Back from Hong Kong

I left Hong Kong at 1:00 AM Monday and somehow got into San Francisco at 9PM Sunday night. My brain was slightly scrambled. Thanks to the individual screens in the 747 and 100 movies and 800 TV shows, the time went fairly fast. I never look at the time on a long flight. I’ve always loved movies. As a kid, my friends and I would take the streetcar down to (Market Street (San Francisco), get off at Van Ness, where the magnificent Fox Theater was, and walk 6 or 7 blocks down toward the Ferry Building, deciding which of the 20 or so theaters to go to. On the 2 flights I saw Goodfellas (had never seen, fabulous role by Joe Pesci), Killing Bono, a Clint Eastwood where he’s a Texas Ranger, a runaway train movie with Denzel Washington, a lovely French movie about a bachelor dad and his daughter, and watched 2 episodes of Curb Your Enthusiasm, which I’d never seen, piercingly funny, one episode with Rosie O’Donnell, another with Ricky Gervais; funny as all get-out.

The Green Festival is in San Francisco this weekend. A bright spot when I got back was these 15″ x 22″ blowups of pages from the tiny homes book for the festival, where we’ll have a booth; Rick made these on our Epson Stylus Pro 4800. We’re also putting up a 27″ x 34″ blowup of the cover.

Big news: Two advance copies of the book and 100 copies of the tiny tiny book are set to arrive by 4:30 today via FedEx. Our printers (Paramount in Hong Kong) are really on the ball. Am I excited!

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:

3 Responses to Back from Hong Kong

  1. Lately I have been watching a lot of films from the early 60's on Netflix and was thrilled last night by Lonely Are The Brave from 1962 starring Kirk Douglas as Jack Burns, an anachronistic cowboy in the modern age who refuses to go along with the status quo. Also Gena Rowlands younger than I recall ever seeing her and a number of other actors we all know. Kirk's horse who is somewhat problematic also pretty much co-stars, reminds me of my mare. This film is witty and fresh, astounding for it's time, perhaps because it's based on a book by Edward Abbey, The Brave Cowboy. He has a bit part in the film as well, see if you can spot him. They don't make them like this anymore although the story is even more relevant today. Five stars.

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