Wildwood


The House of Hardy
February 1, 2012, 8:05 pm
Filed under: Angling, Fly Fishing, Friends | Tags: , , ,

Came across these House of Hardy cataloge covers from one of my daily reads today. Total re-post rip off here but I couldn’t help it, these covers are just so nice. Every once and awhile MoldyChum posts some great vintage fly fishing finds. More on Hardy, one of the most venerable names in fly fishing, can be read here.

I love the last cover from 76, it definitely has a Whole Earth Catalog feeling to it.  A few more can be found here.

 



Daily Documerica
January 23, 2012, 8:27 pm
Filed under: Friends, Photos | Tags: , ,

Photograph by David Hiser

Getting back to some normal inspiration around here… the other day I came across a great site from  NY Times Green Blog. The site is called Daily DOCUMERICA, and it is a collection of early 1970’s era photographs from dawn of the Environmental Protection Agency. In 1971 the newly created EPA announced a photodocumentary effort to capture the great changes taking shape in the American landscape.  Have a look and follow on tumblr for some daily EPA inspiration.

Photograph by Erik Calonius

Photograph by Deborah Parks

Photograph by Charles Steinhacker


Get Back to Work
May 21, 2011, 8:36 am
Filed under: Art, Friends | Tags: , , ,

Again I apologize for the lack of posts as of late, real world work is consuming me. However I was appropriately gifted this great print for my birthday from my good friend at A Mystery In Common. The print is by Steady Print Shop Co. out of Minneapolis, Minnesota and the photo from them as well. Be back shortly!



More Scouting Books
January 20, 2011, 8:42 pm
Filed under: Friends, The Great Outdoors | Tags: , ,

Because of a comment from a reader in my last post, I was made aware of an amazing site which has done the painstaking work of scanning and transcribing an an immense library of old scouting books from the 50s, 60s, and earlier. I have posted on scouting books before, however this collection is huge and a great way to waste away some time. Thanks Brad for the heads up and make sure to check out “The Dump.”

*Click on the images to see the whole books.



Wildwood Wisdom
August 10, 2010, 6:34 pm
Filed under: Friends | Tags: , , ,

Kind words and a book bearing the name of this blog over at The William Brown Project. Another excellent blog that we read and enjoy daily. Check it.



The Wood is Wild
July 3, 2010, 8:47 am
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After some thought we decided to create a new site to act as a clearing house for all the images that TheWildWood has collected since its inception. There are a lot images buried back in old posts on the site and we wanted a way to bring some of the collection back to the surface. Wood is Wild is where you will find these images. Check it early and often, hope you enjoy.



Buckshot
June 27, 2010, 3:15 pm
Filed under: Books, Friends | Tags: ,

Buckshot

This is the last time I write about birds. Birds, who cares about your wings? Who admires your feathers? Who keeps you from entering my windows? I do. Birds, with your distinct calls, and your disregard for my birthday, and your nests all around. Where were you when my salad sucked? Where were you when I headed out of town? You have let me down.

For the hunt I take hats. My rubber boots, too. I eat flapjacks in the smoky haze of my pipes, my corncob pipes. I clean guns, and check things. I hunt in the night, like a blind alligator, like a stunned mouse.

Goodbye, all you sounds, all you flaps, all you guns. Goodbye to my deer stand, glowing in the light of the things I have done.

poem by Natalie Lyalin



Acid Sweat Lodge
April 28, 2010, 9:05 am
Filed under: Friends, The Great Outdoors

The Acid Sweat Lodge is a collection of psychedelic images and research into specific reoccurring themes identified by the authors. The blog from what it seems is also a compliment to an ongoing art collective/group based in British Columbia. Seems like a lot of things we like come out of British Columbia.  We tried to pick some  favorite images and themes from the blog but there are just to many, check it out yourself.

Shelter Research

Isolation Therapy

Rituals : Fire




So Sweaty
March 31, 2010, 6:40 pm
Filed under: Friends

Geoffrey Holstad is the man behind the curtain of the tumblr blog So Sweaty, which had become one of WildWood’s favorite as of late.  I dug a little deeper and found out that Geoffrey also has his own site which displays some of his own graphic and art work. We are big fans and recommend you investigate both sites further.

Some sweet handkerchiefs he designed, anymore of these left?



Lloyd Kahn
February 9, 2010, 9:42 am
Filed under: Architecture, Friends | Tags: , ,

The WildWood recently got a mention on Lloyd Kahn‘s personal blog. This was a very kind nod from a somewhat hero of ours. For those of you who don’t know who Lloyd Kahn, he is a pioneer of the green building movement and he was among many things, the “Shelter” editor/contributor for the Whole Earth Catalog.

Heavily influenced by Bucky Fuller, he began building geodesic domes and published  Domebook and later Shelter which documented other home building methods found across the world. His writings and ideas of shelter building have been a huge influence and inspiration to many folks.

Examples of English frame construction types from Shelter.




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