May 9, 2013
Well we’ve made it through our first year all thanks to the great support of our customers, brands and buds… Especially Matt Rennick without whom none of this would have been possible. But let’s face it, that last point could be said for basically anything that happens in this city. Let’s hear it for The Rennick! In celebration we’re having our first ride in of the year with some help from our friends at Deus Ex Machina and Raen Optics. So come out on May 18th from 7-9 to enjoy some bbq, refreshments, and motorcycles! We’ll have some great prizes to raffle off as well. All weekend long we’ll also be doing a Deus & Raen popup shop in the back so be sure to come and check that out on Saturday night / Sunday.
May 3, 2013
Every now and then, while goofing off online, I’ll come across photos from Sable Island and dream of one day going to check it out. Of course, this is no easy task – the island is home to about 5 people and a population of wild horses and, well, that’s about it… Like most beautiful places, tourism dollars could help out greatly but tourism would effectively ruin the destination and in such a situation I think one must err on the side of conservation.
While walking through SoHo this past weekend Yvonne and I spotted a sign on a gallery that read “The Wild Horses Of Sable Island” so we ventured across the street to check it out.
The body of work, by photographer Roberto Dutesco, is the net result of 16 years of documenting these beautiful creatures in their natural, unblemished habitat.
“I wish to bring my experience among the wild horses of Sable Island to people around the world, to show them true wilderness in its primal state, unaware and unafraid of man. I wish to recreate for others, as nearly as possible, my extraordinary experience—what it was like for me to step onto their untouched land, what it was like for them to see me, and what they would remember from the encounter long afterward.”
They had a beautiful book on display and I was like “It’s really nice but I bet it’s like $300…”
…It wasn’t $300, it was $2,000. Too bad.
If anyone is in NYC and wants to check it out, The Wild Horses Of Sable Island is currently showing at 64 Grand Street.
I’d still love to go to the island, one day, but if keeping me off the island means the island gets to continue to exist then I’m ok with just having pretty pictures to look at.
Apr 21, 2013
Anyone in the great white north that has any experience ordering moto stuff from south of the border knows what a ball-ache it can be and what insane shipping costs, coupled with duties and often outrageous brokerage fees can do to do your bottom line. So, here is your opportunity to save some bucks while supporting an amazing local business, even if they aren’t really local to you, from now on.
I was really bummed I couldn’t join because my work schedule just wouldn’t allow it (I suspect that is going to be a running theme this summer) but after the first couple days it seemed like a bit of a hell-ride and I didn’t feel so bad. Just the same, I hate missing out on a trip like that – my FOMO is in overdrive.
Apr 21, 2013
As with most of their work, I love the marriage of digitaly modeled design and traditional fabrication techniques – in this case the sand cast legs (available in raw, unpolished aluminum; polished aluminum; hard anodized aluminum; raw, unpolished bronze; polished bronze and hand rubbed
bronze) and the obviously hand-crafted walnut table-top.
Read more about it here.
Apr 14, 2013
My pop sent me this last week figuring it was up my alley and whether you like John Mayer or not (I’m neither here nor there) the process of creating this cover (and other associated goodies) is absolutely incredible.
I could have sworn I’ve posted the work of David A. Smith before but I can’t, for the life of me, find it so here’s the piece I thought I’d posted.
Jan 28, 2013
13 signed & numbered prints
A2 size (594x420mm / 23.4×16.5in) Archival Giclée Print on Hahnemühle Photo Rag 320gsm Pearl paper
100% of profits donated to Combat Stress, a charity dedicated to help veterans recover from psychological trauma received from frontline conflict.
Too bad I have no wall space left.
Jan 15, 2013