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.

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"

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!


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.

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.
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"

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!


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...


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?