Beautiful Things

Jeep Wagoneer

Wolverines 1000 Mile Boots

Old Leather Chair and Books

Filson Mackinaw

J.W. Hulme Satchel

L.L. Bean Norwegian Sweater

Old Case Pocket Knife

Paul Smith Tortoise Shells

J. Press Glen Plaid Linen Trousers

Florsheim Imperial Wingtips

Field

Big Sur Axe by BestMadeCo.

1961 International Scout

Inverallan Shawl Cardigan

Bag and Bike by Freeman Transport

Persol 0714’s Tortoise Shell

Car and Mountain Road

N3B Snorkel Parka

1993 Land Rover Defender

A.P.C. New Standards

Published in: on December 18, 2009 at 8:06 pm  Leave a Comment  

This Guy.

This guy rules.  He would not be complaining over facebook about how cold it is today.

Today’s tip: Be more like this guy.

Hat Tip to Jake Davis for this pic.

Published in: on December 17, 2009 at 6:40 pm  Comments (1)  

On authenticity.

This is from Seth Godin’s blog.

“How much life insurance do you have?”

Zig Ziglar liked to say that with that one question, you could tell if someone was a successful life insurance agent. If they’re not willing to buy it with their own money, how can they honestly persuade someone else to do so?

If you’re in the music business but you never buy tickets or downloads, can you really empathize with the people you’re selling to?

My favorite: if you work for a non-profit and you don’t give money to charity, what exactly are you doing in this job? I’ve met some incredibly generous people in the charitable world, but I can also report that a huge number of people—even on the fundraising side—would happily cross the street and risk a beating in order to avoid giving $100 to a cause that’s not their own. And the shame of it is that this inaction on their part keeps them from experiencing the very emotion that they try so hard to sell.

Money is more than a transfer of value. It’s a statement of belief. An ad agency that won’t buy ads, a consultant who won’t buy consulting, and a waiter who doesn’t tip big—it’s a sign, and not a good one.

Published in: on December 1, 2009 at 8:14 pm  Leave a Comment