2012-06-30

FINISHED: LEVI'S & LIFE TIME GEAR'S VW BULLY T1 PROJECT

last weekend we finished the T1. we just needed about 6 hours altogether and my son LEVI and me had a lot of fun. this week we started our next LEGO project: the SPACE SHUTTLE. but we just built about 1 hour. the weather is too good to sit inside building big LEGO projects. our wish project would be a 1960 VW BEETLE – see below –, but this f***ing amazing thing costs about 500 euros. and this is damn much money for a LEGO kit. another project could be TOWER BRIDGE which is about 3.000 pieces, more than double the T1 has. i think we will wait till autumn for this giant LEGO building. we'll see. pics | LTG, LEGO



















2012-06-28

LIFE TIME GEAR | FAVORITES #65 | EBBETS FIELD FLANNELS CAPS

i am always looking for cool hats & rare caps. caps especially with my initials E and J or L for LIFE TIME GEAR. now i found a cap @ the EBBETS FIELD FLANNELS website: an old 1946 NEWARK EAGLES ballcap. great stuff - yesterday the cap arrived – no customs yeah! last year i bought three other flannel caps from EBBETS FIELD @ superdenim without any letters or graphics - i love these simple style. they are my most worn caps. the caps are made in the USA in the best quality a cap could be made – absolutely perfect! EFF needed just 5 days to send me the cap from SEATTLE without any express order or extra money. it's a must to check their very well done website. beside the caps they have great AUTHENTIC FLANNEL BASEBALL SHIRTS – one is nicer than the other. it is the same to the different kind of jackets. pics | LTG & Ebbets Field Flannels

















2012-06-26

THE RODDLER – A HOT ROD STROLLER | by KID KUSTOMS

what a great stroller: THE RODDLER from “kid kustoms”. and the best, when your kiddies are ready for their first hot rod just take the RODDLER chassis and transform your stroller to the “ENZO TRIKE” – genius! with endless possibilities to customize, but not really cheap as you can imagine. THE RODDLER ist a handbuilt “aluminium 6061 T6 grade stroller” which also features stainless hardware, kustom painted fenders, high grade leaterette upholstery, leafspring and hairpin suspension, adjustable handle bar, white wall tires and, and, and. check it: www.kidkustoms.com pics | kid kustoms


some RODDLER versions



the ENZO TRIKE





2012-06-25

BOOT OF THE DAY | #135 | WHITE'S BOUNTY HUNTER CHROME EXCEL NAVY

in german we say “aller guten dinge sind 3” – okay: here is the third blue boot in between the last three weeks as my boot of the day. from my favorite bootmaker WHITE'S an awesome navy BOUNTY HUNTER made of chrome excel leather. EXTRAORDINARY! the boot has a regular toe, vibram #269 sole, is 6" inch high, has a rolled up top, copper hardware and pull loops. again abailable at japanese VECK. i think they like blue boots ... pics | VECK





2012-06-23

LEAD BREAKFAST | PULP FICTION SAMPLED & REMIXED


very well done. not my music but a must watch at – it is the cut and the mix which make this video so interesting even if you see PULP FICTION several times. enjoy – nice weekend. remix & cut | POGO



2012-06-22

REDWING1905 x LIFE TIME GEAR | FRED x ERIC

some days ago i got a letter from the USA. hm, who should write me a letter from the states? indianapolis stamps? ahhhh, it was from my friend FRED who did a business trip to RW minnesota, chicago, boston ... it's so nice getting “real” handwritten post. i must always emphasize again and again – nowadays uncommon, nearly old school. he sent me greetings from TRURO, CAPE COD where great american artist EDWARD HOPPER has had his summer studio house on STEVENS WAY – beautiful location. FRED wrote me that he will bring a souvenir for me to germany. yesterday KLAUS from volls.de brought me a wonderful CHICAGO COFFEE CUP from INTELLIGENTSIA “fresh roasted coffee” which FRED gave him last week when he visited volls.de. i got the cup because of the STARS on it. i love stars! look at the LIFE TIME GEAR sign above. thank you so much FRED. the cup is in use! pics | LTG








2012-06-21

BOOT OF THE DAY | #134 | NAVY WESCO BOSS ENGINEER BOOT

another blue boot, another boot from japanese “VECK”. this time a classic WESCO BOSS in bright navy, that looks so odd but amazing. outfitted with a VIBRAM #100, double buckle at the bootleg, rolled top.  strange boot – like it or not, anyway this WESCO is eye-caching at all and i think when it is rugged this boot will be a sensation. the price is a sensation too: 150.000 yen which means about 1.800 US $.  pics | VECK






2012-06-20

A DAY IN THE LIFE OF A LITTLE BOY & A LITTLE GIRL | BY NORMAN ROCKWELL 1952

sorry, 2 more illustrations from great NORMAN ROCKWELL because they are too nice. and they are much more ... you can get prints @ www.nrm.orgpics | collected by x-ray delta one via flickr, © Norman Rockwell


2012-06-19

COPIED? THE SATURDAY EVENING POST COVER | BY NORMAN ROCKWELL

hm, i think i know this cover design from an actual publication ... and when i saw this the first time – well, the actual one i mean – i thought, i know this from seeing it somewhere before. famous and great graphic designer NORMAN ROCKWELL did the original – unmistakable! so i took a fast look in the editorial of this actual magazine to look if the maybe “wanted imitation” is commented to the readers as f.ex a respect to NORMAN ROCKWELL or in the name of heritage. but i guessed it would not: it is not. i will save my breath now ... . respect to the editor, because he has nerves, i don't want to have. pics | collected byX-ray delta one on flickr. © estate of NORMAN ROCKWELL