Jun 27 2012

I really can’t think of anything worse than losing my memory other than losing my memories. Everything I keep comes with a story and the first thing I’d go for in a fire would probably be boxes of negatives, Moleskine journals and other keepsakes. It gives me anxiety to think that an entire generation is going to lose their artifacts, namely tangible items that are conveniently digitized like albums and photographs. Ultimately, CDs will scratch, formats will change, technology will evolve and hard drives will crash leaving countless totems and subsequent nostalgia in the ether.

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Jun 25 2012

The last I heard of artists, Christo and Jean-Claude was when I checked in on their latest project, Over the River as they were in the middle of securing the permits necessary to shroud almost six miles of the Arkansas River in luminous fabric panels. Their work has always astounded me and turned my attention to other land artists not only incorporating the natural world into their work but also relocating sections of it into galleries and surrounding museum walls.

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Jun 22 2012

When Damon Way noticed the heavy rotation of RVs, camper vans and converted buses around his home in San Francisco he began documenting this peculiar culture of aging land yachts previously destined for the wrecking yard. Once a status symbol for would-be retirees and weekend warriors, the culture of rubber tramps living in these vehicles seemingly beg the dichotomy of having figured out a simpler way of life or living on the brink of homelessness.

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Jun 21 2012

I’ve enjoyed watching the evolution of outdoor-inspired design and a return to the classics, especially when a handful of companies are carefully crafting wares that are not only functional but look pretty damn good too.

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Jun 20 2012

The ultimate stunt double, Poler’s Camera Cooler can either be used as a photo bag or a convenient conversion to a small cooler large enough to fit a six pack.

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Jun 18 2012

It’s in our nature to be nostalgic for a time we haven’t lived. In fact, I had the privilege of interviewing Dennis Hopper before he passed away and when I mentioned my reverence for the culture of the 60s and 70s he laughed and quipped that his generation credited Errol Flynn’s crew for living more of a bacchanalian lifestyle.

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Jun 15 2012

I’ve spent the better part of three decades obsessively on two wheels. More specifically, I’ve ridden just about everything from BMX bikes as a kid to motocross machines, Harleys, big body BMW tourers and have even tried my hand at mountain biking. For anything with a throttle I prefer KTMs and was lucky enough to grab one of the last 640 Adventure models before they were permanently shelved in 2007.

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