Wednesday, November 30, 2011

Tyler Bradt

Tyler Bradt is a 26-year-old Montanan who makes his living boating down rivers. Here he is in his whitewater kayak in Norway:
In 2009, he set the world record for the highest waterfall ever run in a kayak by hucking the 189-foot Palouse Falls in Eastern Washington. In this interview, he recounts the experience in detail. You now feel compelled to watch the footage of the free fall:
Tyler's remarkable feat is included in the 2010 film, Dream Result, which is about the limits to which an elite group of paddlers are pushing the sport of kayaking. Here is the trailer:

Saturday, November 26, 2011

Yo! MTV Raps Trading Cards

You scored these trading cards at a vintage shop a couple weeks back. Could you have spent 220 cents better? Probably. But these are a pretty good throwback to the golden years of hip-hop. Obviously, the crown jewel of the lot is the elusive Black Sheep card, but Eric B. & Rakim is not a bad second.

Thursday, November 24, 2011

Oybō Socks

Because you live in tropical paradise, you almost never wear socks. However, if you were to wear some, they would be from the first collection by Oybō, a new company based in Venice, Italy. 

Tuesday, November 15, 2011

Friday, November 11, 2011

Royal Hem F/W 2011-2012

Below are some images from the newest look-book from Italy's Royal Hem, a brand that specializes in tailored jackets and outerwear. Stuff you're excited about: 1) a range of patterned wools, 2) four-button, single-breasted sport coats (flip the collar up, add scarf), 3) unstructured cotton jackets, 4) double-breasted tweedy yes.

Thursday, November 10, 2011

Horseshoe Curve | Altoona, Pennsylvania

Horseshoe Curve was the Pennsylvania Railroad's solution to the problem of how to cross the Allegheny Mountains. Designed by John Edgar Thompson and Herman Haupt, this feat of engineering became operational on February 15, 1854. Since then, it has served continually as Pennsylvania's main line to the west. It was widened from one track to four between 1898 and 1900, but one track was removed in 1981, and there have been three ever since. More than 50 trains a day use the Curve, including Amtrak's Pennsylvanian.

Wednesday, November 9, 2011

Be Linen Movie 2

Benoit Millot, whose initial Be Linen Movie was exceptional, just released a second short about flax, this time delving into its technical applications. 

Sunday, November 6, 2011

Bonomi | Virgo Faucets

Bonomi is a century-old Italian company making some of the finest taps and fittings. The concept behind the Virgo line is that the faucet represents an extension of the pipes that carry the water into your home. When dispensed, the water forms a perfect line with the tap head. Flow and temperature are controlled are on the top.