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Sandstone 

Sandstone brought to me by way of Petra.

February 9, 2019








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Mott St. Storage Table


I built the table in my Mott St. Apt from a single piece of half-inch plywood, four one and ¾ inch ash legs and painted it white. It has a five-inch skirt with a bottom for storage. The top is hinged on the sides and opens from the center. Inside are an assortment of rocks from my collection, as well as additional dishware for hosting. The table lives in my kitchen and sits aside two windows that face east. Outside of the windows, there is little to no obstruction. Sunlight pours in all day long. Thanks to a large hotel just southeast of my apartment, the sunset is reflected back in through the windows at the end of the day.

February 7, 2019








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Breuer, Cabin 3

The grave of Marcel Breuer reads,

Here,
Marcel Breuer broke his knee, entirely by his own stupidity.
Witness,
Yosh

Breuer is buried along side his summer house, Cabin 3. Inside there are a group of tables made from cinderblocks and slabs of slate. Other unique pieces built by the Breuer family sit along side the tables.  

February 2, 2019








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Bear Island 

Bear Island sits within an archipelago of private islands off the coast of Maine in Penobscot Bay. About an hour boat ride from Camden, the island is only accessible via personal watercraft and is highly seasonal. The island is best know for being the childhood escape and lifelong retreat home of the American architect, inventor, designer and futurist Buckminster Fuller. Among the many small seasonal homes of belonging to the Fullerfamily lay two original dome prototypes. Up island sits the first full size Tensegrity dome - a structure design and build by Fuller in the late 70s that has been restored various times throughout the last couple decades. Closer to the farm house is a prototype dome by Jay Baldwin and was commissioned by Fuller in the late 60s. Read more about Bear Island in this New Yorker article from 1996, here.

January 24, 2019























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Late October Sunrise

Sunrise in late October.
Looking west over the bay - 48˚f / wind SE at 5 mph. 

January 21, 2019