WINTER 2015 || PINNING THINGS SPRINTER CAMPING

CAN you feel it? It's starting to thaw out. Winter is being chased away by the spring. Sprinter is here, and with it, a return to the...


CAN you feel it? It's starting to thaw out. Winter is being chased away by the spring. Sprinter is here, and with it, a return to the great outdoors.

THINGS TO MAKE AND DO: Days are deceivingly warm but the nights are still cool, even cold, in my neck of the woods. My family called these jumpers sloppy joes, but maybe because sloppy and 'slobby' sound the same to me, or because I equate these things with school sport uniforms - both bad - I've never, of my own free will, owned one of these cotton pullovers. Perhaps that needs to change because this would be perfect for hiding the grubby hallmarks of camping, or 'glamping', if that's more your style,


THINGS TO COOK AND EAT: If I did have a sloppy joe, or three, I'd be donning them all to sleep out on the lawns of Taronga Zoo with about 1000 Girl Guides at the end of the month. You walk in wearing the clothes you'll need through the night, a bare minimum of gear and a meal that requires the simple addition of hot water. Done and done.

THINGS TO DROP DOUGH ON: I hate flip flops, rubber thongs, jandals, whatever you choose to call them. Hate them. Between the thongs and sloppy joes, I am a clothing snob - more so if I am to confess loving Birkenstocks. I own one pair and it'll take just a few more degrees Celsius before it makes an early Spring, or Sprinter, appearance.


THINGS TO HANG ON THE WALL: The heavy lines of Andrew Pavitt's linocut evoke what it is to camp and tramp at this time of year: rugged up against icy winds but braving it all to escape the confines of the city and winter's walls.

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  1. You know what I want to hang on my wall? These amazing prints by Lisa Sogini which Pop and Scott posted on instagram the other day: https://instagram.com/p/6Y6SrrPo83/?taken-by=popandscott But, then, $1600 :-s

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    1. Jen, nice share. I've not seen this work before. It's beautiful.

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