Friday, April 27, 2007

Snob water

I'm not sure how long it will be accesible but this is a great look at sustainablilty and fashionable restaurants, food trends, and consumer choices as regards drinking water.
I like the convoluted logic it takes for people to realise that shipping water around the globe is ridiculous, as well as the Chez Panisse admission that they would still import wines from the best regions of the world. I admit, I would miss the thrill of having access to the finest things in the world (even shipping Japanese saws to cut dovetails in Georgia...) but it does make you think about what sorts of shipping and imports are really critical.

Wednesday, April 18, 2007

On the way to Heartwood

I recently found out that I'll be one of four apprentices this sumemr at the Heartwood School for Building Arts. I am really stoked; I'll be taking seven weeks of classes:
06/25-29 Timber Framing
07/02-06 Natural Building: Making an Earth and Straw Bake Oven
07/09-13 Converting Trees to Timbers
07/16-20 Raising & Rigging, Site Safety, Knots and Ropework
07/23-37 Scribing
07/30-08/10 Homebuilding
It will be an intense period but I hope I'll be able to make some good contacts in the area and make some headway into learning about joinery and sustainable building. I'll keep track here of things as they unfold.