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barca for mayor : healing kaua'i

Dustin Barca Run for Mayor 103 Just got back from a week on the island of Kaua'i where an inspiring mayoral race is underway. New candidate, Dustin Barca, a native of Kaua'i, returned to the island after a tour as a professional surfer and took his activist spirit into the political realm by running for mayor. (Mayors govern each individual island in Hawaii.) We saw signs, bumper stickers, shirts promoting him everywhere on the island.

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Even in his campaign posters, he is approachable in a t-shirt and kind face, standing in a field -- and after reading interviews and campaign literature, it's clear he's a passionate advocate for his home. He is focusing specifically on the restoration of Kauaian culture; sustainable agriculture; restoring the islands original waterways and addressing the local drug problem through rehabilitation programs and less imprisonment. "For the people, from the heart."


Barca impressively launched his campaign with a literal "run" for mayor by completing a 4-day, 90-mile marathon across the entire island to get the word out. Best of luck, Barca!!

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cameron moll : brooklyn bridge poster

lg-bridge Cameron Moll's letterpress masterpiece of type is not just a beautiful representation of the iconic Brooklyn Bridge. "In the artwork, there’s a metric tonne of hidden text: names of the architect, engineers, and laborers that perished; shops and restaurants in Brooklyn; and other items with relation to the bridge...The time spent designing the artwork was more than 300 hours, but the time spent doing research—trips to Brooklyn, studying the bridge, selecting typefaces, thoroughly annotating The Great Bridge—is easily double or triple that amount.”

You may notice the typo in "Brooklyn" on the images -- there's a funny story to go along with that too. Check out his website dedicated to the project and explore options for purchase. Bravo Cameron!



(*via HOW Design)

highlights from portugal : sintra, the algarve & lisbon

paperfinger-sintra Our sisters week in Portugal, captured in a few select photos. What a magical place -- I loved every aspect of being there. Beautiful historical architecture; romantic landscapes; warm and friendly people; delicious food and espresso everywhere! and many simple moments to savor.

We traveled in Sintra and the surrounding areas then drove south to the Algarve region, followed by a short stint in Lisbon. Stupendous. Would love to return.













meanwhile, in san francisco : wendy macnaughton

meanwhile_macnaughton17 Wendy MacNaughton is such a talent and her new book, Meanwhile, in San Francisco: The City in its Own Words looks to be a very special collection of illustrations and notations, capturing all the corners and characters of her home city -- from the library to an intersection to a few moments with a city bus driver. Bravo!












(*via Brain Pickings; All images courtesy of Wendy MacNaughton/Chronicle Books)

good fight herb co : seasonal care package

CSH_poster_r4-1-1 Good Fight Herb Co. is my favorite resource for and supplier of herbal medicine in the form of teas, syrups, tinctures, extracts and salves.

The new Seasonal Care Package Program is a wonderful way to maintain herbal support for your wellness throughout the year. It functions much like a farm CSA; you receive four bountiful packages - one per season - for pickup in Hudson, NY or shipment to wherever you are. Not only does this program provide a means for taking good care of yourself, it also deepens your knowledge of the plants and how they nourish and support our bodies.

Read more and signup here.



jonas dahlberg : memory wound project

5318cab4c07a80688c000137_-memory-wound-fractures-landscape-commemorates-victims-of-norway-s-massacre_jonas_dahlberg_cut_2-530x352 Jonas Dahlberg's Memory Wound project is the finalist in Oslo’s July 22 Memorial competition, which sought a memorial to honor the 77 victims of the two separate and solo-operated terrorist attacks that occurred on July 22, 2011. What a beautiful design for so painful a memory for Norway.

Dalhberg's own description: The concept for the Memorial Sørbråten proposes a wound or a cut within nature itself. It reproduces the physical experience of taking away, reflecting the abrupt and permanent loss of those who died. The cut will be a three-and-a-half-meters-wide excavation.

...Visitors begin their experience guided along a wooden pathway through the forest...Then the pathway will flow briefly into a tunnel. This tunnel leads visitors inside of the landscape and to the dramatic edge of the cut itself. Visitors will be on one side of a channel of water created by the cut. Across this channel, on the flat vertical stone surface of the other side, the names of those who died will be visibly inscribed in the stone.

The names will be close enough to see and read clearly—yet ultimately out of reach....It should be difficult to see the beauty of the natural setting, without also experiencing a sense of loss. It is this sense of loss that will physically activate the site. .



(*via Notcot via ArchDaily)