Weeknote 23 – 25
- The Guardian published a thinkpiece today about Love Is Blind being what happens when reality television loses its ethics. I call bullshit. The whole point of reality tv is putting people in a situation where their unconsidered behaviour could have massive, life-long consequences. Whereas most reality tv shows obfuscates that risk for its participants, Love Is Blind literally makes it the core proposition of the show.
- If anything, Love Is Blind could be the first and only ethical reality show.
- At the beginning of the year I said I was going to blog about any new clothes I buy in an attempt to become a more conscious consumer. Anyway, in my last note I forgot to mention that I’d picked up some Uniqlo U trousers 1 and Helena Christensen H&M tshirt 2. Also last week I got an Oakley vest pack too 3.
- Maybe it’s the social isolation talking, but I think these Warhol print Maharishi trousers4 might be incredible?
- Been a few of us joking on twitter about our sneaker collections not being peak useful for the coronavirus lockdown. Which obviously is true, but also fuck it I’m not getting on public transport any time soon, so I’ll need them for walking at least.
- But it made me wonder about what shoes the rest of you have snuck away outside your regular rotation?
- I’ll go first, I’ve got four pairs stashed at the top of the wardrobe. Some monochrome Nikelab Blazers 5 and Reebok Run R96 6 boxed up — keeping them nice for formal occasions when I need something smarter — and some beat up old Nike Lunar Trainers 7 and Lunar Chukkas 8 which for some reason I’m attached to and don’t want to be rid of. Must be time for a reissue of the Lunar Trainers by now.
- Hope you’re all doing ok in social isolation. Maybe try the Nike Training Club app for home exercise ideas. Or getting into videogames, they’re really fucking good!
Yet another pair of black trousers in an interesting shape ↩
A white tshirt with a flower print on it ↩
A bag that sort of looks like a bulletproof vest ↩
Some trousers with colourful Andy Warhol prints on them ↩
Some white Nikes ↩
Some black Reeboks ↩
Some old white and yellow Nikes ↩
Some old multicoloured Nikes ↩