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If you’ve been checking out eBay Today and all the diverse collections created by our eBay curators, then you may have already bumped into globetrotter Jon Rose, founder of Waves for Water. Earlier this month, eBay partnered with W4W to help collect relief funds for his organization in helping Hurricane Sandy relief efforts.
Because Jon tends to travel the world over and over again, we asked him to create a few collections with his lifestyle in mind. The Inside Source chatted with Jon about his first collection and learned how little one needs to get by on the road.
Jauretsi: Tell us the name of your first collection and how it inspired you?
Jon Rose: For my first collection, I titled it “Adventure in a Bag.” The concept was pretty much what it sounds like — essential items needed for any good adventure, that all fit into… [MORE] a single backpack. The idea is that if you had nothing else but that bag, you’d have pretty much everything you need.
J: Now that eBay will be adding the “follow” button on collections, what types of things would you be interested in following on the site?
JR: I am pretty targeted in my interests, so the things I follow will definitely reflect that — travel, motorcycles, camping, vintage pickup trucks, music, and photography books. Obviously some of these topics are quite broad so I know within them I’ll get some greater diversity.
J: In terms of your own personal work, what projects are you working on now or what can we expect to see coming soon from you?
JR: Well, my organization Waves For Water specializes in comprehensive disaster relief programs and clean water initiatives in developing countries around the world. We have been working tirelessly on a huge Hurricane Sandy relief initiative this past year which we will continue with into 2014. At this point in the project, we are mainly focused on the rebuilding of primary residences and small businesses damaged by the storm in New Jersey and Long Beach, NY. As for upcoming projects, we are launching a clean water project in Sierra Leone (West Africa) next week that will provide 20,000 people with access to clean water when it’s all said and done. For more info on both of these projects visit - wavesforwater.org.
J: What is your favorite eBay find ever?
JR: I love to collect old vintage film cameras and my most prized purchase was a mint condition Leica M3. It’s considered to be the most iconic camera of its time and since I wasn’t around during that era (1950s), it’s awesome to hold something like that in your hand and use it in modern times.
[Note: Since this interview, W4W has recently joined efforts in Philippines]
(Photo: Jon Rose beside his collection, “Adventures in a Bag” by Neil Rasmus and Angela Phan of BFAnyc.com)
The Northern Hemisphere might be bundling up for fall, but in the Land of Aus, things are just starting to heat up. If you want to live vicariously through something for the next six months, let it be through Australian photographer Pierre Toussaint’s Instagram feed. His shots of beaches, babes, and surfboards will be sure to keep you warm all winter long. Click here to follow Pierre on Instagram.
(Photos courtesy of @pierretoussaint via Instagram. Text by Jenny Bahn)
The end is nigh, friends! Summer is on its way out, and though this thought makes us miss the beach days, the pool parties, the BBQs, we look forward to a new season of movie nights, hot cocoas, and — most importantly — new seasonal scores on eBay courtesy of us over here at The Inside Source.
(Photo courtesy of @hollywood_lon_lon via Instgram. Text by Jenny Bahn)
After briefly spending time in front of the camera, starring in Gaspar Noe’s 2009 Enter the Void, Nathan Brown has since moved on to directing himself, often working with Harrison Boyce under the team name Boyce & Brown. Their work has been featured on Nowness, SHOWstudio, and many more. Follow Mr. Brown on Instagram to get a behind-the-scenes look of this talented young director’s life.
(Photos courtesy of @mr_nbrown via Instagram. Text by Jenny Bahn)
"Before I go on a trip," says Dita Von Teese to The Coveteur, “I put on some music and I try on outfits until I come up with good looks, and hang them up on a rolling rack and count out how many days I’m going for. I’m very specific. I try to figure out what I’m wearing each day and I bring outfits that I know work, things that I know I love to wear.” Now if we can only find a way to buy that hot pink silk robe! In the meantime, here’s a selection of pink kimonos and silk robes to emulate this steamy ensemble.
(Photo/Quote: The Coveteur. Text by Jauretsi)
This series of portraits, taken by Barcelona-based photographer Yago Partal, features bears, bulls, and beagles dressed and ready to impress. Each chosen outfit lends the animal a distinct personality: a precious giraffe from the Upper East Side, a koala bear with an affinity for beaches, an awkward monkey — all of whom are certainly passport ready.
(Photos courtesy of Yago Partal. Text by Jenny Bahn)
LA-based photographer Jenavieve Belair’s work is unashamedly So Cal. Laid back and bleached out, this is lifestyle photography that would give any West Coaster nostalgia for road trips, skateboards, beaches, and pretty girls — all of which Belair delivers in spades.
(Photos courtesy of @jenavieve via Instagram. Text by Jenny Bahn)
Meet Sean Hotchkiss, a former fashion and style writer for GQ (before getting scooped up recently by J. Crew). His Instagram feed is a mix of behind-the-scenes action, global travels, and a few half-eaten donuts for good measure. Unlike our usual roster of must-follow fashion folk, it’s nice to get a man in the mix for a different, more masculine perspective.
(Photos courtesy of @shotchkissnyc. Text by Jenny Bahn)