Chukka

The dusty soul of a worldly shoe.

havingchanged:

I have no idea if there’s any context for this but I just laughed for a solid 5 minutes

It’s part of the ongoing Harmon-Schrab feud.

iain-russell:

I am going to talk about something that is a subject most people avoid. There is a stigma around this subject. Unemployment and Employment Insurance. Its a story that involves personal failure, a system breakdown, and a completely demoralizing human experience. I have been working for over ten years. I entered the workforce at fifteen years old and have never been without work. That was until April 1st. Since then I have been on a journey trying to get back, and stay on my feet. Throughout this process I have made every attempt to stand strong and confident, trying not show a quiver of defeat. Splitting time between actualizing a dream and the harsh reality of urgency. I found myself stuck between working towards what I love, and the fear of working to do nothing but sustain. I was able to get though the month of February selling off production samples, some of the fall collection at discount, and other items I had around. I am so luck to have parents that are able, and willing to support me. With their help I was able to pay rent and some bills for March. Throughout this process I had applied for Employment Insurance a program run by the Federal Government of Canada. It is a system like no other. I am a high level communicator, and I have been absoultly awe struck by a system that avoids human interaction, and makes every attempt to not actually provide support. I am a person who thrives off support from other. When I know I have a base that supports me I achieve amazing things. Through out this process I have seen my country and province offer nothing but administration that takes me away from making any progress towards a real future. I wish I could be self sufficient. As a man I feel like I’ve failed to hunt and gather. I am unable to provide for myself. Past that I fear failure, I fear that I won’t be able to continue doing what I love. At twenty-six years old my decisions now we define the future course of my life. Knowing this I stand confident, with nothing but my ideas and dreams, ready to take on anything. 

The Federal government of Canada even fails those with the most potential, but this man’s passion for his craft will allow him to transcend the bullshit bureaucratic system that has failed so many. Best of luck Ian, you’re a genius.

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I’ll keep biting off more than I can chew, and my child will grow up to hate me, hate writing, love football, and turn into a douchebag. Then ironically, he will write a book about me being a bad dad that’s more successful than anything I’ve ever written.

Dan Harmon (via havingchanged)

Who Will Protect the Crimean Tatars?

newyorker:

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As Crimea prepares for a referendum on its future, its native Muslim residents are preparing for the worst. Natalia Antelava on the scene: http://nyr.kr/1n0PwhX

“There are about three hundred thousand Crimean Tatars on the peninsula, and although they constitute only fifteen per cent of…

The Tatar population of Crimea (roughly 12% of all Crimeans) does not support the current autonomous administration’s referendum to join Russia. Vladimir Putin’s Russia poses a very real threat to the culture and livelihood of all Crimean Tatars. This very vulnerable minority cannot be forgotten.

(Source: newyorker.com)

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iain-russell:

If there is one thing that has ruined our modern world it is the single occupancy vehicle. Henry Ford’s dream to create an automobile for the middle class has placed us into a culture of entitlement. Automobiles are a destructive force of community. The idea that you own that piece of land your vehicle is under. How much for parking? Stuck in traffic again? The common complaints that come from public spaces is saying they is either not enough, or that they are underused, or poorly designed. When I think of public spaces I think of the road systems and how much we have devoted to the idea of the auto. I think of fashion and how it is a world of being scene, the idea of capturing a moment in space and time. A vehicle moves though space and time at speeds greater than the mind can travel. Being born and raised in an urban centre walking has always been my mode of transportation. This compliments my environment and my lifestyle. I should also say I am not anti car - I have a licence, and I await Top Gear releases like water from a well. What I have never been able to understand is the culture around vehicles. The idea that we give massive amounts of public space to roads, and parking. And how the only thing that comes of that is complaints about traffic and parking. Imagine a world were transit was a priority. High speed rail and trams connecting our communities. All of the money that has been invested into personal automobiles instead invested into the community. In a country as vast as Canada these are ideas that seem to completely defy logic. But the history is there from long ago. We became a country due to a massive cross country rail network. The establishment of telecommunications from wires, to satellites crisscrossing our landscape. These are both frameworks that required massive investment and built connections, and community. But it was these new found connections that actually pull us apart. Our culture is now full of - Me, I, and Want. Its a lot harder to say words like - Us, Together, and Create. We’ve been told to live, and dream. Well… 

Lets make Lower Johnson Street pedestrians only!

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iain-russell:

Welcome to Beacon Hill Park. Located on the bottom tip of Vancouver Island it stretches from the downtown core to the Salish Sea. This 200 acre park was first established as a protected area by Sir James Douglas in 1858. It was in 1882 that the land was officially made a municipal park of The City of Victoria. Although much of the park has been landscaped there has always been an effort to preserve the natural and native flora. Garry oak, arbutus, Douglas-fir, western red cedar, camas, trilliums, and fawn lily’s still flourish in their habitats. From Garry oak meadows, old growth forest groves, landscaped ponds, to immaculate waterfront scenery. Beacon Hill Park also provides children’s playgrounds, several sports fields including, soccer, baseball, cricket, lawn bowling, and a putting green. There is also a rose garden, an alpine rock garden, as well as an extensive collection of rhododendron’s courtesy of George Fraser. I live in the core of downtown but the park is only about a fifteen minute walk from my home. My ideas and dreams find places here. Summer days with kites flying, fall walks under the protection of an umbrella, ice covered ponds reflecting the cold winter winds, to seeing the first flowers of spring bringing new life. Like fashion the seasons and trends are evident here. They are natural they are beautiful, they are the past, the present, and the future. Welcome to Beacon Hill Park. 

Victoria is full of the best things.

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iain-russell:

I view myself as a modern storyteller. A person who’s job it is to inspired others, to define culture. I have seen the power of stories first hand. I have told stories with textiles. Ideas around fashion, style, art, design, and creation, made into consumable content. Words, photos, videos, art, all become starting points for conversations that share more about who we are then what they were. Its these starting points we need to create a gathering. A community is created out of simple needs and wants. It can be defined by the content it creates. In our globalized world our stories travel further and faster than ever before. The communal fire can be accessed 24 hours a day allowing a local story to be an international one in an instant. This allows for content to become cultural currency. An ability to not just define a story, but a place in time that is accessible, and obtainable. It is the simple truth in storytelling that we want to define ourselves with shared stories of experience. I am here to tell these stories. To share these stories of experiences from perspectives that encourage people to gather and share. Allowing a community to grow locally and internationally, though stories of yesterday, today, and tomorrow.   

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riddlerose:

fuckyeaharthuriana:

e-mangos:

It’s been a while since I’ve read the tales but I’m quite sure this is not quite how things occurred.
Then again i could be wrong.

What book is this?

I don’t know what this is but I really hope it’s a book featuring Arthur and Lancelot as permabaked hipster bros, Guinevere as the sorority queen, and Gawain as the perpetually-in-trouble star of the frisbee team.  Merlin is that one grad student who’s a lot older and is back in school because he’s having a bit of a midlife crisis, and he has a really awkward and inappropriate crush on Niviane, who is Vice President of Morgan’s sorority, which is Guinevere’s rival.
If this book isn’t that then I am a little disappointed.

riddlerose:

fuckyeaharthuriana:

e-mangos:

It’s been a while since I’ve read the tales but I’m quite sure this is not quite how things occurred.

Then again i could be wrong.

What book is this?

I don’t know what this is but I really hope it’s a book featuring Arthur and Lancelot as permabaked hipster bros, Guinevere as the sorority queen, and Gawain as the perpetually-in-trouble star of the frisbee team.  Merlin is that one grad student who’s a lot older and is back in school because he’s having a bit of a midlife crisis, and he has a really awkward and inappropriate crush on Niviane, who is Vice President of Morgan’s sorority, which is Guinevere’s rival.

If this book isn’t that then I am a little disappointed.

isthismenswear:

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Elegant navy suede. 

Elegant navy suede. 

Back to the roots. Nathan Clark and his original desert boot.

Back to the roots. Nathan Clark and his original desert boot.

A fantastic herringbone pattern gives these boots some wonderful depth.

A fantastic herringbone pattern gives these boots some wonderful depth.

Elvis got it right. Chukkas in lovely blue suede.

Elvis got it right. Chukkas in lovely blue suede.

Your favourite chukkas can travel with you around the world, and needs only a quick dust to be worn with the sleekest of suits.

Your favourite chukkas can travel with you around the world, and needs only a quick dust to be worn with the sleekest of suits.

Mcqueen. Like no other.

Mcqueen. Like no other.

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