The cover of Salvador Dalí’s 1973 cookbook.
I decided to take a month long introductory course in metalsmithing over the latter part of the summer to see how I liked it, and to expand my jewelery-making skills. He’s a little janky (I barely had enough time to solder his head and tail to his body, and didn’t get to polish the over-solder off), but here he is. I spent most of the class sawing, and then filing because I am terrible at sawing. I also found that I am not good at precision hammering, so there are a lot of double strike marks, but whatevs… at least I made it! Just wanted to share my first project with you.
The silver parts you can see on the brass body and copper head are from where the solder spilled on to the piece, and it is the devil to polish off.
Photograph by Jamie Hawkesworth. Styled by Benjamin Bruno
So let me preface this post by saying that I’m not typically a perfume person. Smells that I like include: patchouli; slightly dirty hair; freshly cut wood; coffee; dirt; citrus; anise; and other very earthy / pure smells.
A few months ago I tried “Hunter” by MCMC at Broome Street General Store (one of my new favorites) in Silverlake and was surprised by how much I liked it. It smells like bourbon vanilla, tobacco, musk, balsam fir. It is just the right blend of masculine and feminine for me. I would maybe even wear it with a little patchouli, but haven’t tried it yet. Anyway, I finally took the plunge and bought it, after several times of going in to do a sample-and-wear-around test. MCMC’s perfumes are perfect for people who don’t want anything too perfume-y or powerful.