Friday, March 02, 2012


--Bottle opener, from ReclaimedCleveland.com

A great empire, like a great cake,

is most easily diminished at the edges

--Benjamin Franklin

This is the way the world ends

Not with a bang, but a whimper

--The Hollow Men
, T.S. Eliot

You're a scavenger, Max. You're a maggot.
Did you know that?
You're living off the corpse of the old world.
Tell me your story, Max. C'mon.
What burned you out, huh? Kill one man too many?
See too many people die? Lose some family?

Oh, so that's it, you lost your family?
That makes you something special, does it?

--Mad Max 2, The Road Warrior (1981)


Stories like this kinda warm the cockles of one's heart:

Ever wondered where those razed, dilapidated inner city buildings go after they've been torn down? Well, an enterprising woodworking company is re-purposing the materials from one-time Best Location in the Nation --Cleveland, Ohio -- and making them into everything from chopping blocks (how ironic) to beds.
Maybe Motor Town -- officially facing 10,000 demolitions though the actual number is tens of thousands higher -- could be next.

From the site London
Thrillist (where we saw their advert):

Taking origin to brand-new hyper-specifics is Reclaimed Cleveland: an e-furniture shop that not only builds your homegoods using materials salvaged from condemned churches, homes & stores, but also stamps each piece with the exact Cleveland address where its constituent components used to live."

ReclaimedCleveland.com -- to see how and where empire ends.

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Blogger Peter of Lone Tree said...

"Star's Reach"
"A Novel of the Deindustrial Future
More than four centuries have passed since the industrial civilization of our own time stumbled to a halt under the self-inflicted burdens of peak oil, global warming, and drastic environmental change. Now, in the dark age landscape of deindustrial America, an unlikely band of seekers begins a quest for a place out of legend, where humankind may have talked with other worlds -- a place called Star's Reach."

It's a tale being written by John Michael Greer. He's up to chapter 35 as I write this. Take trips to Sisnaddi and Shanuga and other places....


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