Category Archives: Inspiration

The Burning House

Photo: Foster Huntington's shot of Matt Hranek's essentials.

What would you take if your house was burning and you could only grab what you could carry? That’s what my friend, Foster Huntington, focuses on in his super cool photoblog, The Burning House. Check it out here.

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Razzle Dazzle Camo

A propos of nothing, a canoe camouflaged in the Razzle Dazzle paint scheme employed on naval ships during World War I. Just because it’s Monday, and the ziggy-zaggy design civilianized on an un-battleship is pretty rad.

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A Bit of Advice

From an artist whose name I don't know.

“One final paragraph of advice: do not burn yourselves out. Be as I am – a reluctant enthusiast….a part-time crusader, a half-hearted fanatic. Save the other half of yourselves and your lives for pleasure and adventure. It is not enough to fight for the land; it is even more important to enjoy it. While you can. While it’s still here. So get out there and hunt and fish and mess around with your friends, ramble out yonder and explore the forests, climb the mountains, bag the peaks, run the rivers, breathe deep of that yet sweet and lucid air, sit quietly for a while and contemplate the precious stillness, the lovely, mysterious, and awesome space. Enjoy yourselves, keep your brain in your head and your head firmly attached to the body, the body active and alive, and I promise you this much; I promise you this one sweet victory over our enemies, over those desk-bound men and women with their hearts in a safe deposit box, and their eyes hypnotized by desk calculators. I promise you this; You will outlive the bastards.” 

Ed Abbey

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Mrs. Mischner Goes to Brimfield

Check out my gallery of images from the insanely overwhelming yet divinely inspiring Brimfield Antiques Market over at Garden & Gun.

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RIP Elizabeth Taylor

Elizabeth Taylor Dies, Liz Taylor, RIP Elizabeth Taylor, Richard Burton, Paul Newman, Cat on a Hot Tin Roof, National Velvet

As I mentioned over at Southern in the City earlier this morning, the world is much less glamorous place for having lost Elizabeth Taylor. La Vida Liz was a splendidly chic woman whose inner sparkle outshone every diamond, ruby, and emerald in her impressive collection of jewels. Or as Dlisted more elegantly put it, “The bright shiny amethyst in the world’s eye is moonwalking with Michael Jackson and the angels up in heaven today.”

Elizabeth Taylor Dies, Liz Taylor, RIP Elizabeth Taylor, Richard Burton, Paul Newman, Cat on a Hot Tin Roof, National Velvet

Elizabeth Taylor Dies, Liz Taylor, RIP Elizabeth Taylor, Richard Burton, Paul Newman, Cat on a Hot Tin Roof, National Velvet

Elizabeth Taylor Dies, Liz Taylor, RIP Elizabeth Taylor, Richard Burton, Paul Newman, Cat on a Hot Tin Roof, National Velvet

Elizabeth Taylor Dies, Liz Taylor, RIP Elizabeth Taylor, Richard Burton, Paul Newman, Cat on a Hot Tin Roof, National Velvet

Elizabeth Taylor Dies, Liz Taylor, RIP Elizabeth Taylor, Richard Burton, Paul Newman, Cat on a Hot Tin Roof, National Velvet

Elizabeth Taylor Dies, Liz Taylor, RIP Elizabeth Taylor, Richard Burton, Paul Newman, Cat on a Hot Tin Roof, National Velvet

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Climbing Magazine Shots Part 2

I’m not a climber myself–anything above ladder-height sets my knees knockin’–but I do enjoy the wild and adventurous style of mountaineering types.

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Banff Mountain Film Fest

Looking forward to checking out the Banff Mountain Festival this Sunday and Monday at Symphony Space on 95th Street.

In doing research on the Banff event, I came across complete collections of Summit and Climbing magazines, both of which were/are pretty much the handbooks for early climbers like Yvon Chouinard, Glen Denny, and Royal Robbins, as well as for the generations of climbers and mountaineering types who followed. I posted a gallery of some of the most captivating covers from Summit over at Southern in the City, my other blog for Garden & Gun magazine (click here if you’re interested). On Monday, I’ll post some shots from Climbing magazine, as well (in keeping with the whole mountain-climbing, adventure-sport theme).

 

 

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