Piece of Old Brick Wall From Beach

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:

9 Responses to Piece of Old Brick Wall From Beach

  1. Anonymous says:

    Wow, how beautiful it's surprising that the mortar and the brick tumbled down at the same rate.

  2. R.Mason says:

    That must have been one good mortar mix. This would look great on the mantle piece.

  3. Julie says:

    I thought it was a post about some artisan bread when I saw the pic.

  4. Anonymous says:

    Julie, I too thought it was some artisan bread. had to read the title twice to convince myself.

    and R.Mason, I too would love this on a mantle.

  5. John says:

    I used to find sea worn bricks like this on the isle of Anglesey, though none with the mortar intact.

  6. JB Green says:

    Love this – thanks for sharing. Here in Puget Sound (Salish Sea if you prefer!) I often see brick pieces on the beach, but I've never seen the mortor survive like this. Great find.

  7. that is awesome. when i was in art school (CCAC) we went on a field trip somewhere along hwy 1 in SF just south of Lands End i think. the point of the trip was to look at the San Andreas fault which was visible from the beach looking inland. what was far more interesting however was the rubble from what had once been a roadway running along the coast. huge chunks of masonry had crumbled and fallen onto the beach and had been rolling in the surf for 100 years. there were massive car-sized boulders of red brick and mortar scattered around. basically just gigantic versions of the chunk in the above photo. possibly one of the coolest things i've seen. very Rene Magritte.

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