Wednesday, June 25, 2014

Project Cubbins: Hat 395 - Earthship Edition

Day 395 / Hat 395: White, baseball-style cap with snap brim and Gothic-style embroidery on front that reads: "earthship." Additional detail includes black stretchy sweatband and interior fabrication tag that reads: "Discount Promo$" on one side (the dollar sign is not a typo) and "97% cotton, 3% Spandex, made in China, hand wash only" on the other.

courtesy of Booth Moore

This lid was appropriated for the Project by the Bride during her recent jaunt to Taos, New Mexico, doing recon for a story slated to appear in the September issue of the Image magazine. It's from a place called Earthship Biotecture that specializes in "sustainable, off-the-grid living." 

Some of the photos she sent back while out in the field had me thinking about the landscape and architecture of the planet Tatooine (from "Star Wars"). Apparently I wasn't the first one to have that idea -- one of the photos included a house marker in the very distinctive markings of an R2 unit. (See photo at right.)

For all that, I think the good ship Earthship could have done a little bitter in the headgear department. But who knows, perhaps the Gothic typeface is more eco-friendly than other alternatives.

At any rate, the Bride gets the hat-tip on this one. 

And that was the droid I was looking for ...

PC 295: Shamrock Shaker
PC 195: Flannel State of Mind
A Year Ago Today in Project Cubbins

Q: OK, nice hat -- but what exactly is Project Cubbins, anyway?

A: One man's homage to Dr. Seuss and his second book, "The 500 Hats of Bartholemew Cubbins," which celebrated the 75th anniversary of its publication in 2013, Project Cubbins is an attempt to document the wearing of a different hat or piece of headgear every day for 500 consecutive days. No do-aheads, no banking of hats, no retroactive entries. PC started on May 27, 2013 with Hat 1.

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