Saturday, February 20, 2010

Mark Knopfler- Song for Sonny Liston

On heavy rotation this week:

Mark Knopfler playing his '58 Gibson Les Paul
From the "All the Roadrunning" tour with Emmylou Harris

Dylan Thomas, 1914-1953

Fern Hill, 1946

C. C. Filson Safari Cloth Shirt

Style No.052 Safari Cloth shirt

I have two of these in my closet, and they are my go-to shirts for fishing and back-country expeditions. Made of sturdy 6 oz. 2 ply x 2 ply cotton poplin, they iron up crisp, and stay looking presentable for several days of wear.
Extra large expandable chest pockets provide ample storage for all of the gear that you need to keep at hand- shades, smokes, cell phone, &etc.- and the buttoned flaps keep it all from falling into the drink while fishing or in the canoe.
Cut full with large arm holes and long tails for freedom of movement.
Filson advertises the Safari Cloth shirt as designed for "scorching temperatures," but mine get swapped for their Feather Cloth version when the mercury climbs above 90.
Sewing for the No.052 is now outsourced to Asia, so try before you buy to avoid freakish fit issues.

Saturday, February 6, 2010

Swing-arm Towel bar

Modeled after an early Industrial Age antique found at a local architectural salvage yard.

Polished nickel plate over brass. 12" projection.

Modeled in Solidworks.

The original is fastened to the wall in our kitchen and holds our collection of aprons and canvas shopping bags. Equally useful for its intended purpose of holding hand or dish towels.