bee my queen
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Last December, I ordered a Pointer Brand coat and a denim work apron from a small company in North Georgia USA, mainly because they had a very good price. Their main business is supplying beekeepers.
Now that Spring has arrived, I get these amazing emails from Pigeon Mountain Trading describing how they ship live bees across the States, and what you should do with them when they arrive.
I can only count those messages as an unexpected bonus, since none of the hipsterwear outlets I also buy things from occasionally know anything about bees.
Amigo-in-Japan Jonathan has undertaken the Herculean task of creating his own limited-edition denim line, the Ooe Yofukuten x Bandanna Almanac Albuquerque jean, for which I must congratulate him. He’s looking for a few more brave souls to complete the run. Join the few and the proud here.
To all the people freaking out about the first 3D printed gun: keep in mind that people have been able to make their own firearms without the need of a $40,000 printer for hundreds of years…
OLIVER SPENCER Coram Jacket - Navy, with curiously mismatched buttons much like a French workjacket from EBay I posted here on Tumblr some time ago…
Tell ya what, I had an offer that if I could find 10 folks interested in a handmade, Katazome-dyed scarf with this pattern in indigo, they would run about US$90-150. Who of my followers here could commit to this?
Yup! Batik is just Indonesian word for it. If you look at that image (espc detail), you see that the artwork and background coloring is perfectly suited for resist dyeing.
Anyone know anyone who does batik, for example?
17th Century Modernism?
Still in love with this pattern. I assure any textile artist who could produce this for me in a shawl-size length a chair at the banquet of heaven. And maybe even some money.
From: “Tantra Song: Tantric Painting from Rajasthan” ed. Franck André Jamme
Don’t dare stare…
THE ILLUSTRATED MAN 1969. Original Movie Poster starring Rod Steiger and Clair Bloom in Ray Bradbury’s masterpiece of the supernatural. “Don’t dare stare at the illustrated man” .
We could immediately declare our own republic and seal ourselves off from the rest of the world, North Korean style…