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Dickster + crew

R, J, S, M & G… a few friends of mine, shooting the shit during a walk into Llangollen, North Wales.

Shot taken 15th November 2008

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February 14, 2009 at 11:22 pm

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Adidas Originals Furniture

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The Adidas Originals table & chairs installation within the Offspring concession at Selfridges department store in London.

Surely the coolest table & chairs ever?

Designed by Matt Maurer from the Manchester consultancy True North, the table is an over sized Adidas shoebox, whilst each chair is represented by a shoebox lid. It isn’t a ‘hands-off’ display either, it is (or was) somewhere for customers to try footwear on. The display was produced by AT Set & Stage and was launched in early February 2008.

I hope it’s still there.adidas-tablechairs2

The Fresh Creative Awards 2008 – Silver
The Roses Design Awards 2008 – Bronze
Shortlisted for the Design Week Awards 2008

True North’s Website

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February 14, 2009 at 9:29 pm

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Slick Photography

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A refuge hut on the Gherdecia piste, 1500m above the town of Canazei, Val Di Fassa, Italy. By FoxyMcSlick.

I stumbled upon FoxyMcSlick’s FlickR page through a random Google image search. I really like his photos. The above pic was taken in the Dolomites.
This is the story behind the pic…

I had an afternoon off from skiing and just walked the slopes in search of the stuff I’d been past without my camera. It turned into a 5 hour walk as it turns out that some of the ski lifts only let you on wearing skis, and most wouldn’t let you travel downhill (only the gondola style). Still, it was worth it.

If you like this pic, there are many more stunning examples on his FlickR page…

FoxyMcSlick’s photostream

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February 14, 2009 at 7:05 pm

Dano Pendygrasse / Snowboard Photographer

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Dano Pendygrasse is a talented snowboard photographer. I like his stuff.
He shoots a lot in and around Whistler, a place dear to my heart, as it was the first place I ever strapped on a snowboard.


Further reading…
Snowboard-Revolution interview with Dano

Dano’s blog
Dano’s website

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February 14, 2009 at 6:35 pm

Charged with wanton destruction

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Looks can be deceptive. Does this look like the face of a serial chewer?

Victims to date include… a pair of Adidas, a rucksack, travel bag, beanie hat, MacBook Pro, any drawstrings on a hoodie (whilst being worn), my face, a food tray, several blankets, the coffee table, draft excluder on the front door, dried flowers, mobile phone, slippers, socks, my ear, shoe laces, a snowboard, my big toe, a packet of cigarettes, a world atlas, a Swiss watch, the carpet, the back of my head whilst sleeping and my finger – after wagging it at him whilst telling him off for chewing something.

Guilty as charged.
(The list would be far more extensive if I hadn’t moved most stuff out of range)

Shot taken 13th february 2009

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February 14, 2009 at 1:31 pm

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R & R

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Blue getting some well deserved kip after a prolonged play session.
The amount of energy the little guy has is astonishing. It won’t be long before all his jabs have kicked in and he can be taken on some well deserved lengthy walks, which will hopefully tire the ‘lil bugger out! Another advantage is that his claws will get smoothed down, they are currently razor sharp, as my hands will attest.


This photo shows him mid-dream… he seems to be ‘suckling’ whilst fast asleep. Eventually he stops, leaving his tongue poking out!

Upper shot taken 1st February 2009
Lower shot taken 26th January 2009

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February 14, 2009 at 12:48 pm

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