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allsaints

A few months ago, I drove past the corner of 5th and Pike in the evening and saw something new, a shopfront that flashing by looked like some sort of Babbagesque mechanical computer, brass machinery gridded in glass and lit … Continue reading


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radial stripes

The brand design for Victrola Coffee on 15th is beautiful: There’s a sense of confection about it.  It prints nicely, it exudes a Capitol Hill-ish steampunk sensibility, and it rhymes with those radially-striped teacup designs which are so much more … Continue reading


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rudy’s

On the subject of things that land precisely on the beat, I’ll mention Rudy’s Barbershop.  There are 7 in Seattle, 5 in LA and 2 in Portland.  Thanks to Abra for turning me on to these guys. My opinion of … Continue reading


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homage to sartorialist

“Fashion” as an industry is intimately connected to brand marketing, and in this sense seems almost by construction self-negating.  If you’re being sold a “look”, then it’s not your own, and therefore you’re a consumer, not a producer.  Just as … Continue reading


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