100 years later, the passenger pigeon still haunts us
The birds once flocked by the billions in eastern North America, but now they’re just a memory. The last one died Sept. 1, 1914, making this Sept. 1 the 100th anniversary of the species’ extinction.
Painter and sculptor Hans-Georg Kern (German, b.1938) renamed himself Georg Baselitz in 1961
Doris Salcedo, Untitled, 1998. Wood, concrete and metal.
Given my long-time love affair with converted shipping containers and all things prefab, I was naturally thrilled to first see Castor’s Sauna Box at the Toronto Interior Design Show back in 2006. It caused quite a buzz and they were continuously surrounded by very curious people at the show.
The Sauna Box is a traditional wood-burning sauna that is cleverly and efficiently built into a shipping container. It is completely self-contained with solar power and a wood fired stove. The box comes standard with an iPod stereo, a guitar hook-up, a Castor Stool, a magnetic truck light, a wool toque and a set of bronze antlers.
An iPod stereo and a guitar hook up? Amazing. I saw it and I didn’t want to leave. If I could have put this box in my pocket and taken it with me, I’d be living in it right now.
::more Sauna Box pix on Moco Loco here::
Hand sewn lumber
The truth does not change according to our ability to stomach it.