Daily Flash: Jay Nelson/Mollusk Surf Shop

Last week I met Kevin Kelly in San Francisco at Trouble Coffee to talk about his forthcoming book, Cool Tools (which looks sensational), and we walked a couple of blocks over to Mollusk Surf Shop. Artist Jay Nelson had just completed this cocoon-shaped loft, and below is a photo of the interior of his little 8-foot surf boat (see page 180 of Tiny Homes).

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:

One Response to Daily Flash: Jay Nelson/Mollusk Surf Shop

  1. Kevin says:

    I'm still curious to learn how Mr. Kelley makes his panel joins water-tight. I fancy that in the case of his surfer boat (love the interior) they must be so. But how? Enquiring minds want to know!

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