R.I.P. Skateboard Legend Jay Adams

Jay Adams (February 3, 1961 – August 15, 2014) was an American skateboarder most prominently known as one of the original members of Z-Boys skateboarding team. He is known as “The Original Seed” of the sport and considered one of the most influential skateboarders of all time. Adams died of a heart attack on August 15, 2014.


Camouflage Overview by Atelier de l’Armee

Elza and Joost from the Amsterdam based brand Atelier de l’Armee are making the most amazing bags from old and deadstock camouflage jackets and denim fabrics. Over the years they collected many different types of camouflage from all over the world. Here is an overview of the ones that pass through their hands either as cloth or as a garment. My personal favourites are the German (flecktarn), Korean and Swiss camouflage patterns. Very nice overview and check out their great handmade brand!

1960′s East German”Blumentarn

 1950′s Belgian Denison Smock

Brazilian lizard camouflage

British desert camouflage

British Woodland camouflage

Dutch Jungle camouflage

Dutch Woodland camouflage

Finnish M62 Camouflage

French Foreign Legion Lizard camouflage

German Flecktarn desert

German Flecktarn

Korean Duck camouflage

Portuguese lizard camouflage

Russian TTsKO camouflage

Swiss Alpentarn camouflage

US Army Choco chip camouflage

US Army Desert storm camouflage

US Army Rhodesian camouflage


The Legendary Cowboys

A cowboy is an animal herder who tends cattle on ranches in North America and often performs a multitude of other ranch-related tasks. The historic American cowboy of the late 19th century arose from the traditions of northern Mexico and became a figure of special significance and legend. A subtype, called a wrangler, specifically tends the horses used to work cattle. In addition to ranch work, some cowboys work for or participate in rodeos. Here’s the legendary cowboy.

Boro ‘The Fabric Of Life Expo’ In Domaine de Boisbuchet (France)

The exhibition Boro  ‘The Fabric of Life’ comprises approximately 50 pieces composed of a collection of repaired futon covers, kimonos, work garments, and other hand made, household textiles which were created by Japanese peasants between 1850 and 1950 using leftover, indigo dyed cotton. Most come from the private collection of New York based gallerist Stephen Szczepanek. The exhibition is designed in cooperation with graduates from Parsons The New School for Design, New York, and presented in the 19th century castle of the Domaine de Boisbuchet in Lessac, France. The expo was running from June 7th until September 15th. Unfortunately the expo is already closed, but below some impressions from these great authentic Japanese garments, the boro.


Vintage Japanese Boro’s From The Begin Of The 19th Century

Japanese boro’s were made in the late 18th, begin of the 19th century. The boro is a piece of clothing made by farmers to keep themself warm during the cold winter nights. Boro’s are mostly made from several layers of indigo rags to give the same warmth as a blanket. The rags were coloured with blue indigo, one of the few accepted colors for labour classes. For stitching the rags they used the famous sashiko technique. Nowadays these boro’s are hard to find Japanese antique. True craftsmanship!

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