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One Log House To Transcend Its One Loggedness

Monday, November 21st, 2016

The new proprietors of the Famous One Log House, a vintage tree-home along California’s Redwood Highway — land of the Drive-Thru Trees — want to diversify the flora of their plant-based attraction.

Lost Doggie Diner Head Resurrected, Sort Of

Friday, May 20th, 2016

Typically we’d flag a tip like this as a shaggy dog tale, if it wasn’t for the photographic evidence and the veracity of its source.

The Do Nothing Machine

Sunday, June 15th, 2014

The most oddball exhibit at the Miniature Engineering Craftsmanship Museum, Carlsbad, California, is its Do Nothing Machine, a gear-punk marvel of inventor obsession.

Welcome Back Velveteria, The Museum Of Velvet Art

Friday, December 13th, 2013

After four years wandering in the wilderness, Velveteria has reached the Promised Land: downtown Los Angeles, California.

Brawny Men of San Francisco Bay

Thursday, October 3rd, 2013

“The problem is that it doesn’t fit in his hands… you’d have to break the thumb off,” laments Bruce Kennedy as we ponder his wondrous and mysterious giant ax.

Preserving Our American Right To Walk Through A Tree

Saturday, March 2nd, 2013

Before there were even automobiles, there were holes hacked through the center of California’s giant sequoias. One of the first was the California Tunnel Tree, now part of the Mariposa Grove in Yosemite National Park.

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