On the plane ride over I was reading the newest issue of Dwell, saw this, and was so very sad that I was on a plane and wouldn’t be able to post about it till later. I mean, how amazing is this Beard Cap? I would love to have one of those, especially being here in Boston. It’s made of wool and comes in 3 different colors and styles. I love that it covers almost your entire head, it looks sooooo warm.
It’s made by a design group called Vík Prjónsdóttir who work in Iceland and think of all sorts of ingenious ways of keeping people warm, like blankets made for two and “robes” shaped like seal pelts. Lots of weird, but fun, projects.
Update: Herman over at Doodybrain got in touch with Scandinavian Grace in Brooklyn and found out that they do carry these caps. They go for $135 a piece, and come in two different styles, long and short beard, and 4 different colors. Call or e-mail the store if you want to get one!
Hello everyone! I made it into Boston, and I’m having an awesome time so far. I landed at 6 in the morning after a restless flight. I think I slept a lot, but it was hard to tell. Yesterday afternoon we met up with Jeff’s friends Nina for brunch at CosÃ, which was a a cute cafÃ© in Kendall Square. I had an overly salty egg sandwich.
After that we met up with Christina at Dunkin Donuts. It was her birthday, so we decided to go shopping on Newbury Street, which was a lot of fun. We saw a guy who was basically dead on the street also, which wasn’t so fun. Thankfully, a woman stepped up to perform CPR on him, and was able to get him breathing again. An ambulance came shortly after, so hopefully he was okay.
Then for dinner we met up with Matt and Naomi, who invited us to Shabbat dinner with a bunch of the Jews on campus. Jeff is Jewish, but I’m not, so it was pretty interesting, and a lot of fun. We had Jew bread, which I can’t spell, but it was delicious. There was matzos ball soup, salad, and chicken with vegetables. Other people were complaining about, but I thought it was really good! The prayer was pretty interesting as well, it just sounded like they were repeating themselves a whole lot. I also got to meet a bunch of really rad people as well.
After that, we headed over to Matt’s dorm to have some drinks and hang out. It ended up being a lot of fun and I took photos of everyone who was there, which are under the cut. I’ll be posting later tonight possibly, but if not, tomorrow!
I’m off to Boston! I’ll post soon, I promise!
I’m really excited to fly out to Boston tonight, but I’m also pretty bummed, because Gama-Go is having a big sale on Saturday. While that’s pretty cool, I think the coolest part is that their having the sale at the Bigfoot Lodge here in LA! So you get to buy a bunch of rad clothes for really cheap, but you also get to drink while you’re at it.
What could be better?
On second thought, maybe it’s a good thing that I won’t be at the party, that way I don’t get drunk and end up spending way too much money and try to hit on Tim Biskup… yikes.
I was talking to my friend David earlier who saw The Savages the other night and was telling me about it. I hadn’t heard much of anything about it, so I checked out the website and was pleasantly surprised to see some beautiful Chris Ware artwork.
I’ve heard the movie itself was kind of intense, but I started listening to the soundtrack, which plays on the site, and it’s great. It was composed by Stephen Trask, and sadly, it hasn’t been released anywhere as of now. I know, I checked everywhere I could think of. And this bums me out, because I was hoping to listen to it while I fly across the country tonight.
So the point of this is, go check out the art on the site, and then listen to the soundtrack to make the time pass today.
On sort of another side note, I’m heading out to Boston tomorrow night to spend some time with Jeff. Because I know basically nothing about Boston, I was wondering if any of you had any good suggestions of places I should visit? I know some of the tourist-y type things to do, and Jeff has some plans for us as well, but I’d really love to get as many ideas as possible.
Also, if anyone is having any sort o art openings, bands playing, parties or anything cool like that, definitely drop me a line, and Me, Jeff and the camera will definitely make a trip to check things out.
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I’m not really big on the whole social networking thing, but I’ve decided to give it a go and give Kitsune Noir it’s own Facebook Group. So far it’s a bunch of my friends, but it would be really cool if everyone who read it joined so I could sort of meet you. I promise I’m a really nice guy, and I try to write everyone back. So if you’re really into the whole Facebook thing, add it and say hi!
I just posted about The Hood Internet, but my friend Chris just pointed out that they released The Mixtape Volume Two just two days ago. I’ve already listened to it, and it’s so frigging good. They are seriously killing it lately. My favorites were Eve vs. Radiohead, Clipse vs. The Avalanches, and Genesis vs. Justice. That’s right, Phil Collins against your favorite electronic band.
I also made my own cover out of a weird picture I took at the Vans Sky Gallery Exhibit, because I hated the one they made, it looked like a bad hip hop compilation that I would never pick up. Hopefully someone enjoys my dumb one.