Wednesday, February 3, 2010

Bamboo

Carrying the theme of wood to a new extent, here is a bamboo motif tee shirt that I bought at the Bamboo Groove shop in Tamarindo. Instead of a plastic bag, the shirt was wrapped in a little bamboo basket, as shown in the photo.

The Dutch woman who owns the shop told me that she used to sell shirts made from bamboo fibers, but they held moisture more than cotton.

A long time ago I posted some photos of the Bamboo Groove shopkeeper's dog, a beautiful yellow Labrador retriever, who has sadly has passed away from his illness. The shopkeeper's husband is a well known architect, Irwin Shuster, who uses bamboo as a building material to design and build houses in Costa Rica using metal panels from used shipping sea containers, bamboo beams to support a peaked roof, and glass.

On our Viva la Voyage travel photo site this week we are showing the Dalmatian Coast of Croatia. If you have not been there, please check out the our website this week. You are in for a treat.

10 comments:

brattcat said...

Will you show us an example of Irwin's architecture?

JM said...

Lovely display!

Lois said...

Nice! I also like bamboo floors.

Dave-CostaRicaDailyPhoto.com said...

Brattcat,
I do intend to drive out to find one of Irwin's houses and show it on the website some time.

Jarart said...

Can't wait to see that house!! Get on it, Dave!

Richard said...

I remember you used to have to step over the dog to get into the store, he was always lounging right in the front on the sidewalk. Last time I was in town he wasn't there. He was a nice dog,and very friendly.

glenda said...

What a neat way to package the bamboo shirt. I do remember the beautiful dog that sat in front of this shop. Very sad I'm sure he has been missed.

Eleonora said...

Love my green bamboo shirt... I want to see some images of Irwin's arcgitecture.

Ciao and grazie (word verif "PREGO")

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Xpat said...

I like that shirt

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