skora phase r02 ///
After many triathlons – and not loving that whole part between T2 and the finish line – I decided to give natural running a try. I started transitioning toward more minimal shoes a few years ago, and now I think I’m ready for the SKORA PHASE R02. Weighing in at just 200g, these zero-drop shoes have asymmetrical lacing, laminated reflective overlays, and they’re not bad to look at either.
cervélo s5 ///
I’m certainly not one to get a new road bike every year, but when the opportunity came up this summer to upgrade my Cervélo S1 (love how this company stands behind its gear) to a matte-black S5, I just couldn’t pass it up. First unveiled for the 2011 Tour de France, this all-carbon frame weighs less than a kilo and rides as beautifully as it looks.
jack spade ///
I was going through a recent issue of GQ, came across this page, and my years at an ad agency came rushing back. I love the 1-2-3 visual intelligence of this image – 1) If this great office space and meticulously organized desk caught your eye, then 2) we have a few things here that you might like to buy for your own office / meticulously organized desk, oh and 3) by the way, they’re from Jack Spade. Well done, Mr. Spade, well done.
mellow johnny’s black jersey ///
Yeah, yeah, I know and I don’t really care. Even if Mellow Johnny was that kid in grade school who stole my favourite Bengals cap (man, I really disliked that guy for a good while) I’d still love the classic, clean design of the Black Jersey.
the adventures of tintin : the game ///
I grew up on Tintin books and after really liking the recent movie, I decided to give the game a try. Beautifully art-directed, it’s a great mix of action and puzzle-solving, with a nicely-balanced optional co-op storyline. Plus, it made me want to get one of these even sooner.
delta 12.10 kayak ///
Any day that starts like this is bound to be a good one. For years, I’ve wanted to get my own kayak, and when we recently moved within a cruiser bike ride to a lake, it was time. I decided on this beautiful black-and-white Delta 12.10, and now start as many days as possible in it.
diesel flip-flops ///
Of all things to get particular about, right? But I knew exactly what I was looking for – clean-design, thin-sole flip-flops, not in every colour of the rainbow. Then I found these from Diesel. So I bought three pairs.
neil barrett : spring 2012 ///
I love, love, love the oversized / deconstructed take on classic fabric patterns in Neil Barrett’s Spring 2012 collection. Plus, that motorcycle jacket / trench coat hybrid is pretty awesome, too. (For the rest of the collection, please visit GQ.com.)
giant bowery ’84 ///
On the topic of dream bikes, I’ll need to round out my lineup with a proper city option. For that, I’d go with the minimalist beauty of the Giant Bowery ’84. I have a feeling that all of my commutes would become voluntarily longer.
williams aurora slc ///
I’ll be cycling my first Granfondo this year, and in the hopes of making all 160k of the ride as comfortable as possible, I’m leaning toward the Williams Aurora SLC saddle. The reviews I’ve read so far are very positive, and the colours would go nicely with my current dream bike.