1. cleareyeforthestraightrye:

A: Here we go. Bulleit 95 Rye. This is what I’m talking about. 
H: Bulleit’s done something very cool with all of their bottles. Taken as a whole, they’ve got a simple and clean design.
A: But look closely at the details and you’ll see that there’s a lot going on. The label’s got the most ornate border we’ve seen so far.
H: I dunno, I think Old Grand-dad is in the running there. 
A: I said ornate, not gaudy. As a side note, since you brought up OGD, it’s interesting that Bulleit shares their orange and green color scheme.
H: Orange for bourbon, green for rye. Though Bulleit’s green is softer, so that the black text is legible. 
A: The text is the best part. It looks like a newspaper or flier from 150 years ago. There are three different typefaces crammed in there. There’s the circle around the 95. The daggers in the middle.
H: Somehow it’s not a mess and it all works. It conveys age, experience, and reliability. The motif continues on the bottle itself, too. 
A: Finally, even though the bottle’s shape appears plain, the way it tapers slightly toward the bottom is quite distinctive in practice. This is a really beautiful bottle.
H: Bravo, guys.

    cleareyeforthestraightrye:

    A: Here we go. Bulleit 95 Rye. This is what I’m talking about. 

    H: Bulleit’s done something very cool with all of their bottles. Taken as a whole, they’ve got a simple and clean design.

    A: But look closely at the details and you’ll see that there’s a lot going on. The label’s got the most ornate border we’ve seen so far.

    H: I dunno, I think Old Grand-dad is in the running there. 

    A: I said ornate, not gaudy. As a side note, since you brought up OGD, it’s interesting that Bulleit shares their orange and green color scheme.

    H: Orange for bourbon, green for rye. Though Bulleit’s green is softer, so that the black text is legible. 

    A: The text is the best part. It looks like a newspaper or flier from 150 years ago. There are three different typefaces crammed in there. There’s the circle around the 95. The daggers in the middle.

    H: Somehow it’s not a mess and it all works. It conveys age, experience, and reliability. The motif continues on the bottle itself, too. 

    A: Finally, even though the bottle’s shape appears plain, the way it tapers slightly toward the bottom is quite distinctive in practice. This is a really beautiful bottle.

    H: Bravo, guys.

  2. ymoh1:

1980s / 1860s

    ymoh1:

    1980s / 1860s

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  3. koreanmodel:

Irene Kim by Jung Dong Hyun for Voguegirl Korea Mar 2014

    koreanmodel:

    Irene Kim by Jung Dong Hyun for Voguegirl Korea Mar 2014

  4. lecollecteur:

Yokoyama Taikan, 1904.

    lecollecteur:

    Yokoyama Taikan, 1904.

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  5. 21 April 2014

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    I believe a man is happier, and happy in a richer way, if he has ‘the freeborn mind’. But I doubt whether he can have this without economic independence, which the new society is abolishing. For economic independence allows an education not controlled by Government; and in adult life it is the man who needs, and asks, nothing of Government who can criticise its acts and snap his fingers at its ideology. Read Montaigne; that’s the voice of a man with his legs under his own table, eating the mutton and turnips raised on his own land. Who will talk like that when the State is everyone’s schoolmaster and employer? Admittedly, when man was untamed, such liberty belonged only to the few. I know. Hence the horrible suspicion that our only choice is between societies with few freemen and societies with none.

    — 

    C. S. Lewis, “Is Progress Possible?” (via ayjay)

    Preach

  6. prettycolors:

#9ea8b7

Aviation blue

    prettycolors:

    #9ea8b7

    Aviation blue

  7. blackberryvision:

The lives of others. Hudson Square.

    blackberryvision:

    The lives of others. Hudson Square.

  8. thedapperhomme:

creds: jeremyrodneyhall + kwvku

    thedapperhomme:

    creds: jeremyrodneyhall + kwvku

  9. thedapperhomme:

creds: jeremyrodneyhall + kwvku

    thedapperhomme:

    creds: jeremyrodneyhall + kwvku

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  11. The Oddest Jacket

    dieworkwear:

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    Inspired by a post I saw at Breathnaigh, I recently bought a Needles Rebuild jacket. It’s easily the oddest piece of clothing I own, and I say that as a guy who walks around town in a motorcycle jacket. For those unfamiliar, Needles is one of the brands under Nepenthes – a Japanese company that operates as both a retailer and parent company to a number of labels. In addition to Needles, they have Engineered Garments, South2 West8, and Sonic Labs. The company’s founder and director, Keizo Shimizu, designs Needles and Sonic Labs.

    The Needles line feels very eccentric and bohemian. It includes this “Rebuild” collection, where individual pieces of clothing (often vintage) are deconstructed and used to “rebuild” new garments. Given the construction and designs, each piece is totally unique, even if the sensibilities across models and makes are the same. Take this BDU field jacket, for example. There are snap button pockets (presumably from the cargo pockets of BDU pants) on the interior side of the left lapel. One is so strangely placed that it’s in the middle of where the lapel folds over, which causes the lapel to sit strangely. Snap button pockets have also been used to reinforce the elbows, and there’s one pocket – upside down, even – placed right next to the patch hip pocket. Should you unbutton it, a ribbon previously used to cinch the waist on a pair of pants will unravel and fall out, reminding you that you’re in the Willy Wonka of field jacket designs.  

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    Those pockets

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  13. prettycolors:

#d6e8fa

    prettycolors:

    #d6e8fa