Archives for May 2008 | A Continuous Lean. - Page 2


May 28th, 2008 | Categories: Linkage | by Michael Williams

  • Are gentlemen a dying breed? | [Times U.K.]
  • Macy’s is turning Japanese with iPod vending machines | [Racked]
  • A new book has just been released on Philip Johnson’s famed Glass House —good thing because tickets to tour the 1949 classic are sold out for the foreseeable future | [Kempt] [Pictured]
  • Details has a new fashion director and its Michael Macko. Could not have happened to a nicer guy | [Selectism]
  • Can you tell I watched the Woodstock documentary this past weekend? My updated mixtape | [Muxtape]

Obsession | Office Supplies

May 27th, 2008 | Categories: Obsessions | by Michael Williams

When I was a kid, my one of my favorite times of the year was back to school. It was a glorious combination of my two favorite things —a perfect storm for a material obsessed youth —new clothes and new school supplies. Clearly I have not made any headway with either of these obsessions. My clothing fixations have been documented many times here on ACL, but my office supply bug has so far remained dormant, until now at least. I went through my top two left-hand desk drawers to show you some of the things that make me happy.

Summertime Domestic Bliss

May 27th, 2008 | Categories: Random, Style | by Michael Williams

Memorial Day is behind us and summer time is here. So its time to break out the madras, white bucks and the seersucker. For some odd reason over the long weekend I kept having visions of this Steven Klein W Magazine photo shoot from 2005. In the story pictured below, Mr. Pitt and Ms. Jolie make up the perfect 1960′s styled nuclear family. Just a little summer time, Mad Men-esq inspiration for you.

All-American Weekend

May 23rd, 2008 | Categories: Americana | by Michael Williams

Hope you all have a great three day weekend and beautiful start to your summer. If you are in New York, be on the lookout for drunken Marines and sailors in their whites. Much respect and appreciation to those who have served and the active duty men and women of the U.S. armed forces.

Memorial Day 1942.

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May 23rd, 2008 | Categories: Linkage | by Michael Williams

  • Beatrice Inn owner Matt Abramcyk talks shop | [The Observer]
  • GQ honors the enduring style of the Yale Wiffenpoofs and the Tufts Beelzebubs | [GQ at] [Pictured]
  • A look inside the new Ralph Lauren Rugby store in East Hampton | [Gridskipper]
  • Taking sides; the Tom Ford vs. Thom Browne smack down | [The New York Times]
  • The musical amazingness that is A Take Away Show | [La Blogotheque]
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Woman of the Hour | Sienna Miller

May 22nd, 2008 | Categories: Style, Woman of the Hour | by Michael Williams

As a personal obsession and yet another reason to love all things from the U.K., Sienna Miller is ACL’s Woman of the Hour, if not Woman of a Lifetime.

Sienna Miller

Advice to Young Men from an Old Man

May 21st, 2008 | Categories: Random | by Michael Williams

Generally I don’t look to Craigslist for advice, but I remember reading this post a while back and some of these things have been with me ever since. I am by no means advocating everything that is said below, and have never taken a political or any other sort of position on this website. So read this with a grain of salt and take from it what does or does not appeal to you.

++ Date:2007-02-15, 9:08AM PST — Advice to Young Men from an Old Man ++

1. Don’t pick on the weak. It’s immoral. Don’t antagonize the strong without cause, its stupid.

2. Don’t hate women. It’s a waste of time

3. Invest in yourself. Material things come to those that have self actualized.

4. Get in a fistfight, even if you are going to lose.

5. As a former Marine, take it from me. Don’t join the military, unless you want to risk getting your balls blown off to secure other people’s economic or political interests.

6. If something has a direct benefit to an individual or a class of people, and a theoretical, abstract, or amorphous benefit to everybody else, realize that the proponent’s intentions are to benefit the former, not the latter, no matter what bullshit they try to feed you.