October 27, 2010

Shhhhhh... You Had Me At Ruck Sack

The "Farm Ruck Sack" from Makr is everything you need and nothing you don't. Canvas, leather, a few bits of metal here and there and simple design. Nothing new, but damn good. And for god's sake, add their blog to your morning reading list.

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Crop Marks &

Growing up in California, we West Coasters tend to claim the evolution of skateboarding and disregard the rest of the country as having anything to do with the sport -- we couldn't be more wrong, and this new(ish) book demonstrates this point exactly. Leave it to a trip to NYC to open my eyes to this amazing book (brought to you by the makers of VICE) documenting the skateboarding culture from an East Coast point of view.

I'd also like to thank a certain surf shop in Manhattan (which shall remain namless but rhymes with Schmaturdays) for having a staff of three who completely ignored me for the duration of my visit in the shop even though I was the only person in there, and for stocking the book and bringing it to my attention. Good lookin' out, fellas.

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I See A Red Door

Isn't it nice when things are just done right? The "Paint It Black" by Sizemore Cycles is just one of those things. As ruggedly refined as it is perfectly patina'd, this one does it all -- like a street fighter with a Harvard law degree.

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... And Now Back To Our Regularly Scheduled Program

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October 21, 2010

Jam With Them Jammers Blam With Them Blammers

Someone recently told me that you know you're getting older when your friends start getting married, and having babies on purpose. Well, I must be getting older because my good friend, Brad is tying the old knot in NYC this weekend. I'll be off the grid for a minute while roaming the city, getting lost in the subways as usual and convincing myself that four days in New York counts as a vacation and therefore justifies my general apathy toward work and inclination toward spending money I don't have. Should be a good time. As always, I'd appreciate any heads-up on good things to see, do, smell, eat, meet, stare at, drool over, ignore, or steal.

Photo By Bruce Davidson

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October 20, 2010

... If You Can

Why is the sky blue? Where do babies come from? What is the best car chase ever captured on film? Questions as old as the internet itself, these are a few of the great mysteries the world may never know the answer to, but at least we can take a poll and get a general idea.

My buddies at Man On The Move and I were discussing this very perplexing question of epic car chaseness, when we had the idea to simply put it to a vote amongst our readers, and let you decide. So, what is the best car chase ever to be splashed across the silver screen? From Bullitt to Bandit, from Rock to Ronin, what scene has stood the test of time and deserves top pedestal? As a bonus, the boys at MOTM have agreed to recreate the winning scene using nothing but tooth picks, cats, dental floss, and a Polaroid... should be well worth it.

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October 19, 2010

You're Tearing Me Apart

C'mon, Christmas, C'mon! I'm a photography fan. I'm a JD fan. What's better than some original photography of Joy Division? Straight from the film fed through Kevin Cummins' camera which flashed on bridges in Manchester in the dead of winter in 1979, these prints are available to us in editions of 75. Not gonna lie, it scares me a little when the price isn't listed, but what do I care, that's what Christmas is for! By far the most stylish band of their time, these guys did it RIGHT. Always dressed up with nowhere to go.

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October 18, 2010

Wild West

While we've been busy thinking Brixton was a hat company, they've been busy proving us wrong. From the people who've brought us plaid driver's caps and captain's hats, comes one of the best soft goods programs I've seen from them yet. West-Coast based, Brixton has managed to offer up classics with subtle twists which whisper "less is more, but a little more is enough." The pin-striped henley is one of my favorites with the Pirates-nod, double-ringer coming in a solid second. Don't let the lookbook fool you either, word on the street is that Brixton allows you to wear their clothes even if you don't ride a bike, skate, or play in a rock band.

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October 13, 2010

For God's Seiks

Yup, that's right, Eric, another post on watches. A couple people have been asking me what I think the new "trend" in watches is going to be after military. Shit, I don't know. But I do know what I like. The Seiko SRP027 has some military genes in its aesthetic, but thats about it, they're more sport than anything. After the boom in mods, it seems Seiko took notice and started producing a few skus modeled after the custom pieces littering the watch forums. I didn't know about the black crown guard at first, but it's since grown on me. The contrast to the steel does something nice and balances the face. Anyway, by no means a trend, but certainly a nice little piece for the cash... around $250.

Also in blaque...

Photo By: Dan McCudden

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October 11, 2010

Moment Of Zen

Brought to you by The Internet.

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October 9, 2010

Un. Real.

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October 8, 2010

Light It Up

Straight from Lyon, France, Olivier makes vintage-inspired fixtures for the modern home. Taking antique hardware, new lines and old-world patience, the lights transcend the ages and land comfortably on your wall. You can order straight from Olivier's website and he will ship his handmade creations to your door. They're by no means "cheap," especially after the conversion rate going these days, but if you got it, perhaps a small price to pay for one-of-a-kind goods.

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October 7, 2010

Wednesday = Road Trip Day

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