Small Axe, Big Tree

Posted on April 15, 2010 Under Design

This reminds me of Bob Marley's song Small Axe...  Don't ask me why I need this, but, um, I do. Beautiful axe-kit from Swedish Gränsfors Bruks. Solid steal head and hickory handle. Via

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Outdoor Research Fanatic Jacket

Posted on February 1, 2010 Under Fashion

I love love love technical gear, especially jackets. Many might find this surprising since I've lived in California my whole life and our idea of a storm here is probably a walk in the park on the East coast. Regardless,…

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Posted on March 27, 2009 Under Food

Since I started up cycling again, I've been thinking about how to help my body recover not only after, but during the ride. I drink a ton of water when I am doing cardio, but lately it occurred to me…

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SpearTalks: Corey Rich

Posted on October 31, 2008 Under Art

When Corey Rich was 13, a teacher noticed that he had very capable biceps. This happened during a pull-up contest - one of those middle school battles to trick kids into fitness over fatness- and Corey had knocked out 35…

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Ripple Design x PAD Outdoor

Posted on May 1, 2008 Under Design

ICFF time is almost here again, which means that our inbox is about to get flooded with contemporary furniture designers hawking their wares. One of the booths we will stop by though, is the Designboom Mart, which will feature new…

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Bottega Montana: Spool Stool

Posted on April 25, 2008 Under Design

Who knew that coming up with the perfect idea for making the perfect outdoor stool was as simple as replacing the letter 'T' in Stool with the letter 'P'. Okay, so maybe that's not how the Gillia Brothers, the driving…

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Opening Day: Terrain

Posted on April 25, 2008 Under Design

From Urban Outfitters, the nice folks who gave you Anthropologie, Free People, and Urban Outfitters, comes a new concept in home and garden. Terrain is setting out to be your younger, fresher cousin to the staid blandness of a Lowe's…

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Posted on February 18, 2008 Under Eco

Unless you're from Alaska, brilliant light shows probably aren't a nightly occurrence in your backyard. British company Firewinder has remedied this, by taking a typical outdoor mobile and putting tiny LEDs all over it. The result: a trippy, spiraling strobe…

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The Rolling Bench

Posted on February 1, 2008 Under Design

Sick of your butt getting wet at the park after those pesky springtime sunshowers? No more, thanks to the Rolling Bench from Sungwoo Park, which features a hand-crank to ensure your rear gets a clean, dry piece of real estate…

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Christian Lessing

Posted on January 25, 2008 Under Design

A friend of mine just bought a condo here in Brooklyn. It's quaint, charming, and cost about the same amount of money that a six bedroom house on an acreage in Utah probably does. Expenses aside, it has -- and…

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