Objects of Beauty, 3
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 aren’t cheap, but they’re beautiful. It’s hard not to feel like Indiana Jones when you pull these out of the cab and walk into the airport.
There’s still a place for my North Face Expedition Duffles, but I’ve got less and less desire to haul all that weight around when I could just pull it on wheels and pretend I’m heading across the tarmac to board an old-school Pan Am flight. If you like the feel of a Leica or appreciate the design and feel of a beautiful watch, these are for you. If you always suspected you were one of James Bond’s bastard love-children, then these are definitely for you.
More information is available on the Rimowa website HERE.
Objects of Beauty, 2.
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 […]
Objects of Beauty, 1.
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. […]
Photographing My Father
This fall I took my girl and my camera to visit my father. We drank some wine, watched the leaves change colour, spent some time riding around the back roads in his 1949 Willys Jeep, Patches. And we went off for an hour to do a portrait project I’ve been wanting to do, more and […]
New eBook: eyePhone
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 […]