Up on the frozen tundra, just outside the boundaries of St. Paul, Minnesota, a community artists have figured out a way to stave off the bleak, midwinter blues. Except the solution relies 100% on the problem. Each weekend in February, the Art Shanties set up shop on White Bear Lake - the actual frozen lake itself.
Most of the time, only hearty and drunken sorts spend the weekend sitting in an ice house around a hole waiting for the fish to bite. In this case, 21 teams have come together to build interactive shanties designed around a unique theme: a kitchen to cook your catch, a music box for playing instruments, a town hall to govern, a dance hall, a lost and found and many more.
Some behind-the-scenes stories on design and fabrication:
I think I’ll have to wait a long while before my Mister Freedom peacoat looks as well loved as either of these, but I’ve got time.
Damn, I want one of these. Ugh.
You started shit in the wrong pasture, son.
Tsk-tsk. Someone spilled a drink on their brand new Crockett & Jones Bermudas. Now they’re halfway to dirty-buck perfection and less than half price. Size 8.5D. $250 bucks.
Greatest thing ever or greatest thing EVER?
A very meta re-blogging of a re-blogging of a Greatest thing ever or greatest thing EVER?
Bogie & Bacall. yes pleats.
Allen Edmonds MacNeil in #8 shell. These need a recrafting and a good 8D home.
George Morgan - My Window Faces The South
Who’s the dashing guitar player with the serious hot licks and crazy legs? Why it’s Glen Campbell. Plus…The Collins Kids!
My pal Don over at Both Kinds of Music is always way ahead of me when it comes to finding amazing old music. This is great.