Second up in our ‘meet your new camp counselor’ series…
An insanely talented, prolific, inspiring, brainiac tastemaker, (and married to the equally talented and lovely Hillary, who you will meet tomorrow).
Here’s a little something about Michael:
Chicago’s Ravenswood neighborhood by way of the Appalachian Mountains of Pennsylvania.
FAVORITE SUMMER CAMP MEMORY
The canoe race at Camp Brulé in 6th grade. We finished first, only to realize we’d forgotten the last lap. We jumped back in, backwards, and still won. Oh, and kissing girls.
TOP 3 FAVORITE SITES / BLOGS FOR INSPIRATION
http://www.ohbeautifulbeer.com — the blend of vintage and modern design elements, especially the typography, in craft beer packaging is fascinating.
http://www.old-chum.com — a simple Tumblr associated with Old Faithful Shop with an incredible stream of vintage photos that expose our domestic landscape for the exotic beauty it truly is.
http://www.kinfolkmag.com/journal — it’s the lure of escapism on a whole ‘nother level.
LINKS TO HIS OTHER ENDEAVORS
Instagr.am (via Webbygram)— mpkiser
PASTIME / HOBBY / OBSESSION
I go through a lot of creative phases. Right now, it’s all poetry and photography. And a lot of spin-offs from those endeavors, like Good Beer Hunting. But life-drawing has been inspiring me again lately, so this summer should be filled with plenty of sketching. I want to know what it’s like to draw like this.
BEST PIECE OF SCOUT ADVICE
Get the tent up while there’s still daylight.
Wedding photo (bottom) from: http://www.stevenmichaelphoto.com/