April 18, 2014
#1of11 @dougkoh @dieu_tone #bmw #parkinlotpimpin

#1of11 @dougkoh @dieu_tone #bmw #parkinlotpimpin

April 15, 2014

April 15, 2014

the new dance show

April 14, 2014

The state of being No-Mind

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April 11, 2014

2001: A Space Odyssey

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April 8, 2014

Come Fly With Me - The Story of Pan Am

Documentary telling the story of how Pan American World Airways kickstarted the jet-age and shrank the globe. Real-life ‘Pan Am girls’ recall a high-life of luxury and glamour; rubbing shoulders with celebrity passengers, international romances and having to wear the now infamous girdle. Stars of the jet-age such as Robert Vaughn and Mary Quant remember the food, fashion and girls that made them regular Pan Am passengers.

Pan Am’s success was largely due to its visionary founder Juan Trippe, who transformed a small mail carrier in to a global airline, pioneered flights for the masses and helped create the Boeing 747 jumbo jet.

Honor Blackman narrates the story of how Pan Am conquered the skies and left a legacy of affordable travel and a much smaller world.

March 30, 2014

March 17, 2014

Caboclo shoe store

Juliano Lima believed in the skills of his countrymen, but he knew that few Brazilian crafters had the resources to bring their work to a larger market. He wanted to create a global brand of leather shoes that were not only handmade, but made without chemicals- for dyes or tanning (i.e. chrome).

He traveled over 8,000 kilometers through Brazil looking for artisans who knew how to craft and dye leather the old way. In the state of CearĂ¡ he found leather-workers whose hand-made process dated from the sixteenth century. Here they were still tanning leather without using chrome.

"Our main desire as a brand is to rescue manufacturing cultures & ancient clothing products that are being lost through times and insert them back into the market."

To move beyond the colors of brown and black, he pushed to find a way to color his shoes with natural dyes. To create a more sustainable sole, Lima’s team began experimenting with using old tires, eventually creating a tool to craft the tires and separate the rubber from the steel wires.

Today Caboclo is made up of Juba and his brother Leonardo. The Brazilian “social-environmental designer” Paula Dib heads up material, product and design development, but Juba is quick to point out that all 60 artisans in the cooperative are also “designers” and are encouraged- through educational benefits- to become entrepreneurs themselves.

The Caboclo team now produces shoes tailored to trends in New York, Paris, Barcelona and London. Today, there are two stores in Barcelona (one crafted from recycled shipping pallets that Lima scavenged from the nearby port) and the shoes are sold in the United States, Canada, Japan, Finland, Spain, France, Italy and Germany.

March 17, 2014

Made in Brooklyn
Frank Catalfumo The ShoeMaker

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March 17, 2014

Its All In My Hands: John Prince, Shoemaker

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