. The books, "The Shelter Library Of Building Books," include Shelter, Shelter II (1978), Home Work (2004), Builders of the Pacific Coast (2008), Tiny Homes (2012), and Tiny Homes on the Move (2014). Lloyd operates from Northern California studio built of recycled lumber, set in the midst of a vegetable garden, and hooked into the world via five Mac computers. You can check out videos (one with over 450,000 views) on Lloyd by doing a search on YouTube:

7 Responses to Triple play birthday

  1. Oh man, oh man. I hope I'm up to sailing my skatebord 30 years from now. Congratulations on your birthday and wishing you many more like it.

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