Sales are growing and we're hiring. We're currently looking for a detail-oriented, self-motivated, and fun-to-be around person to join our team! This is an entry-level, part-time position that would entail labeling, packing up web and wholesale orders, making runs to the post office, and other tasks as needed. Amazing growth potential for the right person. Oh and we should mention that you need to be able to deal with a big furry dog and two dapper young boys who will sometimes be hanging around. Naturally, this position is in Portland, Maine. If interested, please call or email us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Beards have been a trend in mens fashion over the last few years, and we certainly don't mind. But what is it about facial hair that is so attractive? According to one study, women perceive men with stubble as tough, mature, aggressive, dominant and masculine, and consider them to be the best lovers. From a purely evolutionary standpoint, facial hair is a signal of aggression because it emphasizes the size of the lower jaw, accentuating the teeth as weapons. Either way, we think beards are beautiful and those that grow them deserve some cheer.
2nd Photo: thisisbeard
I love this line from the 2008 NYTimes article, A Private Matter in the Backyard... "I WANTED to build a cottage in our backyard. The problem was my wife. I had to do it before she noticed."
Since reading that article four plus years ago, I've had a fascination with mokkis, or in America, now popularly termed "man caves". As a woman, I could question the concept of man caves, and some women are now creating "woman caves". In reality, women tend to take over a house. It's natural. What woman doesn't start "nesting" when she's about to give birth? I remember being obsessed with decorating my first born son's room months before his arrival, researching the perfect crib, rug, mobiles, etc. My partner, well, he just listened to my ideas and let me roll with them. And he's unusual for a man, he's actually better at interior design than I! (I have since learned it's better to let him decorate). Meantime, most men who co-habitate let the woman make interior decorating decisions, sometimes regretting them later or feeling like a stranger in their own homes. So I say "Hooray" for mokkis, or "man caves".
I have long been a fan of axes. Such great tools. In my collection, I have a couple of Gransfors Bruks, an axe of superior craftmanship and quality (I'm not such a fan of more designer-y, overpriced axes). In my fantasies, I dream about being up North in a cabin and chopping wood for those cool Summer evenings by the fire, the smell of freshly cut wood filling the room -- Ah!
If ever there were a photographer who could capture our ideal of the PGS woman, London-based stylist Venetia Scott might be the one. Check out some her beautiful photography below.