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Dream Jar

It was over a year ago when I created my first dream jar.  Inside of the jar, I placed multiple things that represented the tasks I wanted to complete in 2013. I feel the jar was an influence on what a great year it was to me. Here they are and my thoughts on each at year’s end:

Beach House show ticket – This symbolized me going to great shows and listening to awesome music over the year.  Honestly, and I say this almost every year… 2013 was an amazing year for music as I was exposed to so many great bands. I got to see my favorite acts like the xx and Drake.

IG logo – The blog is one of my favorite things I have that serves as a platform to showcase my creativity. It also gives me an opportunity to expand upon my thoughts regarding fashion, music, and life, in hopes of inspiring others in the process.  This last year was an amazing one – At one point, I took a hiatus away from social media outlets to truly realize what the outside world, beyond the blog, truly meant to me.  I covered a wide variety of content and even posted everyday of my birthday month.  I hope this year will I will be able to deliver great content, once again, to you – my readers.

Polka Dot Pocket Square – Fashion is an important part of me. It is way for me to show others that fashion isn’t just about looking nice – it’s also a way to represent you to others.  I continued to thrift as I have for many years. I am inspired by the fashion world, via blogs and the magazines I read in 2013.  Even though the blog may not have showcased my style as much last year, I foresee 2014 as a year to give my readers more of an insight not only into my style, but to confidently showcase what he or she feels their fashion is to the world as well.

Shoelace – In 2013, I ran my second marathon.  It was awesome, as I felt like an even stronger runner.  I smashed my previous marathon time of 5:25 with a time of 4:36.  So, needless to say, I was really psyched about it. I look forward to running my future marathons.

Bike material – I spent a lot of time of making new things and focusing on honing my crafting abilities.  I made all kinds of things such as: a bowtie, a penguin-stamped jacket and I even covered a mannequin in old sewing patterns. I found myself being craftier than in years past.

Pen – I sketched a lot, as you could see from some of my monthly music playlist artworks. I see this as a future craft in upcoming years not only to enhance my creativity, but to also show others my ideas more clearly.

Drury Tassel – At the end of last year, I found myself a couple months out of college and optimistic toward what the future held for me. Rather than looking at a masters program, I chose to take another year away from academia to visit more of my creative endeavors.  Hopefully, in the near future, this will be something I move forward with, as I still see myself becoming a professor.

I would say that the Dream Jar was an effective source in staying motivated to complete many of my goals I set out for in 2013 – it was truly a great year! Here’s to looking toward this year with new goals!

Classically Yours,

ZRH

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ZRH 2020 - ALBUM

1. Local Natives- Hummingbird

Local Natives- Hummingbird

2. Boards 0f Canada- Tomorrow’s Harvest

Boards of Canada- Tomorrow's Harvest

3. CFCF- Outside

CFCF- Outside

4. Drake- Nothing Was the Same

Drake- Nothing was the Same

5. Balance and Composure-  The Things We Think We Are Missing

Balance and Composure- The Things We Are Missing

6. Rhye- Woman

Rhye- Woman

7. Washed Out- Paracosm

Washed Out- Paracosm

8. Vampire Weekend- Modern City Vampires

Vampire Weekend- Modern City Vampires

9. Phoenix- Bankrupt!

Phoenix- Bankrupt!

10. Justin Timberlake- The 20/20 Experience pt. 1

JT- 20:20

11. Volcano Choir- Repave

Volcano Choir- Repave

12. The National- Trouble Will Find Me

The National- Trouble Will Find Me

13. Savages- Silence Yourself

Savages- Silence Yourself

14. Deafheaven- Sunbather

Deafheaven- Sunbather

15. Oneohtrix Point Never- R Plus Seven

OPN-One Plus 7

16.  Julia Holter- Loud City Song

Julia Holter- Loud City Song

17. Postiljonen- Skyer

Postiljonen- Skyer

18. Oddisee- The Beauty in All

Oddisee- The Beauty in All

19. Zomby- With Love

Zomby- With Love

20. Kanye West- Yeezus

Kanye West- Yeezus

Classically Yours,

ZRH

 

1. M83 ­ “Oblivion”

2. Kanye West ­ “I’m In It”

3. Drake ­ “Worst Behavior”

4. Foals ­ “Inhaler”

5. Deafheaven ­ “Dream House”

6. Daft Punk ­ “Contact”

7. TNGHT ­ “Acrylics”

8. The Knife ­ “Full of Fire”

9. The Haxan Cloak ­ “The Mirror Reflecting (Part 2)”

10. NIN ­ “Copy of A”

11. Savages ­ “Shut Up”

12. CFCF ­ “Jump Out of The Train”

13. Disclosure ­ “White Noise (Feat. AlunaGeorge)”

14. Ellery James Roberts ­ “Kerou’s Lament”

15. Darkside ­ “Golden Arrow”

16. The Range ­ “FM Myth”

17. Oneohtrix Point Never ­ “Chrome Country”

18. Zomby ­ “Overdose”

19. The Field ­ “No. No. No…”

20. Forest Swords ­ “The Weight of Gold”

21. Fuck Buttons ­ “Hidden XS”

22. DJ Rashad ­ “I Don’t Give A Fuck”

23. A$AP Rocky ­ “LVL”

 

1. Drake- “Hold on, We’re Going Home”

2. Justin Timberlake- “Suit and Tie”

3. Phoenix- “Bourgeois”

4. Oneohtrix Point Never- “Chrome Country”

5. Local Natives- “Wooly Mammoth”

6. Rhye- “The Fall”

7. Washed Out- “It All Feels Right”

8. Vampire Weekend- “Step”

9. The National- “Fireproof”

10. Foals- “Inhaler”

11. Cults- “High Road”

12. Kanye West- “Blood on the Leaves”

13. Boards of Canada- “Reach for the Dead”

14. Volcano Choir- “Comrade”

15. Savages- “She Will”

16. GhostGoth- “Power of a God”

17. Daft Punk- “Doin’ it Right”

18. Phosphorescent- Sun, Arise! (An invocation, An Introduction)

19. Disclosure ft. AlunaGeorge- “White Noise”

20. Balance and Composure- “I’m Swimming”

Classically Yours,

ZRH

As we prepare for next week’s shopping madness, being that Christmas is fast approaching and on everyone’s mind, I decided to make a list for those who are looking for that perfect gift to give to the gentleman in their life.  This list ranges from DIY’s, products made by my friends, and items I have had and adored over time, that I think are essential to any mans everyday life.

DIY:

Bow Tie

bowtie 2 copy

Whale Sweater

bridge 2 copy

Tweed Satchel/Pocket Square

zacky bag 1 copy

p square 3 copy

Fox Sweater 

Fox Sweater

Laptop Sleeve

PICT6735

Cashmere Scarf

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Dopp Kit

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BIY (Buy it Yourself):

Different Take Leather Goods

Hooge Wallet

The IG

Kwanalee Art

Kendra's Bearded Guy

Kendra's Scarf Boy

Half Eaten Sandwich

Half Eaten Sandwhich Blazer

Half Eaten Sandwich LoaferUse Your Digits 

Calendar

Tumbleweedhandscrafts

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Kinfolk

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Fader 

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Hypebeast

Magazine

Man of the World

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Entertainment: 

Pro-Ject Turntable 

Project Turntable

Klipsch Speakers

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Harman Kardon Reciever

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Bowers and Wilkins Headphones

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Everyday Essentials:

Moleskin

Moleskin

Pens 

Uniball Pens

Timex Weekender

Timex Weekender

French Press

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Toggle Coat

Toggle Coat

Herringbone Gloves

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Fox Pajama Pants

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Hope this aids in your shopping…

Classically Yours,

ZRH

My buddy Blake’s awesome Halloween mix….

 

1. CFCF- “Jump off the Train”

2. Oddisee- “After Thoughts”

3. Robert Glasper ft. Common and Patrick Stump- “I Stand Alone”

4. Cults- “High Road”

5. Danny Brown ft. Charli XCX- “Float On”

6. Basia Bulat “It Can’t be You”

7. Laurel Halo- “-Out”

8. Russian Circles ft. Chelsea Wolfe- “Memorial”

9. Best Coast- “I Don’t Know How”

10. Tim Hecker- “Black Refraction”

11. Sarah Jarosz- “Simple Twist of Faith”

12. Oddisee- “Own Appeal”

13. Four Tet- “Parellel Jalebi”

14. Blue Sky Black Death ft. Child Actor- “II”

15. The Head and the Heart- “Homecoming Heroes”

16. Yuna- “Falling”

17. Polica- “Chain My Name”

1. Carcass- “1985”

2. Drake- “Too Much”

3. Haim- “Falling”

4. Neko Case- “Night Still Falls”

5. FKA Twigs- Papi Pacify

6. The Foreign Exchange (ft. Sy Smith)- “Right After Midnight”

7. Frankie Rose- “Sorrow”

8. Chvrches- “We Sink”

9. Volcano Choir- “Comrade”

10. The Field- “Cupid’s Head”

11. Agnes Obel- “Dorian”

12. Mazzy Star- “I’ve Gotta Stop”

13. John Legend- “Open Your Eyes”

14. Nirvana- “All Apologies” (Demo)

15. Someone Still Loves You Boris Yeltsin- “Lucky Young”

16. London Grammar- “Wasting My Young Years”

17. San Fermin- “Sonsick”

18. Justin TImberlake- “Take Back the Night”

19. Au Revoir Simone- “Somebody Who”

20. Lorde- “Team”

21. Stacey Kent- “The Changing Lights”

22. Balance and Composure-  “I’m Swimming”

23. The Weeknd (Pharell remix)”- “Wanderlust”

24.  Pink Martini (ft. Phillipe Katerine)- “Je Ne T’aime Plus”

DPG

Danny Paul Grody’s Between Two Worlds is one of the best albums this year. It captured my month of solitude away from the social media world and time to meditate about my life outside that realm. Between Two World’s could be described as acoustic, dreamy, and droney.

Instead of writing a couple paragraphs about how beautiful this album is I have chosen to give my readers a song that I feel best fits the overall feel of this  work.   Here it is…

Grass Nap

Classically Yours,

ZRH

 

 

1. Danny Paul Grody- “Grass Nap”

2. Washed Out- “Don’t Give Up”

3. Chris Thile- “Sonata No. 2 in A Minor, BMV 1003: II Fuga”

4. Julia Holter- “In the Green Wild”

5. Chuck Johnson- “Random Street Blues”

6. Bob Dylan- “Went to See the Gypsy”

7. Cecile Mclorin Salvant- “I Didn’t Know What Time It Was”

8. Earl Sweatshirt- “Molasses” (ft. RZA)

9. Forest Swords- “The Weight of Gold”

10. John Mayer- “Wildfire” (Ft. Frank Ocean)

11. Julianna Barwick- “Look Into Your Own Mind”

12. Samaris- “Gooa Tungl”

13. Soft Metals- “Tell Me”

14. Diana- “That Feeling”

15. Valerie June- “Working Woman Blues”

16. Derrick Hodge- “The Real”