outdoors

Shape Field Chair

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.

Nature is our sanctuary. Life is simpler when you’re spending your days in the great outdoors. You should spend that precious time comfortably and with objects you’re proud to own and use. Most outdoor folding chairs are built on the cheap and without elegance. Our most loved outdoor gear is the stuff our parents and grandparents handed down to us. We cherish the durability, functional beauty and patina of these items. We designed the Field Chair to meet these same criteria.

Shape Field Chair
Shape Field Chair
Shape Field Chair
Shape Field Chair
Shape Field Chair
Shape Field Chair

watch their Kickstarter video for more info:

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Danner x Beckel

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.

Built entirely in our Portland, Ore. factory, each pair is handcrafted with our stitchdown construction, premium full-grain leather and legendary Beckel canvas quarter panels. Beckel has been using the same 10 oz. duck canvas since 1964 to make lightweight, durable tents and bags. Tightly woven for increased water-resistance and strength, Beckel canvas is the perfect compliment to our premium leather.

they’re bringing out a ladies version too, so keep an eye out for those in May (though personally i would happily wear those green ones). you can buy the men’s versions here.

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Woolrich White

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.

Many of the pieces from the Woolrich White collection utilize wool from the historic woolen mill in Woolrich, Pennsylvania, the oldest vertically integrated woolen mill operating in the country. The collection includes a variety of jackets and vest as well as sportswear in various wool fabrications. Also highlighted in the collection is the Patrol Series – a collection of down insulated parkas for men and women inspired by the Patrol Parka, which was first introduced by Woolrich in 1976.

photography by Emiliano Granado

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Forest History Society

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?

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Northern Sun

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.

Like the Arctic sun after which it is named, Northern Sun has returned from a brief winter’s hibernation. The newly risen Northern Sun carries the same commitment to quality craftsmanship and timeless style that defined the brand from its conception. A partnership between Canada and Switzerland, Northern Sun manufactures everyday goods that are equally inspired by life in the city and experiences in the outdoors.

Photography: Jennilee Marigomen. Styling: Redia Soltis. Makeup: Jennifer Latour. Models: Chelsea and Wes.











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Jocelyn Catterson

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 grew up in a small town in Colorado and fell madly in love with the mountains. This passion has grown more intense with time and has come to include the desert, the plains, and the rivers, a passion for morning light and deep canyons, the smell of pine trees and hours spent on the road. These things have become the driving force behind my life and my photography. I have become fascinated with the connection between man and nature and the simplistic beauty of a life lived in a tent/on the road.

all phtoos by Jocelyn Catterson.

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Cabin Porn

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.

please click on the images to see the source.

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Heaven Hill

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.

– found via frankie (aka former the snail and the cyclops, now lawrence

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