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You’re probably familiar with Ryan Russell’s work even if you don’t realize it. The photographer is best known for his shots of bands like Death Cab For Cutie and Blink 182. In Continental Obscura, he ditched the hi-hats and electric guitars for the road. The book chronicles a life-changing, cross-country odyssey he embarked on in the summer of 2013. Starting in his home town of Birmingham, AL, Russell captured the dusty back roads and derelict motel rooms that littered the route he took to Bellingham, WA where he would move to. Words are sparse, but the photographs take you emotionally through the trip like you were riding shotgun. The book even comes with a 7″ vinyl with unreleased b-sides from Manchester Orchestra and Minus the bear, two of the bands Russell spent a ton of time working with; perfect for accompanying you on your road trip if your car has a turntable.

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[Shop]  Just like the stash boxes that lined your father’s workbench back in the day, these metal vessels are ideal for all sorts of loose necessities. The two cases—the smaller one is nestled inside the larger one—are both made of durable stamped steel and offer simple, attractive storage for EDC gear, loose nuts and bolts, or anything you’d normally toss in your kitchen junk drawer. Each set is made in Italy and comes in a stealth color exclusive to Cool Material. For all the valuable knickknacks strewn around the house or tossed haphazardly on your workbench, these boxes are ready to placate your inner organizational fiend.