Monthly Archives: October 2010

PENDLETON FACTORY RHYTHMS

Last month, right before the Costal Caravan got on its way, Charlie Bishop gave us a tour of his families’ 100 year old woolen mill near the Oregon/Washington boarder. The mill is a massive structure, a labyrinth of raw wool, spools of thread and machinery, some equipment being as long as a football field. Bishop walked us through the entire process, from the sorting of raw wool to cutting and finishing the fabric. There are rooms dedicated to vat dyeing, rooms with machines that are constantly weaving, and rooms blanketed in humidity to keep special threads from breaking. I was taken by the rattle and hum of all the different machines, detailed in the video above. Click below for more pictures. Thank you Pendleton for the tour!
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A WALK THROUGH THE BUCK HOUSE


While driving down they coast last month I was hoping to find someone to DJ the airstream events. I called my friend Justin Lowe on a whim knowing he could be anywhere in the country, Texas more than likely. To my luck he was in LA and down to play. The next day this came out and when we reached LA I took the first chance I could to go see it.  ”Linking disparate realities using architecture to create fever dreams of a countercultural past” is how Justin best describes it. The following is a walk though Bright White Underground and what remains at the Buck House in LA. The place was a safe house, a place where Dr. Arthur Cook held wild parties and bizarre experiments.   The pictures don’t really do it justice so if you’re in the area I suggest you go see it. Experience it. Immerse yourself in it. But watch what you say – the place is bugged.

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GIMME SHELTER

Llyod Kahn of Shelter Publications shares his views on sustainable home building in this short film. The real question is – will you be skateboarding in your 70s? He’s doing more than something right.

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NINE MONTHS IN

…on Denim Debate.

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COLD SPLINTERS + FJALLRAVEN

How great is this – Jeff Thrope of Cold Splinters and Swedish outdoor nerds Fjallraven make a Super 8 film on how to get out of New York and into the woods without a car.

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TOM KILLION’S STUDIO

That morning we woke to the sound of a nature photography class snapping away at some type of rare bird outside the Airstream. The commotion was the first rude awakening in a week of sleeping California roadside, and a welcomed one, since in an hour we had to meet our man about a mile down the road. We left our rig parked there and walked up the damp, windy street to a beautiful wood shingled house overlooking the Tamales Bay Ecological Preserve, home of artist Tom Killion.

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