Vidz for your ears or eyes

Isn’t it nice not to need explanations sometimes? Here are four vids spanning music, art, film, and craft without any explanation. Just freaking hit play. Thanks Yasly + Vimeo Discover  Read More

Moncler Gamme Bleu SS 2011

First of all this was totally swiped from Eye Five Style, because we Portland bloggers need to stick together, and because the content of their feed is just scrumptious! Menswear galore, excellent commentary, thank you Zeus for giving us both in one spot. Alright Moncler Gamme Bleu, you and your square-cut ties can come over for tea and cookies any time, I will find room in my life for you. Red, white, and blue stripes on a modern heather grey with technical fabrics are CLEARLY... Read More

National Parks all over my face

Last week I returned from a trip that has seeped into my face and I can’t quite scratch it out (it’s allergy season). Though I’ve lived in the West my entire life I’d lever been to Yosemite, and it seemed like a good idea to ditch the recent rains of Portland for something epic and warm, but without having to climb on a plane. First of all Yosemite is ridiculously beautiful. I keep telling people driving into the valley is like driving into the face of... Read More

Rick Moranis is a writer?

The following is an op-ed piece contributed to NYT by Rick Moranis. Can I only assume this is the Rick Moranis we know and love from all those honey-I/shrinksy movies I grew up on? My gut tells me yes, probably because I want him to be a brilliant writer now. Decide for yourself, but read this in his voice:  Read More

Waiting featuring Jay Kauffman

From ForumFiftyFive: Music video for the acoustic version of “Waiting” by My Robot Friend (featuring Jay Kauffman). Directed by Liam Stevens of MakeMake Studio, this stop motion animation is made entirely of pencil & cut paper and took just over three months to complete. Production and technical assistance; Chris Tozer. This is so incredible—it actually makes my fingers hurt thinking of all the drawing and cutting that went into this little video. But, I suppose... Read More

Miniseum—hit the road kid

I’m on the road! As before in the Miniseum series, each image links back to where I found it—a clicky rabbit trail. As of today I am in Yosemite, tomorrow will be a summit attempt on Half-dome, and at this point I have travelled from Portland > Redding > Nappa > San Francisco > Yosemite. After I leave the Wawona Hotel here near the Park I’ll roll on up to Crater Lake in a hot pink Delorean. I wish I was in that van though (top), I’d drive it around... Read More

9-Hour Hotel

I’ve always known about those little capsule-like hotel rooms in Japan, but I’ve never seen one in action. This place is so super stark + self-explanatory. I think I’d like it? The name though would make me nervous—once I checked in I’d be thinking “ok I’ve got 8 hours and 35 minutes left.” I’m not sure I’d sleep well on a time-schedule like this, even though that’s the way it really is any any hotel. After consideration,... Read More

John Skelton, Typographer

More free stuff? Why not, it’s the future, copyleft, share alike, all that stuff. Bonus; this typography is gorgeous. Portland is a happy home for designer John Skelton, who shares all his typefaces with the world on his site. My favorite is the black and white number, called Pinpressions. John Skelton | Afrojet (where you can download each of these fonts + others)  Read More

Coast Modern + Build

Build has created this limited edition poster for the film Coast Modern (trailer below). Sized at 33 1/8″ x 23 7/16″ and printed on 100lb Topkote stock in Pantone 806, it is a complete slice of the west coast of the US + Vancouver, Canada. What a color choice, what a coastline. I’m proud to be on this coast, in one of the little blips where the Columbia River slices into the Oregon territory. The poster is a limited edition, though there may still be some left here.... Read More

Blue Hole Free Dive

The second largest blue hole in the world is in the Bahamas, and people free dive it. Crazy people, people who clearly want to die, and look awesome while doing it. Blue holes are basically underwater sinkholes, like the one we recently saw in Guatemala, associated with rainwater infiltrating bedrock in the Pleistocene era. This particular Blue Hole is called Dean’s Blue Hole, and is 663 feet straight down, as if it were drilled with a huge drill bit. Guillaume Nery dove... Read More