Now that I have been scouring the city for a new place to dwell, of course I’ve been doing a lot of “visual” rearranging to give my new abode that just perfect Reynolds Still vibe.Of course I will need lots of props to scatter throughout my space that will keep all those invited guests visually entertained.I’ve been window shopping and found several things at Factory 20 that will make just the perfect conversation piece.
Belgian 1930's industrial hand forged floor lamps. Perfect lighting for bedside reading.
Vintage canvas leather hoisting sachel. I'm thinking the sachel would make a nice pot cover for a large indoor plant.
Vintage industrial screen partition made of wood and iron. LOVE this piece and think it is perfect for a room divider in an open floor plan.
Antique early electric Edison lightbulb collection. A nice collection to be seen across a fireplace mantel.
Primitive wall partition wood with metal accent room divider. I would use these doors to replace closet doors in the master bedroom or pantry doors. I like replacing doors with vintage. It's an easy conversation piece.
Vintage student chemistry atom models. Great color to add randomly to a display shelf or hang them on a large wall for a unique art piece.
Vintage marching band base drum. The ULTIMATE man instrument or is that the tuba? I would flip the drum on it's side, top it with glass and make a handsome coffee table.
Antique Kovacs plywood table lamp. Replace the shade and I promise, you'll have a lamp that is definitely a one of a kind.
Reynolds Still Favorite! Vintage talking machine horns. A very masculine visual as is for your bookshelf.
Vintage Hammond industrial wall clock. Great timepiece for that urban, modern kitchen.
Vintage victorian iron haberdashery clothier's rounder. The living spaces that I've looked at have limited closet space. This is a perfect piece that is not only practical but very visual to make an artistic statement!
Open your mind and remember that one man's trash is another man's visual work of art!
I like books; however, not for the obvious reasons that most everyone enjoys one.From an early age of book collecting, my purpose for thumbing thru a good book was not to be carried away by the words. My stimulation was to peek at all the incredible pictures illustrated on countless pages from cover to cover.I AM a visual kind of guy.It wasn’t until much later in life that I found books that were envisioned just for me.Coffee table books are just what this bibliophile ordered!
Colt Single Action
The Harley-Davidson Motor Co. Archive Collection
Hugh Newell Jacobsen Architect
Bespoke The Men's Style of Savile Row
With sweetheart’s day just around the corner, you might consider getting your guy one of these MANly coffee table books. They all have great visuals. I found them HERE at Amazon.com. Be sure to tell them Reynolds sent ya!
It had to be you, wonderful you, it had to be you!
A few of my favorite HAD TO BE YOU-IES this past year.
Billy Reid Men’s Fashion
Winning the 2010 Best New Menswear Designer in America pretty much lets you know that this guy is the bomb diggity! What I like most about Mr. Reid’s designs is that it has a vintage vibe to its fashion. The bow tie and hankie represent the diversity of the Reynolds Still man.
Captain Morgan for me please!
One of the most popular drinks around, Captain Morgan and Coke has been a Reynolds Still favorite this past season. CM is perfectly aged and enhanced with special fruit flavors, spices and a slight hint of vanilla. Deliciously different and exceptionally smooth, Captain Morgan Spiced Rum has a character as unforgettable as The Captain himself!
The New Victorian Ruralist
Okay, this is my all time favorite of the year. It is a mad sprint to the laptop every morning to see if Gentleman James has posted anything new and exciting for us all to read. The New Victorian Ruralist is an amazing blog that produces incredible visuals and informative exposure of what’s HOT and what’s NOT. He’s in the “know” on what tomorrow’s trends are going to be, so take it from me, we should all worship the ground the Ruralist floats above! I’m not worthy!!!
You know, sometimes a man just needs to be a man. He doesn’t want to be bothered with anything other than the wind in his face and the power between his legs. The Honda Fury is a piece of visual stimulation that can make any man feel in control! I hope to be getting mine soon. Can you feel the POWER!?!?
Macaroni and Cheese
You couldn’t go to any restaurant this past season without finding the “adult” version of macaroni and cheese. Who doesn’t like a good mac and cheese? It is such a diverse comfort food with a 1,001 ways to make it. Reynolds Still created one of the BEST recipes this year and hoped that everyone got an opportunity to sample my delectable tongue teaser. Salute!
Another HOT trend this past season is the revitalization of lofty building spaces. There are many attributes that reference masculine appeal: exposed brick, wood floors, and open spaces. I am in the process of looking for just that type of abode. When I do, you are ALL invited to my open house pajama party!
There are few things in this world that exemplifies nothing but MAN-appeal! The Chesterfield is just that. It represents strong definition, bold expression, and is masculine in appearance. The Earl of Chesterfield undeniably had an eye for great design.
Swiss Army Blankets
I think we are all guilty of having a blankie at one time or another. Though the original version may be hard to come by, the popular 1940’s blankets are now being reproduced by select designers. Comfy and warm, this manly blankie is a definite must have for any fashion conscious snoozer.
Vintage Photo Cards
It’s an improvised family album collecting vintage photo cards. I always make certain to have a great story to tell whenever someone asks me about who the guy is in the cards I collect. I display them with much pride and creativity knowing that that guy in the picture was once a Reynolds Still.
Once considered the King of Cool, Steve McQueen is still making a notable impact on the style of every man today. He’s been mentioned all over the blogosphere this past season and Reynolds Still has referenced him many times. Take note of his approach fellas because he’s someone we should all emulate! Long live the KING OF COOL…..
Congratulations to all those You-ie Award winners and in closing I’d just like to say………..We liked you. We really, really liked you!
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