Filed under: Angling, Fly Fishing, Friends | Tags: Hardy, House of Hardy, Moldy Chum, Vintage Fly Fishing
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.
Filed under: Friends, Photos | Tags: Documerica, Environmental Protection Agency, EPA
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
Filed under: Art, Friends | Tags: A Mystery In Common, get back to work, print, Steady Print Shop Co.
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!
Filed under: Friends, The Great Outdoors | Tags: Boy Scouts, scouting, vintage scout books
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.
Filed under: Friends | Tags: Ellsworth Jaeger, The Wild Wood, The William Brown Project, Wildwood Wisdom
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.
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
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.
Rituals : Fire
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?
Filed under: Architecture, Friends | Tags: Domebook, Lloyd Kahn, Whole Earth Catalog
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.