January, 2011 Archives

Roy’s Jeans – Video by Self Edge from Self Edge on Vimeo.

Hand made – small scale.

The Making of WeSC Denim from WeSC on Vimeo.

Hand made. On a large mass production scale. But still hand made.

Well…yes. Of course there is the necessity of actually knowing when to stop too.

Billykirk from The Scout on Vimeo.

It’s another couple of white guys, but Billy Kirk is another company/product I’ve admired for awhile. Awesome. Lovely vid by The Scout that talks about their process, history, etc.

Billy Kirk

The Mast Brothers from The Scout on Vimeo.

Been loving this brand for awhile now. Found this today. It’s a bit long, but lovely in showing their product, their philosophy and their brand story.

Mast Brothers.

Mast Brothers Chocolate

This looks so delicious.

Get the receipe from my new favorite Food site.  Food52.com

Pasta e Fagioli

Went to a tradeshow last week in Vegas. One of the booths had a video demonstrating their product which was some sort of whirlygig item you stick in the grass to trick coyotes into thinking there is a bird fluttering about. Apparently makes it easier to lure the coyote in to gain a closer advantage to sport shooting or “eliminating” the dangerous predator. While I get the need to protect lifestock from wild animals and sometimes that means “eliminating” the “threat”, I still have a hard time understanding shooting an animal for fun. I walked away with tears in my eyes.

This photo is going around the net right now. It’s a real photo of the aftermath of a coyote roadkill on a winters road.

It’s really beautiful though isn’t it?

Photograph by DJ Menges

Coyotes on my mind

The Masters of Photography – Behind the scenes of the Rankin Edition from The Macallan on Vimeo.

This is a couple years old, but I just came across it. A lovely collaborative project between Macallan Whisky and the photographer Rankin. Macallan seems to have a appreciation for photography and part of their marketing program includes The Masters of Photography series. This particular collaboration involved Rankin shooting 1000 polaroids of the Macallan estate. Those original polaroids were then packaged in special edition 30 year old bottle/box sets. While this isn’t a mainstream execution with the sets commanding near $2k, I love this project. Exactly the way it is.

The Masters of Photography – website

Macallan Whisky – website

And there is a book too..

Art & Commerce