Saturday, December 24, 2011

Mr. Cabourn & EB

A year ago I had the awesome opportunity to meet Mr. Cabourn while living and working in the Great Pacific Northwest at EB. In November of this year we see the outcome of the first colaberation with Nigel Cabourn & Eddie Bauer, the best stuff coming out of EB in a very, very long time.  Mr. Cabourn was given the liberty to re-interpret 3 EB original down styles.
The Skyliner jacket, the first down jacket ever invented-


The Canadian Vest-

The Geddes down parka-


All of the above listed styles have some really great original back stories.... more on that later...
Go here for more info.
Cheers,
'MrRay'

So Good...

Currently on heavy rotation...
Cheers, 'MrRay'

Saturday, November 12, 2011

Something to Think About...


“The only thing necessary for the triumph of evil is for good men to do nothing.”

No one could make a greater mistake than he who did nothing because he could do only a little.
Edmund Burke.
 
Go and do my friend...
Cheers,
'MrRay'

Monday, October 24, 2011

Color on your toes.

Have you ever heard of Osborn Footwear? well if not gives 'em look.


Some well designed, hand made footwearIn their own words as found on their web site..."Our mission here at Osborn is to do good with good design. Osborn offers the marketplace a unique collection of handmade footwear cultivated with positivity, hope and dedication."

Fun Stuff!!!
Cheers,
'MrRay'

Sunday, October 23, 2011

And then there was ONE...

48 matches in a little over six weeks and early this morning at around 3am Pacific Standard Time here in SoCal the boys in black of New Zealand walk away winners of the 2011 Rugby World Cup!
It was a close match against a French team who gave it there all, in fact it was the lowest scoring and tightest contest world cup final to date. NZ 8 FR 7.


Four more years till the next RWC and it will be in the country that started it all, England 2015.
Well now that is all said and done guess it is time to get back to making things....

Cheers,
'MrRay'

Friday, September 30, 2011


"Made Right Here" pitch spot from RICK PAGE on Vimeo

The weekend is upon us. Just a little something above to hopefully spark your weekend "go and build something" mode.

Cheers,
'Mr.Ray'

Wednesday, September 28, 2011

Y. V. 19


I have no idea where I lifted this image from but I picked it up a few years back and while going thru me image files re-stumbled upon it. I remember that it was multiple images that I put back together, hence the white lines running thru it. Great image. You need to click on it and get a closer look... Enjoy.

Cheers,
'Mr.Ray'



Something to Think About...


Cheers,
'Mr.Ray'

Monday, September 26, 2011

Built by REDCROW: Wallet Update

About a year and a half ago or so I put needle and thread to fabric and built a wallet/ card holder for myself out of some heavy weight chambray. I was looking it over the other day and noticed it aging nicely and wanted to share a few images.

She has been good but I have a few ideas brewing that might be a good update...
Hope your projects are coming along nicely.
Keep at it, whatever it may be.
Cheers,
'Mr.Ray'

Autumn is Upon Us.

Last Friday was the first day of Autumn in the northern hemisphere, my personal favorite time of year.

Cheers,
'Mr.Ray'

Tuesday, September 20, 2011

Nigel Cabourn AW11 from LN-CC FILM: on Vimeo.

Mr. Cabourn is a nice guy so it is always fun to keep up with his work so thought I would share this here video...
Cheers,
'MrRay'

Monday, September 19, 2011

Cover That Point.

As we have slowly settled into our current abode it has take'n me ages to get the shop space set up. I recently cleared a few more boxes and have set up the ol industrial. Late last night on a whim I decided that I need to have a cover for my scisors in my kit bag.
Busted out a ruff pattern.

Fired up 'MsGreen' and proceeded to build a leather cover for them scissors.



It feels good to build something from idea to finished product all in one go.
So often than not an idea is sketched out. A pattern or two built. Construction begins and then things get left in various state of completion as life steps in and does it's thing. Not this project.

Also stoked to finally have a little work space built out to help get some of those silly ideas out and into projects....

Hope your weekend was a good one and that your week is starting out on a good foot.

"Remember the Golden Rule"
Cheers,
'MrRay'

Thursday, September 15, 2011

Rock'n Maori, 1960's

As mentioned in the last few post, been super stoked on the RWC 2011. Well the host nation, New Zealand, has a special place in my heart as I spent time living there in my younger days. I recently stumbled upon a few great tunes to gives a listen that comes from 'the land of the long white cloud' Go on gives it a go.



this last one is so great!

Well the weekend is quickly upon us. Hope you have a good one.

Back to it.
Cheers,
'MrRay'

Friday, September 09, 2011

Countdown RWC 2011: Starts today!!!

So if the past few days of images of Rugby's past got you a little stoked to check out what is going on today then I suggest you find a way to tune in and begin cheering on your country or favorite teams in this the 2011 Rugby World Cup.
 Since today it all begins I figured I would save the best for last, as in where it all started, this game played in Heaven, Rugby School in Rugby England.
Rugby School, Warwickshire, England. October 1923. Photographer not known.
Also held onto my favorite image till now... so good.
Wellington New Zealand circa 1930's. Photographer William Hall Raine.
This is a nifty little side story... Rugby, as most sports, is steeped in tradition. The above whistle will be used in the opening game. Go here to learn more about the whistle and where it comes from.
Now to the games.
Cheers,
'MrRay'

Thursday, September 08, 2011

Countdown RWC 2011:1

New Zealand winger Ron Jarden at an All Blacks training session February 1954. Photographer Raymond Kleboe.

October 1951. Photographer Henri Cartier-Bresson

Scottish Supporters March 1936. Photographer E. Dean.
Cheers,
'MrRay'

Wednesday, September 07, 2011

Countdown RWC 2011:2

Walking to Kirkhall Lane Rugby grounds, Leigh England. December 1949. Photographer John Chillingworth.

Welsh International Vivian Jenkins with players at Dover College. August 1933. Photographer R. Wesley

Bert the Boiler man at Wigan RLFC. December 1950. Photographer Charles Hewitt.
Only a few more days!
Cheers,
'MrRay'

Tuesday, September 06, 2011

Times They "RR" a Change'n

In case you have not heard, I guess RRL is now live online and open for all to buy....(?)

Personally I can't afford any of it, but I do take my hat off to the folks over there doing the web stuff. They sure did do a fine job representing the look and feel of the RRL shops via this here digital media thing. Go check it out here.
Cheers,
'MrRay'

Countdown RWC 2011:3

October 1967. Photographer not known.

Cheers,
'MrRay'

Countdown RWC 2011:4

1924 Gold Metal Winning USA team. 17-3 victory over France.

1924 Gold Metal Winning USA team.
Cheers,
'MrRay'

Friday, September 02, 2011

Oprah Interviews Ralph Lauren from The Nobility on Vimeo.

Don't much care for Oprah but a must watch.
Cheers,
'MrRay'

Countdown RWC 2011:7

Here we go. 7 Days left.
The Cogbill brothers of Lianharen Rugby Club. Dec. 1935. Photographer not known.
Hope you have an enjoyable weekend and for all you folks here in the US it should be a nice long weekend with Monday a holiday. The official end of Summer brake. Time to put away those white shoes....
Well back to it.
Cheers,
'MrRay'

Countdown RWC 2011:8

Made it through another work week. Good on ya! Just noticed that I am a day behind (?) Being that in exactly one week from today is the kick off for the Cup....
Fashion model Robina Lake with Catford Bridge Players. Jan 1964. Photographer not known.

Rugby Boots, 1950's. Photographer Charles Hewitt.
Cheers,
'MrRay'

Thursday, September 01, 2011

Countdown RWC 2011:9

England Travel To Australia on board the 'HMS Indomitable'. April 1945. Photographer Bush.

Cheers,
'MrRay'

Wednesday, August 31, 2011

Ads That Work: Dickies.

I just stumbled upon these few ads from Dickies Workwear called 'Life Hurts'.
Don't know much about it but it did what advertising was made to do, Stop for a moment and think about a product. Cleaver idea.
Here are a few stand out ones that I fancied.




And of course to see more go here.
Be careful out there...
Cheers,
'MrRay'