Update 001: "Some Assembly Required"
Park+Jungle is what I hope to be working on for quite some time.
I remember going to barbershops when I was younger and it always struck me that culture was a defining factor that made the space so appealing. At the time I didn't call it that - all I knew was that it was a place to see the newest shoes, watch cool music videos, and hear conversations that were broad in topic but very firmly rooted in stance.
Fast forward about 10 years and that influence is something that I can refer to as one of the markers that perhaps defined some of the interests I still look toward for inspiration and entertainment. We live in a digital age, so while the shop maintains its value as an institution, I'm not sure that the culture it holds has transitioned quite as well.
When I'm at the shop, I get a lot of questions from guys like how to properly groom themselves, do durags really work, how to grow a beard...so on and so forth. You could say a part of where Park+Jungle is at currently is inspired by that. This is my way of archiving a set of resources they can refer to.
Right now what I want to do is set the stage for conversation. The barbershop encompasses such a broad lifestyle, but all aspects are rich, and all aspects are discussion worthy.
Email me at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Nothing's easy, but it's always worth it.