Kyle Welter @kylewelter

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I love design, technology, traveling, meeting artists and building businesses that incorporate all four. Including: www.findiklidesign.com and

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Humbling day in Rikuzentakata: a city in reconstruction following the 2011 Tohoku earthquake. The resulting tsunami reached 13M high (marked in red) & wiped out 12% of the population.

This picture is from one of the three remaining buildings in the city, they only kept those with zero mortalities. The white wall in the distance has since been built to help protect from the next "attack"

Had a somber early morning conversation with mayor Futoshi Tobu (read his story, it's amazing. He lost his wife in the tsunami weeks after being elected) around rebuilding & the struggles that accompany an aging population.

They have ~1,000 foreign visitors a year and tourism is a big bet they are making for the future. If you make it up north, visit them! Damn they are nice. And be sure to try the shoyu ice cream
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Humbling day in Rikuzentakata: a city in reconstruction following the 2011 Tohoku earthquake. The resulting tsunami reached 13M high (marked in red) & wiped out 12% of the population. This picture is from one of the three remaining buildings in the city, they only kept those with zero mortalities. The white wall in the distance has since been built to help protect from the next "attack" Had a somber early morning conversation with mayor Futoshi Tobu (read his story, it's amazing. He lost his wife in the tsunami weeks after being elected) around rebuilding & the struggles that accompany an aging population. They have ~1,000 foreign visitors a year and tourism is a big bet they are making for the future. If you make it up north, visit them! Damn they are nice. And be sure to try the shoyu ice cream

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Alive 5 minutes ago 😰
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Alive 5 minutes ago 😰

My favorite captain
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My favorite captain

Rebecca @peplinski just brightened our day! Thank you, friend!

If you are ever looking for a photographer, work with her. Trust us.
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Rebecca @peplinski just brightened our day! Thank you, friend! If you are ever looking for a photographer, work with her. Trust us.

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Saw this photo of my Mom for the first time today. So beautiful. Missing you today & every day.
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Saw this photo of my Mom for the first time today. So beautiful. Missing you today & every day.

Next family & friends, with a new friend @huong_pham!
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Next family & friends, with a new friend @huong_pham!

Three WILD guys
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Three WILD guys

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Absolutely loved spending the afternoon filming Chefs @chefjohnshields & Karen Urie Shields at @smythchicago for @tocktix

Can't wait to try the menu. 
Everybody: Go!
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Absolutely loved spending the afternoon filming Chefs @chefjohnshields & Karen Urie Shields at @smythchicago for @tocktix Can't wait to try the menu. Everybody: Go!

Thank you @prairie_home w/ @andrewbirdmusic & @christhile for such a great afternoon
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Thank you @prairie_home w/ @andrewbirdmusic & @christhile for such a great afternoon

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Adios, D.F.  You are insanely lovely
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Adios, D.F. You are insanely lovely

If you look closely, you'll see fried crickets #chapulines
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If you look closely, you'll see fried crickets #chapulines

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