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ian: things i like right now

things i like right now by ian of fixed gear cape town

  1. I spend way to much time sitting down. Maybe if I had an Eames dowel base chair, I wouldn’t mind as much.
  2. I love Paul Therouxs books. In preparation for my American holiday, I’m reading The Old Patagonian Express – his journey by train through north and south America. Terribly nerdy, I know.
  3. Although its name sounds like a cancer ward, the Chemosphere house is a modernist masterpiece.
  4. The Citroen DS Pallas is one of the few cars that would convince me to drive more.
  5. I’m turning 30 next week, and I think it’s a good enough reason to buy myself a Canon G11, don’t you?
  6. American Apparel Standard t-shirts in any colour as long as they’re white.
  7. I need a canvas and leather satchel in my life. This one would do nicely.
  8. I love the simplicity and aesthetic of fixed gear bikes and I’m particularly psyched with my new Cannondale Track.
  9. Big up to the sales assistant at Selfridges for convincing me that Tom Ford Black Orchid “isn’t just a women’s fragrance”.
  10. Not having a TV means I have to be selective about what I watch. One show I never miss is Mad Men – it makes me want to work in a *proper* ad agency.
  11. I don’t really “do” jewellery, but I made an exception for this Konzuk ring in concrete and white gold.
  12. I’m off to New York on Saturday. And I CANNOT WAIT.
  13. Red Wing boots have been on my wish list ever since I spotted Kim Jones rocking a pair at Toffie Fest.
  14. I wanted a calculator watch soooo bad when I was a kid. It’s great that Casio have reissued them.

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5 Comments

  • Reply Emil Wednesday 1 September, 2010 at 10:18 am

    He’s a style icon fo sho!!! Nice list.

  • Reply Gabi Wednesday 1 September, 2010 at 10:47 am

    Such a stylish man…wonder who made him like that ;-)

  • Reply Natalie Wednesday 1 September, 2010 at 3:24 pm

    impossible not to point out the overwhelming theme for this ‘style icon’s’ selection: AMERICA!!!

  • Reply casey Thursday 2 September, 2010 at 4:22 pm

    ah ! a manly things i like right now. suave.

  • Reply marc Saturday 13 November, 2010 at 10:01 pm

    Love the site. So cool. I sell reproduced eames furniture. The rocker is sloop comfy. Maybe you can get your emcees chair :))

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