2012-02-29

FORD MUSTANG 1969 | COMPLETELY MADE OF PAPER

unbelievable but true: this 'STANG is made of paper by genius artist JONATHAN BRAND. the project is called “ONE PIECE AT A TIME” as an od to the JOHNNY CASH song about a detroit assembly line worker who dreams of someday owning one of the CADILLAC's he assembles and decides to steal one, one piece at a time and reassemble it. Some possessions prove sentimental and priceless,  and having to give them up doesn’t bear thinking about.

BRAND had to sell his beloved FORD MUSTANG to buy a diamond engagement ring. although he sold the car he didn’t give up on the idea of owning a MUSTANG and instead set out to make his own. out of paper. the result is one of the most innovative pieces of artwork around. BRAND, who decided that a home-made FORD MUSTANG would be better than no FORD MUSTANG, while still providing enough cash to buy a diamond ring. BRAND’s replica is a full-sized model and it’s made entirely out of paper,  and printed using an inkjet printer. every detail – from the wings,  to the bonnet,  to the wheels – even the inside of the car,  including the seats and doors – are made out of the stuff. BRAND has also constructed a paper engine for his MUSTANG, showing off an incredible attention to detail. according to BRAND the car was made using a mixture of old photographs and memories with no access to dimensions or technical drawings making the details even more incredible. BRAND describes the process as a 3D jigsaw,  “I then cut, fold and glue these numbered and labeled shapes together much like a complicated three-dimensional jigsaw puzzle”. for more infos and check BRAND's site – it will be worthwhile! such a great work, by a unique artist! love it! and if you look at the pics never forget that all pieces are made of PAPER – just of paper ... pics | by Laura DeSantis-Olsson | text extracts from HUMAN INVENT



the sold 1969 MUSTANG
















2012-02-28

ALDEN SEATS | CUSTOM BROGUE STYLED BIKE SADDLES

awesome hand made custom brogue style bike saddles by ALDEN SEATS. those are to order for small shops or just for an individual order. the seats are made from top quality leather for an incredible durability and longevity. i think this might be an alternative to BROOKS saddles, something very special. there will be three seat shapes for the start this year: a retro road and track seat, a dutch style comfort seat and slim style BMX and MTB seat. EVERY seat will be made and finished in california, the hides will be embroidered, laser cut and upholstered there – a true MADE IN USA product ... compared to the most seat manufactures who produce their stuff in china or taiwan. leather will be sourced from USA based tanneries. this sounds really good. check more facts at CycleEXIF





2012-02-27

BOOT OF THE DAY | #116 | CUSTOM WHITE'S BOOTS SMOKEJUMPER

the iconic 8" high WHITE'S BOOTS SMOKEJUMPER in a great color and leather combination: water buffalo in siena and bull hide leather in a rich chocolate dark brown. perfect choice for this combi: the lightweight VIBRAM #2021 crepe wedge sole in black. beautiful! pics | ZODIAC, japan



2012-02-25

THE 299,000.00 DOLLAR CAMARO | 1969 CHEVROLET CAMARO CUSTOM DRAG at eBAY

unbelievable but true: US $ 299,000.00 for a 1969 CUSTOM CAMARO. take a look at this orange silver “RAD RIDES BY TROY” murder machine. here just some facts: “Condition: Pre-Owned Clear Title, Stock No:124379N711219, Transmission: 3 Spd Automatic, Engine: Chuck Norton 710 C.I. 1350 H.P. Gasoline, Drivetrain: Rear Wheel Drive, Exterior Color: Burnt Orange/ Silver Mist, Interior Color: Black.” for much more information please check the eBay site – selling this car on ebay ... pics | ebay seller onlinems





 






2012-02-24

RED WING SHOES | THE HERITAGE HAND SEWN COLLECTION

news from the RED WING HERITAGE EUROPE central: “This season the Red Wing Shoe Co. is launching a new Genuine Handsewn collection — which is entirely made in Lewiston, Maine. To better explain the lore of handsewn, Red Wing went to Maine to produce a short film to show what makes these shoes so unique.” last week i had the chance to take a look at these new shoes at volls. i prefer the work boot styles but they look very nice. nicer than the boat shoes RWS launched some years ago – take a look. vid | RED WING SHOES



Red Wing Handsewn Collection | Made in Maine from Red Wing Heritage on Vimeo.

LIFE TIME GEAR | FAVORITES #49 | POPEYE ... AND WILCO

i am great POPEYE fan since i was 5 years young. got all the films last year in several DVD boxes and my son LEVI love these, too. so it is great to see WILCO's new video “DAWNED ON ME”. really well done!!! vid | wilco





my right arm: this is what i call LIFE TIME GEAR




2012-02-23

AMTRAQ | DISTRIBUTION | #03 SPORTSWEAR REG.

yet another company distributed by UWE's AMTRAQ: Sportswear reg. A young italian company, born in 2008, influenced by used american apparel from gyms, military and workwear – from the 30s to the early 80s. i did not see anything live but the stuff on the pics UWE sent me looks really authentic with a lot of love for details – i like this style very much. all pieces are produced with original fabrics and prints; the labels and hangtags are hand stamped. and very special – good idea, because i love limited stuff: every season there will be 1 shirt und 2 t-shirts hand-painted, delivered in a special box – strictly limited. exciting. UWE, the LAMBCHOP cards are stored in my cupboard. hope to see your showroom before the gig. pics | AMTRAQ


handpainted shirt

 the classic “V”-sweatshirt



 headquarter in ROMA

2012-02-22

BOOT OF THE DAY | #115 | VINTAGE RED WING ENGINEER MOTORCYCLE BOOT

i think this tall 17" engineer boot is rare. me, i did not see often a RED WING engineer boot with this height. it is an eBay offer, that now reached the $44,00 mark. the seller found a number which could be an advise for the RWS style: D27391 – i do not know ... the boot and the creep sole are rugged but seem to be still in good condition, marked with a size 9.5 D. pics | ebay seller jcisjunk