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September 21, 2010


with each new season, i like to make myself a list of things to do, to eat, to see and to experience.  since today is the first day of autumn, i’m sharing my list for the next couple of months.

+ more black and white photography
+ join the scotch malt whisky society
+ dana lee FW10
+ early morning baking: sweet potato poundcake
+ a new pair of boots (maybe these?)
+ find the perfect white buttondown oxford shirt
+ john pawson at the design museum
+ montgomery cheddar and apples
+ anchor & hope
+ double tide at the BFI film festival
+ welsh rarebit and ale for dinner
+ sweaters with elbow patches
+ weekend roasts from Rôtis by Stéphane Reynaud
+ hunting for vintage ercol for my flat
+ old wool blankets from labour & wait
+ lots of raymond carver
+ a taste test of english ciders (and i’m not talking about magner’s)
+ le labo pin 12
+ new flannel sheets
ginger syrup

i hope you plan on getting up to something good this autumn, too. cheers.

  1. September 21, 2010 8:26 am

    welcome autumn. i’m with you on many of those!

  2. September 21, 2010 8:28 am

    Oh! Definitely join the Scotch Malt Whisky Society. My friends, who lived in Edinburgh, were members. I got to visit one of the locations there on a visit. It was just spectacular. Totally up your alley.

  3. September 21, 2010 8:29 am

    elbow patches, ercol furniture and the sweet potato pound cake need to be moved to the top of the list.

    nice ones, b.

  4. Christophe permalink
    September 21, 2010 9:06 am

    Scotch Malt Whisky Society…hilarious, you must be psychic or something! Gemma and I were just saying how we’d love to take you there as she used to have the use of a corporate membership from work…you would 100% love the one down in Leith, neither of us drink the stuff as you know but we’ve often thought about membership anyway!

  5. Helen permalink
    September 21, 2010 9:14 am

    Happy Autumn Brian

    You won’t find this anywhere –

    Remember to post some pics if you join!

  6. September 21, 2010 9:46 am

    ohhh welsh rarebit – you do make me feel so homesick at times! Joining the SMWS is a must..a perfect segue to the colder might have some luck finding some ercol here –

  7. September 21, 2010 9:52 am

    Hi Brian,
    my wife and I have been following your blog for a while now, with great pleasure. I love your low-key, unassuming style of photography. After moving to the Swedish countryside, I got inspired to end my own 5 year pause from film photography and looking at your pictures gave me the final push to buy some film and dust of the old Nikkormat. My wife posted some of my pics on our garden blog at:

    The leaves are just starting to fall outside the window, and I’m very much looking forward to your pictures over the coming months. Thanks!

  8. September 21, 2010 10:12 am

    Ginger syrup? Sounds delish. Happy autumn!

  9. September 21, 2010 10:20 am

    Can’t beat a good glass of Chiddingstone Medium Dry cider. I may be biased though as it used to made on my Dad’s farm. Super tasty though!

  10. Louise permalink
    September 21, 2010 10:26 am

    I’ve discovered that the best time to get to the Anchor and Hope is just as they open…otherwise, impossible. Have therefore never made it…sigh.

    Autumn seems to be delayed today though; it’s so lovely and warm!

  11. September 21, 2010 10:32 am

    Great list and not just the usual. Enjoy your Autumn

  12. September 21, 2010 10:35 am

    sounds like your in for a nice autumn!

  13. September 21, 2010 10:54 am

    great list, b. i think i’ll need one of these for myself.

  14. September 21, 2010 11:14 am

    raymond carver is on my autumn list as well! i can’t believe it has taken me so long to read him, but this summer i read a story by him and it hit me so hard how rural northwest it was–like scenes from a far-off memory–that i made it my goal to read more and more of him in the next few months.

  15. September 21, 2010 1:14 pm

    my kind of autumn. to get you started:

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  16. September 21, 2010 2:16 pm

    Raymond Carver = amazing.

    I recommend, “A Small, Good Thing”.

  17. September 21, 2010 2:30 pm

    Funny that you are talking about Jody Rognac (Dana Lee)… He is one of the photographer that we commissioned for our next issue of Under The Influence.

    PS: I like your list.

  18. September 21, 2010 4:09 pm

    I recommend the Middle Farm Apple Festival for a wonderful array of ciders & dancing amongst hay bales.

  19. September 21, 2010 4:35 pm

    wow… it’s a long list…:)

  20. September 21, 2010 4:39 pm

    such a lovely site, i just came across it on the suggestion of orangette. such beautiful, thoughtful photographs.

  21. September 21, 2010 4:56 pm

    oh beautiful as usual! my plans includes using more film :)

  22. September 21, 2010 6:02 pm

    Great list! This motivates me to do the same, thank you for sharing as always. Happy Autumn, Brian.

  23. September 21, 2010 6:10 pm

    great shots. and your list rocks.

  24. September 21, 2010 8:15 pm

    yes! what a great list. thanks for reminding me of that sweet potato pound cake! love your photos today.

  25. September 21, 2010 8:27 pm

    i love your list! esp scotch whiskey and ray carver. enjoy autumn.

  26. September 22, 2010 3:47 am

    tous ces projets !? ca va t’occuper le trimestre :)

  27. September 22, 2010 6:08 am

    great list and a very good idea actually. let’s see if i can put together one of my own. makes autumn even better!

  28. September 22, 2010 6:40 am

    Great list of things to do, so inspiring! I’m starting my list asap.

  29. September 22, 2010 10:57 am

    May I come join you? That is quite a fantastic list! And I can’t wait to see what you do with that Acros.

  30. September 22, 2010 2:03 pm

    this list is just too good. love every single item.

  31. September 22, 2010 4:21 pm

    i love your list, brian!

  32. September 22, 2010 5:56 pm

    love this. getting my own ideas going….

  33. September 23, 2010 3:27 am

    love you lists, kinda inspiring (not just because I love lists).

  34. September 23, 2010 4:40 am

    Oh John Pawson, I have to go. Have not been paying attention to what’s going on in London, thanks for the tip.

  35. marthasnail permalink
    September 23, 2010 9:02 am

    what a list! i saw a guy at the farmer’s market last week who had a cardigan with elbow patches. it always reminds me of stephanie cb. you’ve totally inspired me; i’m getting excited about autumn.

  36. Ashley Erin permalink
    September 23, 2010 3:09 pm

    Sounds like you have some fantastic autumn plans! I love sweaters with elbow patches. Gorgeous!

  37. suzie permalink
    September 28, 2010 10:49 am

    with you on that sweater with elbow patches! ^^

  38. September 30, 2010 9:51 am

    you had me at whisky.


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