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Saks Fifth Avenue window display San Francisco this morning

BMW electric car charging up at Union Square Garage, San Francisco

185-foot tall Tower Built by Anchorage Lawyer

"Anchorage attorney Phil Weidner calls his structure 'The Goose Creek Tower,' because it sits near the confluence of Goose Creek and the Big Susitna River. He got the idea for the tower almost two decades ago and started construction in the late-90s.
Weidner says he took a break from the project that lasted 15 years but is ready to start again. 'It’s meant to be a home, also an observatory,' Weidner said. 'I plan to eventually put a telescope in the top of it. Also, probably a ham radio station and call it Radio Free Goose Creek, and broadcast appropriate information to the world.'
The tower is 185 feet high with unfinished metal decks that wrap around almost every story. It’s natural wood and more than 60,000 pounds of steel. Weidner says the major construction is finished, including electrical and plumbing, but interior work is still needed. He figures it could be another three years before it’s completed…"
Story by Lauren Maxwell/Photojournalist John Thain
Great Vimeo recently posted: http://www.neatorama.com/2016/04/09/Welcome-To-Goose-Creek-Tower/
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Tiny House Built of Recycled Materials in England

Hi there,
My Dad was featured in one of Lloyds books, Tiny Homes, for building the wooden yurt Big Sky Retreat.
Recently he has been building another cabin called Big Sky Lookout, which is smaller than the yurt, but still made up of reused and recycled stuff. I made a short film following his progress along the way.
Many thanks,
Red Evans

#flower, bumblebee this afternoon

Bob Dylan/Mavis Staples: Gonna Change my Way of Thinking

Heard this on "Outlaw Country" on Sirius radio today. Wow! How did I ever miss this? 2003. She's calling him Bobby…

Fine Old Homes Being Shipped on Barges From Canada to US

Anonymous has left a new comment on your post "Fine Tiny Home":

I am glad these homes are being loved and used instead of trashed.
I am glad these folks will have a home.
Still and all
It seems bizarre to me...

Venerable B.C. homes shipped by barge to U.S. and offered as cheap housing:

The community is losing its old country charm, its heart and soul. Many of them are shipped south to Washington state, where people appreciate their hand-nailed craftsmanship and character. Oak Bay’s early 20th-century dwellings are being floated on barges to San Juan Island, where they’re offered to folks stuck in affordable housing jams.

A local charity, the San Juan Community Home Trust, is happy to take the aged Oak Bay beauties. Since making a “little field trip” to the district in 2014 and finding a treasure trove, trust officials have snatched a few Oak Bay abodes. It plans to take five more this year: