Wouldn't Bill Moss Be Pleased?

While not at all Bill's design, it was certainly his concept.



Thread: A Cultural Center & Artists' Residence in Senegal

Designed by award-winning New York architect, Toshiko Mori, Thread is one of the first art centers in Senegal outside of the capital, Dakar. The roof is made of local grass thatch and bamboo and the walls are of locally made mud bricks.

The Guardian, March 21, 2015

Bill Moss at Work

Bill sits at his drafting table in West Rockport, Maine, with a cardboard model and one of his many sketchbooks. #tbt

Two Encores

Two Encores at base camp during a 1984 American Expedition on Gasherbrum IV.

Photo: Peter Kelemen

Photo: Peter Kelemen

Mt. Rainier to Korea

[Hong Jin Kim saw his first Moss tent in 2005 while visiting Mt. Ranier.]

At first site, I would say that I fell in love with it and decided to talk to the guy who was camping with it, to sell it to me. I know it sounds crazy and I don't even know what sort of courage that was, but we made a deal and a couple of days later, I was on a plane back [to Korea] with my Moss tent....

I liked Moss tents so much because of the philosophy that blended its design, the great quality fabric and versatile usability. I didn't have an idea howw much effort or energy might be needed to create such a great tent back then. But as I studied more about traditional architecture, the way to design shape from pure nature, and various tent fabrics, I started realizing that all these Moss tents are the result of on great mind on this planet.

Hong Jin Kim, Korea, 2012

Photo credit: Hong Jin Kim

Photo credit: Hong Jin Kim

On Lake Hibara

"I have been so impressed by Bill Moss products. I know Bill called a top window of his tents the vesica piscis. I know it came from 'flower of life' in sacred geometry. Though I do not know about it well, I love Bill's products influenced by such mysterious things. When I see stars through vesica piscis I always feel an enigma of human life and this universe. No other tents let me think about such things."

Naohiro Yamazaki

Japan, 2012


Station Wagon Living

Volumes I and II of Station Wagon Living by Bill Moss and Frank Reck. The book was filled with information about family camping, including where to find campgrounds; how to pack the car; what to take on trips; and how to choose equipment for camping, boating, fishing and hunting.


The Habitent

Donkeys graze next to a Habitent in Rockport,Maine

Photo by Richard D. Warner, courtesy of Warner Graphics Inc.

Photo by Richard D. Warner, courtesy of Warner Graphics Inc.