Friday, September 10, 2010

Neil Krug

Neil Krug takes beautiful photos with long expired Polaroid film. I love the psychedelic colors and nostalgic feel. He also has directed some great videos, including one for Ladytron.

Al Mar

Al Mar makes the perfect pocket knife. Made in Japan, the Hawk is a design from 1979 that's a combination of refined and organic. Eight available handle materials to suit your style (stag shown above). The leather pouch is also a nice addition.

Sunday, June 13, 2010

Skull Drawing

Drawing made over two days with black and red Bic pens by Paul Alexander Thornton.

Wednesday, June 9, 2010


McIntosh Laboratory still makes their audio components in Binghamton, NY as they have since the 1950's. Tube equipment is still being produced (with updated circuitry) with an appearance virtually unchanged from the original. I like the 2100 amplifier shown above. Great sound and looks. Built like a tank.

Tuesday, June 1, 2010

Great Writers

I like pens. An article by George Nelson called Great Writers published by Harpers magazine got me into them. His favorite writing instruments are shown. I'd add the Parker 75. (on the far right).

L.L. Bean Totes

L.L. Bean used to make a lot of great products in Maine. Well, their canvas totes are still Maine made, and great. You can get them in customized colors which is pretty cool.


Redmoon makes great handmade leathergoods in Japan. The untreated leather gains character with age. This is the ultimate Costanza wallet (in a good way).