Monday, March 07, 2016

farewell INVENTORY

"After seven years, we’ve decided to stop publishing Inventory. We’re extremely grateful to everyone that has supported the magazine by advertising with us or selling it in their stores; to those of you that have purchased a copy; and to the people and brands that have helped to bring our pages to life over the course of thirteen issues.

Making this magazine has been such a valuable experience. The lessons learned, knowledge gained, and relationships cemented could never be replaced, and it’s a journey that I’ll remember forever. Due to the content and the people involved, it’s been a very personal project from the start, and I have to say the biggest thank you to my colleagues along the way. I want to acknowledge the pivotal work of Simon Roe from the beginning to the very end, as well as the roles played by Philip Watts and Owen Parrott, Stephen Mann and Anthony Hooper, Matthew Klassen and Chris Allen. Without your dedication Inventory would not have reached the same heights.

I look back on the legacy of what we’ve created with awe and pride, but the publishing landscape has shifted and it feels like the right time to move on, to conclude things with arguably our best issue, and pursue new challenges and opportunities.

Ryan Willms"


Friday, March 04, 2016

latest pickups...
Panasonic Lumix LX100

i recently picked up a new camera, the Panasonic LX100 with its fast (ƒ/1.7-2.8) Leica Summilux lens. it features the same full sized Micro Four Thirds sensor as the GX7 and a great low-light performance with ISO up to 25600. the camera is also capable of shooting 4K video, but i don't think that i'll use the video function often. it's small enough to have it always at hand, so you'll never miss a shot again. stay tuned for some photos!

pic source: Panasonic

Wednesday, March 02, 2016

latest pickups...(birthday present edition)
Monocle x REVO SuperConnect Radio

what an awesome gift from the missus, which fits perfectly into our new living room. Monocle Magazine teamed up with REVO to create a special version of the SuperConnect Radio. made from american walnut wood and anodised aluminium it features digital radio DAB & DAB+, standard FM and internet radio which gives you access to over 16.000 stations from around the world, directly connected via WLan. if you like to hear your own music you can stream it from your iPhone, iPad or Mac using Bluetooth connection (it remembers up to 8 different devices). the radio is operated with a brillant OLED display, joystick and remote control, but it's also fully controllable using the app UNDOK on your phone or tablet.

pic source: Monocle

Tuesday, March 01, 2016

STORY of MY LIFE: Interview with Daiki Suzuki

Daiki Suzuki was born in 1962 in Hirosaki City of Aomori Prefecture, a place known for apple cultivation and cherry blossom trees, and spent his childhood surrounded by the natural environment. “I used to enjoy playing baseball, collecting insects and crawfishing with my friends. Having no computer games, we spent most of the time outside. I had looked forward to seeing our annual Neputa Festival, too.” Despite what he is now, Suzuki was a very small boy, having almost nobody shorter than him in his class. Being a class clown, filled with curiosity and active, he became absorbed in cycling...

for the full feature head over to Nepenthes.

source: Nepenthes JP