Arkhip Kuindzhi, After a Rain c.1879

Arkhip Kuindzhi, After a Rain c.1879

(Source: 1910-again)

Post run view

Post run view

“A man of character finds a special attractiveness in difficulty, since it is only by coming to grips with difficulty that he can realize his potentialities.”
Charles de Gaulle
“Security is mostly a superstition. It does not exist in nature, nor do the children of men as a whole experience it. Avoiding danger is no safer in the long run than outright exposure. Life is either a daring adventure, or nothing.”

Helen Keller, born June 27, 1880

Amen, and happy birthday.

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thinknorth:

A lonely whale. Happy hump day.

thinknorth:

A lonely whale. Happy hump day.

I need to get a motorcycle, they look to badass not to have one.

I need to get a motorcycle, they look to badass not to have one.

(Source: Flickr / megathoncharlie)

Whoa

Whoa

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sustainablesmallhouses:

The 9 Tsubo House was originally designed and built by the late Japanese architect Masuzawa Makoto in 1952. The tsubo is a traditional Japanese unit of measure that equates to two tatami mats placed side by side. A tatami mat is roughly 3′ x 6′ so one tsubo would be 6′ x 6′ or 36 square feet. The 9 Tsubo house, therfore measured 18′ x 18′ for minimalist footprint of only 324 square feet. When a second floor loft is added the total square footage typically ranged from 500 — 540 square feet.

The reason for Makoto choosing these exact dimensions was based on a program offered by the houseing corporation of Japan after World War II. They would only provide loans to those people building a home of 50 square meters or less (~538 square feet). Anyone needing a larger house was assumed to be wealthy enough not to require a loan. Wouldn’t it be great if a US bank had a program like this incentivising people to build smaller homes?

Modern 9 Tsubo Houses by Boo-Hoo-Woo.com

In 2002 a company by the name of Boo-Hoo-Woo decided that this old 9 Tsubo House concept was pretty cool. They assembled 5 current Japanese designers to develop a line of homes all based on the original 9 Tsubo house by Mokoto a half century ago.

http://www.100khouse.com/2010/01/23/d…

Bonniville Hot Springs - Lowman, Idaho

Bonniville Hot Springs - Lowman, Idaho

My dog Lily.

My dog Lily.