the bad, the good & the ugly

New haircut, sans product.
Jul 6

New haircut, sans product.

"( …) In Italy for 30 years under the Borgias they had warfare, terror, murder, and bloodshed, but they produced Michelangelo, Leonardo da Vinci, and the Renaissance. In Switzerland they had brotherly love - they had 500 years of democracy and peace, and what did that produce? The cuckoo clock."

- Harry Lime (The Third Man. 1949)

Jun 29

"It is not the critic who counts; not the man who points out how the strong man stumbles, or where the doer of deeds could have done them better. The credit belongs to the man who is actually in the arena, whose face is marred by dust and sweat and blood; who strives valiantly; who errs, who comes short again and again, because there is no effort without error and shortcoming; but who does actually strive to do the deeds; who knows great enthusiasms, the great devotions; who spends himself in a worthy cause; who at the best knows in the end the triumph of high achievement, and who at the worst, if he fails, at least fails while daring greatly, so that his place shall never be with those cold and timid souls who neither know victory nor defeat. Shame on the man of cultivated taste who permits refinement to develop into fastidiousness that unfits him for doing the rough work of a workaday world. Among the free peoples who govern themselves there is but a small field of usefulness open for the men of cloistered life who shrink from contact with their fellows. Still less room is there for those who deride of slight what is done by those who actually bear the brunt of the day; nor yet for those others who always profess that they would like to take action, if only the conditions of life were not exactly what they actually are. The man who does nothing cuts the same sordid figure in the pages of history, whether he be a cynic, or fop, or voluptuary. There is little use for the being whose tepid soul knows nothing of great and generous emotion, of the high pride, the stern belief, the lofty enthusiasm, of the men who quell the storm and ride the thunder. Well for these men if they succeed; well also, though not so well, if they fail, given only that they have nobly ventured, and have put forth all their heart and strength. It is war-worn Hotspur, spent with hard fighting, he of the many errors and valiant end, over whose memory we love to linger, not over the memory of the young lord who “but for the vile guns would have been a valiant soldier.”"

- T. Roosevelt, an excerpt from “Citizenship in a Republic” speech. April 23, 1910.

Jun 21
May 24

forgetfuldepths:

ToshirĂ´ Mifune, the ultimate man.

(Source: maudit, via phobs-heh)

Work week done. Great discussions had.
May 3

Work week done. Great discussions had.

hellingen:

A work in progress. Our very own thebadthegoodtheugly changing his fixed gear set-up, to a singlespeed set-up. 

The frame is a Giant Bowery, Soma Fab porteur rack (w/ fence), Cinelli Pepper riser bar. 

Very much a work in progress! We look forward to seeing more!
Apr 5

hellingen:

A work in progress. Our very own thebadthegoodtheugly changing his fixed gear set-up, to a singlespeed set-up.

The frame is a Giant Bowery, Soma Fab porteur rack (w/ fence), Cinelli Pepper riser bar.

Very much a work in progress! We look forward to seeing more!

"I taste the good and bad in you and want them both."

- Anita Ofokansi, Literary Sexts (via mishproductions)

(Source: hellanne, via unmodernman)

Mar 31

"First of all. Move me, surprise me, rend my heart, make me tremble, weep, shudder; outrage me; delight my eyes afterwards, if you can."

- Diderot. His appeal to artists.

Mar 31
frenchcuisse:

Veal pappardelle butter sauce.
Mar 31

frenchcuisse:

Veal pappardelle butter sauce.

I never win at this game.
Mar 31

I never win at this game.

(Source: boglio)