in keeping with some of my recent outdoorsy posts, i wanted to share a really cool project by husband and wife team Karson and Mary Shadley. Karson is an industrial designer who designed an outdoor folding chair that will last a lifetime, and look good doing it. the Shape Field Chair is a pared down, minimal design made from extremely durable materials, the kind of product your grandparents used to hand down to you… the kind they really just don’t make anymore. they are running a Kickstarter to get these puppies into production. you can read more about it here, and if you’re a nature lover i think you’d love to support them! i think these would be super handy for the beach. also dig their sweet little logo.
Danner is a shoemaker based in Portland, Oregon that has been making outdoor boots since 1932. Beckel, also based in Portland, is known for its signature canvas tents and bags which it has been making since 1964. and these two companies actually have a shared history, as current president Kathy Beckel’s father was friends and neighbours with Bill Danner. now, they have collaborated to make the Danner Light Beckel – a boot that’s rooted in Northwest tradition and rugged durability… and looks damn cool, too.
Woolrich is an outdoor clothing company that has been going since 1830, founded on the simple idea of making the best quality woolens for area woodsmen and settlers in Woolrich, Pennsylvania. later this month they are launching Woolrich White, a contemporary collection influenced by the company’s 183 year heritage and classic fabrications.
the Forest History Society is probably exactly what you think it is – an archive dedicated to collecting, preserving, and disseminating forest and conservation history. they have an extensive collection of photographs that have been digitised, that you can search through here, as well as an online gallery sorted by subject. i found some of their best photographs over at their flickr page. makes you want to go camping, doesn’t it?
Jennilee Marigomen just shot the lookbook for Canadian outerwear brand Northern Sun. the company was established in the seventies, and quickly became synonymous with finely crafted, Canadian-made jackets and parkas that stand up to the demands of an unforgiving climate. they have had a see the entire lookbook here.
much like previously featured Kevin Russ and Nicola Odemann, 21 year old Jocelyn Catterson beautifully documents her love for the great outdoors. she shares photos of her travels to National Parks across the states (Idaho, Utah, Colorado, Wyoming, Montana, Nevada, California etc etc) on her website & flickr.
i have a few posts in the back of my mind at all times, and one of them was rounding up a collection of amazing huts and cabins i have come across on the internet. well, my job has been done for me – in the form of Cabin Porn, which is edited by jace cooke, brian jacobs, grace kapin and zach klein. follow them on twitter here. seen via mallix.
Heaven Hill, as it is known to the few who have been lucky enough to experience it, is a Big Sur south coast mountain compound located on Alms Ridge and surrounded by vast expanses of protected National Forest in all directions. On the property’s thirty six acres of jaw-dropping wilderness, three creeks from the untouched Wild Cattle Creek watershed combine to form a year round stream that flows through the property’s massive cathedral of ancient redwoods.