Objects of Beauty, 3

In Objects of Beauty Series, Travel by David7 Comments

Rimowa Topas Series, Aluminum German-made Rimowa suitcases are simply beautiful, particularly the aluminum Topas series, which has been in production since the 1950’s. Classic styling that is reminiscent of a more romantic age of travel, is perfectly matched by excellent craftsmanship and lightweight materials. I have two of these, one a larger suitcase and one, above, a cabin roller. They …

Objects of Beauty, 2.

In Objects of Beauty Series, Travel by David41 Comments

8 years of Moleskine Notebooks. Ruled. The Moleskine-style journal has been used by writers and thinkers and creative-types for a couple hundred years, and while the Italian company from which it now gets it’s popular name is relatively new, notebooks like this have been around for ages, and used by artists like Wilde, Hemingway, Van Gogh, Picasso, and Matisse, if …

Objects of Beauty, 1.

In Objects of Beauty Series, Travel by David28 Comments

Blundstone 063 boots, Sandstorm Safari Duffle This is the beginning of a new project for me. A friend once commented that we (I think he meant me) mark our lives by the things we acquire. I think that’s less true than that we have an interesting relationship to those things. They help tell our story. The boots above, for example, …

New eBook: eyePhone

In Craft & Vision, e-books by David9 Comments

A few months ago my buddy Al Smith sat across from me at a crappy diner in Victoria, BC as we both shoveled Eggs Benedict from plate to mouth. In between bites he told me he’d been teaching iPhone and mobile phone photography for some local colleges. I laughed. I thought it was a funny joke. He was serious. Thing …

My Favourite Camera

In Craft & Vision, e-books, Just For Fun by David43 Comments

Images from Sweden and Italy, iPhone. 2012. In Switzerland recently I visited a high school with some really talented students and resourceful teachers. And there I had a chance to wear a giant cardboard pin-hole camera on my head. Seriously. And by head-mounted, I don’t mean it went on top of my head. My head went inside. There are no …

Leaving Venice

In News & Stuff, Travel, Within The Frame Adventures by David22 Comments

The sun setting over Piazza San Marco, Venice. 2012 I dragged my bags across the cobbles of Venice just after 4am yesterday morning, the wheels bumping and echoing, exaggerating the surreal emptiness of the place. Just Venice and I, which is how goodbyes should be. Around the corner a taxi waited for me, a long, sleek wooden boat, the low …

Postcard From Venice

In Travel, Within The Frame Adventures by David19 Comments

Venice, Italy, 2012 Good morning from Venice. We’re now two days into this year’s Venice Within The Frame and it is so good to be back here. Venice is a mixed bag. People either love it or hate it. I both love it and hate it. I love the light, the architecture, the possibilities. I love the food, the wine, …