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editor / journalist / photographer / architect / trespasser of abandoned spaces / culinary genius / paul auster / jasper fforde / nikon / thekooples / surface to air / dries van noten / six scents / david bowie / goldroom / erlend oye / vin rouge / mega loads of delicious coffee / ...

TRAVEL
+ The Journeymen Style

+ The Journeymen Style

It’s a 7am flight. I queue up and wonder: What ever happened to the Golden Age of Travel? There was glory then in the journey itself, a celebrated experience answered by passengers with sartorial expressions. Airport halls, rail stations, and boat docks were the catwalks of the time. Journeymen understood that luggage, attire, comfort, and...
+ From China to Texas

+ From China to Texas

It doesn’t matter really where you perambulate in this world, one can always find a culture of tea drinking can’t you? Some are content with electric kettles, styrofoam cups, and a tea bag swimming about. Others hold to bowing over a cup and waiting patiently for tea leaves to softly whisper their drinkable status into...
+ Off to the Beach

+ Off to the Beach

What does one pack for a beach outing? This is a question most humans don’t ponder over. But for those non-beachers like myself, here’s a lineup of ridiculous necessities you might consider. + A heavy duty canvas rucksack + A big knife for when pirates show up. One can either join them or repel them...
+ Going Scandinavian at KINFOLK

+ Going Scandinavian at KINFOLK

It seems like just a week back that I had returned from London with memories of Speakeasy Espresso, talking beer crafting with Evin O’Riordain of The Kernel Brewery, and exchanging witty banter with the VW+BS team. I then found myself in Berlin drinking prosecco in the company of fashionables in the Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week tent....
+ A Heart In New York

+ A Heart In New York

Most of you won’t recall the words to A Heart In New York. But since the day I heard it off a tape deck seated in the back seat of a black 4runner returning from a ski trip in the middle of the night…those words have never left my memory. Twenty years later after that...
+ Haunting Brooklyn

+ Haunting Brooklyn

Everything is orange. From the lights to the whiskeys glowing softly behind the bar, to the orange flowers arranged on the bar corner. Orange and warm. Or perhaps it’s simply the heat off the radiator beside which I sit, sipping rosemary gimlets with Art Director Suvi Haering. Outside, Berlin bites furiously at the ankles of...
+ The Williamsburg Hipster

+ The Williamsburg Hipster

It didn’t take long; Within twenty-four hours of returning to Brooklyn after a three year hiatus, I only had to traverse the length of half a block from south third to south second on Bedford Avenue on a Friday morning to have The Williamsburg Hipster present itself in my route. I do concur, it looks...
+ Nude Espresso, London

+ Nude Espresso, London

A reddish-brunette with tightly swept back hair sits dead centre on the long leather bench. NO, this is not about chattin her up! Her one hand holds a red felt pen. With the other, she balances her cup of double espresso and a packet of A4 editorial images. Occasionally, her left eyebrow slightly arches before...
+ Sans Facebook

+ Sans Facebook

Dear Interconnected Net: The sun rises. No that’s not quite correct. Let’s start over. It’s getting light out, the sun must be up. Then the day continues as portrayed in the above photo. Thereafter, the dimmer is lowered and night reigns. The banality of the greyness is strangely comforting. Brits are always going on about...
+ Irrational

+ Irrational

Dear Pleb: To start with the start is rational and to start with the end is unorthodox. I am irrational. So as not to keep you waiting, it ends with instant coffee at 4/78 Lebanon Gardens, Wandsworth, London, SW18 1RH. So about this tragic downfall into the consumption of instant coffee…“We’ve created Kenco Millicano to...
+ XX Into Bruxelles

+ XX Into Bruxelles

Excruciatingly bad coffee saved by a bag of exceptional M&Ms, KFC as the only remotely edible source of consumption, and outrages against drivers cruising less than 200kph sums up the majority of the trip from Berlin to Bruxelles. But as backs stretch in anticipation of destination, Calgary switches to Sunset and the lyrics draw two...
+ HiGH Mag - RADIO ROSCO

+ HiGH Mag – RADIO ROSCO

The sirens just heard over BBC live footage seems to mentally bring a close to an idyllic, though hard-worked, summer spent in Tel Aviv. Recently published on HiGH Magazine, I distinctly recall stepping off Allenby’s bus-roaring sidewalks, and ducking through a doorway marked by a faded yellow sign. Housed on the ground floor of a...