Full FALCON-EYED recon mode
Sick airbrushed clothes, ill rugs, ill UGGs, a SEXY book about loving LIFE, and more
Ayyy come cop our “Fibonacci Nights” tee and Spy Ranch caps at the Blackbird SpyStore … limited supplies of both remain : )
Great books — you can lose yrself in them, or you can see yrself described in them with uncanny clarity…
Case in point?? The other day I was posted up in a very FIRE CHAIR reading the 1967 nonfiction classic The Peregrine, by crunchy UK naturalist J.A. Baker. Baker spent years doing seemingly nothing besides chill in the vicinity of cool falcons in the British countryside, steadily dissolving his subjectivity into that of these beautiful predatory birds…
I was like “D*mn, the consciousness of these creatures is unimaginable…” UNTIL I hit the following passage:
“The eyes of a falcon peregrine … are larger and heavier than human eyes. If our eyes were in the same proportion to our bodies as the peregrine’s are to his, a twelve stone man would have eyes three inches across, weighing four pounds… The whole retina of a hawk’s eye records a resolution of distant objects that is twice as acute as that of the human retina…”
I jolted upright with a shock of SELF-RECOGNITION, because my (and Erin’s) retinas are built in this exact way — it’s just a freak gift we were both born with, and we don’t talk about it much because it frightens doctors and opticians, but it’s why we are able to spot DOPE S**T from tremendous distances and make this electronic-mail newsletter the no. 1 source across all media for “unbeatable recon.”
In today’s sletter please trust & believe we r locked into FULL FALCON-RETINA RECON MODE, and we have spotted a bevy of popping s**t for you and you alone !!
FIRST UP —
We love an idiosyncratic handmade jawn here at Spyplane HQ, so you know we “flipped our d*mn lids” when we came across this dude who freaks not only t-shirts, fleeces, jeans and secondhand Arc’teryx shirts — airbrushing designs across them with a great sense of color & a repeating set of blocky, vibey RUNES — but also scarves, hats and vintage COOKWARE 👨🍳 ??
O yes, we are talking about a category-transcending jawn-rejuvenator whose s**t routinely sells out, BUT he tells us he has a fresh batch of pieces dropping TODAY…
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