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Mad Respect: Scott Murphy
Drawing inspiration from nature, Scott Murphy builds environments with heart and soul mixed with a strong sense of aesthetic and function. From stones to woods to ocean, there’s a reverence for the harmony of mother natures materials. Culling together the help of vanguard creatives, Scott and his collective of friends create homes, interiors, furniture, art, and fashion. His website celebrates all things in the Dirt lifestyle — from surf to exotic cabins to punk rock. We’re most impressed with the rehabilitation of a vintage 1970 Airstream he nabbed from eBay… and for that we have mad respect for Scott.
Jauretsi: What is your manifesto for life?
Scott Murphy: Live simply, live mindfully, spread the love and have loads of fun!

J: Tell us your top 3 list of items you fiend for when searching through eBay?
SM: (1) Vintage surf magazines and memorabilia
(2) Unique objects and furniture for my clients (and me)
(3) Parts for my 1970 Airstream Landyacht which I bought on EBAY

J: Name your Summer Inspiration songs for these coming months.

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SM: Well, i usually rely on you Jauretsi for my music inspiration ;-) but I’m really digging the ORIGINAL punk band DEATH from the late 70’s, songs “Keep on Knocking” and “Freakin out” in particular… they’re AMAZING! I love Hanni el Khatib. From the Head in the Dirt album, songs: “Nobody Move” and “Family”. Also, there’s a rad Marley mix from Jim James of My Morning Jacket that sounds fresh.


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To learn more about Dirt’s project or their community of creatives, visit AllThingsDIrt.com. Recent works include the flagship store for Serena & Lily in Wainscott, New York, and the annual Summer art show where he curates the freshest emerging talents. Follow Scott’s inspirations on the Dirt-Journal Tumblr. 

Mad Respect: Scott Murphy

Drawing inspiration from nature, Scott Murphy builds environments with heart and soul mixed with a strong sense of aesthetic and function. From stones to woods to ocean, there’s a reverence for the harmony of mother natures materials. Culling together the help of vanguard creatives, Scott and his collective of friends create homes, interiors, furniture, art, and fashion. His website celebrates all things in the Dirt lifestyle — from surf to exotic cabins to punk rock. We’re most impressed with the rehabilitation of a vintage 1970 Airstream he nabbed from eBay… and for that we have mad respect for Scott.

Jauretsi: What is your manifesto for life?

Scott Murphy: Live simply, live mindfully, spread the love and have loads of fun!

J: Tell us your top 3 list of items you fiend for when searching through eBay?

SM: (1) Vintage surf magazines and memorabilia
(2) Unique objects and furniture for my clients (and me)
(3) Parts for my 1970 Airstream Landyacht which I bought on EBAY

J: Name your Summer Inspiration songs for these coming months.

[MORE]

SM: Well, i usually rely on you Jauretsi for my music inspiration ;-) but I’m really digging the ORIGINAL punk band DEATH from the late 70’s, songs “Keep on Knocking” and “Freakin out” in particular… they’re AMAZING! I love Hanni el Khatib. From the Head in the Dirt album, songs: “Nobody Move” and “Family”. Also, there’s a rad Marley mix from Jim James of My Morning Jacket that sounds fresh.

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To learn more about Dirt’s project or their community of creatives, visit AllThingsDIrt.com. Recent works include the flagship store for Serena & Lily in Wainscott, New York, and the annual Summer art show where he curates the freshest emerging talents. Follow Scott’s inspirations on the Dirt-Journal Tumblr. 
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The Photography Hunt: Michael Avedon 

Michael Avedon, grandson of legendary photographer Richard Avedon was interviewed by the founder of Dirt who recently asked him his camera of choice. Michael quickly confessed that he was “totally a film guy”. The budding artist continued to describe his passion for old school equipment. “I’m drawn to the work of past” he says. “I will have to become a slave to the digital world… [MORE] eventually but I’m mostly working with my 35mm, my Rolleiflex. I just started experimenting with 4x5 but I haven’t stepped it up to 8x10 yet, but yeah I love film. I photograph my grandma in this chair all the time with my Rolleiflex.”

We spotted a bunch of Rolleiflex cameras in the eBay closet for those lovers of all things vintage. In terms of inspirations, Michael points out what motivates his mind. ”In a photographic sense, I’m all about the face. Irving Penn. I love Nan Goldin, Larry Clark. But if I had to say strongest influence I would say Otto Dix and Egon Schiele, I’m drawn to the German aesthetic”. When it comes to filmmwork, he tells Dirt, “how can I forget Woody Allen, Tarantino, Lynch, Antonioni? All the classic filmmakers I adore.”

(Photo: Courtesy of AllThingsDirt via Michael Avedon site. Text by Jauretsi)

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Bizarre eBay Find: Justin Beiber’s Hometown Dirt

By Jauretsi

eBay never ceases to amaze me on the wonders of celebrity, and how humans interact with each other on memorabilia. This week, a seller named ThatsRidonculous (who also sells vintage Muppet babies) posted an "official and authentic jar of soil" culled from Justin Bieber’s hometown, Stratford Ontario, Canada. The jury is out whether the seller (with a 98% positive feedback rating) is a jokester or not, but the online sale is official nonetheless, with 28 days left for a lucky recipient to get some Bieber dirt.

(Photo: Courtesy of eBay, ThatsRidonculous)