Thursday, May 15, 2008

Extreme Outsourcing

One of my neighbors had their home hand carved from wood and stone in Indonesia. It was disassembled, carefully packed in several large cargo containers, shipped to Maui, then reassembled here. The workmanship was exquisite; and if you look closely, hidden in patterns of leaves and flowers, you can find themes specific to the owner. Yes, the monkey is holding a computer hard drive and enjoying a smoke.

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