Lenny is 4 years old, good natured and doesn't like to be too far from Les, which I can understand. We found him at the Pasadena Humane Society, in addition to many dogs, cats, birds and rabbits for adoption, they also have an alligator and two mountain goats in residence.
This classic glass is becoming harder to find and subsequently one of my favorite new search words on ebay. It seems Duralex of France has gone into liquidation. The Picardie first appeared in 1927, elegant, stackable and virtually unbreakable it became ubiquitous across France in school kiosks, cafes and restaurants.
I spoke to my Father yesterday, prompting some nostalgia for my home town. I love the design of the floating triangular 'crates' used to house the accumulated catch of lobster prior to market dispatch (third photo). My Grandfather was fishing during this era, later enlisting my father, who later enlisted my older brother. The C0-op is still running, though the fishing fleet has diminished dramatically.
Vintage 1980's, Rocky Mountain Featherbed Co. jacket, again from rose bowl, the early days of Goretex, with leather trim and ample pockets for shoplifting. This company collaborated with SiFury in Japan this year to release an updated version of the Mountain Parka (bottom).
10 year anniversary CD re-issue of these late John Fahey recordings, originally issued as a double 7" on Little Brother Records. Haunted reverb masterpieces in beautiful letterpress packaging featuring a booklet documenting the rarely seen paintings made by Fahey in the later days of his career on earth. Out on Important Records.
We stumbled into Sonomitsu Shoes, a tiny store in the Yanaka district of Tokyo last December. The shoes are designed and handmade in house and the quality is exceptional, scrawled in biro on the innersole are the words shoe making is my life. You Sit down, have each foot measured, choose your style and leather, and 4 months later, an amazing pair of handmade shoes arrives at your door.
This young man was teleported from the distant past to play for the farmers market folk in Hollywood today, living proof that John Henry didn't die in vain. His repertoire consisted of skillfully played classics by Dock Boggs, Roscoe Holcomb and Bill Shepard, and his bag consisted of sheet music and a tin of Dax hair styling wax.
Japanese indigo dyed Denim from Junkyard Jeans stand at Rose Bowl. The colors and detailing of these pieces are beautiful especially the hand sewn patch repairs. The pile regularly consists of sleeping mats, curtain fragments and the occasional garment, such as the Yukata pictured in the last two shots.