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Vanilla whole grain pancakes topped with chocolate protein sauce, crunchy peanutbutter, fresh coconut, orange, granola and dried bananas from korodrogerie.de (get 5% off with the Code “ELEPHANTS” 🐘) 🎉 you can find different recipes for pancakes + recipe for the chocolate sauce on my blog ➡ www.elephantsarevegan-recipes.tumblr.com

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You like cash, right? Along with your cards, it can be one of the most-used items in your EDC. So why do minimalist wallets make it so hard for you to keep cash on you? You have to fold, tuck, zip, and jump through a ton of other hoops just to retrieve your money. Rever out of San Jose, CA have had enough. They’ve made a wallet that changes how you deal with change, so the process is easy, convenient, and you can get right to the good stuff: spending it.

The Vant Clipfold gives you all the benefits of a minimalist wallet. It’s slim, has slots for your essential cards, and made from top-grain Nappa leather. Its key feature comes in the form of a 15-degree rigid convenience clip, which pops up when you unfold the Clipfold. With this design, it’s easy to lay your 6-8 bills flat, slip it into the wallet, and secure the cash without worry. You don’t have to take time to fold or mess around with clips—storing your cash is as easy as opening and closing the wallet.

No need to leave out your EDC cards as well, with 2 quick-access exterior slots and 4 RFID-blocking interior ones. The Nappa leather option on the Vant Clipfold was selected not only for its hand feel, but also for its functional rigidity that makes the convenience clip work.

Love the convenience of minimalist wallets but tired of performing origami with your money? Pick up the Rever Vant Clipfold in your choice of color at the Kickstarter link below.

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Working against the grain, are we who we are?
Who are we? Who are we?
Working against the seams, snipping thread here and there
(I always was something of a ragdoll, wasn’t I?)
Guts on the floor, an organ is an organ
And a bloodied thread is a thread.

Working against the grain, climbing the trees,
Skinning our knees,
Who are we? Braided hair and long ribbon,
I always was something of a ragdoll and you
Were always something of a God
(In whom do you believe?
To whom do you pray?)
You’ve fallen out of the tree
One too many times.

I finally reached the top.

Working against the grain, working backwards,
Aging backwards, something of a child
Who never grew out of dolls and plastic teacups.
Snipping thread here and there, cotton
Falling to the floor,
There is too much inside.
There is too much inside.
There is too much inside.

An organ is an organ but that isn’t the problem,
There is something more, something crowded,
Something painful.
There is too much much much,
You are long gone, I am

Working against the grain,
Snipping thread,
I always was something of a ragdoll.

—  “Ragdoll,” Casey Rose Shanahan
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A QG Style Guide: August Sneaker Rotation 

Here’s a look into my current sneaker rotation for the month of August. As the end of summer approaches I share with you a few gems that I’ve been sporting for the last month. Starting off with my favorite Air Jordan silhouette aside from the cement 3′s (sidetone: top 5 Air Jordan of all time) I have a huge appreciation for detail and quality suede. The Aqua 8′s are a streetwear necessity which is why whenever I sport mine it’s usually with a pair of joggers and a graphic tee. 

Keeping things simple and classic is an art of mine so whenever I’m off to work or just doing some window shopping on the weekends the Nike Tennis Classic are always my go to sneaker. Built for comfort and made to withstand long walks across the city. The upper and midsole are both perforated which will help alleviate any sweat build up and to top it off a grained sole designed for better grip. 

Now I’ve always been a fan of Vans and sometimes a classic pair of the Sk8 Hi’s are essentials to your wardrobe. Whether you’re a skateboarder, into streetwear culture, or just enjoy the pleasure of a versatile sneaker the Sk8 Hi’s are quintessential to any individual’s wardrobe. Stay tuned for more sneaker rotation posts to come. Stay classy ladies and gents!!!

Where to Purchase:

Nike Tennis Classic

Air Jordan Retro 8 

Sk8 Hi Vans (Black/White)

Sk8 Hi Vans for J.Crew (Turtledove)