…is the amazing refuge for wayward and unwanted doors (over 500), windows (over 1000) and antique door and window hardware (over 2000 pieces) hidden in the redwoods, just a few properties down from us on Middle Ridge Road – where I suspect people drive from all over the region to find buried treasures – and also where the Salmon Creek ..
…the super charming 2004 survey of hand made homes (adobe, bark, barns, bottles, camps, canvas, floating, geodesics, green-roofs, mobile, mud, sandbags, straw, stone, tiles, timber, tiny, tipis, thatch, treetops, yurts…) from all over – including up close and personal profiles of the builders – is the book I just picked up by Lloyd Kahn which I am extremely jazzed about, representing for me ..
…from slate pavers to gothic finials and concrete culverts to steel beams – collected, organized, and saved for future use by a thoughtful facilities manager – cover a massive field near campus as far as you can see, which I am inspecting for possible use in next term’s Princeton Stude..
…are what have drawn me to this place more than anything, such as the dry-stone conical domes of the trulli, modest shelters or residences found mostly in the central Valle D’Itria (around Locorotondo, Alberbello, Martina Franca, Ceglie Messapica); the fortified farmhouse complexes of the masserie; and the primitive storehouses and temporary shelters dotting the landscape ..
…involves big burly public works guys wearing florescent costumes wading through a foot of wet concrete, feels like watching the performance of an elaborate public da..