Saturday, December 18, 2010

R/Co. Press: Seattle Magazine Dec. 2010

This past month has been so so so so so busy, and we are not talking Christmas shopping, the 9-5 has been going through more changes and reorganizing and restructuring and all the other "re's" that you can think of so it has been a lot of late nights at the office.
The most recent issue of Seattle Magazine featured one of our cotton plaid bow ties for boys by The Littlecrow Collection in their holiday children's spread. Just wanted to share.

It looks like there will not be a lot of updates for the rest of the year (so crazy that 2010 is almost over) but plan to really jump back into it in 2011, for sure.
Hope you have a super awesome Christmas and New Years!

Cheers.

Tuesday, December 07, 2010

R/Co. Meeting.

I have been working on a little project as of late that has given me an opportunity to meet someone I never would have imagine I would ever meet in person. Mr. Nigel Cabourn

Talk about someone who loves what they do and is keen to talk about it and show you, me, anybody who will listen, his latest work. It was so nice to meet him, he is genuine and you come away feeling like you are his new best friend. I am so excited to continue to work with him in any amount of involvement that the future holds. Plus he thinks I am a "Cool Dude". 

So stoked!
 
Cheers.

Thursday, December 02, 2010

"But I don't care if some people think I am strange. So long as I enthuse and interest others that is fine"
      Jamie oliver, Arise Sir Jamie Oliver, The Biography

Thursday, November 25, 2010

Turkey Day 2010

All you living in the States I hope you had a great Turkey Day Holiday.

Cheers.

Tuesday, November 16, 2010

S.S.R. = Stoked!

Totally into right now:
Having a push.

Waiting for Snow Slide Time.

Current Rugby Tour.

Two weeks ago it was just a ruff week with long hours and silly deadlines. Last week it was filled with sickness and runny noses.
Blah....
This week is starting out looking to be another one of those endless ones....
The nice thing about being sick, if there is such a thing, is being able to just do nothing and it is ok. I am not a fan of the 'ol "boob-tube" but it was nice catching up with a few old programs that I have spent some time with in the past. But most of all it was nice catching up with the current RUGBY tour that is taking place. Rugby? oh yeah, the best team sport ever! But you don't have to take my word for it go on over to RugbyDump and gives yourself a little update'n with some nice "high lights". My boys have been super stoked as well, and every night before bed they have been asking for more "high lights"!
The other day we were able to watch the live game of New Zealand All Blacks face off against Scotland and just kill 'em over at espn3.com.

See not all runny noses and coughing....
Stay healthy!

Cheers.

Friday, November 05, 2010

Tuesday, October 26, 2010

R/Co. Project: Work'n Pattern

When you get hooked on building things yourself, it all starts with ideas. For ideas to become reality it equals building more patterns....

A little here and a little there.
Cheers.

Monday, October 25, 2010

Native Inspo.

A while back I had picked up an interesting photo book from the local Library and scanned a few amazing images, unfortunately I do not remember the title of the book or who it was that shot them but I wanted to share. When you get a moment click on each image to get a bigger size and better detail. You need to take a closer look and get inspired! What am I talking about? Well first off when growing up playing with the neighborhood kids we would play "cowboys & Indians" I would always be the Native. When I got into high school I still had a great interest in Native history and culture and would spend time building native crafts or going to Pow-wows in the summertime. But what is so awesome about these images? I just love the way that the Native Americans took the White mans apparel and made it their own. I do not glorify their situation, being that these photos were taken during the early days of the reservations, but I find such inspiration in their use of what they have received, ether by trade or by supply, and infused it into their established style. 
Take a close look at the bead work on the man's blanket!!




Great Plaids!


What out there gets you excited about style, art, or life? What about when you were a kid? Has it changed? Why?......

"Keep on keep'n on"
Cheers.

Sunday, October 24, 2010

TV Time!

I am not really a fan of television programing. I do not totally avoid it but usually when  I get sucked in and it is finally turned off I feel like such a waste.... There is so much to do and build and create that TV just sucks away some valuable time with nothing to show afterwords. So for me to get really excited about some TV is not a regular occurrence..... Untail today! A while back I caught wind of some major television programing that had taken place across the "ditch" on BBC1.
SHERLOCK! Oh no not just another remake of the original stories set to film but an updated 21st century version of the detective and his crime solving adventures! The first episode premiered tonight in the United States on PBS Masterpiece Mystery and it was fantastic! I am a fan! I could go on about the writing, the acting, etc. etc. but why? Just watch the show if you get a chance or do what we all do now anyway and google it and find out all you want to know. Looking forward to next week for some more....

Well back to reality. Hope your weekend was swell and the coming week is even better!

Cheers.

Thursday, October 21, 2010

Somethin To Think About...

Closed Doors, Meet Packing, NYC 2010
I have been skimming through a book I picked up from the ol' Library and came accross this story.....
(Harold... as a patient of a nursing home, would spend his days painting and smiling... ) Harold, "You know, when I was a young art student just out of high school, I wanted to open an art gallery. My father wanted me to be a dentist instead. Well, I spent six years getting through NYU Dental School, hating every minute of it and wishing I owned my own art gallery instead. I wanted a career in art, not pulling teeth. but life plays nasty tricks. First came the Depression, so I drilled teeth to make a living. Then came the war and the Navy needed dentist. When I got back I had a wife and two kids to support, so I pushed aside my dreams of an art gallery and resumed my dental practice. When I hit 50 I figured it was time. My kids were on their own and I had money in the bank. My wife called it mid-life crisis and my kids thought I was insane to give up a lucrative dental practice to open an art gallery. So for the next 20 years I continued to push aside the idea of my own gallery and drilled more damned teeth. Well now I'm 73 years old and too ill to start an art gallery so I paint instead. You wonder what happens to all the years and all your dreams...."
                  Arnold S. Goldstein, "Starting on a Shoestring"

I am sure you get the picture.....

Keep on keep'n on.
Cheers.

Wednesday, October 20, 2010

R/Co. Archive: German Military Jacket.

I got my hands on this jacket and shot it, oh wow, must have been over 6 months ago... So I am a little slow on things sometimes.... Anyway I do not know much about it since it is German Swiss. A few things I know is that it was picked up in Germany at a surplus shop it is a heavy wool outer with twill pocketing and lining. Oh and that it is a really, really, awesome piece. Below I have provided a nice collection of images that I shot of all of the details. Enjoy.

If anyone knows anything about this jacket please let us know in the comments. Thanks.
*Update*
Thanks to all of you who send in comments about the jacket and gave me more insight into it and it's origins.   

"Keep 'Em Flying"
Cheers.

Friday, October 15, 2010

Somethin' To Think About...


Lately while going through the ringer of the day to day there is one phrase that keeps coming to mind...
"It is Simple, just not Easy...."
The real challenge is figuring out how to simply make it happen.... whatever it may be.

Hope your week has been a good one and your weekend even better!

Cheers.

Wednesday, October 06, 2010

GIve a Push & Head South.

(image found here)
Summer never really happened in the Great Pacific Northwest this year and along with that we never made a break as a family for a little time away. So we are heading south for a few days to spend some time along the Oregon shore with the whole extended family; Brother, Sister and her family, Mum & Dad, the whole lot. Super stoked since it has been a long while since we have all been together at the same time. Planing to do a little Cold Water slide'n sesh as well. Should be good.
More later...

Cheers.

Tuesday, October 05, 2010

R/Co. Project: Piston Tee.

 Huh, summer sure did come and go...
Been super super busy with all sorts of projects and recent travels including a quick jot down south to the 'ol home town of LA. ( more on that later) So needles to say I am way behind on sharing all the goods that have been built over the last few months. Such as this here tee...
At the beginning of summer built this graphic tee. All hand cut from stencils and hand sprayed to apply the ol' grafx.... Fun times.
A little detail of the back graphic.

If anyone out there is interested in one hit me up and I will pass it along.

So what have you been up to?

Cheers!



Wednesday, September 22, 2010

A Change in Seasons

Caught my first glimpse of the changing leaves this past weekend. Autumn  has to be one of the best times of year... well it is our favorite over here at REDCROW, that is for sure! A chill in the air. The changing leaves. The way the light is just different, softer almost. Love it! Not to mention being able to start wearing layers again. Though I don't think we really had much of a summer, weather wise, here in the Pacific Northwest. It was hot for like a week or two but that was about it. And I am not complaining....
Hope your week is turning out to be a good one, or that is will turn into a good one if not already.

Cheers.

Monday, September 20, 2010

R/Co. Project: Travel'n Trunk


Way back at the ending of spring we needed a way to do a nice presentation, something that could carry some of the goods in a somewhat easy manner.
I have had this old trunk since I was in junior high school. My mother had put fancy stuff inside it so she decided to line it with some kitschy country striped fabric.

Well that is not exactly the look that we are going for so it needed to be redone. I was in a time crunch so decided to just cover it with some tea dyed cotton sheeting that was laying around.

After that was all complete, with industrial staples and all, it needed a way to wheel it about with some ease. So gathered up some wood from the wood pile...
and built a platform.

can't do much without a way to move it so put on some wheels.

Needed something to be able to attach the base with wheels onto the trunk so I found some old rope up in the rafters of the garage and cut her loose.

Once all complete it packed up nicely and you just wheel her away...

Fun times....
What kind of goodies have you been working on building?

Cheers.

R/Co. Finds: NAVY Garb

A few months back hit up the local surplus joint and came away with some navy shirting...
Interestingly enough this shirt has a really good fit.

For some reason I have been super stoked on this shirt. 

Not sure how to exactly pull it off for daily wear by not looking to "costume" like... I guess you just rock with confidence and that is that.

Not really sure where this shirt ended up, still unpacking boxes and trying to find things..... So back to it.

Cheers.