Log in

No account? Create an account
silverback gorilla's Journal -- Day [entries|friends|calendar]
silverback gorilla

[ userinfo | livejournal userinfo ]
[ calendar | livejournal calendar ]

A kilo is 1000 grams, it's easy to remember [30 Mar 2006|01:43pm]
Every sampled tune from Ghostface's new album! (thanks J)
2 comments|post comment

Why don't more trees have shapes in them? [30 Mar 2006|08:41pm]

Today was a rainy San Francisco day. I sat in a cafe and read an art magazine called Cabinet. It had an interesting article about an "arborsculptor" named Richard Reames. Arborsculptors guide the growth of trees, using grafting and other methods, to form shapes of their choosing. Although arborsculpture can technically be considered a subset of topiary gardening, topiary is typically considered to be work with foilage, whereas arborsculpture is associated exclusively with trunks.

I was sitting in the cafe because our landlord is replacing our closets, and the contractors were working in our apartment. I thought about our upcoming wood closet doors. I felt the chair under me, dead wood, and wondered what it would be like if my chair was made of living trees. Reames actually wrote a book called How To Grow A Chair. You probably need a "green thumb." Unfortunately, I have more of a "death thumb," as our sadly departed ficus can attest.

3 comments|post comment

[ viewing | March 30th, 2006 ]
[ go | previous day|next day ]