Things

Things. An exploration of the stuff I love, and why I love it.

 
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Things: Caribee backpack

For my first Things entry for 2012, I’ll be Tolkien1 about my black backpack. I’ve had it now for 13 years. I know this because…

 
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Things: Byrd & Belle hand-made MacBook Air sleeve

The latest entry into the materialistic rambling of Things is my Byrd & Belle hand-made MacBook Air Sleeve. Both my regular readers know I’ve been…

 
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Things: Birkenstock sandals

Encountering the custom shoe makers in Hoi An on a recent trip, I decided to have my trusty Birkenstock sandals repaired and resoled. Again. I’ve…

 
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Things: Classic Nike shoe (x2)

This is a double episode of Things. Aren’t you a lucky lot today? Air Max Cross-Trainer ’91 Bo Jackson I bought this pair of shoes…

 
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Things: IKEA food packet clippy things

On Things, I usually talk about things I own and love that are kind of expensive, the message being it’s often better to spend a…

 
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Things: Murray Carter kitchen knife

For many years I’ve been using my trusty Wusthof cook’s knife for all things kitchen and food related. It has been a wonderful and faithful…

 
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Things: Digital audio converter (Apogee Duet)

A while back I wrote about my Audio Technica AD900 headphones and how awesome they sounded. Towards the bottom of the page, I wrote: However,…

 
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Things: Withings body scale + Weightbot

Not long after we moved into our apartment, Kelly and I began going to the gym semi-regularly. In the last few months, I’ve been going…

 
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Things: Audio Technica ATH-AD900 headphones

They are simply the best headphones I’ve ever heard. The end. Well, I wish I could just say that (Maybe I can — It’s my…

 
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Things: Yellow belt

Yellow? Those who know me well know that I’ve disliked yellow things for a long time. When I used to surf I hated seeing yellow…

 
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Things: Wusthof cook’s knife

The first item I’d like to talk about in my series of favourite things, is my Wusthof 8-inch cook’s knife. The most basic necessity for…

 
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Things: an introduction

We should not focus on having the things we want, but wanting the things we have. Really? I’m starting a new series called Things. The…