Una ciocca di capelli di Walt Whitman, gli stivali di Jack Kerouac e il bastone di Virginia Woolf sono solo alcuni degli oggetti di armamentario letterario disponibili nella Berg Collection della Biblioteca pubblica di New York...se hai un appuntamento.
The invention of denim, specifically denim jeans, is deeply knotted and convoluted. There is not necessarily a perfect, certain answer. The same could be said about the question of which country makes the best denim. But the fact that what separates the biggest pillars and player in the denim community – the United States and Japan – is mainly a matter of personal taste, still has not stopped people from debating the virtues of Japanese versus American made denim.
The thing is, the histories of American and Japanese Denim are woven together, tightly. For the last half century, they’ve fired salvos of invention to one-up the other, drawing from one another and influencing each other. At one point, Japanese and American denim was largely the same. Since then, the last 50 years have been a tale of divergent evolution, with Japanese denim stepping dramatically outside of the United States’ shadow, and into their own denim identity. The denim community is dominated by these two countries. But the history of the cotton twill textile precedes both nations – by a wide margin.
The Jeep Wrangler is undoubtedly one of the best off-road SUVs ever made. But most don’t quite enter the realm of overlanding due to limitations on space. But that issue has been completely done away with in AEV’s Jeep Wrangler JKU conversion, the OutPost II.
Designed for Dave Harriton, the president of American Expedition Vehicles, they certainly pulled out all the stops on this build. From nose to tail, it’s built to conquer all terrains in any weather – thanks to the addition of things like the brand’s Borah DualSport wheels, BF Goodrich Mud Terrain Tires, stamped steel bumpers, a hideaway front-end winch, a snorkel intake and more. But the biggest highlight probably lies in the honeycomb composite shell with its 45-degree opening roof, complete with solar panels to supply the whole rig with power. Unfortunately, you can’t buy this one, but you could get in touch with AEV and have them put together one just like it – for a price.
The Scottish Highlands are majestic lands, situated above the Atlantic Ocean. The area, while scarcely populated by people, is instead populated by towering mountains, yawning fields of grass, placid lochs – and this tiny, submarine-like home located by the Isle of Mull, called the Airship 002.
This beautiful home – where you can plant yourself, as you explore and hike throughout the sea of grass and immense mountain range – was designed by Roderick James Architects to evoke a sentiment of nautical nostalgia. Built in the shape of a submarine/ship, the insulated aluminum pod allows natural light to bathe its interior. The west wing of the domed domicile provides a glorious view towards unspoilt bounty of the Ardnamurchan Peninsula and the Atlantic Ocean. The kitchen is outfitted to look like a cross between retro American diner and ship galley, and the East Wing looks out onto the Sound of Mull, towards Tobermory (the Isle of Mull). With such splendid and expansive views, this contemplative home is the perfect place to mull things over.
We follow six individuals from different walks of life (and parts of the world) as they tell us why they make Levi’s® a part of their lives. In Part One we meet Shawn, a retired pro bull rider from New Mexico; Sinade, a carpenter from New York; and Pedro, an artist and architect from Mexico City. These three individuals could not be more different, but one common trait among them is their love of the Levi’s® brand.Through personal accounts of their favorite products, we get to see what it means to them to “live in Levi’s.”