|This morning's dawning|
In looking at other collected bits of here and there, I came across many wonderful photos included in this interview with Mark Firth. He's a farmer and he creates restaurants, farm to table restaurants. I'd read his story before I saw the photos and the photos are even more compelling. Do take a look, por favor.
There is not much tiny about his/their place, but somehow, it isn't about the size, it is about the...wabi sabi of it, to use an ancient and now overused and overplayed descriptive word (I love this article by Tim Wong and Akiko Hirano on the meaning of wabi sabi. They say "Wabi sabi is not a style defined by superficial appearance. It is an aesthetic ideal, a quiet and sensitive state of mind, attainable by learning to see the invisible, paring away what is unnecessary, and knowing where to stop.") How's that for un-so-much.
Mark Firth isn't obviously un-much. He's visibly successful, on many fronts, and I admit a fine healthy dose of right minded envy of what I see in these photos and what I read that he and his family are doing. I love the unpristine controlled chaos I see in almost every shot, natural and human-made. It all sounds right. And that, to me, is the essence of the whole tiny house movement; creating right balance in the world and having an affect - a true affect - leading to a better effect in the world, the small world of one's family to the neighborhood to the...you know where I'm going with this if you've gotten this far. Like that.
|Clouds and sun are playing a lot these days|
All cabin photos by Flinder Zuyderhoff-Gray
Of course, maybe you won't see it or hear the story like I do - and according to some friends of mine and possibly my brother, that's not a bad thing.
|Tuesday morning magic|