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TT Vol. 91
The Kennedy Bag, Wood Sculpting, Geoguessr & WINDOW SHOPPING
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Prada is calling it the 1995 Re-Edition and is selling a brushed leather version for $3,000. No patent leather version though.
Nostalgia is a powerful tool brands can wield, and we’re expecting this bag to sell extremely well.
Raquel’s new fave is Adam Birch, a sculptor/designer from South Africa carving enormous pieces out of tree forks. He works only with either invasive tree species, or indigenous species that have already fallen:
A passionate environmentalist, Birch cuts down only alien tree species and uses indigenous wood only from trees that have already fallen. Once a tree is felled, he takes a trunk-to-twig approach to utilising the timber, sawing it into planks, floor boards, structural beams and firewood until only the fork remains. This is the part of the tree that carpenters usually discard because the dense, twisted grain is difficult to cut.
With Learned League on hiatus, I started playing Geoguessr where you get dropped into a random Google Street View location around the world, and have to figure out where you are just based on the scenery. You can move around and zoom in before making an educated guess and dropping a pin on the map. Top players are able to get within a few yards of the actual location:
[Ellen Murray] has a specific trick to differentiate between neighboring New Zealand and Australia: Both drive on the left side of the road, but have different “Give Way” signs. In Australia, the border of the sign is red and its text is black, and in New Zealand both components of the sign are red. Her favorite trick, though, is for Colombia: Road signs there usually have a metallic cross-bracing at the back.
I am pretty terrible and don’t have the patience that some of the players have, but there are some surprisingly relaxing YT videos out there of serious gamers talking through their thought process.
The Tom Sachs NFT that Tiffany acquired for $380K
Chris & Raquel
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They lived at 20 North Moore Street, basically the best street in Tribeca.