This thing is so sick. Great design, great execution of design, and practical, and I must say I love the logo design. Here is what their Kickstarter has to say:
“THE DESIGN – Reduced, reliable and comfortable. These are the attributes we strove for as we designed and developed the Field Chair.
It is reduced—weighing in at under 4 pounds even with the #8 duck heavyweight waterproof canvas. The parts have been minimized to the essentials: the hinges are made from the same part repeated and held together with a military strength axle. The bent tubular legs are also identical.
It is reliable—we found the right balance of strength and flexibility in the hinges and legs. The materials and finishes have all been chosen to wear well as they are used in the great outdoors. The legs and hinges will be hard anodized to resist scratching and dings. The waxed canvas will resist rain, withstand abrasion and patina nicely over time.
It is comfortable—the most important feature of a chair, surprisingly not always the top priority of chair manufacturers. The Field Chair flexes to a comfortable angle when sat in but still provides plenty of support, it is wide and sits low to the ground—all desirable traits for a relaxed outdoor experience.”
Originally Seen at Miss Moss
Been doing lots of reading about St. Vincent and her new ablum, which can be streamed here. Lot’s of references came about her uncle and aunt, Tuck and Patti. I was pleasantly surprised by his amazing ability and her delightful voice. They have been playing music together since 1981. Awesome. Below is the newest video by St. Vincent.
This is my buddy Tanner. He is one of the most motivated and kind hearted people I’ve met, and he also happens to be a fantastic photography. This is his project and his description below:
“My life was changed forever in 2012 when a Roma Gypsy man in Sofia Bulgaria offered to sell me his 6 month old baby for 50 dollars, simply because I said he was beautiful.
That moment inspired me to do something. In 2013 I released a photograph every single day with one goal in mind: To publish this book, a 365-day photo journal created to abolish human trafficking. www.shoottheskies.com
In addition to being a beautiful display piece to inspire awareness and conversation, 100% of the profits from this book will go The A21 Campaign.”
Please take a moment to watch the video and share. If you can purchase a book. This is such a great cause and he has given up well over a year of his life dedicated to making this possible. Let’s support him and help those victims.
I feel that most companies know that hiring out to creative agencies is an integral part of business, but so often I see large companies not getting the high level of work done for their marketing. These videos were shared with me and they are great. Creative and intriguing.
“I should also say, that this is an experience of beauty… Instead of being isolated, cut off, pre-occupied internally, you are presented with a world. You’re related to a world. You’re addressed by a world. Why should this experience strike one as being beautiful? Cognition is beautiful. It’s beautiful to know.”
Notes on Blindness (click to watch the video) is a op doc featuring the details of what losing your sight is like.
“In the summer of 1983, following a decade of steady deterioration, writer and theologian John Hull lost all traces of light sensation. For three years he kept a diary on audiocassette – over sixteen hours in total – a unique and insightful meditation on memory, consciousness and perception.
The diaries were published in 1991 and met with wide critical acclaim. The neurologist Oliver Sacks described the work as “the most extraordinary, precise, deep and beautiful account of blindness I have ever read. It is, to my mind, a masterpiece”.
INTO DARKNESS uses John’s original recordings, never before heard in public, brought to life by striking cinematography, verbatim reconstructions and creative use of archive footage. The result is a unique and cinematic amalgamation of documentary and drama, taking the viewer into the strange and insular world of blindness.” Seen originally on NYTIMES. The filmmakers, Peter Middleton and James Spinney, are also looking to make a full length of this.
I had heard a lot about this video, but just finally got around to watching it. With all the press and publicity that the Seahawks are getting this season, what a blessing this video is. I love seeing men who are the best at something top level yet count it as loss but a vapor. Yet God and His word are solid and the one thing to build our identities on. Enjoy.
Here is my latest edit for Hold Fast. Since getting a new job at the start of summer this year, I have not gotten out to ride and film as much as I used to, but I am quite happy with how this turned out. Big thanks to Chris Clappe and Kareem Shehab for filming it for me and to Hold Fast for their support. 2013 was a big year for me in many ways off the bike, and I’m excited to continue seeing where God’s plan takes me.
I also recently dropped prices on my Be Still tee shirts (seen in almost every clip hahah). You can pick yours up here.