Now that we’ve got the naming bit all sorted, Aunties are delighted to spread our abounding love for the newest baby in our midst. He is Huxley O’Reilly Griffith of Arwen + Saul, nephew of Meara, born 6 pounds 12 ounces, one month ago tomorrow. A calm-eyed, wee wood sprite, he is. And here he is giving us all the bird in a photo taken by his sweet mama.
Ladies, Gents: Spring Has Sprung.
Time for a
Spring Swap Party!
This Friday, May 1st
That is, May Day
That is, International Workers Appreciation Day
What better a day to bring down your old, take home some new-to-yous?
Evening time, perhaps round 7-9.
As I write this, I’m missing Mickey’s talk at the Community Center, and bummed about it. But this weekend, come on up for the Snock show and stay on for the food, some of it served from the Murch’s Eat Local kitchen-boat that’s been pulled in to town. Plus, the Bolinas Community Center serves our town well and is definitely worth supporting.
Nile is in New York City this week, hanging with her fellow cool cats. Always keep a whoo-whoo in your mind, girl. I miss, I miss.
This Diamond Jubilee representation comes courtesy of Fanny Bostrom’s Curiosities.
7:00, Get Lost Travel Lloyd Kahn Slide Show
Lloyd Kahn is giving a slide show of the road trips that lead to Builders of the Pacific Coast, the most recent installment on owner-built homes from Shelter Publications. The first Shelter book, published in 1973, is the central green builders’ inspriation for “simple homes, natural materials, and human resourcefulness. It is about discovery, hard work, the joys of self-sufficiency, and freedom. It is about shelter, which is more that a roof overhead.” (That’s Lloyd in the good ol’ preface).
This most recent volume features extensive spreads on three master craftsmen—Lloyd House, Bruce Atkey, and Sun Ray Kelley—who have built fantastic structures from natural and reclaimed materials up the coast from Northern California to Vancouver Island, British Columbia.
To read more, and especially to see more pictures from the big three books—Shelter, Home Work, and Builders of the Pacific Coast—you can pick up your own copies at the shop.
After, Burgers at Zeitgeist? “Warm Beer, Cold Women” & pretty vintage nudie ladies on the matchbooks.
9:00, Café du Nord Music from Geographer, Michael Zapruder & Harbours
A beautiful woman gives birth at home, in sunshine, surrounded by the love of her partner and young son, with a flower in her hair. Her baby arrives to laughter, a daughter, is delivered straight to the breast. A midwife is there, mostly standing by. All is straight forward and regular.
In Spain, this is how they sell mattresses.
I hope this is as clear to you as it is to me. May all of our beds be so inviting, sunny and calm.
Michael Hurley is in The Bay this week!
Catch up with Elwood himself:
Thursday April 23rd at The Verdi Club, 8PM $10
With Sean Smith & Mira Cook
2424 Mariposa Street San Francisco, CA
Friday April 24th at The Pizza Place, 8PM
3901 Noriega Street San Francisco, CA
Saturday April 25th at The Mesa House
Drop a line to email@example.com for details.
Thanks Alissa Anderson for the delicious photo.