McLuhan Classic Assists In Understanding Media

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It’s a good time to think about media. Really think about it. Marshall McLuhan in his classic text Understanding Media explores the vessel in which a message is brought from one person to another and how that vessel has an…

The Wild Dyer Is An Excellent Guide to Natural Dyes

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We all want to live a life that’s better in touch with the needs of the planet. What better way to do so than to learn to color fabrics using natural resources rather than harsh chemical dyes? That’s the premise…

The Foxfire Books Are True American Institutions

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We used to wonder if it was possible to fall in love with a series of books. Now, we know that you can, and that series is The Foxfire Books by Eliot Wigginton. What Are The Foxfire Books? The Foxfire…

The Modern A-Frame Is A Photographic Delight

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We’re big fans of A-Frame houses. Our cabin porn addiction is no secret. In fact, we wrote a guide to finding kits to build your own A-Frame. It’s a surprisingly easy way to build your own home. Ben Rahn and…

Stalking The Wild Asparagus

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Euell Gibbons was an American pioneer, he held one lifetime passion – the gathering and consumption of wild foods. In 1962, he took his passion to a publisher, the David MaKay Company, and presented it in book form. They took…

The Modern House Bus: Mobile Tiny House Inspirations

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The tiny house movement is in full flow now and we don’t think that there’s anyone who hasn’t considered downsizing their life, reducing their costs and living with only what they need. However, if you’re going to make your life…

The Self-Sufficient Life and How to Live It

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Learning to depend less on “the grid” and more on yourself isn’t always easy but John Seymour makes it seem like it is in The Self-Sufficient Life and How to Live It. The book first came to life over 40…