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FASHION FRIDAY

Bits of check, turtlenecks, hounds tooth, light grey and pops of emerald.

Images from Here, Here, Here, and Here.

HUNT 4

Hunt 4 from Deux North on Vimeo.

The shots with rolling fog are amazing. Love the bikes, love Deux North.

“Riding up the coast of California from Santa Cruz, Deux North’s 8 riders test a new bike built for every kind of road. After 2 days and 200 miles, the group meets the story’s narrator, El Chapulin (The Grasshopper) to listen to his story, tell their own, and compete in an event that he created over 15 years ago. On the final day. the 100-mile Grasshopper Adventure Series race serves as the finish line for Deux North’s Hunt 4. #SeekandDiverge
Director: aaronisnotcool
Story: Dylan Nord, James Nord, Aaron Vazquez
Narrator: Miguel Crawford
Video Production: BKLYN1834
Soundtrack: Live Footage”

RESCUE

Painting by El Greco 1560 A.D.

Stumbled across this poem I had written for Leah Dankertson’s blog, Rough Hewn last advent. Based on Romans 3:9-26

None is righteous, no not one.

No one understands
no one seeks God
All turned aside, worthless they have become
no one does good, not even one.
Their throat is an open grave,
they use their tongues to disobey
the venom of asps upon their lips.
Their mouth curses with bitterness.
Their feet are swift to shed blood
ruin and misery in the paths are done.
The way of peace they have not known;
no fear of God within their bones.

Yet

The righteousness of God manifested;
law and prophets bear witness to it.
Through faith in Christ those who believe
with no distinction, deemed free.
Propitiation by His Blood
and rescued from the sinful flood.
Righteousness shown at present time;
justified are those with faith in Thine.

LES MOTS DE LA CARPE

Les mots de la carpe from Lucrece Andreae on Vimeo.

Not to sure what this is, but it’s awesome.

KIT-YOURSELF


RADAVIST KIT


TRACKO SNOW CAMO KIT

Well this week two amazing people produced two amazing, made in the U.S.A. Endo Customs cycling kits. Tracko just opened up the pre-order for his new Snow Camo jersey and camo bibs and John just posted his RADAVIST kit for sale on the site. I love the simplistic and intentional design on both these kits. I will be posting the Geopolitan Party Shred Club kit for pre-order in the next couple weeks; just can’t compete with these guys!

PATTERN PLAY



Welp Valentino won… but only with looks 48-67

NOBODY LOVES JOEL ROMEO


This is a great short documentary of a Ballard legend. Joel Romeo used to frequent Blackbird all the time when I worked there. I wish I had taken the time and effort to get to know him a little better. I love his drawings and comics, and his always smiling face. Make sure you go vote for this video – here.

IMPERIAL MOTION // REFLECTIVE

Imperial Motion // Reflective from Imperial Motion on Vimeo.

Spencer of Imperial Motion asked me to help out for their new reflective line by riding around at night and having some fun; I couldn’t say “no” to that. The end result is really cool and the product looks great! You can get the Highway Strap Back Hat and the Mercer Denim in Raw Grey on their webstore. See images below and product info below.

Highway Strap Back Hat - 100% Polyester reflective strap back hat with printed Velcro patch at center front, self strap back closure with zipper adjuster, flag woven label at back. Fully reflective material for high visibility at night.

Mercer Denim in Raw Grey - 98% Cotton 2% Spandex 5 pocket denim pant in a slim straight fit. The Mercer Denim features a raw grey denim, signature IM back pocket embroidery, signature back leather patch under waistband, front rivets at stress points, button fly, custom metal detailing, and our signature 3M printed inner cuff that reflects headlights, camera flashes, and other natural and artificial light.

These products are available now and the rest of the fall line will be up early July.

 

MERIT BERG

Europa

This morning I was reminded of the painting instructor at the community college I attended.  Her name is Merit Berg, and she had an fantastic exhibition there while I was enrolled. To this day, it was one of the most impactful moments art has had on my life. The paintings, which are huge, stopped me dead in my tracks and I felt like I just starred at them for hours. The detailed garments are unbelievable. I also love the mix of modern shapes with a very romantic painting style decorating a beautiful waste landscape.

Vanitas 2Vanitas

 

 

Rapha Europe’s Radical Rides

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John posted the Rapha Hidden Europe Video today, which is a great watch, and it reminded me of all the cool bikes I had seen when I originally watched it. After searching around some for these beautiful black rides, I found out that Rapha had shot amazing photos of them and posted on their site. I cannot wait for my all black made in the U.S.A. steel disc road bike to be finished! Until then, Enjoy (click on image to be taken to original post.)