1 year ago

JORMA’S PINNED MAP OF THE UNITED STATES

"I picked up this 1953 National Geographic Magazine map at an estate sale a few weeks ago. After a few hours in his house looking through his stuff I felt like I’d kind of gotten to know Jorma Hyypia pretty well. This is the map that was hanging in his living room, and has a pin at every location that he’d visited in the United States from 1947-1968. In 21 years he hit every major US city, most in Canada, and just about everywhere in between." -Kyle Garner

1 year ago 2 years ago
Seattle was cool. I camped on a beach but my camera ran out of batteries.

Seattle was cool. I camped on a beach but my camera ran out of batteries.

2 years ago

Up To Speed - Tour guide, historian and flaneur “Speed” Levitch (“The Cruise”) travels the nation visiting those monuments that rarely make it into travel guides, from the shoe gardens of San Francisco to the luckiest subway grate in New York City.

2 years ago 2 years ago
You know how airlines and luggage handlers can be; the vagaries of travel can be unkind to luggage of all kinds, including thousand-dollar, aluminum frame suitcases. The state in which a bag tumbles out of the chute onto a conveyor belt at baggage claim is never quite the same state in which you handed it over to the airline at check-in.
The thing with a Rimowa, though, is that those scratches, dings and dents are part of their aesthetic. A new, unspoiled Rimowa suitcase is actually the least desirable kind of Rimowa suitcase in that it is, to paraphrase something I once heard Jasper Johns say, an ‘ignorant’ suitcase. Unused objects are ignorant; only the ones that have been put to use, that have traveled, that have been tossed around have accumulated knowledge. That knowledge and familiarity, if it’s worn properly, can make an object desirable. A beaten, worn, scratched Rimowa then is actually a point of pride. (via)

You know how airlines and luggage handlers can be; the vagaries of travel can be unkind to luggage of all kinds, including thousand-dollar, aluminum frame suitcases. The state in which a bag tumbles out of the chute onto a conveyor belt at baggage claim is never quite the same state in which you handed it over to the airline at check-in.

The thing with a Rimowa, though, is that those scratches, dings and dents are part of their aesthetic. A new, unspoiled Rimowa suitcase is actually the least desirable kind of Rimowa suitcase in that it is, to paraphrase something I once heard Jasper Johns say, an ‘ignorant’ suitcase. Unused objects are ignorant; only the ones that have been put to use, that have traveled, that have been tossed around have accumulated knowledge. That knowledge and familiarity, if it’s worn properly, can make an object desirable. A beaten, worn, scratched Rimowa then is actually a point of pride. (via)

2 years ago
2 years ago
Those who follow the hobo code: An ethical code was created by Tourist Union #63 during its 1889 National Hobo Convention in St. Louis Missouri. This code was voted upon as a concrete set of laws to govern the Nation-wide Hobo Body, it reads this way; Decide your own life, don’t let another person run or rule you. 
When in town, always respect the local law and officials, and try to be a gentleman at all times.
Don’t take advantage of someone who is in a vulnerable situation, locals or other hobos. 
Always try to find work, even if temporary, and always seek out jobs nobody wants. By doing so you not only help a business along, but ensure employment should you return to that town again. 
When no employment is available, make your own work by using your added talents at crafts. 
Do not allow yourself to become a stupid drunk and set a bad example for locals treatment of other hobos.
When jungling in town, respect handouts, do not wear them out, another hobo will be coming along who will need them as bad, if not worse than you. 
Always respect nature, do not leave garbage where you are jungling. 
If in a community jungle, always pitch in and help. 
Try to stay clean, and boil up wherever possible. 
When traveling, ride your train respectfully, take no personal chances, cause no problems with the operating crew or host railroad, act like an extra crew member. 
Do not cause problems in a train yard, another hobo will be coming along who will need passage through that yard. 
Do not allow other hobos to molest children, expose to authorities all molesters, they are the worst garbage to infest any society. 
Help all runaway children, and try to induce them to return home. 
Help your fellow hobos whenever and wherever needed, you may need their help someday.

Those who follow the hobo code: An ethical code was created by Tourist Union #63 during its 1889 National Hobo Convention in St. Louis Missouri. This code was voted upon as a concrete set of laws to govern the Nation-wide Hobo Body, it reads this way;

  1. Decide your own life, don’t let another person run or rule you. 
  2. When in town, always respect the local law and officials, and try to be a gentleman at all times.
  3. Don’t take advantage of someone who is in a vulnerable situation, locals or other hobos. 
  4. Always try to find work, even if temporary, and always seek out jobs nobody wants. By doing so you not only help a business along, but ensure employment should you return to that town again. 
  5. When no employment is available, make your own work by using your added talents at crafts. 
  6. Do not allow yourself to become a stupid drunk and set a bad example for locals treatment of other hobos.
  7. When jungling in town, respect handouts, do not wear them out, another hobo will be coming along who will need them as bad, if not worse than you. 
  8. Always respect nature, do not leave garbage where you are jungling. 
  9. If in a community jungle, always pitch in and help. 
  10. Try to stay clean, and boil up wherever possible. 
  11. When traveling, ride your train respectfully, take no personal chances, cause no problems with the operating crew or host railroad, act like an extra crew member. 
  12. Do not cause problems in a train yard, another hobo will be coming along who will need passage through that yard. 
  13. Do not allow other hobos to molest children, expose to authorities all molesters, they are the worst garbage to infest any society. 
  14. Help all runaway children, and try to induce them to return home. 
  15. Help your fellow hobos whenever and wherever needed, you may need their help someday.

2 years ago 2 years ago