catapult magazine

catapult magazine
Good Things

vol. 6, num. 7 :: 2007.04.06 — 2007.04.20

In his Incomplete Manifesto for Growth, Bruce Mau asserts in statement #19 that "every object has the capacity to stand for something other than what is apparent. Work on what it stands for."  The things that surround us are much more than purely functional objects—they are items that reflect our deepest values, our stories and to which we attach meaning.  A collection of reflections on the objects that find special places in our offices, kitchens, living rooms and hearts.



The designed object

A workshop presented at Practicing Resurrection at Russet House Farm, August 11-12, 2006.


Surrounded on all sides

Home is where the heart is, for better and for worse.


A word is worth a thousand pictures

On the objective journaling of cinema.

Thoughts on things

A collection of short reflections on things collected by Tala Azar Strauss.


Reflections on the character of a constant companion.

Looking hard

An exploration of the nature and meaning of “good things”.

Reading the stash

What does your stuff say about you?  To you?

My shoes

A pair of footwear acquires more significance on the feet of a nomad.


Monolithic Secrets

A review of the film Little Children.


In case you missed it the first time

Woods treasures

Ideas for celebrating the beauty of nature by creating simple, found-object gifts.

Love is a pile of rocks

What the journey to the Promised Land teaches us about God and memory.

Beauty will save the world

An interview with Spirit-filled fashionista Kate Kamphausen.

Weaving the web

How to upholster a tree stump

Madelon Gallond gives a justification and step by step instructions for upholstering in your neighborhood.


The Secret Lives of Dresses

Fictional suppositions by Erin McKean.


daily asterisk

Even in a country you know by heart
its hard to go the same way twice
the life of the going changes.
The chances change and make a new way.
Any tree or stone or bird
can be the bud of a new direction. The
natural correction is to make intent
of accident. To get back before dark
is the art of going.

Wendell Berry
“Traveling at Home” from Traveling at Home

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