Items of beauty – and desire

IMG_1702Beauty in simplicity. I first fell in love with an Opinel no 8 Carbon in 1991. Légion étrangère printed on the wood is now faded. No souvenir.  Judging by the previous owner I suspect it did not lie idle. Even the knick out of the curve adds to it’s beauty. I sharpen it on a smooth river stone often.

Fast wheels just look fast and sexy. Black of course. 404’s are just right. Items of desire!

IMG_1707

amazing amount of power packed into this package

Talking about black the little e+LITE is really the perfect emergency item in your camping / climbing / outdoor / eskom blackout survival kit.

MSR revolutionised the mountaineering stove world with its Whisperlite International stove.

IMG_1704

years of use have left little impression

For all that have had to disassemble one with frozen hands or in an outdoor store will know. The design has not changed in 20 years. The heart of this kanniedood lives up to Einstein’s saying “Make everything as simple as possible, but not simpler.

IMG_1696

reflective detail

Sexy Cycling kit is sexy. The level of detail in leading brands is just staggering.

IMG_1698

mesh for comfort and cooling

Today I ran with my S-lab waistpack. Just big enough to carry my mobile and water. I never run with a phone but today I was glad as I used the map function to make a rendezvous on time.

Whenever I use one of the above I am in awe for a moment and enjoy them even more. Sexy gear just is sexy.

Simplicity indeed.

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s