double takes: The Geography of Youth: Part 2

Last month I posted about the utterly awesome and inspiring Geography of Youth Project. Alan and Morrigan have done awesome things, are doing awesome things and are about to do something very awesome. In July they’re setting out to bike some 30,000 miles around the world, while photographing and telling the tales of twenty-somethings in over 50 countries. Whew!

So, why the recap? Their

Kickstarter campaign has less than 60 hours left and they’re so, so, so very close to reaching their goal and getting the money they’ve raised so far. Watch the above video, visit their website and if you are as moved and motivated by their project as I am, consider helping their cause.

Double Takes: The Geography of Youth

It’s no secret on this blog that I’m a bike lover. I have never owned a car, but I’ve always had a bicycle to call own. In college, along with my writing degree, I studied geography. What’s the point of all this? Just a little context to why The Geography of Youth project has got me all giddy.

“Leaving in July of 2011 from Fairbanks, Alaska we (Alan and Morrigan) will bicycle 30,000 miles around the world through more than 50 countries documenting what life is like for twenty-somethings all over the planet. We will be sharing those stories and our adventures from the road with the online community through digital postcards on this website.”

It’s brilliant I tell you, brilliant! The only thing I dislike about this project is that Alan and Morrigan are not riding through Seoul. If they were, I’d insist on making friends with them.

double takes: Athens Soundies: Drakkar Sauna

I don’t often share music here on

Double takes, but when I do I try to make it count. I’ve been meaning to post this Drakkar Sauna video since Brian showed it to me months ago. It’s from Athens Soundies, a truly awesome series of “one take, low-fi, live sound music videos.” The Lawrence, Kansas duo comprised of Wallace Cochran and Jeff Stolz have rocked my world for a few years now. Their sound and personal style is enchanting. Happy Monday and enjoy.

Double Takes: Alphabet Drawers: Kent and London

Kent and London is a furniture company after my own heart. Their Alphabet Drawers piece is the most fabulous thing I’ve seen in a while. “Inspired by vintage printing blocks, this beautifully finished chest of 26 drawers is made from solid oak – the perfect place to file everything from A-Z!” Perfect would have been the word I used to describe it too.

(Found via Why Me?)