Shoes & Watches & Bonsai

What I like: fine watches, fine shoes and fine bonsai. In no particular order.
Quasi-legal note: I do not own most of the photos I post. I hope you can forgive me.

Bonsai Watches Shoes

Oct 19

Very detailed (and very red) small bonsai pot.

Sadly not mine, though.


Oct 18

This Grey bark Elm (keyaki, or Zelkova serrata) somehow manages to perfectly capture the image of a big tree. Very impressive.


Oct 17
Awesome small forest of Japanese Grey-bark Elms (Zelkova serrata), displaying great fall colors.

Awesome small forest of Japanese Grey-bark Elms (Zelkova serrata), displaying great fall colors.


Oct 16

The Magician Masahiko Kimura styles a fine Shimpaku juniper.

I’ll let the pictures (and occasional Spanish captions) do the talking.


Oct 15
Vintage bonsai photo. Probably a Japanese Black Pine (Pinus Thunbergii or kuromatsu)
Look at that amazing bark and impressive root spread. I’m not quite sure what this tree looks like today, but it sure was awesome back when this pic was taken. A true masterpiece. 

Vintage bonsai photo. Probably a Japanese Black Pine (Pinus Thunbergii or kuromatsu)

Look at that amazing bark and impressive root spread. I’m not quite sure what this tree looks like today, but it sure was awesome back when this pic was taken. A true masterpiece. 


Oct 14

From the same catalogue as yesterday, some shohin bonsai.

Besides the usual suspects such as chunky pines and junipers, this catalogue features some rare beasts as well, such as the chirimensakura (Trachelospermum asiatica or Dwarf Star Jasmine) and that strange ivy something-something, both on the last page.



leffot:

You are cordially invited to join us for Riccardo Bestetti’s first US trunk show. Riccardo will be here this Thursday and Friday, October 16 and 17, to take orders for bespoke and made-to-order shoes.

Aside from regular MTOs, Bestetti also offers the Novecento line, which is made to bespoke standards. An existing last is adjusted to fit your foot, and small changes to the shoe’s shape are also possible. Both the Novecento line and standard MTOs are hand welted with a wood-pegged waist, and are made of the finest raw materials.

(via dandyshoecare)


Oct 13

Lovely bonsai pots from an online auction catalogue.


Oct 10
Old shoes, new in my collection: Red Wing 2490, round toe, Oro Russet.

Consider this a ‘before’ shoot, as they desperately need a good cleaning and polishing.

Old shoes, new in my collection: Red Wing 2490, round toe, Oro Russet.

Consider this a ‘before’ shoot, as they desperately need a good cleaning and polishing.


Page 1 of 36