Linen Shirts & Lemonade

I’d like to resurrect the slow dance.

Yes, I know. It’s not really dead, but its prominence at casual social gatherings among my friends and loved ones has diminished continually throughout my life. I recall a time as a young boy seeing couples at backyard barbecues swaying their hips between sips from a bottle of Bartles & Jaymes or a tall, gold can of Coors, the light butt taps in time on pastel-colored madras shorts and flirty sundresses, the meeting of the eyes, the widening of the smile, the soft nuzzle, and then the emphatic twirl.

Affectionately called “Linen Shirts & Lemonade,” this is a mix of tunes that comprised much of my summer, a summer spent soaking up my last days as a Chicagoan, strutting my way through Mississippiboot-scooting across the southern United States, bobbing along the rushing Colorado River waters, spinning my legs and my dizzy head up a Vail trail, and driving — oh my, the driving — all over California. As I was compiling them for you to enjoy at your Labor Day weekend festivities, I came to realize many of these songs rekindled that swaying late-summer yard party that I miss so much. Listen. You can hear it: arriving to the buzz of a cocktail hour that’s louder than the croak of a cicada field, hitting the dance floor hard with a skip in your step and your hands in the air, and then searching into the dark of night for your sweetheart to tell her that you love her and then give her a nice firm turn and careful dip. And after you have wound your way down a moonlit road, you stand with her in the doorway, unsure if those are the stars in her eyes or the shine of affection. You end the night with a kiss, salty and sweet and better than any dessert created by man or God. Sunday Candy.

Thank you for continuing to follow my playlists. And thank you to all the laborers who keep this country working as well as it does. I hope this mix, Linen Shirts & Lemonade, truly does aid in your enjoyment of a much-deserved day off.

Linen Shirts & Lemonade

  1. Shel Silverstein – Hug o’ War
  2. Patrinell Staten – I Let A Good Man Go
  3. Soul Survivors – Expressway to Your Heart
  4. J.J. Jackson – But It’s Alright
  5. Skyy – Call Me
  6. 3rd Bass – The Gas Face
  7. Poor Righteous Teachers – Rock Dis Funky Joint
  8. Gang Starr – Step in the Arena
  9. John Holt – Sister Big Stuff
  10. The Kinks – Picture Book
  11. Nicki Bluhm and the Gramblers – Mr. Saturday Night
  12. Eric Clapton – Can’t Let You Do It
  13. Wilco – Someone to Lose
  14. Angel Olsen – Shut Up Kiss Me
  15. Margaret Glaspy – Emotions And Math
  16. Manu Chao – Bongo Bong
  17. Three Dog Night – Shambala
  18. Shake Russell – Troubles
  19. Grateful Dead – Fire On The Mountain
  20. Old & In The Way – Wild Horses
  21. Van Morrison & Brooks Arthur – Sante Fe / Beautiful Obsession
  22. Bill Withers – Sweet Wanomi
  23. JJ Grey & Mofro – Tupelo Honey
  24. Faces – Love Lives Here
  25. Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers – No Reason to Cry
  26. Doc Watson – Deep River Blues
  27. Dave Rawlings Machine – Sweet Tooth
  28. Willie Watson – Bring It With You When You Come
  29. Paul Simon – Peace Like a River
  30. Whiskeytown – Everything I Do
  31. Joe South – Games People Play
  32. Tony Joe White – I Want You
  33. Paul Revere & The Raiders – Powder Blue Mercedes Queen
  34. Junction – Sorcerer
  35. The Guess Who – Ramblin Gamblin Man
  36. Marcia Griffiths – Here I Am Baby
  37. Vulfpeck – Back Pocket
  38. James Taylor – Day Tripper
  39. Donny Hathaway – Magnificent Sanctuary Band
  40. The Cannonball Adderley Quintet – Mercy, Mercy, Mercy
  41. Isaac Delusion – Midnight Sun
  42. Loudon Wainwright III – Hollywood Hopeful
  43. Vince Bell – Sun & Moon & Stars
  44. Gene & Debbe – Then You Can Tell Me Goodbye
  45. George Harrison – Between The Devil And The Deep Blue Sea
  46. Bob Wills – Stay All Night (Stay A Little Longer)
  47. Josh Garrels – Farther Along
  48. Donnie Trumpet & The Social Experiment – Sunday Candy

You can find the whole thing, Linen Shirts & Lemonade on Spotify.

The Vehicles of Camp Wandawega

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This originally appeared in Five O’Clock, Harry’s Magazine.


For more than a decade, David Hernandez and wife Tereasa Surratt have been busily restoring Hernandez’s boyhood summer camp in Elkhorn, Wisconsin to its former glory; dressing the place with vintage treasures culled from garage and rummage sales all over Walworth County.

The result is Camp Wandawega—a living, breathing time capsule, where it’s 1975 as far as the eye can see. The place benefits from the vision of its professionally creative owners. In addition to running Wandawega, Hernandez and Surratt still maintain their nine-to-fives as creative directors at Chicago ad agencies, and it’s clear that their passion project fuels their work and vice versa. In recent years, Surratt’s collaborated with everyone from Gant Rugger to Land of Nod—even a Russian motorcycle company (more on that in a minute).

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On-site, there’s period-specific basketball hoops, scuffed footballs, enough equipment to field the entire roster of the Milwaukee Brewers, canoes and row boats aplenty and as glamorous a tree house as you’ll ever find: three levels, lots of hiding places, a tire swing, two reading nooks. With events nearly every weekend during the warmer months, the place has found its way into the hearts and minds of locals looking to rekindle the romance of a bygone era.

For me, the rekindling began five years ago, on my first trip out when I got halfway across Lake Wandawega in a 70s era aluminum canoe, just before the same-era wooden paddle snapped in half. Not quite up a creek, but definitely without a paddle. Needless to say, by the time I’d washed ashore, the love affair with this place had embedded itself deep inside.

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But my favorite story of Wandawega has to do with the vehicles that’ve found their way to the property. With their eyes on the classics, Hernandez has taken great pains outfitting the camp with period-correct vehicles, antique utility trucks and newly designed people-movers. There’s the 1971 International Harvester Travelall, complete with hand-painted signage on the driver’s side door. Its forest green color and woodgrain decal make for a wonderfully woodsy throwback, and the perfect vehicle for carting around Wisconsin to pick up their vintage discoveries.

Another of my trips was joined by my friend and internationally-renowned Australian farmer and chef, Rohan Anderson. In the midst of cooking on the vintage range, coughing fumes of all variety into its less-than-industrial-strength hood, Ro set off the fire alarm. After a meet-and-greet with the fire department and a few members of the Elkhorn PD, my red-faced Australian friend would become the inspiration for Wandawega’s very own fire truck.

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Not a visit later, Hernandez had acquired a 1973 International Harvester 1310 4×4 brush truck with onboard water tank and pump. As David tells it, the truck is a preventative measure, “Where we live, it’s an all-volunteer fire department. Their motto: we never met a foundation we couldn’t save. This gives us the chance, God forbid, to hold back the fire while we wait for their arrival.”

Then there’s the 1952 IH Metro Van, one of the very first step-style delivery vans, and Hernandez says he’s figured out exactly what it’ll be used for, “I’m imagining a cabin on wheels, or—more likely—a mobile bar.” Wherever he lands, trust that it will be impeccably appointed and revived to its former splendor in the most Wandawega way possible: hand-painted signage, antique paraphernalia and furnishings, and you can bet a whole lot of Wisconsin’s finest elbow grease.

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Finally, and perhaps most notably, there’s the Ural. Camp Wandawega collaborated with Russian motorcycle company Ural to produce a special Sportsman’s Edition. Urals are a spare bike. They’re a veritable laughingstock in the world of motorcycle design, boasting a measly 750cc boxer twin engine with 41 horsepower and it weighs a half-ton. But the bike’s not actually the reason you buy a Ural. You buy it for the sidecar. And for a mere $15,999 you can buy your very own Wandawega Edition.

Or, just take a trip out to David and Tereasa’s place and ask nicely. Sporting chance they’ll grant you a test drive.

The Kitchen Sink

This originally appeared in Five O’Clock, Harry’s Magazine.

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We’re taking a slightly different tact with this edition of Rotgut Ingenuity. Our intrepid reporter Max Wastler recently moved halfway across the country. Prior to doing so, he gathered his friends and loved ones in his backyard for a going away party and cleared out his liquor cabinet by improvising on a number of cocktails. From the sound of things, Max spent the entire party feverishly throwing anything he could find in his shaker tins. Here are the greatest hits from those experiments.

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A Plethora of Piñatas

Typical tourist, I brought back a hard-to-find bottle of mezcal from a trip to Mexico. Thinking I would save it for a special occasion, it sat unconsumed for well over a year. When my friend asked for a cocktail made with mezcal, I picked up my wiffle bat and swung for the fences with this little mouth party. In your cocktail tin, combine two ounces of your favorite mezcal, one ounce of Morris Kitchen’s Lemon Syrup, and a teaspoon of hot sauce to taste (I like Valentina, but when that ran out Cholula made for a fine pinch hitter). Add three healthy dashes of Scrappy’s Chocolate Bitters. Shake. Serve over ice. Rim a section of your cup with Sal de Gusano. Enjoy it while quoting your favorite lines from The Three Amigos. I’ll start, “Oh great! Real bullets. You’re in a lot of trouble, mister.”

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The Five Gingers

The King’s Ginger has become one of my favorite bar mainstays. The bracing ginger flavor fills in a gin and tonic with the right hint of sweetness. This is as gingery a drink as I have ever had and the most delicious: add one ounce of bourbon, one ounce of The King’s Ginger Liqueur, a half ounce of Pok Pok’s Ginger Som and a half ounce of Morris Kitchen’s Ginger Syrup to your shaker tin. Shake well, serve over ice. Garnish with a thin, nickel-sized slice of ginger. Top with your favorite ginger beer. It’s the perfect way to pucker up an evening.

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Big Apple Cinnamon

The secret ingredient to my favorite drinks is the pride of New Jersey, a delightful combination of apple brandy and neutral grain spirits called Laird’s Applejack. With summer winding down, my thoughts turn to the fall, when the nights get a little cooler and the markets fill with giant, ripe, juicy apples and I find myself humming “Autumn in New York.” This is a simple take on a Manhattan that will keep you warm and ready to face the season’s change. Combine one ounce of rye, one ounce of Laird’s Applejack, a half ounce of Morris Kitchen’s Spiced Apple Syrup, and a half of ounce Carpano Antica Formula. Shake vigorously and serve neat. Lightly rim the glass with a combination of brown sugar and cinnamon. Garnish with a brandied cherry.

Planes, Trains & Other Mobiles

Originally Published for Five O’Clock, Harry’s Magazine

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Armed with only a flask and a little ingenuity, Max Wastler elevates common cocktails with supplies from his seasonal surroundings.

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Class Up Coach: The Aviation

There are those of us who still wear a tie when flying, in hopes it inspires a special occasion. For the imbibed equivalent, rely on the last known cocktail recipe book published before Prohibition, Hugo Ensslin’s Recipes for Mixed Drinks. The book is famous for the inclusion of The Aviation, a cocktail created by Ensslin and replicated less effectively in subsequent cocktail books — the original recipe only recently rediscovered. The name stems from a peculiar ingredient, Crème de Violette, which incidentally fell out of the cocktail’s alchemy in those iterations succeeding Ensslin’s original. When added to a mixture of gin and lemon, the violet color turns a pale blue, resembling a cloudy sky. When flying, pack a small bottle of Crème de Violette in the carry-on. Your seat-mates will marvel at the concoction as you vigorously stir an order of gin from the airline cart with a squeeze of lemon, and a couple maraschino cherries. No cherries? No problem. Add more Violette. 

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The Scroll: The Greyhound

“The floors of bus stations are the same all over the country, always covered with butts and spit and they give a feeling of sadness that only bus stations have.” – Jack Kerouac, On the Road

Sometimes it seems the rarest way to see the country is from the window of an interstate bus. To break up the boredom that’s sure to come as you find yourself in the flat parts, pick up a bottle of grapefruit juice or soda in a pinch, and mix equal parts gin and juice over ice for a perfect Greyhound, a cocktail made famous by The Savoy Cocktail Book of 1930. 

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Ducking the Crop-Duster: The Gibson

Of all the drinking Cary Grant’s Roger O. Thornhill does in Hitchcock’s classic suspense film, North by Northwest, the strangest drinking happened aboard the 20th Century Limited bound for Chicago. Upon meeting the beautiful blonde Eve Kendall, he orders a Gibson. Gin and vermouth, garnished with a pearl onion. One imagines Thornhill didn’t set out to charm with his fresh breath. Neither here nor there. The likelihood that today’s trains stock pickled onions shrinks every day. The next time you hit the dining car, order a Gin Martini, and proffer your own onions. Pack your breast pocket with a small tin of cocktail onions, found in your grocer’s canned goods aisle.

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Rotgut Ingenuity The Hemingway Daiquiri

Pilar’s Pail: Hemingway Daiquiri

“But if you land a big tuna after a six-hour fight, fight him man against fish until your muscles are nauseated with the unceasing strain, and finally bring him up alongside the boat, green-blue and silver in the lazy ocean, you will be purified and you will be able to enter unabashed into the presence of the very elder gods and they will make you welcome.” – Ernest Hemingway, on fishing in Spain, 1922

Whether or not you’ll soon find yourself and your companion on a boat bound for Cuba, pay tribute to Papa with this ice bucket version of Hemingway’s famous Daiquiri. Fill a medium-sized basin halfway with ice, pour out the contents of a flask or two of white rum, squeeze out at least four limes and two grapefruits. Strain into chilled glasses, topped with four maraschino cherries each. As you sip, you’ll feel like you’ve entered into the presence of Hemingway, if not the elder gods.

Illustrations by Jenny Mortsell

Max Wastler’s City Guide for Barneys New York: The Window

I’m thrilled to share some of my favorite Chicago spots in Barneys New York’s City GuideBang Bang Pie & BiscuitsChicago Athletic Association HotelKing Spa & SaunaLongman & Eagle, the pool at The InterContinental Chicago Magnificent MileIntelligentsia MonadnockA New LeafOptimo Fine Hats, and Bavette’s Bar & Boeuf.

Surviving Tax Season

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This originally appeared in Five O’Clock, Harry’s Magazine.


Armed with only a flask and a little ingenuity, Max Wastler elevates common cocktails with supplies from his seasonal surroundings.

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The Harold Crick Water

“Crick Water” was a cheap cocktail I recall pulling from a ladle in college. It usually involved combining citrus sodas and powdered lemonade and every possible clear spirit we could find. This slightly upscale take on that delightful drink draws its name from the IRS Auditor Will Ferrell played in the highly underrated 2006 film Stranger Than Fiction.

Now, if you’re anything like me, you keep lemonade permanently on-hand as a stress cure, and I can imagine nothing more stressful than having the IRS banging down your door. In the event of an audit, break out The Harold Crick Water.

One flask filled to the brim with a nice gin like Bluecoat or Junipero. Over crushed ice, add equal parts gin, the grapefruit soda of your choosing, and limoncello. Take a lemon twist and wrap it in a spiral around a sprig of rosemary. Dunk that in your drink and stir it while you sip, and like Harold, no sooner will your tragedy feel like a comedy.

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G&O Block

This take on the classic cocktail known as the “Income Tax” incorporates gin, orange juice, and bitters.

If you’re lucky enough to receive help from an accountant, celebrate the end of tax season with your CPA by grabbing two half pint cartons of orange juice from the corner store on the way to their office, and fill your flask with the following:

Start by adding four dashes of your favorite bitters. Add one-and-one-half ounces of dry vermouth and one-half-ounce of sweet vermouth and four ounces of gin. Pour the contents over one large block of ice until the ice floats, and top with the orange juice.

Though it may be a tad on the dry side, try to avoid spilling it on your 1040.

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Turbo Texas

With online tools and websites, it’s never been easier to do your taxes at home. I pride myself on being relatively adept at moving through the process swiftly and ably, and I think it’s due in part to this spicy concoction which I made up one April day while completing the task poolside in Austin, Texas.

Do as I did, and take your flask of anejo tequila to the nearest lawn chair facing towards the sun. Order one 12 ounce bottle of Topo Chico or another extra fizzy soda water, request a bottle of Texas Pete’s Hot Sauce, a 32 ounce bottle of Lemon Lime Gatorade or another lime-flavored sports drink, and a 12 ounce bottle of Shiner Bock, a side of lime wedges, and a pint glass overflowing with ice cubes.

Begin by pouring into the pint glass of ice about two fingers of tequila, two fingers of the beer, two fingers of the sports drink, and top with the fizzy water. Splash as much of the hot sauce as you can stand on top, squeeze some of the lime, and guzzle while you fill out your tax forms. As you find your way to the section where you explain how it’s possible that you donated fourteen pairs of socks to Goodwill, top up the tequila, the beer and the hot sauce, and whatever is left of the soda water. Eventually, you will have mostly sports drink. This is good. As you near the end of your filing, you’ll need to stay hydrated. When you’ve hit “SEND.” Chug the Gatorade like you’ve just scored the winning touchdown and order another beer.

Congratulations on filing. Do as I’ve done, and spend your refund restocking the bar.

Illustrations by Jenny Mörtsell

Leap Year Cocktails

This originally appeared in Five O’Clock, Harry’s Magazine.

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Armed with only a flask and a little ingenuity, Max Wastler elevates common cocktails with supplies from his seasonal surroundings.

The Sadie Hawkins (Savoy’s Leap Year Cocktail)

Celebrating Leap Years has spawned traditions like women proposing marriage and digesting a cocktail that may lead to such activities. On February 29th, also known as Sadie Hawkins Day thanks to hillbilly comic strip Li’l Abner, try this martini with a tart citrus smack. This hillbilly’s hack at Savoy’s Leap Year Cocktail is sure to leave even the burliest saying, “I do!” For those on the go, I suggest batching this cocktail in your flask. Fill the flask halfway with the gin of your choice, topping it off with equal parts Grand Marnier, lemon juice, and sweet vermouth. Bonus points if you think ahead and bring your own lemon. Enjoy it stirred over ice. Oh, and don’t forget your pen… You know… for the prenup.

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The SLCC Divot Stomp

This recipe has its history planted deep in the golf traditions of my hometown of St. Louis. While under the employ of St. Louis Country Club, Thomas Bullock, author of the 1917 tome The Ideal Bartender, provided the following recipe for an Old Fashion. It’s worth noting that he referred to fashion in noun form. He also specifically called for bourbon where prior instances simply called for “whiskey.” And this was published two years prior to the commencement of Prohibition. I’ve modified his cocktail to be easily transported to the country club’s polo fields. Where other clubs built around the turn of the 20th Century have converted their polo fields to full-time driving ranges, SLCC is one of the few whose grasses still see polo action in those muggy summer months. Fill one eight ounce flask with 100 proof bourbon near to the top. Shove four raw sugar cubes or pour four raw sugar packets into the mouth of your flask, dash eight times with Angostura. Shake the flask vigorously. Pour the contents over the largest ice cubes you can find. Serve to your four favorite divot stompers. Mind the manure.

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The Gin Or Out Of Fashion

Used to be, the gin Old Fashioned was as popular as the whiskey one. Known as a Golden Spike, it was so named for that spot in Promontory Summit, Utah where the Union and the Central Pacific Railroads commemorated the forging of cross-country rail travel, that act which bound our nation from Atlantic to Pacific, by impaling the earth with the shiniest golden nail. In 1933, Utah was the thirty-sixth state to ratify the 21st Amendment, thus repealing Prohibition. By 1934, folks in bars from Salt Lake to Lake Erie, could be heard clamoring for this gin take on the famous Old Fashioned. Place two sugar cubes in the basin of a rocks glass. Dash each cube twice with bitters. I’ve found this cocktail benefits from Fee Brothers Barrel-Aged Bitters, but any bitters will do. Slowly begin to pour gin over the cubes, stopping once the gin has melted them. Turn the glass in your hand to slurry the gin, sugar, and bitters. Top with a half-glass of crushed ice and a lime twist. Pour gin over the ice until the liquid and ice are level.

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The Thinking Touk

With whisky (or whiskey), provenance is everything. Canadian whiskies are much like their people. They are much sweeter and more mellow than their American or Irish counterparts. I have been enjoying this Canadian take on an Old Fashioned since a friend introduced me to it at an Opening Ceremonies party for the Vancouver Olympics. It’s simple, it’s sweet, and it’ll leave you singing, “Oh Canada!” Equal parts Canadian whisky, apple brandy, and maple syrup, stir with a cinnamon stick and top with ground cloves and a splash of soda water. For a nice take on a Hot Toddy, substitute the soda for hot water.

Illustrations by Jenny Mörtsell

Three of My Favorite NBA Uniform Stories

As the 2015 NBA Basketball season gets underway, I wanted to take a moment to recount three of my favorite basketball uniform design stories.


One of the first stories about uniform design I remember reading had something to do with the 1988 debut of the Charlotte Hornets‘ purple pinstripe uniforms. They were designed by Charlotte native, Alexander Julian. With his line, Colours by Alexander Julian, he ably updated the staid men’s suiting routine for then modern times (cue: “This is the nineties.”) by adding splashy patterns and bold color combinations. One such colour — ahem color — for which Mr. Julian is owed a lot of credit: Teal.

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2x NBA All-Star Kelly Tripucka and Mr. Julain at Charlotte’s 1988 uniform reveal for the media.

Consider this, without Alexander Julian and the Charlotte Hornets, there’d have been no teal in the uniforms of the following expansion teams: San Jose Sharks, Florida Marlins, Tampa Bay Devil Rays, the Arizona Diamondbacks, the Vancouver Grizzlies, to name but a few, not to mention the storied, if not sagging franchises who added teal in hopes to also add a spark. I’m talking about you, 1995 Detroit Pistons.

Forgive my serious digression. It suffices that there could be an entire post, if not a blog, devoted to teal uniforms. So, Alexander Julian injected teal into sports. He also incorporated a wide-as-clapboard-pinstripe in the befuddlingly unlucky color purple.

He once famously quipped, “When it came out, I felt like I had dropped a teal bomb on Charlotte. There was a new housing development that changed its name to ‘Teal Acres.’ The Park Hotel, which was the best hotel in town, changed its logo to teal. The towels were embroidered in teal. I felt a little like Doctor Frankenstein. I had created a monster. It took off like crazy.”

Love it or hate it, there’s no denying the magnitude of Mr. Julian’s contributions to the way athletes look off but especially on the court.

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Sidenote: Tell me I wasn’t the only kid who tore this Converse ad out of SI For Kids and shoved it in his TrapperKeeper.

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FLOJO! Look on any “most-stylish athlete” list, and you’re bound to find Florence Griffith Joyner, the track athlete who stormed the courses of the Los Angeles and Seoul Olympics in the 1980s. As famous for her flamboyant nail art and her asymmetrical leggings as she was for her speed, around the time FloJo’s racing career peaked, a tuned-in intern at the Indiana Pacers made note of a Sports Illustrated interview where FloJo hinted she’d like to try her hand at designing.

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“Big D, hit me!” “…We’re livin’ the dream.”

Though admittedly far more staid than her one-legged lacy racewear, Knick-killer Reggie Miller and the 1990 Indiana Pacers did step onto the courts in bold, asymmetrical uniforms befitting their team’s newfound edginess, thanks in large part to the ball-handling skills of Mr. Miller. Undoubtedly, that edgy flair of FloJo also must have helped.

And finally, the most heart-warming uniform design story in recent years has to do with the work Brooklyn-based Doubleday and Cartwright are doing for the Milwaukee Bucks. A personal design hero of mine, Justin Thomas Kay, a proud Cream City native, was the managing creative director at Doubleday and Cartwright while the firm worked with the Bucks to devise a new logo, new uniforms, and an entirely new design ethos.

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What I loved most about this project was how history and childhood were integrated into the design. Milwaukee is known as The Cream City for the color of the bricks made from clay found in Milwaukee and the Menomenee River Valley.

I’m having trouble tracking down the photo, but I recall upon release of this new design seeing a sketch of the lettering above. It was designed using graph paper, the same graph paper on which my friends and I — and assuredly Mr. Kay’s friends — were sketching the logos of the Bucks and Bulls, perfecting the rack of horns or the Bulls’ snout as kids who were obsessed with Detlef and Reggie; and Mugsy and Larry; and Ricky and Alvin; and Scottie and Michael.

By relying upon colors familiar to the woodland Wisconsinites, forest green and cream, with hints of lake water blue, the he uniforms have at once a classic, old world appeal and a decidedly modern look. Kudos to Kay and the team at Doubleday and Cartwright for getting this so very right.

I’m hopeful this NBA season is a good one. Thanks to the Bucks, it certainly looks that way.

A Playlist for Ledbury: Route 66

The good folks over at Ledbury asked for me to put together a road trip mix. I could think of no road finer than ol’ Route 66. You can get the whole playlist here.
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Priceline’s #RoomWithAView: Outrigger Waikiki

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I traveled to Waikiki this week to help Priceline with their #RoomWithAView campaign. Read more about the campaign here, and look for my photos alongside all the contributors on Instagram

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