Mason jars are one of the most versatile objects you could have in your household; you can pretty much use them for anything and everything. I saw this picture and immediately wanted to replicate and try something a little different as well. I had never spray painted anything before this (….I know guys.), and it was definitely an experience.
My little jars are full of flaws, since I lack the skill, didn’t bother to research (mistake) and I’m also one of those that kind of throws the instruction book away and starts using or building things by… instinct? Lesson learned my friends, if I had taken the time to research and gather a few tips, it would’ve made a difference. I’ll show you what I’m talking about but first, here’s what you need:
1) Make sure the glass surfaces are clean.
2) Place the tape against the glass as smooth as you can in the spots you don’t want to get paint on.
3) Spray paint away. (Read this first)
Now, I did two jars, the first one (pictured above) had some bubbles in some taped sections and some of the spray paint creeped in, I was able to get rid of most of the damage by removing the paint in the edges very carefully with a blade but whatever was left there I really don’t mind, I still like it. The second jar I painted all gold. I put on a first thick coat and it started dripping as it dried (OOPS!), despite of my mistake, I actually liked how it turned out, happy accident. All good.
I’m also loving having flowers in the house. It’s the little things, right?
Sometimes being fed up is one hell of an option. More times than history could ever recount, it’s the only option you could ever have that’s going to make a significant difference in your life. No compromise, just everything you need and everything you could ever use to build it better, to build something stronger.
That’s what I did. That’s what the founders of Chrome Industries did.
Chrome Industries was founded 1995 in Boulder, Colorado by a couple of bicycle messengers fed up with a the quality and function of the bags being manufactured for everyday working messengers. Starting with a Juki sewing machine, several yards military grade fabric, some car sear belts they were able to tear out and a determination to make something that works hard for them. They began sewing and crafting a reputation for creating some of the finest and incredibly functional bags around. Seventeen years later and a giant leap to San Francisco, the company is still doing what it does best. Sewing durable bags and today they are constructing beautiful apparel and functional footwear for the many who absolutely need something more out of the products they entrust to have as a part of their lives.
One of the first pieces I purchased that exemplified the standards of quality and the motion to purchase “irreplaceable, not disposable” was my Chrome Salvage Series Citizen Buckle Bag. It completely solidified my thoughts on how I should approach a product and how it’s utility in my everyday use. I simply thought to myself “Is this something I’ll use for now?” or ”Do I want this as a integral part of my life?”
“Do I want others to look at this product and have it echo the stories I’ve experience with it?”
The bag has done just that. It’s a specialty release from Chrome Industries that forgoes it standard Cordura shell and instead fabricated with reclaimed U.S. Army canvas tents. Each one is unique as the next, individually stamped with the number in it’s lot and every run of the model ending when the fabric finally runs out. It’s a product that I consider close to my heart because it’s unique in it’s own run and it carries a rich amount of the experiences I have had with it. From midnight rides on the south side of Chicago to the lakefront with a mini keg in tow, to hauling parts of my life 2,000 miles across the country to my new home of San Diego, to becoming an heirloom of my personality that when viewed upon, depicts the kind of person I have grown to be.
It’s a bag that people have come to identify myself with. As if were no different then the hair on my head. It’s practically a part of me. I’ve worked myself hard into this bag and it shows on it’s scarred fabric and the stress into it’s seams. I’m proud to own it and proud to support a company like Chrome Industries. They make fantastic products (to which I own several!) and believe the functionality and merits of their products outlast and over performed what their makers ever intended for them to do.
(via Kim Kiwi)
Have an awesome weekend, everyone.
(EDISON MFG CO. Pop Up Shop with images by Chantal Pasag)
Share some beer and enjoy the weekend!
Today we’re making Blueberry Greek frozen yogurt. It’s easy, I promise. Best part? You don’t need an ice cream maker. Alright, here we go.
Blend the pint of blueberries with honey.
In a bowl, combine the Greek yogurt, milk and vanilla extract and stir. After this is done, mix in the blueberry honey puree and continue stirring until there’s an even consistency.
Pour the mixture in a plastic container or baking pan and place in freezer.
Wait 40 minutes and check on your yogurt, it will be semi-frozen. Stir everything and put it back in the freezer. Check on your yogurt every 30 minutes (to make sure it doesn’t freeze into a solid block) and your frozen yogurt should be ready in 3 hours. (NOTE: I decided to leave it overnight and thought the consistency was better.)
Hope you guys enjoyed this.
When you spend hours and hours of mindless web surfing, looking at all those awesome things that you need (OKAY not necessarily need but absolutely want but you somehow really really need – whoa.) or are just real good eye candy but they rarely make it to the light and just sit there in your bookmarks, sad and lonely.
Well, I wanted to create a little space where I could share stuff that catches my eye and keep as a reminder to myself that – hey, maybe, just maybe one day you can have this. Since, honestly I rarely splurge on myself.
With no further due, this is the first weekly DIGS.
Quality establishments for fine handmade pizza here in San Diego are generally far and thin. We are always continuously in the search for new locations and aspiring new flavors. Fortunately early in our search for local fare, we found URBN Coal Fired Pizza/Bar in the North Park neighborhood and it has a set a standard when judging the pizza pies that come across our table.
From delectable appetizers like their Thai chili coal fired wings to their ever growing craft beer list featuring brews from local brewers such as Stone Brewery and Russian River. They specialize in creating beautiful tasting New Haven style pizzas featuring a variety toppings that you can customize to your tastes. From the very basics of mozzarella and pepperoni to testing the very limits of your hunger with eggplant and pancetta. The full menu for URBN can be viewed here.
URBN Coal Fired Pizza/Bar 3085 University Avenue San Diego, CA 92104 • 619.255.7300