Tuesday, December 29, 2009

Tuesday, December 15, 2009

Cold Splinters

For those of you who know Jeff you know that he's as modest as they come so don't expect him to share this with you.

"Cold Splinters is a perspective, a worldview, a looking glass to the outdoors that’s filtered with Kodachrome, cigarette smoke, and old leather moccasins. Am I not making sense? Okay, to be more literal, Jeff Thrope uses Cold Splinters to write about the outdoors, but he writes about days gone by, even when he’s writing about stuff happening now.
Cold Splinters is filled with wonderful archival images (the 1930s, ’50s, and ’70s are well-represented), old folk music, pioneering mountaineers, bearded poets, and so much more it’s ridiculous. It’s like he’s the curator of a culture that meets at the intersection of the Whole Earth Catalog and a Ford Fairlane station wagon. He makes you want to grow your moustache out, strap on an external frame backpack, and tie a blue bandana around your forehead."

Monday, December 14, 2009

Laura Aviva

Laura Aviva travels the world searching for soul and history in each textile she discovers. Her online store L'Aviva is filled with treasures found in all corners of the world and desired by every home.

Sunday, December 13, 2009

Happy Sunday


Masons, when they start upon a building,
Are careful to test out the scaffolding;

Make sure that planks won't slip at busy points,
Secure all ladders, tighten bolted joints.

And yet all this comes down when the job's done
Showing off walls of sure and solid stone.

So if, my dear, there sometimes seem to be
Old bridges breaking between you and me

Never fear. We may let the scaffolds fall
Confident that we have built our wall.

by Seamus Heaney

Tree's Lounge

Friday, December 11, 2009

Thursday, December 10, 2009

Tuesday, December 8, 2009

Earth Walker

Jeff, Daniel and Hanley directed a music video a few weeks ago that is now ready to watch on stereogum!!

Saturday, December 5, 2009

best books of 09.

There has been a huge lull in my reading habits the past few months. Maybe because of a shorter commute or laziness but the NY Times just came out with the 10 best books of 2009. I'm daring myself to read them all.