2010-06-30

RED WING SHOES | WATCH STRAPES

great! i think the straps will fit my panerai luminor marina. must check
watches24seven if i could get'em here in germany. i am curious about
what my friend volker wiegmann from www.vintagepanerai.com will
say, because i know he is great red wing fan - i never saw him not
wearing a pair of them.
pic | dyedinred.com

2010-06-25

FROST RIVER | NESSMUK PACK

getting blackbirds newsletter, i discovered the label FROST RIVER
by watching the NESSMUK PACK pics and text. what a surprise:
another pack maker from duluth minnesota i did not know ... very nice
website: one more example for illustrated goods. great work -
i like it very much.
pics | blackbird, frost river


NESSMUK PACK

2010-06-22

FALCON MOTORCYCLES | THE KESTREL

take 50 seconds to watch this cool clip. found on misterfreedom.com - the rider wears
Mister Freedom's  MFSC “MIDNIGHT RIDERS”. great trouser from the “speed safe
clothing for modern riders” collection, now road tested.
vid + pic | www.falconmotorcycles.com



2010-06-20

TODAY AT MEATPACKERS FRANKFURT, GERMANY...

... a lot of meat, a world soccer champion toilet and watching the world
champion italy playing 1:1 vs new zealand ....


2010-06-18

WORLD SOCCER CHAMPIONSHIP 2010 | GERMANY vs SERBIA 0:1

... and today we could see the real strength of our team. serbia is not
australia! a lot of german fans will have seen the upcoming world champion
2010 after the match vs. australia. here we go: this is the reality. klose -
it's a shame, sorry. ok, the referee was really bad, but a player with such an
experience may not get a yellow red card at the middle of the field.
that's blockheaded ...




2010-06-16

RED WING SHOES | POSTCARD FROM RED WING, MINNESOTA

surprise, today i got a postcard from FRED, german sales manager red wing shoes.
the last days he visited the red wing shoe factory in red wing, minnesota, with some
of his german clients. a trip with tradition, because he does it every year. i hope that
someday i could join it, too. fred knows that i love the stars of the silverscreen cowboys -
the stamps are so nice. thank you so much - nice surprise. check some great photos
of his trip at fred's blog.
pics | fred

2010-06-15

DODGE | 2010 CHALLENGER “FREEDOM” 60-SECOND COMMERCIAL

back from disneyland paris, i found this nice historical commercial in honor of the world cup match between
england and the us boys. the 60 second spot is labeled “FREEDOM“ and features the 2010 CHALLENGER
SRT8, waving the red, white and blue“ going up against the redcoats. it is a pitty that the us boys just played 1:1.
i saw the match in a hotel bar at eurodisney and there were a lot of english men. believe me they were so
disapointed over the draw. i was very happy but so quiet because they look so angry and screamed a lot of
rubbish that i got afraid.

2010-06-10

VIBERG NEWS

just discoverd on the VIBERG BOOT blog. unfortunately they left no descriptions for the boots,
and they look so great. i love the “new pull on”, old school and pure.
pics | viberg

collaboration sample


western sample only

new pull-on

2010-06-09

ARNIKO | HANDCRAFTED SKATEBOARDS FROM NEPAL

i am not a boarder indeed. i tried it several times in the late 70s and the results 
were always very painful. but finding the ARNIKO boards, ... hm, one more try? 
the boards look so beautiful. every board is unique, and all they are handmade 
by carver in nepal. the boards are made for cruising and therefore they have the 
classical form of slalomboards, developed from the surfer scene in the 70s.
pics, vid | arniko








COINTREAU vs. DITA VON TEESE | THE ORIGINAL MARGARITA STORY

2010-06-08

RED WING SHOES | MOD. 2268 ENGINEER CUSTOMIZED

unbelievable: always the same red wing engineer 2268 and four times
another boot – made by hukurokuju. it's a shame, here in germany
it is so difficult, no nearly impossible, to get a boot customized. weeks
ago i wanted new soles for a white's smokejumper: a white vibram
2021 sand sole. no chance. they told me it will not work. so far ...
pics | hukurokuju.com


red wing engineer 2268 - standard






2010-06-07

VINTAGE PANERAI | THE REFERENCES

last week i got the second PANERAI book of my friend VOLKER WIEGMANN
a great paneristi. this edition is titled THE REFERENCES. the phantastic book
documents 34 historic watches from the OFFICINE PANERAI. volker wiegmann
and ralf ehlers are the authors and both are passionate collectors of these
fascinating diver's watches with a big history. myself i wear a luminor marina
for a long time. years ago volker was the second person i ever saw wearing
a panerai and i was infected by the pure and massiv look of the watch ...
and because of the brand history. check their blog: www.vintagepanerai.com

VINTAGE PANERAI, THE REFERENCES
specs:
· format 26 x 26 cm
· 368 pages
· trilingual
· 340 illustrations
· hardback jacket
· slipcase
to order at www.vintagepanerai.com/books
pics | © ralf ehlers & volker wiegmann

2010-06-02

REFUELED MAGAZIN | SPRING SUMMER 2010

nice found on issuu.com

KARA GINTHER | LEATHER CUSTOMIZING

awesome those engraved BROOKS SADDLES by KARA GINTHER.
and take a look at the boots: i think those are RED WING PECOS.
kara customizes all leather stuff, from belts over bags to boots.
pics | sara ginther

2010-06-01

HICKOREE'S HARD GOODS | OLD TIME SLING SHOT

an old school toy for the boy: classic sling shot hand made from branches
of the buckthorn bush, a european hedge plant. buckthorn's hard “Y” branches
are perfect for sling shots. a light coat of hand rubbed mineral oil brings out
the natural beauty of the wood. natural latex tubing and a leather projectile
pouch are attached to the sling shot using sinew. at hickoree's.
pics | hickoree's