I am stiff, i am getting less elastic, in my youth i could touch my toes easily, now i'm 45 i can see them but touching from a height makes my eyes water and my jeans pinch at the waist. I have to admit i have to change, so i joined a rhythmic gymnastics class. for the flexibility excercises, of course. check out my new classmates.
"The things that are most dear to me are art, craft, design and the upholding of standards and quality, maintaining them and setting new ones"
The pic is by Jim Lee from 1969 on the artnet site here.
I had the pleasure of working with Chris Noble for seven years. For that time (along with his brother Mark and Mum Barbara) they were 4130 Publications, Publishers of Ride BMX mag, Dig BMX Mag, Dirt magazine Document and Moto. A fine quiver of titles if there ever was one. In the last year a lot has changed for 4130 and it's staff. Chris was the creative talent behind Ride and also the fella who kicked off the "art fag' cult mag Level. There's a great interview with the lad over on defgrips site that he did a little while back about his time at Ride and his new home in L.A. if your into fonts, illustration and all things nerdy in a good way check out the feature, it's well worth a read.
Davy has been working in the Cardigan shop since it opened. But we all new it wouldn't be a temporary thing, because tomorrow is his last day.
He's moving to Brighton to goto uni there. I've known him for about 7 years and I consider him a true friend, as does anybody who's met him.
We all wish him the very best of luck. His shenanigans will be missed up the skate park.
Good luck mate
Always feel a bit funny this time of year.
Leaves ready to fall, things going to sleep and dark evenings approach.
It gives me the feeling it would be good to be a creature that hibernates.
Or to turn into sleeping beauty for the winter.
As we continue our journey around the Sun, the north pole moves away from the Sun. The Sun rises lower in the sky so the days continue getting shorter. When the Sun is at its mid-point in the sky, we reach the 'autumn equinox', around 22 September. Day and night are both 12 hours long and its the beginning of autumn.
more on seasons
Tom from the store here.
I love to ride my bike, but recently had been thinking about running more. I never really run, only on a machine in the gym. My friend told me 3 weeks ago he was running the Dublin marathon at the end of October so I went home and booked my place too. Ive been running a few times a week now and on thursday managed 16 miles in under two and a half hours. With alot of my tough bike rides I've finished feeling exhausted, but when I got to mile 16 I felt great. I have a pedometer and after the run Lance Armstrongs voice came on and congratulated me on my best run. I walked home from the park with a huge grin on my face, much to the confusion of many a driver. Next thursday I'm aiming for 19 miles. =)
Only an hour or so to go. The sun has finally popped it's head. The ever present Friday cake has just arrived.
Tom and Matt are leaving us today to go their separate ways. Were all going down the pub after work.
An ice cold shandy by the river side is just what the doctor ordered.
Here's a little tune I've been blasting from the lonely shed.
Have a great weekend every one. Hwyl fawr pawb.
This one is for all those grafters out there who put food on our table.
Those passionate, obsessive, craftsmen of the land.
The ones who are hard at work while we are sound asleep.
Folk who have had some hard times lately.
We respect your endless energy.
Here's to you.