Visually tasty morsels delivered fresh everyday. On today’s menu: Ten Vintage Watches That Should Be More Expensive Than They Are, a stylish survival kit, an electric upright bass, and a brilliant bike build from India that made me smile from ear-to-ear. (I’m still smiling).
This is why I love custom builders. Watch the video…it will put a spring in your step, and a smile on your melon. I’m going to track this outfit down and get an interview and story.
– vijay singh
About Life is Precious: When Wallpaper magazine asked Fort Standard to design a piece for their Handmade Exhibition in Milan during Salone Del Mobile, they set out to design a survival kit with the intention of creating something which looked and felt as precious as its contents. The design became largely about the packaging as it needed to be serious, yet beautiful; an object you could easily bring with you on a day hike or even keep in your car or boat but most importantly an object you would WANT to bring with you everywhere.
From Hodinkee: The world of vintage watches is a funny thing. Not funny “haha,” but rather funny “hmm, I see.” The peaks and valleys in prices of wristwatches sold a generation ago are related to many things – certainly the macro-level economy as a whole, how the brand / watch is perceived today, and how certain aspects play into collecting trends of the day. In this list, we’ll taken you through ten watches that we think should be selling for more money than they are, and we’ll tell you why. Oh, and there isn’t a single Rolex on this list.
The DSDV 3 Bass is shaped to suit a double bass player by maintaining the feel and playability of an acoustic instrument in a form that isn’t reduced to just the minimum interface. A sense of volume is given to it by the Möbius strip-like wing that delimits a virtual sound box. This feature isn’t required by an electric instrument to produce sound but the wing allows the player to rest the instrument on his or her body in an accustomed playing position. It gives the bass the right feel.
Although the bold silhouette of an acoustic double bass bears an expressiveness that can’t be achieved by a more compact electric instrument, with the DSDV 3 bass I wanted to experiment if an electric upright bass could become a distinctive, contemporary visual sign that speaks for itself, without loosing the familiar feel or its role of a tool for making music.
Amen & Oaklandish.
Little shot I took the other day in the Rockridge district of Oakland, California. This VW van is art on wheels.