150 series


The Wish List (1)
Starting today I will start this “The Wish List.” Every other day or so I will post 5 items that I wish to have. It will be a future reference for me, a better way for you to understand me, a good way for you to maybe find yourself too, and hey, the holidays are coming up ;). haha just kidding.   

  1. 1q84 by Haruki Murakami $17 (I’ve learned buying books online is a lot cheaper!)
      “A love story, a mystery, a fantasy, a novel of self-discovery, a dystopia to rival George Orwell’s—1Q84 is Haruki Murakami’s most ambitious undertaking yet: an instant best seller in his native Japan, and a tremendous feat of imagination from one of our most revered contemporary writers.”
  2. UniformWares 150 series wristwatch $260
  3. Parker Long Sleeve Ruched Waist Dress $242 (Click link for photos)
  4. Sliced Platform Wedge - Black $85 
  5. And most of all I really need a new racket right now. Babolat Pure Drive.

Uniform Wares
150 Series Limited Edition Steel Wristwatch

Uniform Wares’ 150 Series watch is a favourite at MR PORTER, and this limited edition version has been crafted to emphasise the style’s classic, understated cool. The polished steel case contrasts with the black leather strap, while the minimalist face recalls the elegance of mid-century design. On the inside, this piece has a precision Japanese-made quartz movement to provide excellent timekeeping. Designed exclusively for MR PORTER.

“I feel the need.. The need for speed!! Woah!
- Maverick & Goose

They weren’t talking about speed, but this very watch, baby!”

Own it: €268.75

Walt Whitman: Healthy Living Adviser?

The famous American poet wrote a 47,000 word health series, a manifesto really, called “Manly Health and Training.” Published in an obscure newspaper, it was lost and forgotten for 150 years. His series offers advice not too different from today’s doctors when it comes to exercise: “To you, clerk, literary man, sedentary person, man of fortune, idler, the same advice: up!” He also recommended that basketball shoes, today’s sneakers, be put into general usage. Presumably comfortable footwear would make it easier for everyone to get that exercise.

In other instances Walt Whitman sounds almost like the modern paleo diet fad enthusiasts: “Let the main part of the diet be meat, to the exclusion of all else.” He also explains bodily humors, and how to keep them in balance, and “the great American evil – indigestion.”