Monthly Archives: December 2012

Neff Highpack Backpack

12286©anapolitano2012x12287©anapolitano2012Functional cuteness from Neff.  For toting tools and whatnot.

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Merry Christmas!

christmas_germanVintage 1929 German postcard with Christmas greetings.

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SKHOOP Down Skirt

12231©anapolitano2012Though I maintain mixed feelings about sport skirts in general, I have nothing but love for SKHOOP down skirts!  (And this Bogner jacket with Western styling.)

Cool to see SKHOOP available locally at Village Sport Shop in Lyndonville, Vermont – this shop does a standout job with women’s gear.

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Astis Mittens

12121©anapolitano12Astis Erling long-cuff mittens named after modern-day Norwegian polar explorer, Erling Kagge.

kaylinrichardson_astisKaylin Richardson and Astis on a bluebird day.  Photo:  Astis.

These mitts arrived for me today! I first saw Astis handmade mittens last winter in Deer Valley and was smitten.  After seeing them in action on Kaylin Richardson this fall in Warren Miller’s Flow State movie, there was no putting off the inevitable.

Astis mittens are inspired by Native American handicraft, specifically the leather and beadwork of the Cree Indians.  Astis is the Cree word for mitten!  All mittens are hand-stitched and beaded in the USA using the finest natural and performance materials. Though it is going to take a lot to get me out of my Hestra Ski Cross gloves, I am excited to ski with the gorgeous beading and fringe!

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Thiokol Spryte Snowcat

120911©anapolitano2012x120912©anapolitano2012x120910©anapolitano2012Waiting for snow at Ski Butternut in Great Barrington, Massachusetts.

Click here to see another vintage Thiokol cat.

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Drill Bit

120156©anapolitano2012BMA coaches set race courses in style – this is one sharp looking Makita!

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