Equipped for a rainy weekend getaway, we keep you cool and dry in the Emerald City.
Current Seattle forecast: rain. Seattle twelve month forecast: rain. Don't let a little drizzle stop your trip to the Emerald City, there's appeal despite the clouds. SAM's got open doors (and a dude with a hammer), and with Ballard as hip boomtown there's enough to drink away the glib weather.
If you're planning a trip, don't miss the deconstructed coffee (espresso + steamed milk + macchiato) at Slate, a game of bocci at Von Trappes (and a few beers), and visit our favorite whiskey bar, Canon. Sandwiches and rock abides at The Other Coast, and if you plan early, you may grab a bite at the obnoxiously popular The Walrus and the Carpenter (get there early, like opening at 4:00PM). Or, slip down the street for a taste of Oaxaca, at La Carta de Oaxaca (and dessert: Hot Cakes).
From The Comeback to Filson High Country, this week’s Diversions + Tunes has it all.
1. THE GREAT COMEBACK: Fair warning: Kiwis, this is gonna hurt. All the facts on how we kept the Cup. / WSJ
2. THE OTHER AUSTIN: SXSW just launched into their music/movie/art extravaganza. Here, a look beyond the show. / Bearings
Tom Sachs builds things with wood—like handguns, Lunar Modules, and McDonald’s.
Tom Sachs is a sculptor. Like Donatello, Michelangelo, Rodin. And, as with the great sculptors of times past, Tom Sachs makes things that depict the cultural consciousness of our time. Things like: Barbie Slave Ships. The Apollo 11 Lunar Excursion Module. A McDonald's cart.
Though his form may not be bronze or marble, his art is no less high. His constructions ring with a cultural heft—a Barbie ship “examines the links between slavery (control of the body) and advertising (control of the mind).” Which works, if you think about it. And that’s maybe the key to Tom Sachs' sculptures, they make you think about it.
Volkswagen’s Combination Motor Vehicle, the Kombi, now puts its life in our hands.
"Volkswagen Brazil—the last country where the vehicles were still being made—ceases production of the classic Kombi van…" - CNN
The Type 2 was approved in 1949 as the second model in Volkswagen’s lineup; the Type 1 was the Beetle. It began rolling off the Wolfsburg line in 1950. Sixty-three years and five generations later, Volkswagen Brazil was the last factory making the Kombi. The manufacturer ended production on the final day of 2013.
The Kombi was the longest-produced model in automotive history with 3.5 million vehicles sold.
The booze, tools, glassware, and produce to bring the best cocktails into your home.
One thing sitting dusty on the Huckberry to-do list is the task of assembling a better home bar. We dream of something that gives us the solid working base to build the cocktails we most enjoy—something that serves as inspiration to move beyond the G & Ts, the Jack & Cokes. Something that shows we’ve graduated from early adulthood, and have become more of a cultured, cosmopolitan man.
We want rack of bottles and shiny metal tools and translucent glasses and fresh, glistening fruit, but, what with the money, the time, the know-how—our dreams settle back on the to-do list, and we drink bourbon straight from the flask.
For your next adventure, we have $1,000 and a bundle of gear to give away.
When we founded Huckberry in our apartments almost three years ago, we never imagined the incredible community it would spawn.
And while we've always endeavored to inspire our readers to lead more active and adventurous lives, we've always believed that a Jedi draws its strength from the Force. You guys are Huckberry. We're just the stewards.
We're also bootstrapped, and 100% funded by our customers. So it seemed only right that we pay the inspiration forward by using some of our funds to help make your next adventure a reality. Herewith…
The circuses, horse shows, concerts, sports, rodeos (and more), all grown in the Garden.
The Boston Madison Square Garden opened in November of 1928 with a boxing match wherein Dick Finnegan beat Andre Routis. The event was fitting; a boxing promoter named Tex Rickard built the Garden (It didn’t take long for the name to get shortened). Designed for intimacy, Rickard wanted everyone to see “the sweat on the boxers’ brows.”
The Garden may have opened with boxing on November 17th, but it was the event three days later that set the tone for the arena: more than 17,000 fans showed up to see the Bruins face off against the Montreal Canadiens. Fights broke out between police and the crowd; windows and doors were broken as fans forced their way in. With only 13,909 seats for 17,000 eager fans, it was said to be like the storming of the Bastille.
Jaime’s insight has changed the way we’ll look at landscape photography. Forever.
Jaime Beechum’s an enigmatic photographer, both in composition and persona. She rides behind the lens quietly—no loud bio-page, no oversized self-portrait. She’s an astute observer of nature and, in talking with her, an equally sharp student of photography and its subjects.
They say to never meet your heroes, disappointment always ride too close behind. But in interviewing Jaime, I only became more entranced by her work and thoughts. She was articulate in the way that shed a deeper meaning on her work. There were no pat responses.
But at least the troops found some humor in it. Meet the Toilet Bomb.
The Toilet Bomb: no, it's not that horrendous thing your college roommate did after seven straight days of $2 burritos.
As the Vietnam war effort spiraled slowly down the drain, around and around, the good men of the USS Midway decided to celebrate the sixth millionth pound of bomb deployed (that's a lot of bombs) with a very special load.
The guys at Juniper Ridge throw a coastal scent distillation party. Part 2 of 2.
In a hands-on demonstration of their commitment to natural frangrance production, Juniper Ridge shows us their process, mentality, and the making of their newest release, Winter Redwood. Day Two is below, or see Day One. To get your own Winter Redwood, click here.
“Who’s hungover? Wait, no. Let’s see—who isn’t hungover?” Obi’s hair is styled and his beard looks recently combed. He doesn’t look hungover. We are all hungover. Yesterday’s hiking, gathering, and tincturing led to late night revelry around the fire. Hall dispensing encyclopedic knowledge on rock music history, Obi passing around a bottle of whiskey.
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