delpopolosf.comfood trucks are common in the USA but not so much here in Europe. A shame, in my opinion. I would love to be surprised on the street by beautiful mobile restaurants like the one Del Popolo has built. It is made of an old container that has been placed on a truck and it has its own wood oven to bake pizza’s in. To know where to find Del Popolo, simply check their Twitter of Facebook for their next location.

pirate boots wornafter spending years looking at Vivienne Westwood’s pirate boots on people like Kate M., I’ve decided to live up to Westwood’s mantra: buy less, choose well and make it last. In other words: I’ve been saving up my money to finally buy a pair of black leather pirate boots. Because I’ve been lusting over these boots for over ten years I think I’ve got the choose well part covered. I had to buy less in order to save up the money, so that is settled as well. Now I have to make them last. That will be part my responsibility, and of course part Vivienne’s.

anyone has any experience with these boots, size wise? One up or done, or normal?

please watch all 9 minutes and 11 seconds of this short movie from Ben Proudfoot on two neighboring shops in Los Angeles that have been selling paper and letterpress for over ninety years. It will show you how all that is handmade is beautiful and needs our appreciation. Today there are so many young and talented people who are becoming craftsmen, which is great, but I cannot shake the feeling that in that process we are forgetting about the original craftsmen

http://undergroundnewyorkpubliclibrary.com/ http://undergroundnewyorkpubliclibrary.com/ http://undergroundnewyorkpubliclibrary.com/http://undergroundnewyorkpubliclibrary.com/from 2005 until 2011 I commuted to work by train daily. Best thing to do while on a train? Eavesdropping other people’s conversations. No, I’m kidding. Best thing is to try to escape banal reality by reading beautiful stories put to paper by smart and creative people.

New Yorker Ourit Ben-Haim documents people riding the New York underground whilst reading. She snaps a picture of them and posts the results daily on her website. But never without asking for the titles of the books her subjects are reading. Ben-Haim then links every photo to library search engines for if you would like to borrow the book from a library near you and to amazon, for those who don’t borrow but buy.

 

last week was the week of David Bowie. On his 66th birthday he surprised the world by releasing his new single from his upcoming album The Next Day, which is scheduled for release in March 2013.

In that same month the V&A museum in London will open their exhibition dedicated to the man himself.

To prepare for both, enjoy this documentary on Bowie’s most famous alter ego, Ziggy Stardust.