Monthly Archives: August 2010

Round the MAOWI Office

Things we’re building buying and wearing at corporate HQ.
Posted in Furniture, House, Round the Office, Wearables | 3 Comments

Fall Swatches

Bits and pieces of the fall palette. Lost track of nearly all the sources for these, sorry for the thievery and thanks for the inspiration.
Posted in Design, Wearables | 5 Comments

Oregon Fire Lines

New production from VBS about the wildland firefighters who work for Grayback Forestry in Southern Oregon. I’ve known several folks who are seasonal fighters in the Rockies and I can attest from their stories it’s not for the weak bodied or weak minded. Grueling work, extremely dangerous and you’d better have an arsenal of witty [...]
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Thinking A-Frame

The A-frame is the epic combo of modern meets mountain meets retro. Putting it on the life to-do list. Click the images for sources and further goodness.
Posted in Design, House, Travel | 4 Comments

Solid: South 2 West 8

Rarely do I find a collection that I can say I’d wear more than 10% of the pieces, but the new lineup from South 2 West 8 really fires most of my cylinders (especially if price wasn’t an issue). Definitely some direct rips from retro outdoor and workwear lines but those feel more like they [...]
Posted in Off the Hanger, Wearables | 3 Comments

County Fair: Tractor Rehab

A few highlights from the restored vintage tractor exhibit at the County Fair this weekend. Anyone showing there really had to bring their a-game to compete with the Ham Bone Express pig race and the pygmy goats.
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Budget Picks: End of Season

A few end of season sale items as well as a couple go-to surplus dandies. Shirt: $40 – Gitman Bros. at Sierra Trading Post Jacket: $90 – Vassan from Penfield Jeans: $69 – Selvage straight fit from Gap Sweat: $49 – Half-zip hoodie from J.Crew Belt: $2 – Military Web from SOTS Pack: $14 – [...]
Posted in Budget Picks, Off the Hanger, Wearables, Worth Every Penny | 2 Comments

Round the House: Best-1 Humming Bird Feeder

Manufactured by Best Feeders Inc. in Poteet, TX., the Best-1 Hummingbird Feeder is one of my favorite bits of outdoor paraphernalia. Really easy to fill and clean and just looks plain money with with the screen printed bottle.
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For the Minimalist: Tenkara

No reel, no guides, no fly line, just a simple telescopic rod with a short furled line attached to the tip. Tenkara takes minimalism to a new level in the fly-fishing world, seems like the perfect backpacking rig. I’d definitely miss double hauling but the one-handed casting technique would be a nice respite on a [...]
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