Amigo! Yeah, it was super cool checking out the scene there. For those who might not know what “1880’s factory” means, let me just throw out a few keywords:
Hand tooled leather gun holsters, cotton duck vests, hickory stripe, ticking jacket lining, pinstripe trousers, and of course the ever-popular concealed-carry-inside-pocket. In fact, if I had any bit of business sense in my head, I would probably get you guys to do up a western-workwear-cum-country-gentleman-style line for me…
And as I had no idea what I was getting into before I showed up, I must say I was pleasantly surprised. And also a little bummed I didn’t bring my own camera! There will be a next time. Thanks for the time you had! D.
Great day today. I just got to meet an internet bud, Raggedglory. He was coming through town on his way back to Berlin and decided to say hi. Folks always take that wrong turn at Albuquerque. I think he was spending some time down in Marfa, TX.
Super interesting guy. A wandering musician. I wish we could of hung out longer and a grab a beer & whiskey but I’m heading out of town.
I gave RG the 50 cent tour of my 1880’s factory and hung out a bit. I’m kinda bummed, I forgot to snap a photo to put up here. I also forget my factory life is a little different and maybe others might be interested. He encouraged me to blog more about. Maybe I’ll make time.
Well, thanks for stopping by. Please give me a holla next time you come through town, amigo.
5:22 pm • 17 March 2014 • 20 notes
Leftover Rightunder: Finding Architectural Potential in Found Materials
by Wes Janz (Halfletter Press, Chicago, 2013)
Our planet’s poorest people are also its largest construction force. Whether recent immigrants to growing cities or the last residents in shrinking cities, these occupiers have a great need and, often, no choice but to self-build. They use whatever can be found to create places to live, to work, and perhaps hide. Leftover Rightunder highlights selected projects from ten years of Wes Janz’s efforts to showcase these people’s work in the design and education communities of which he is a member.
8:56 pm • 16 March 2014 • 11 notes
always wondered about those dudes that strap their axes up under their chins…
11:59 pm • 14 March 2014 • 23 notes
1912 Tiffany glasswork at the Hotel Camino Real bar… aka my office for the next 16 hours…
beer and a shot
11:15 pm • 14 March 2014 • 11 notes
UK/EU folks… my loss is your gain. I made a sizing error on this Engineered Garments chambray workshirt (size L), I believe it to be FW13 season. It’s coming back from Texas with me anyways to Berlin, and you can have it for EUR 100 plus shipping. Hit me in the next 24 hours or back to EBay it goes. Thanks for your kind attention.
Contact MACUMBISTA at the domain GMAIL dot COM.
Shoulders: 19” / 48,25cm
Pit-to-pit width: 23” / 58,4cm
Back Length (bottom of collar to hem): 31 1/2” / 80cm
Sleeve (shoulder seam to bottom of cuff): 27” / 68,55cm
8:06 pm • 13 March 2014 • 10 notes
A Reverence for Wood by Eric Sloane. Found this gem in my father’s book shelf….
6:16 pm • 11 March 2014 • 22 notes
The spirit of this man leaves me breathless at times. You are a survivor, Dad.
father and son
5:38 pm • 11 March 2014 • 21 notes
Was looking at this at Marfa Book Company last Saturday…
What Im Reading
Empire of the Summer Moon - S.C. Gwynne.
Quanah Parker and the rise and fall of the Commanches, the most powerful Indian tribe in American history.
Highly Recommend FFF
6:21 pm • 10 March 2014 • 18 notes