Coffee in the Blue Ridge Mountains with Jason.
I got it from an equestrian supply place online. I can’t remember the name of the shop but its a Tory Hoofpick Belt if you want to dig around.
13 May 2014 / 0 notes
Its been a while, but grad school and lots of working have left me ready for the simplicity of a sorta 9-5 job. Anytime I have that kinda free time, the intense possibilities of what I could do pile up. So here is my summer goal list to keep me accountable and hopefully I’ll get it done!
Get a leg up on thesis research.
Over 10 books already requested from interlibrary loan!
Accidentally lost my last InDesign file, so I’ll have to re-do (again) and add new projects.
Put Portfolio on Behnance
This has been on my list for a year, this has to happen soon.
Buy a new bike and commute with it.
I loved bike commuting when I first moved here, now that I will no longer be going to school and getting the benefits of the UPass, I need to be thrifty and healthy with my transit choice.
Stick to the Budget
Last year I researched a lot about budgeting. Each semester I get better at it, but this three month period is the time to shine and save some money.
Pay Off Dentist Debt
I have a lingering debt, its so silly but pesky because it went to collections due to many health insurance mishaps. Ready to get this one off my credit report.
Clean Out, Sell & Donate Things
With the budget I have been very good about not buying new things, but I have so many things I have purchased and not even looked at since I moved here. I could use the space and peace of mind.
Take a Mini Vacation
Yay! This one is fun! I’m not a big vacation taker, but I’ve never been to Detroit and it is collecting some of my favorite people in the U.S. Also, I have been go-go-go and it could be useful to take a ‘vacation’ that wasn’t also a conference.
Work on Goals Weekly
Sometimes I ditch goal lists completely, sometimes I push them to the back of my mind and sometimes they get mostly done, but checking in weekly will give me a good handle on how the summer is going and how I am shortening my list.
Got any good goals for the sunny season?
12 May 2014 / 4 notes
Inspired by a post I saw at Breathnaigh, I recently bought a Needles Rebuild jacket. It’s easily the oddest piece of clothing I own, and I say that as a guy who walks around town in a motorcycle jacket. For those unfamiliar, Needles is one of the brands under Nepenthes – a Japanese company that operates as both a retailer and parent company to a number of labels. In addition to Needles, they have Engineered Garments, South2 West8, and Sonic Labs. The company’s founder and director, Keizo Shimizu, designs Needles and Sonic Labs.
The Needles line feels very eccentric and bohemian. It includes this “Rebuild” collection, where individual pieces of clothing (often vintage) are deconstructed and used to “rebuild” new garments. Given the construction and designs, each piece is totally unique, even if the sensibilities across models and makes are the same. Take this BDU field jacket, for example. There are snap button pockets (presumably from the cargo pockets of BDU pants) on the interior side of the left lapel. One is so strangely placed that it’s in the middle of where the lapel folds over, which causes the lapel to sit strangely. Snap button pockets have also been used to reinforce the elbows, and there’s one pocket – upside down, even – placed right next to the patch hip pocket. Should you unbutton it, a ribbon previously used to cinch the waist on a pair of pants will unravel and fall out, reminding you that you’re in the Willy Wonka of field jacket designs.
really digging this combo and that jacket especially.
"You want to photograph me eating chicken?"
"Well, if I let you, I need you to help me deliver a message."
"I work at this library. And before that, I was coming here for twenty years. It’s my favorite place in the world. As many people know, the main reading room of this library is supported by seven floors of books, which contain one of the greatest research collections in the world. Recently, the library administration has decided to rip out this collection, send the books to New Jersey, and use the space for a lending library. As part of the consolidation, they are going to close down the Mid-Manhattan Library Branch as well as the Science, Industry, and Business Library. When everything is finished, one of the greatest research libraries in the world will become a glorified internet cafe. Now read that back to me."
I will not cry.
Nice buttondown collar on Buckminster Fuller.