2014-05-30

LTG'S DUPONT LIGHTERS | FROM PAST TO PRESENT

today i got my new CIGAR LIGHTER by DUPONT, PARIS – in bright orange what else?! now when the evenings get warmer there is nothing better than smoking a cigar and drinking a glass of wine while reading the newspaper on the fresh renovated roof-deck over the tops of DARMSTADT city. so i decided to replace the matches by a contemporary lighter. nice to find a DUPONT for an acceptable price. this one is my third DUPONT. my first, the silver one, i got from my parents when i got eighteen ... well, long time ago. the second i bought about 15 years ago: a vintage line 2 gold combined with “LAQUE DE CHINE” which is really rare to find and so got really expensive now. it is a pity that both vintage lighter don't work anymore. they lose gas in between hours and i brought them 2 times to the service but they could not solve the problem. so i am just happy to hear the unique smart snap sound when opening and closing these 2 DUPONTS. if you compare the sounds of a ZIPPO to DUPONT it is like comparing a CATERPILLAR to a CITROEN DS. pics | LTG














2014-05-27

BRUNS ACOUSTICS | PRETTY OLD SCHOOL LOOKING ANALOG BLUETOOTH SPEAKERS

aren't these speakers nice? ”every speaker is a unique work of art. no two are every exactly the same!“ there are two lines: the timbre CLASSIC SERIES, which is inspired by the natural beauty of selected timbres and the timbre RELIC SERIES, used and worn like your favorite denim, rugged for years: worn finishes, aged parts, rusted hardware and nostalgic color combinations. all speakers have the same components – check out the pics with the tech specs. for more details about this handmade speakers check ACOUSTIC BRUNS AUSTRALIA's site. pics | © BRUNS ACOUSTICS


















2014-05-23

FREE & EASY SUPPLY BY FRED B.

damn, thank you so much FRED c/o RW1905 blog for this great supply of my beloved japanese FREE & EASY magazines. for more than five years it was an expensive fight to get my monthly issue – since FRED told me that he always has one issue to give away. he promised me that i will be the one who will get this free F&E. GREAT! so it is a long time ago i met FRED as you see when you take a look at these new old issues. so, next week i know what to do in the evenings. thx FRED. pics | LTG












2014-05-09

RED WING SHOES AT WORK | CARPENTER CHRISTIAN WITH HIS RWS #8130

this week we got our roof-deck renewed. when our carpenter CHRISTIAN came in i noticed at once his rugged RED WING boots. i asked him if this is a #8137 and he told me that it is a #8130 with a rebuilt black sole. he always wears his RWS boots a couple of years before he use them for work. these are about 3 years at work. these boots are really nice broken in. as CHRISTIAN says there are no better boots for work than RED WING BOOTS. pics | LTG