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Originally Posted by james_timothy View Post

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Most probably, but I can't help but share my own current OCD-
Handmade in the US, from a nearly extinct 4-horned local sheep by artisans who put their heart and soul into each piece over a month of work.
Some of the textiles are of all natural dye, others don't use any dye at all. The white, brown, black and white above is just the color of the wool, from the multicolor Churro sheep. The history of that red involves a beetle from Central America. The Churro was originally from Andulasia, passed to them by the Spaniards. The art of weaving was passed to these folk by the descendants of the Anasazi.
And out of nothing the Navajo women weaved their own culture. They say each rug is a prayer; they say life is the sheep.
It is simply amazing that these things are still made. It is less stunning, but typical, that this is thought of by most Americans as "southwest kitsch".
A good Navajo rug just a wonder.

There's a book called, "A Perfect Red", which outlays the history of that dye. At the time it was a very precious commodity, and its trade had global repercussions. It's still used as a natural food dye and in clothes for people who have allergies to the coal based dyes we primarily use now. Worth reading.
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I have three of these:
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I got the second one because I couldn't find the first one before a trip. Then I found it after the trip. Then I couldn't find the first two. Then I got a third. Then, they all showed up.

What's your "serious" camera these days? Please don't disappoint with something banal like a 5D Mark II.
post #63 of 357
Where are the rosewood acoustics?
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My daily driver. I can't think of a better one.
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post #66 of 357
I would be interested to see photos of preferred home furnishings. A nice studded leather wing chair, an exquisite valet, dressing mirrors, things of that nature for the dressing environment. Things that enhance the dressing ritual.
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gah! stylish cameras need their own thread. i'm setting up a blog all about camera design; a critical mass has been reached.

i'll post some non-camera items tomorrow evening.
post #68 of 357
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Originally Posted by Man Of Lint View Post

I would be interested to see photos of preferred home furnishings. A nice studded leather wing chair, an exquisite valet, dressing mirrors, things of that nature for the dressing environment. Things that enhance the dressing ritual.

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Porsche at its best, in my opinion:
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1973 911S


Very nice!

 

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If PG is still around, he should show us the bikes he has........
post #71 of 357
I once lived on the Navajo reservation - a bunch of their stuff is great, really trendy right now obviously, but it was and will be great forever. The silversmithing and the rugs are really accessible, honest American work. I really like the Navajo Germantown eyedazzler rugs:
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I like Amish quilts as well, I think as money permits I want to start collecting Navajo rugs, Amish quilts, and Ukiyo-e.
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My next door neighbor has an Audi A6 3.2 S-line as his daily driver I always see him taking his elderly mother places in, and then putts around very occasionally in his 1969 series i E-type coupe, usually at night. I live up on a higher floor, so at night if I'm out on the patio and I see the Jag come home, the top view of that thing - it's amazing. Intensely beautiful, just so much more impressive than modern exotic cars. The bonnet seems to go on forever, the vents on the hood talk business, and it's voluptuous - the hips on that car are sexy as hell. His E-type is dark green with a '19-69' license plate.

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Props to anyone who knows what this is:
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This is a double valve section for a bass trombone. With thayer valves. Probably from an edwards or getzen.

I play mine every day.

did you go to their factory to get fitted? It was a fantastic experience, first time I ever go something sorta bespoke...
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Fun series of reissue 1960's living stuff from Japan, most of it really affordable. I like the Noritake 60 flatware set.

http://www.60vision.com/index.html
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My mother has fanatically collected dinnerware and kitchen stuff for years, it takes up more than a couple rooms worth of storage. I am looking forward to inheriting it someday. There's an ungodly collection of Fire King in the jadite color that she bought up years ago when it was cheap or nearly free:
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Lots of other series in large sets as well, a lot of vintage Americana. There's a full set of Griswold and Wagner cast iron cookware in there too. On my own lately, I am putting together functional collections of Le Creuset and Staub cocottes and have some better Baccarat and Japanese cut crystal, some bone china, and some Asian pottery for small plates, so I think someday I will have a pretty epic collection of stuff.
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