There’s just some things that I want to do in my life before I am too old, and one of them is go on a motorcycle road trip…either with friends or by myself…I’d take both.
That’s why I am so intrigued by this short documentary film from Clement Beauvais titled “Long Live The Kings,” it shows 3 friends enjoying a motorcycle road trip on some pretty sweet rides (courtesy of Blitz Motorcycles) around the French mountains and not really caring about when it ends or what happens. Just enjoying life in the present.
I feel like trips like this let you come to better understanding of who you are and let you experience life differently then at home. I’m in the perfect place in life right now to do it, and I still am bogged down by the thought of money. That’s what it always comes back to for me – which is a bummer – but I’m always torn between experiencing life or making more money. Hopefully someday they’ll be one in the same.
Love that they shot this on 16mm film and took all the pictures on 35mm. It doesn’t make me hipster that I like film, just nostalgic and awesome.
Check out Behind The Scenes video & pictures after the jump…
You know when you stumble on a painting or a song and can’t stop enjoying that specific piece of art? That’s how I’m feeling right now with Theo Gosselin‘s photography. His work exudes a type of rebellion adventure that I want to live in – it could be a movie with the soundtrack of M83′s “Saturdays = Youth” playing in the background.
Also according to his portfolio – he and his friends are making a movie about his travels across the USA. Check out the website here. Specifically check out the Photography page. Very interested to see what comes out of this.
See more of his pictures…
Beijing motorcycle extraordinnaires, Bandit9, have just released onto the world their new baby…calling it Nero. The bike is based on the classic Chang Jiang 750 from the 1950s and ’60s, which is probably why I feel so drawn to it. It looks like something a superhero would ride to fight crime. Even though I’m not a bike person…since I’ve never owned one, nor have I really driven one…I couldn’t resist sharing this bike. I think what set’s it apart for me, from most bikes, is the black matte finish…it really just takes it up a notch, that, and it’s not a chopper. I hate choppers. They just look so uncomfortable.
Price hasn’t been announced yet…and nobody knows when it will be available to the public. Hopefully I come into millions before then.
via The Fox Is Black
Jerry Seinfeld’s still got it. Even though his hit show – The Marriage Ref was…not a success…but he’s still kickin’. He has a new internet project entitled “Comedians In Cars Getting Coffee,” which is exactly what it sounds like. Comedians, cars, and coffee.
The premise – from what I gather from watching the first episode is this – Jerry Seinfeld in classic cars rigged with gopros, invites a comedian to get coffee, and documents their time together. It’s actually more interesting to watch then it sounds. The first comedian he invites is comedy legend, Larry David, known for being creator/writer on Seinfeld and creator/star/writer of Curb Your Enthusiasm.
I laughed a bunch while watching this, but really…you see a bigger friendship here then just celebrities hanging out for more press. You see guys getting each other’s jokes before finishing them, or laughing at weird words that nobody else would laugh at, or one helping another out in his new web series. It’s kind of cool that these guys over 30 years can still make each other laugh over breakfast.
Really loving the style of Need Supply Co.‘s new lookbook of clothes they’ll be selling for Spring 2012. It has the vintage ivy feel of a Wes Anderson movie, even with some Bill Murray comedy thrown into the mix. The fashion they’re showing off is top notch…a little on the spendy side for poor college students…but still top notch none-the-less.
Need Supply Co. is a boutique in Richmond, Virginia that likes to “incorporate the culture and style of the city into [their] mix and attitude.”
Check out more of the stunning lookbook after the leap…
Hammarhead Industries hit the nail on the head for me.
I like having a backpack that has a lot of pockets on it for when I fly or travel a lot, but I don’t like to carry it around during my daily life. That’s where the simple Day Pack would come in. It’s simple…not too much…just right for what you need to carry during the day.
“The Hammarhead Day Pack resulted from our search for a minimal bag suitable for riding and capable of holding the tools of modern life.
Constructed from waterproof waxed cotton, black leather and parachute hardware, the backpack features a roll top closure and the interior sleeves for a 15″ laptop, iPad, and Kindle. The Hammarhead Day Pack is perfect for the daily commute or weekend ride.”
What do you like to carry on a normal day? Would the Day Pack be enough for you? Let me know in the comment section.
via Anchor Division
I enjoy cameras. I don’t consider myself a photographer by any means…but I enjoy taking pictures. Now you might call me a hipster for this…but I enjoy film camera’s more then I enjoy digital (except my iPhone…does that really count though?). The only thing I haven’t liked about my Pentax k1000 is that the strap I have is small and it rubs into my neck whenever I wear it like a tourist in Hawaii.
I think I might have found the solution though. The A7 Camera Accessories Company makes The Original Camera Strap that would go perfect with film or digital cameras. It gives you that look of a rustic traveller who was tired of getting your neck bruised by your old strap.
It comes in three colors black, brown, or reversible olive and gray edition. Even though it’s more expensive, I would go for the olive / grey one…
Check out some videos and A7 photographer profiles after the space jump…
I went to see “My Week With Marilyn” with my friend Andrea the other night, and I’m not going to review it – I’ll leave those up to Rick (have you seen his latest 2 movie reviews? Check ‘em out if not).
The thing that struck me the most about this movie, even though it had a strong story line, fantastic acting, and striking cinematography…the style is what stuck with me. 1950s-60s were the time of suits and slicked back hair, and it’s completely inhabiting this film. The researchers in charge of costumes did their homework.
I’m captivated by style in the 50s and 60s, just because everybody looked good before heading out. It wasn’t like now where people leave the house without looking in a mirror. Girls weren’t the only ones getting up early to get pretty – guys were doing it too. Ties were not just for special occasions…they were a daily accessory to your outfit. Style was relevant everywhere.
We’re going to write about style more often on here – not just vintage 50′s style – just in general. I’ll share my thoughts of it on another post…for now just enjoy the pictures of “My Week With Marilyn.” Go see it if you haven’t already. It really is a great movie.
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I like Instagram. I’m actually kind of addicted to it. I don’t take pictures everyday…even though it would be a good practice to get in to, but I check my Instagram feed basically everyday. It’s fun. As much as I love film photography, it kills me to not be out taking pictures with my old Pentax camera, handed down by my dad, everyday – that’s why Instagram is a nice substitute. You don’t get the whole “What’s this picture gonna look like?” feeling (which is basically the reason we shoot on film right?), because you know exactly what your sharing, but the filters are very impressive and fun to play around with.
This infograph shows us the combination of film and camera that makes our beloved instagram filters so gosh darn cool.
Here’s a hi-def version from Jeannie Jeannie.
And one more thing – real quick – another reason I love Instagram is because it’s like a scrapbook on my phone. I can go back and relive memories / places / feelings in seconds. It’s nostalgia, really. You can do that on your phone, but if you’re like me, there’s too many photos on my camera roll. I’ve put all the pics I’ve taken that I feel the need to share on my profile.
You can follow me on my Instagram adventures here.
Also here’s facebook and twitter links to follow us…
Cavalier Essentials is something I would invest in without really knowing what the product was. Why? Well for starters – the photography. Once you visit the site you’re greeted with a nice gallery of images (taken by Colin Hughes) showcasing people using the products. Everything about that photo-set screams “AWESOME” to me.
Second – The whole question that started Cavalier Essentials included the words STEVE and MCQUEEN. Who better to idolize for a vintage designed product line ”for the rugged, yet sophisticated gentleman?” James Dean’s up there, but seriously…McQueen takes the cake for me. Every time you google that guys name – every picture he’s in – is timeless.
So to say the least – when I found out about Cavalier Essentials…I jumped on board. Tayler Pemberton, the creative mind behind the project, told me that the essentials are actually coming out in the fall. I’m ready. Bring it on.
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“work.place is Carlie Armstrong’s photography project that documents the workspaces and creative processes of Portland-based artists and designers.” The one that especially caught my eye was Keegan Meegan, a print shop started by Katy Meegan and Keegan Wenkman.
[via design work life]
I just love photography like this. I know it’s the “thing” now with vintage camera iPhone apps, but there’s still something about the colors and catching someone in their natural habitat without it being forced. I love it. I can’t stop looking at Carlie’s work. So mesmerizing.
We’ve seen a bunch of – “take a picture everyday” and “make something cool everyday” projects…but nothing really has struck me on the awesome bone as much as Marius Roosendaal‘s project has.
Oh this is definitely something cool.
Click to see more inspiration from Marius’ cool project…
“The Sea, once it casts its spell, holds one in its net of wonder forever.”
Sea-tribes is an ongoing body of photographic work and a photo essay inspired by the ocean and marine layer… documenting the landscapes, waves, and lifestyles around various pods of eclectic surfers. It attempts to present a unique, albeit slightly nostalgic, perspective of modern surf culture. The photographs are shot entirely on film with the use of mostly 1930s-1980s era equipment. The colours are unique to the film processing technique (various slide films processed in C-41 chemicals and polaroid).
I want to hang out with this guy for a solid week.
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Ever since I’ve started doing mixes for the blog, I’ve been adding songs to what I like to call “Theme Mixes.” Not one where all the songs sing about the same thing or have the same word in the title like some other blogs do, but actually making the mixes to fit a certain mood or atmosphere. So for 2011 – I will be posting a “Theme Mix” every month.
This month’s is driving.
[cover by Ryan Monson]
I was stoked when Ryan, of LaVoy fame, said he’d design an album cover for the new mix, and honestly…it’s one of my favorites. Great way to break into the new year.
When you’re done admiring the artwork and listening to the mix, let me know in the comments below where you ventured to while the mix kept you company.
Also These Old Colors’ mixes have a new home – not only on the blog, but also on iTunes. By doing this we have added to our nerd points – by not only having a blog, but having a podcast companion to go with it! (I have also crossed something off my 2010 new years resolution list)
[click 'more' for extra artwork Ryan did, Tracklist, and Downloads]