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ACL Endorses | The William Brown Project

May 28th, 2010 | Categories: ACL Endorses, Americana | by Michael Williams

Bacon, guns, waxed canvas, Rolexes. Anything a modern man may need — The William Brown Project has it.

And it is not everyday that you find it all in one place. I had a chance to chat with the site’s creator Matthrew Hranek, who when not working as a farmer or photographer (he’s shot for everyone from L.L. Bean to GQ), documents his upstate and downstate adventures for all to enjoy.  I was curious about the The William Brown Project back story, and the motivation that went into creating such a well edited and inspirational corner of the internets. “The William Brown project started simply as a diary of sorts, a document of events, places, objects, finds and obsessions. A big part of the blog is about what takes place in upstate New York at WM. BROWN FARM. There, animals are raised and hunted. Things made, foraged and found. The William Brown project is my life’s edit.”

And what a life it is. The William Brown Project guides you through one man’s life. It details everything from hunting (like his May 1st turkey hunt),  to shopping (at ACL favs Labour & Wait and Imogene + Willie), cooking, note-taking (on Smythson and Pield Notes pads), dining, going to butcher camp (amazing!) and living between the city and the country. All of this just makes me think that if this is so much fun to read and see on a blog, it must be that much more rewarding to experience first hand. Read it, save it, live it. [The William Brown Project]

WM. BROWN FARM bacon

Pigs at butcher camp

Imogene + Willie jeans

Walk-in refrigerator

London's Labour and Wait

Comments: 4

4 Comments to “ACL Endorses | The William Brown Project”

  1. jfox/10e
    on May 28th, 2010
    @ 11:28 AM

    sets the bar pretty damn high…

  2. lineage of influence
    on May 28th, 2010
    @ 11:45 AM

    Thanks for bringing what looks like a fantastic blog to my attention. I’m going to spend a few hours tomorrow going through it properly.

    Was good to see that he went to St. Johns when he was over here, it’s a brilliant place and well worth a visit when you’re in London town.

    The Rolex (6538 by the look of things) is stunning too.

  3. JonIndia™
    on May 28th, 2010
    @ 12:21 PM

    Camo shotguns are soo awesome.

  4. jbjones
    on Jun 1st, 2010
    @ 8:31 AM

    the gansfors bruks axes are nice to see. i hope they aren’t fully retired.