Greetings earthlings. May Day (vappu) is almost here and we’re taking a head start to the holiday by taking a little road trip. We’re taking off from KL and heading to the beautiful island of Penang. My associates in Finland are also getting ready for Wednesday’s public holiday but we are still trying to ship all orders placed tomorrow before the day off.
I am still reading my emails but in case there is a slight delay in response, please forgive me. It is a family trip and the priority is on the fam. There will also be some work involved as we are planning to snap few fit pics and beauty shots of the Northern Denim Co. Lot 750x. We’re getting closer to the launch of the jeans and so stay tuned as I post more details from along the way.
Happy holiday in advance!
It’s all about the journey, not the destination. That’s a nice way to summarize Louis Vuitton’s latest initiative that throws “The Selby” photographer Todd Selby on a journey from Paris to Shanghai by Train. Pretty awesome concept. This one’s especially to my liking since I always wanted to take a train from Europe to Asia. Eastern Express and all that. You can check out the video diary’s day one clip below and find out more from louisvuittonexpress.com.
Christmas is just behind the corner and what better way to celebrate than booking a short notice flight and take your family to Finland for the holidays? Yes, Kuisma-Chao & Co. will be making a trip back to the home of Nordic Denim House, Northern Denim Co. and most importantly my home. This does not mean Nordic Denim House is taking break. It’s business as usual, but I’ll probably reply emails with slight delay due to the transit time which is only 16 hours this time around.
Our bags are packed and we’re ready to go. That said, Malaysia we bid you farewell. See you next year!
This weekend is a bit more chilled than the past few with my book project waiting for publishing and other projects progressing at a nice pace I have actually had a chance to spend more time with the family, which is nice as my sister is visiting us in Malaysia.
Another two weeks, more jeans, more wear and more tear. On my own accord, the past two weeks have been mainly documented in iPhone format, mainly as I have been buzzing around with no hope of catching a break or digging up a proper camera. But even though I have been flying around I still find some time for the fam’lay, especially Maxwell.
This week’s summary is actually a summary of the past two weeks. A lot has happened and we’re just trying to keep up with what’s going on on all fronts. But before things get really out of hands, here’s an action packed summary of the Project Wear and Tear.
We’re here. We arrived in Malaysia Wednesday afternoon around 2 pm Malaysian time (7 am CET). Naturally it took few more hours before we got home but we’re healthy and happy after a 27 hour trip. We feel somewhat blessed as it was not the easiest journey with three flights, 8 hour transit time in Abu Dhabi and we were traveling with our 2 month old son Maxwell. It has been quite a hassle with so many things to do and I was also unable to upload the pics from my phone until now, so this post comes few days late. Still better late than never.
We’ve packed and we’re ready to make our way to Malaysia. I am traveling rather lightly with only my Duffel Bag packed with jeans, shirts and other valuables. I have some misc. stuff in our other luggage which is mostly full of souvenirs and Maxwell’s clothing, diapers and other necessities. Nonetheless, I have unpacked my travel gear inclusive of a fresh pair of Nikes just for this trip.
Louis Vuitton have been very actively promoting their Louis Vuitton – The Art of Travel campaign and the latest clips creating buzz around the social networks and blogs are the Louis Vuitton City Guides 2011. The art of travel on the real. LV takes the viewer through the major cities around the world giving information on the must see places and digging into questions like why is New York nicknamed the Big Apple?
Louis Vuitton, creme de la creme of the luggage industry. A brand that values the artisan mentality in crafting their products. Although for many LV is but a status brand, there is no doubt the company produces long lasting, high quality leather goods. During its journey, the brand has produced quite a few pieces of luggage and these masterpieces have now been collated to a special book. According to LV, “this exceptional book showcases the most beautiful creations of the House through more than eight hundred photographs. Many incredible pieces are featured here, along with the equally incredible stories of their creation. Available from October 2010.” Below video introduces the book and its contents in a pretty cool way. So enjoy the video and the journey, no matter what that may be.