Friday, October 21

10E2570: White Whale Runner

Wrote about, and own the other one... but this white whale runner is mental.

Again from Chandler Four Corners, a hooked rug maker with connections to southern VT.

Some condo owners overdo it with the moose/pinecone motif - but the whale rug is about 8 feet long - serious statement piece in the hallway. $250. Looking at you Nantucket Historical Association.

Thursday, October 20

10E2569: Chasing Light - video portrait of Wyman Meinzer

Portrait of outdoorsman Wyman Meinzer  a Texas hunter/trapper turned nature photographer - ostensibly some content marketing from Yeti Cooolers - but blink and miss the product placement. Off the chain. So good.  Part of larger series from Yeti on similar types - watch them all - day-wrecker

Tuesday, October 4

10E2568: Pennsylvania Tuxedo - Woolrich x Dogfish Head

"Pennsylvania Tuxedo is a spruce-infused pale ale whose name pays homage to the red and black plaid wool outfits traditionally worn by hunters in the deep woods of Pennsylvania" [where pencils come from - ed].

Woolrich and Dogfish Head are teaming up again. Pennsylvania Tuxedo, a pale ale brewed with spruce tips will begin shipping nationwide on October 24, 2016. The clothing line, which features  “Dogfish Head Plaid” flannels for both genders, caps, blankets, and neat doo-dads - will also be available.

The idea behind the collaboration was inspired by a story from the mid-19th century when Michael Bond Rich, grandson of Woolrich founder, John Rich, had an unforgettable encounter with spruce beer. The incident occurred when his father was hosting a barn raising. The young M.B. Rich recalled, “On account of rain on the day set, the raising was postponed a couple of days and the spruce beer which was prepared had acquired a potency not intended. As it was accessible to me, I drank quite freely and, when later on I stooped over to get a drink from the spring, I fell in headfirst and was too much intoxicated to get out.”
Luckily, M.B. Rich was saved by a woman who happened to be fetching water from the spring, and the young boy lived to tell the story that helped Dogfish Head create Pennsylvania Tuxedo.

If you have not checked out Woolrich lately or had perhaps forgotten about their other lines - have a second look.  Everyone involved obv had a ton of fun with this. Good stuff, via Dogfish Head.