snapshots and observations

Saturday, 30 November 2013

Friday, 29 November 2013

iphone friday

almost back to normal on the blog front.

here are a few iphone pics from a few weeks ago
when i had a little photoshoot at a factory.

the factory was in an industrial estate and naturally enough i was early
so i found a place for a nice spot of breakfast.
it was run by a millwall fan. check out the slogan on the back of his shirt.
"we fear no foe"

check out his sauce game. 
something for everybody.

and have a butchers at my breakfast bap.

bacon, sausage, fried egg and a drop of brown sauce.
magic darts !


i won't lie... my back is killing me.

so i'm going to jack this in for now and hopefully continue this gem
of an iphone friday tomorrow.

Thursday, 28 November 2013

still on tour.

normal blogging will be resumed soon. 
I'm back from japan but I'm still away from home. 
any idea where ?
that's right. 

Wednesday, 27 November 2013

the metro system and my eating system.

tokyo's metro system is pretty easy to use then...

ok. it's not as bad as it looks. 

I found my way from shibuya to akasaka no problem anyway

where I got stuck into some fine japanese cuisine. 

what ?

Tuesday, 26 November 2013

representing n7

big thanks to my friend chris in toronto

representing n7 at the home of the raptors. 

Monday, 25 November 2013

the place to eat

coco curry. 

shibuya branch. 

Sunday, 24 November 2013

the breakfast of shame

oh dear me... 
the shame of it all. 
first morning  in tokyo I woke up at 2am
I tried to go back to sleep but after 2 hours I got
dressed and went out for a walk. 
at around 4.30am I spotted a 24 hour mcdonalds

and that was that. 

Saturday, 23 November 2013

first purchase in tokyo

the first thing I bought in tokyo was this

a flat white and a custard cube at omotesando koffee. 

standard procedure. 

Friday, 22 November 2013

the japanese ankle situation

the sock game is strong in shibuya
chup season continues

Thursday, 21 November 2013



Wednesday, 20 November 2013

blog test from my iphone.

I haven't sorted out any blog posts to publish while I'm away in tokyo. 

I'll have to see if I can do anything from my iphone. 


it seems like I can only access a certain photo folder at the moment. 
let me work on it. 

in the meantime talking of  tokyo and working on it...

what ?

Tuesday, 19 November 2013

new york nonsense

some more new york nonsense

this is the board they use to fold t-shirts in the stüssy store in new york.
it has an n7 sticker on it.

my friends bruce and jocelyn at stüssy nyc
are part of the n7 crew

oh... finalhome was with me in nyc of course.

in fact this n7 sticker looks suspiciously at finalhome height.
yes... i blame the bear for all the n7 stickers.

ok. maybe this one was a little out of reach for him.

i'm going to cut this post short here.
i'm off to tokyo tomorrow and i need to crack on and pack
plus i have a shoot before i go... and editing to do.

grrr !

Monday, 18 November 2013

a few spare pics

here are a few odd pics that were kicking around my blog folder.

i need one of these.
can anybody help ?

next n7 logo

my friend t21 has three sons.
when i saw them the other week, two of them were wearing these bad boys.
i'm no expert on jordans and i'm too lazy to google them but i think they're
jordan 4's.

the other boy was wearing my sneaker of choice. the af-1.
good lads.

at a wedding in the new forest a couple of months ago.
some very nice blazer low i.d.'s

and a nipper wearing converse socks.

a restaurant with more marble than is strictly necessary.

and some sort of flower thing in the same restaurant.

Sunday, 17 November 2013

sunday statue things

the other saturday i was at parliament square and i noticed that some of the statues 
had little carved scenes on the plinths below them.
i took a photo of the four sides underneath one of the statues.

so what's going on here ?
bloke 2nd in from the left checking out some other bloke's bum ?
some people littering at the foot of the stairs.
and the lad at the top of the stairs... has he got any trousers on ?

the two blokes on the left ignoring the debate and discussing football.
and the chap on the right looks like he's found a wallet or something.

i have no idea what's going on here.
any ideas ?
what can you see ?
what's that bloke on the right looking at in the box ?

the fellow sitting down on the left is wishing he was somewhere else.
i like that the bloke who's just coming in and taking his hat off
has annoyed the chap in front of him.
i hate sitting near a door when people keep coming in.

oh, that's it really.

Saturday, 16 November 2013

saturday self-portraits in santorini

regular readers will know that i do like the odd self-portrait
here i am in santorini. in the honeymoon suite of the chromata hotel
almost ready for a hard day of lounging.

and here i am completely ready for lounging
i wish finalhome would learn to close the bathroom door after him though.

Friday, 15 November 2013

iphone friday

some iphone pics then

oh hello

oh really ?

for one glove !
what the what ?!

new sock rack just arrived at whitfield towers

converse x maison martin margiela jack purcells

you know the story.
black shoes covered in white paint


right ?

final pic for the day as i rush to get the post out on the right day.

getting my bucket game together before packing for santorini.
i like hats. don't you ?

Thursday, 14 November 2013

new york interiors

here are a few interiors at a place in nw york where i photographed the cocktails
 i showed you recently.

what ?

Wednesday, 13 November 2013

representing n7

converse x maison martin margiela

x n7

Tuesday, 12 November 2013

converse x maison martin margiela chuck taylor all stars

it's bean a while since i did a proper shoe review.

i have so many great sneakers to show you properly and in close-up detail.

i think from now until the end of the year i'm going to have to do one a week at least.

let's start with these things
converse x maison martin margiela

as ever, with converse first string releases, it's all about the details.
inside the box, a cotton drawstring branded bag.

inside the bag
well even if you hadn't heard about this collab you'd be getting the idea by now...

it's all about the colour white
maison martin margiela took the converse 70's chucks in red, black
and yellow...

and dipped them all in white paint.
can you see what they did ?
absolutely covered in white paint.
clogging up the eyelets.

even the rubber soles were covered in white paint.

here's a shot where you can see the metallic eyelets and even the laces
all coated in white paint.

the ankle patch, just about visible.
what do you think of the idea ?
good ? bad ? interesting ?

the sneakers themselves are quality. the first string 70's chucks
lined in soft leather with signature mmm printed logo.

and leather insoles
with drips of paint spilled onto them.

a last detail
the chuck taylor all star rubber patch on the heel... covered in paint.

and the first time i wore them they looked like this.
pristine. whiter than white.

the idea is that each person's shoes will age differently with wear.

do you think i let mine wear naturally ?

do you want to see how mine look now after a couple of weeks of wearing them ?

of course you do.

and of course i'll show you.