Thursday, August 20, 2009


I just got these shoes yesterday to go with my new suit. I was having some trouble finding nice dress shoes that weren't generic and ones that were interesting but not expensive.
I came across these little guys at the Ben Sherman store here in SF. They had what I was looking for, in terms of shoes.
Interesting distressed shiny leather that updates the look of the traditional oxford. Low in the ankle which works well with the suit trousers. Throw in an old time toe cap and I fell in love. Originally $152 they were on sale for $50, not bad.
You can find them here.

Tuesday, August 18, 2009

scissor fight!

Max and I at Hello Lucky show that you need to trust your coworkers with your life.

Monday, August 17, 2009


Magazine cover for Über
This faux magazine is a fashion quarterly that highlights dirt, grime and eruo-trash styles.
Created using metal shavings a stencil and iron oxide powder on levi's.

Tuesday, August 11, 2009

meat my plants

I have a great fondness of all things green and growing. As a caretaker of some interesting plants I have come to appreciate the subtleties of growing a tropical fern right next to a desert loving succulent. Let's take a tour of my "garden"

To your right is a great big Staghorn Fern. I got it as a Christmas present from Paxton's Gate here in the Mission. To water the behemoth I stick it in the shower once a week and feed it with Dyna Grow 7-9-5. Deer hoof in the background is for scale.

Next is a A. crispafolium or ‘Lasagna Fern’. I got this one from Macy's flower sale. It's another leviathan that enjoys humid air and mid sunlight levels. I like to think the Staghorn and Lasagna are good friends, since they both require the same care and are like species.

Here we have a Pitcher plant, basil, Japanese Aloe, a mystery orchid (a gift but it hasn't flowered yet so I'm not to sure what kind it is yet). In the background is two cacti, but I don't know what kind they are either.
The basil plant is a great addition to any kitchen as well as the pitcher plant (discourages any fruitflies). The aloe is edible and is great in smoothies and I heard is extremely good for you. It doesn't taste like anything and when you skin it it takes a slimy jellyfish texture, kinda gross.

Thursday, August 6, 2009

running away

I picked this print up from the Renegade Craft Fair. It's a great letterpress print from Cindy Tomczyk. The wood type used for this print was used from the archive at Hamilton Wood Type Museum in Two Rivers, Wisconsin. I've always wanted to visit there although I never really wanted to go to Wisconsin.
The print stood out for me because of the wood type used and the phrase. You know what they say though, "The grass is always greener on the other side."

Monday, August 3, 2009

Duchess and me

I received my new suit from Duchess last Monday and I have been itching to wear it around town. It's a beautiful constructed suit. There's pockets galore inside the jacket. The trousers fit like a glove and have hidden suspender buttons. The style is what they call the Atticus, it's a suit inspired by the high lapels and semi high waisted trousers of the 1930's suits.

The tie is a new edition from American Rag. I'm not really a fan of skinny ties but this one caught my eye with the olive green silk, and you tie it just right a gold fleur de lis will lie dead center and create a faux tie pin.

I had a great time in Lafayette Park with Jane on the camera. I think I might have turned some heads. {The infamous Danielle Steel's house to your right}.

This lining is a silk gold paisley print that was custom on my suit. I think the color of the gold the the grey herringbone work well with each other. It always gives me a surprise when I take off my jacket.

I plan to buy a pair of wingtipped oxfords since there's sometimes when the cuffs of the trousers catch on my beloved ankle boots.
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