Archive for October, 2014

Red hot Playboy

Posted: October 30, 2014 in General, Magazines

Playboy_oct14

It has to be said that Playboy is doing an excellent job these days. The October issue sports yet another good cover and I think the competition is left far behind now.

Cover shot by Jared Ryder.

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Jeans fashion

Posted: October 29, 2014 in Cool stuff, General, Magazines

Elle_jeans

This is a good cover. The current issue of Elle (French edition) sports a Jeans Special with loads of great pictures and history.  Got to have some of that.

Cover shot by Laura Sciacovelli.

Backyardhomestead

Friends of this blog will know that I have plans to relocate from the city once I find that place in the countryside that I really want. The search continues and I kind of like that part of it as well. However, I´m not just sitting on my behind doing nothing in the meantime, that would be a mistake. I´ve been buying books and magazines that will come in handy for quite a while now, and I just added David Toht´s “40 Projects For Building Your Backyard Homestead” (Creative Homeowner, 2013) to the collection. David has published over 60 how-to books and you can see that history within these pages, I would say that this presentation is outstanding. Hundreds of drawings and photographs spread over 258 pages and, as the title says, 40 projects. I know that even I can do some of that stuff – as for the rest, I appreciate the inspiration.

This is an interesting phase, just planning ahead.

Tiny house living

Posted: October 26, 2014 in Books, Cool stuff, General, Prepping

Tinyhouseliving

I like Ryan Mitchell´s book “Tiny House Living” (Betterway Home Books, 2014). It´s an interesting scene, almost an artform in itself. YouTube is full of stuff as well, should you want to check this out. As far as books go, this 178 page title is the best that I´ve seen so far.

Food for thought.

The Phantom battles Nazi intruders

Posted: October 24, 2014 in Comics

Fantomen_23_14

This is rare, a WW2 adventure with the Phantom. This is what we get in Fantomen 23 2014 here in Sweden right now. The story – “Operation Enigma” – was created by David Bishop (text) and César Spadari and to my knowledge it´s the first WW2 story ever, although I might be mistaken.

Cover art by Hasse Lindahl.

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I visited the annual Storsie meeting yesterday in a small town called Brunflo, located by the shore of Storsjön (The Great Lake). It was held by Föreningen Storsjöodjuret (roughly translates to the Great Lake Monster Association) and friends of this blog will know about their work around this lake. Witnesses talked about their sightings and interesting photographs was on display (as usual). These evenings are always quite interesting. I handed out copies of RETROFUTURE 7 and talked about my 1977 experience. I was also given a Honorary Membership Award by the association, which was nice.

There has been a few articles, including film and photographic material, in local media this summer. The mystery lives on.

Airfix Model World 48

Posted: October 22, 2014 in Hobby, Magazines

Airfixmag_48

Bought Airfix Model World issue 48 the other day. Nice Dornier Do 17 on the cover (new 1/72 kit out now). There´s always something of interest within these pages and I especially enjoyed the eight page Saab Gripen article by Toni Canfora in this issue, as he has a go at a new 1/48 set from Kitty Hawk.

The ads are always very interesting as well since they help you keeping tabs on what´s going on in the field.