Wednesday, July 23, 2014

Iran Air Flight 655. Malaysian Airlines Flight 17. History Keeps Repeating Itself. We Shouldn't Forget To Remember...

On July 3, 1988 Iran Air Flight 655 was an Iran Air Civilian Passenger flight from Tehran to Dubai that was somehow, shockingly, horrifically, mistakenly, shot down by the United States Navy guided missile cruiser USS Vincennes.
All two hundred and ninety innocent men and women including sixty six children on board died.
The incident took place in Iranian airspace over Iran's territorial waters in the Persian Gulf.
The airplane, an Airbus A300 B2-203 was destroyed by SM-2MR surface to air missiles fired from the Vincennes.
We should never forget to remember...

Tuesday, July 22, 2014

Quirky Micro House Designer And Artist Jay Nelson Builds A Gorgeous 200 Square Foot Rustic House In Hawaii...

Quirky and fun designer and artist Jay Nelson is well known for his amazing creative and functional micro homes on wheels, up trees
and on the water.
Much of his work has been featured in Lloyd Kahn's Tiny Houses Book and The Shelter Blog, Tiny House Talk and other specialist on-line publications as well as here at TFT.
The thirty four year old Jay who lives in San Francisco has just completed this gorgeous wooden two hundred square foot house at Haena on Hawaii's Kauai Island.
This tiny rustic house is BIG and beautiful...

Monday, July 21, 2014

Stunningly Beautiful Art Deco Design By Arlen Ness...

This stunningly beautiful piece of Art Deco is a motorcycle called 'Smoothness' designed by
the famous Arlen Ness.
This man, based in Dublin California is highly respected internationally for his beautiful motorcycle designs and Smoothness is said to be his favourite.
Even if you're not into motorcycling I'm sure you'll appreciate the pure beauty of this amazing piece of art on two wheels...

Sunday, July 20, 2014

Photographer Sebastian Luczywo's Unique And Beautiful Images Of His Family's Life In Rural Poland...

Photography is my loyal friend says father of two Sebastian Luczywo who works as a business advisor but whose real passion is photography.
The family's photo album is full of wonderful amusing, sad, poignant, playful, honest, quirky and imaginative images of his wife Agnieszka and sons Jacek and Krzystof around their rustic home and rural community in a little village
in Eastern Poland.
The much loved family pets also feature in the images and sometimes Sebastian
will include himself.
Words aren't necessary and his unique way of storytelling is an art that will always have an appreciative audience...

Saturday, July 19, 2014

Somedays This Stupid Crazy World Disgusts Me...

Somedays, happenings in this beautiful but often disfunctional, crazy world totally disgust me.
Yesterday was one such day.
A warring faction in the Ukraine, by error or intent, in a moment of madness, shot down a civilian airplane with two hundred and ninety eight men, women and children on board.
To the friends and relatives of the passengers and crew aboard Malaysian Airlines Flight MH17, my sincere condolences...

Friday, July 18, 2014

Mark Castle Is An Ataractic...

My friend Mark is an Ataractic.
He's a man free from anxiety who lives
in a state of calm serenity.
Mark lives very simply in a tiny house on wheels.
He's an artist, a philosopher and a part-time clothes line support...

Thursday, July 17, 2014

Bill Hillmann, The Author Of Fiesta, How To Survive The Bulls Of Pamplona, Can't Have Read His Own Book...

It seems that Bill Hillmann from Chicago didn't take the time to actually read the book he co-authored titled Fiesta, How To Survive The Bulls Of Pamplona.
If he had, he may have not been gored in the thigh a couple of times in this year's event.
He wasn't the only casualty, the bulls managed to catch a number of the running scrambling and panicking thousands who took part and sent a few to the local hospital.
Despite heavy condemnation from animal rights groups, the Running of The Bulls Festival in San Fermin, Pamplona continues to be a symbol
of Spanish culture.
It was originally glorified in Ernest Hemingway's 1926 novel The Sun Also Rises.
I'd like to suggest an alternative to the
running of the bulls.
It involves politicians from all over the world being sent to Pamplona.
They are set free in groups of six and the crowd chases them. Should be a lot of fun.
Like the bulls, none of the politicians survive. The animal welfare lobby would be pleased
and the world would be a better place...