Photographer Mike Brodie spent much of his teens train hopping across the U.S., and recording his journey on a Polaroid SX-70.
Mike Brodie is well-travelled, but by unconventional means. In 2002 the photographer, then in his late teens, skipped town and started train hopping. In the years since, Brodie has travelled over 50,000 miles through 46 states by train, toting his cameras to document the experience.
While on his path of post-adolescent/pre-adulthood discovery, Brodie discovered a network of fellow train hoppers, and equipped with his ever-present Polaroid SX-70, picked up the nickname "The Polaroid Kidd".
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A tragic conclusion to horse-mounted warfare.
Modeled after the early cavalry units of the Revolutionary War, the U.S. Cavalry was the horse mounted force of the U.S. Army from the late 18th to the early 20th century. But while the U.S. Cavalry was born with great pride from the ashes of the Continental Army, the branch met an ignoble end – the last U.S. soldiers to lead a horsemounted cavalry charge had to slaughter their steeds to stay alive…
Following an encounter with a grizzly, Troy Hurtubise spent 15 years constructing a bear-proof suit, and drove himself into bankruptcy doing it.
Combine RoboCop, Kenny Powers, and Steve Irwin, and you'll only wind up with half the man (and awesome) that is Troy Hurtubise. The Canadian inventor/conservationist/persistent-as-hell individual worked for fifteen years constructing a bear-proof suit, and drove himself into bankruptcy doing it.
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This ancient Japanese scroll may contain the greatest fart joke ever told.
Upon first glance, this 200-year-old Japanese scroll appears to depict an epic battle of fart against fart, an affirmation of the universal and timeless appreciation for a good toot joke.
While most westerners would probably take the scroll at face value, as an early, silly pseudo-comic with no other goal that to make a few fart jokes, the artists behind the He-gassen (which to us sounds like some street slang for pointing the finger), or “fart-battle", scroll had loftier goals in mind.
A story about lawyers acting in good spirits, from one of our favorite spirits: Jack Daniel’s.
Say the word lawyer to a group of people on the street and a whole range of descriptors will be evinced, some of which will be punctuated by a smattering of four letter words. And so it's quite refreshing to share a story about lawyers acting in good spirits, from the legal team representing one of our favorite spirits: Jack Daniel's.
Hot tub boats. Who wants in on this?
Taking the hot tub lifestyle to a level we haven't seen since Hot Tub Time Machine, Seattle's Hot Tub Boats have turned hot-tubbing into a mobile affair. Marrying the appearance of a lake boat with everything that's good about a hot tub, Hot Tub Boats clearly know what's up when it comes to chilling professionally.
Pete Searson of Tellason shares the history and zeitgeist of denim, and why the Japanese do it so damn good.
This post is by Pete Searson, who in addition to being a good friend of Huckberry, is the co-founder of Tellason, one of the finest denim makers on the planet. We instigated this post by asking Pete one simple question: "Why is Japan so damn good at denim."
The U.S. was hungry to modernize post WWII. The war was over. The attitude was up. Progress and modernization were running hot. Whatever speed was customary pre WWII was now viewed as a snail's pace with scientists leading the way in medicine, aeronautics, and industrialization.
At this point, 95% of the things people wore were made in the U.S. There must have been a strong feeling to "make more" since the baby boom was in full effect and people were hungry for more stuff, more often.
This first photo by Alexander Safonov is fear incarnate.
During the week, Alexander Safonov is an IT professional, but on weekends, the Russian born Safanov ditches the suit for a wetsuit and an always inspiring, yet sometimes terrifying group of friends.
We see your Ping Pong table, and raise you our Aggro Crag.
Ali runs brand partnerships here at Huckberry. She's also an avid climber who most weekends can be found seven hours southeast of the Bay Area in Bishop, California, an old frontier town in the Eastern Sierras with enormous, natural boulders speckled with climbing chalk and the years of it.
She returns each Monday morning to the office with a moon white smile, fresh sun burn, handcut jerky for the office, and hands that look like they crossed paths with a mobster and his hammer. Climbing is her happy place.
The only existing video of Mark Twain was shot by none other than Thomas Edison.
We obviously have a soft spot for all things Mark Twain, and this little snippet of film was too good not to share. A piece of filmic, literary, and all-American history, the brief reel shown below features Twain one year before his death, shot by close friend and famed American inventor, Thomas Edison. It's the only existing video of one of America's most famous authors.