The Peninsula Chair by PHLOEM STUDIO
Through a hint by a follower I came across this furniture designer / carpenter. A great and probably a very comfortable chair to grab a good book and chill. Check also the other products Phloem Studio crafts.
Just recently I got the hint to have a look at the Wood & Faulk website. Not only does Matt crafts great objects, he also shares the process with his clients/visitors. Superb made images fitting well to the scenery and the great products. A fine example how to set up a business nowadays.
Today I received a sample from Amtraq, the Rising Sun Outdoor Vest in raw brown Duck Canvas. A sold crafted piece of garment which is well suited for your daily use. I especially like the two huge “Chest kill pockets with a curved opening” (as Rising Sun describes them). To show the size of these I used my Stanley as a reference. Nearly it fits in – not when worn, if you wear the vest tight. but I guarantee your home office will for sure got stored in them. For the sizing, I´m 187cm and for a slim fit a medium is perfect for me. If you plan to wear multi layers of garment beneath (eg. for autumn/winter) or for a serious outdoor use, then upsize.
If you can not wait for your own worn look to develop then this vest is also available in the “stocker wash”.
Here the detailed specs:
– Traditional 30’s sportsman detailing.
– 100% cotton, American made brown duck.
– Chest kill pocket with curved opening.
– Small chest utility pocket.
– Large 4 hole American made melamine buttons.
– Two roomy front bottom pockets.
– Back cinch for adjustable fit.
– Contrast twill internal pocket facing.
A special version of Topodesigns Klettersack with leather bottom and the lower sides. Very handy for placing the backpack on wet or rough ground. It keeps the rucksack dry and protects the Cordura (Not that 1000 Cordura needs too much protection, it´s already a tough material). The name Klettersack is earned by its functionality and solid construction. The weak spot of a Backpack is always the Zippers. As you can see Topo uses big and tough YKK ones. The lifetime of a Zipper defines the lifetime of your bag. They are hard to replace and if possible, it gets expensive. Avoid a backpack by all means with to small ones or those fancy watertight ones (they are crap).
The size of the backpack with 22 litres is just perfect for your daily use, a day in the mountains or other outdoor activities. With the straps and the additional ones available you will be able to increase the capacity to your needs. I got a serious faible for backpacks and I guess sooner or later my collection will be expanded by a Topo one. (and one with a broken/faulty zipper will get retired).
First of all the sad stuff, they are made in China since about 8 years an no loger in the USA. But except from that they are a classic item you need to have. The design is mainly unchanged since 100 years now, if that doesn´t speaks a language. I was giving away two of them one to a friend and one to my sister and theyboth love them. With my friend, “where is Stanley” turned out to be a common phrase and I envied him for “Stanley”. My sister uses “Stanley” even as a part of self defense kit when walking home at night from work.
The main reason I did not by one, was that I already have a similar size steel one. But you have to understand that Stanleys have got a kind of a soul. With their look, their handle and the performance to burn your moth on the content even after 12 hours. So I´m a happy owner of one as well now. Welcome to the club! Try it out, give a good friend one as a present and see how long you last before you buy your own or beg him for a greenish present with a handle.
After I saw the very comprehensive article from Thomas – Denimhunters about the Thorogood Union made American work boots I decided to take some images of this boots I use now for 1 year at work. Thorogood / Weinbrenner boots are widely unknown in Europe and for a retail price of about 280 Euros hardly used/abused on work.
They have performed very well during this time. Getting hit by raisin and paint they get cleaned with aceton or sandpaper on a regular basis. Probably the resoling will be the first reason for a “repair” so no complaint by me and a real recommendation if you get them for a good price from the USA.
Made in San Francisco from White Oak Cone denim and leather label from Tanner Goods. Huge pockets, even I can get my mobile, wallet and my hands together in one front pocket (and my hands are big!). I really like the hand printed instructions on the pockets and the straight leg cut. I need the feeling to wear trousers – no leggins. Tellason is widely available in the States, in Europe check Amtraq distributed shops.
Received these nice boots about 3 month ago and using them mostly outdoors an now since a couple of weeks on work with the boats they had to withstand a lot. As a friend from Damn yak says “treat them like you hate them”, they will only look better. Check out their look when they were new and decide for yourself. Thorogood boots new.