Thursday, December 30, 2010


Slow and Steady Wins the Race has always addressed the issue of time by proposing ideas that balance the timely with the timeless. For our blog we asked friends, family and other people we admire to share with us what they would put in a time capsule.

March 23, 2010
Kim Hastreiter
We are delighted that Kim Hastreiter, co-founder of Paper Magazine and this year's recipient of the CFDA Eleanor Lambert Award, responded with her list this morning. For me, Kim has been a stalwart supporter from the beginning. She was one of the judges when I won the Ecco Domani Award years ago and her incredible support has never waivered. I am very pleased to kickstart this series with her.

10 Things You Would Put in a Time Capsule:

1) A frosted lightbulb

2) Ingo maurer light bulb condoms with instruction sheet

3) My Dieter Rams Braun calculator

4) My Johnny Ives I Phone

5) My gold Jeremy Scott adidas sneakers with wings and dollar bill wool blanket

6) My Friends With You USB flash drives

7) My silver Vuitton "mirroire" bag

8) My Tauba Auerbach letter A drawing with her book HOW TO SPELL THE ALPHABET

9) My Ted Muehling little gold "gnat" earrings

10) My red glasses (as my signature)

April 23, 2010
Danielle Kays

When we first met Danielle we were also introduced to an elegant, unassuming spot in Los Angeles : South Willard. A little while later we have been happy to continue our casual working relationship through wardrobe contributions for her costuming work in film. Her other hobbies include writing -- "and stressing". She grew up in Massachusetts and currently resides in Echo Park. We hope she visits New York again soon so we can grab a long overdue afternoon tea.

10 Things You Would Put in a Time Capsule:

1. My noise canceling headphones. They’ll look ridiculous in 2000 and question mark! All big and bulky, but I love them more than most acquaintances.

2. A mix cd – barely relevant in its form, but an external hard drive is kind of a buzz kill. My mixes still consist of 80% older music, so I’d think it would be funny to confuse whoever opens the capsule - like, “I thought they were only allowed to listen to Lady Gaga in the old days”.

. A picture of an alien.

A note saying: “Tweeting was the culprit, right? I knew it!”

. Freaks and Geeks boxset.

. My journal, cause by then, who cares? Actually I’ll still care. Scratch that.

. My boyfriends newly acquired green sneakers. I think he wants to wear them just cause they were free. Putting them in a time capsule is nicer than throwing them away.

8. A preserved cheeseburger from the Apple Pan.

. A preserved cheeseburger from Pie and Burger.

A note with 2 boxes to check – which burger was better?

July 23, 2010 No Age
photo by Todd Cole

No Age is Dean Spunt and Randy Randall. They live in Los Angeles, Ca. No Age formed in 2005 and has released music on PPM, Youth Attack, Upset the Rhythm, Teenage Teardrops, Fat Cat and Sub Pop. They’ve toured the globe playing venues ranging from cramped basements to the MoMA. Their creative output spans multiple formats through collaborations with Altamont Apparel, Rodarte, Cinefamily and Hand Held Heart which resulted in a 2008 Grammy Nomination for Best Recording Packaging. No Age will release their second full length LP Everything in Between on Sept 28, 2010.

10 Things You Would Put in a Time Capsule :

1. Kale
2. Freedom
3. SKINHEAD by Richard Allen
4. Danka 7200 Copy Machine
5. Sincerity
6. ANP Quarterly
7. Himalayan salt lamp
8. Shigenobu Twilight
9. BRAGG Liquid Aminos
10. Boss SP-505
These days, Dean is listening to SFV Acid.

August 1, 2010
Amen Dunes

Murder Dull Mind by Amen Dunes

Amen Dunes is Damon McMahon and is based in New York. After recording the first Amen Dunes record "DIA" in 2006, he moved to China for two years, during which time he recorded the songs for the "Murder Dull Mind" EP, which was released on Sacred Bones this month. He is currently recording another full length to come out in 2011.

Damon is currently listening to Coconuts, "Coconuts".

10 Things You Would Put in a Time Capsule:

1. Doritos

2. Michael Jordon poster

3. Hammer

4. Leather Pants

5. Twin Peaks Season One

6. TV + VCR to watch it on

7. Stairmaster

8. World’s Smallest Handgun

9. Peanut Butter and Jelly in a Jar

10.“Git R Done” Lighter

August 27, 2010
Open Ocean
Open Ocean is the Brooklyn-based all-female quartet (singer-bassist Jill Bradshaw, guitarist-singer Sarah Frances Kuhn, keyboardist Susan Domelsmith, and drummer Eviana Hartman). They first got together in early 2009 and have exploded at the seams with songs that mix elements of psych, shoegaze, surf-pop and a sprinkle of tropicalia. They just got back from shows upstate and in Montauk. FAT magazine Sarah Kuhn's Blog Sarah Kuhn is listening to Anita Fix right now.

10 Things You Would Put in a Time Capsule

1. tambourine
2. my jagstang


4. coconut oil

5. spacemen 3’s Taking Drugs to Make Music to Take Drugs to

6. dr. bronners magic soap

7. Mastersway tshirt

8. Open Ocean and Left Coast demo recordings

9. copies of Josephine Meksepper’s FAT magazines

10. Yoko Ono’s Grapefruit

October 27, 2010

Luisa Kazanas

untitled (terms of psychic warfare) monoprint by Luisa Kazanas.

Luisa Kazanas is a Brooklyn based artist who has shown widely including the De Cordova, Cranbrook Museum, and most recently CTRL, Houston Texas and Sugar in Brooklyn. Her drawings and prints have appeared in Open City, Salt Hill Journal, and Canteen.
She wants everyone to win.

10 Things You Would Put in a Time Capsule:

1. biohazard suit

2. twinkies

3. the yellow lighter

4. banana boat sculpture

5. smokes

6. oxygen tank

7. #2 pencil

8. Lonnie Good Cookie

9. smartcar

10. sunrise

November 4, 2010
Steve Cuiffo

STEVE CUIFFO is an actor and magician who uses sleight of hand, misdirection, imitation and re-enactment to create unique performance, art, theater and magic. Steve is an associate artist with The Wooster Group Theater Company and is on the board of directors for the the Conjuring Arts Research Center in New York. On February 4, 2011, Steve will be re-creating Lenny Bruce's famous Carnegie Hall Concert at St. Ann's Warehouse in DUMBO, Brooklyn on the 50th Anniversary of Lenny's original performance. for more info visit

10 Things You Would Put in a Time Capsule:

1. Black Top Hat

2. Fake Mustache and Goatee

3. The Expert At The Card Table by S.W. Erdnase

4. Deck of 1902 Club Special Erdnase Playing Cards

5. Black Sharpie

6. Fake Thumb

7. Invisible Thread

8. Four Kennedy Half Dollars

9. Lenny Bruce Box Set : Let The Buyer Beware

10. Ten Inch Wusthof Chef's Knife

November 11, 2010
Ninh Wysocan

bronze mobile by Ninh Wysocan

Ninh Wysocan grew up in the island of Guam. Her appreciation of nature was first sparked there, where she spent hours with her sister swimming in the coral reefs. The tangled shapes she discovered touched off an appreciation of nature's eccentric forms that she explores in her jewelry to this day. Since she started her jewelry business in 2003, she has been making each piece by hand using layering chains, forged rings, unique castings and unusual gemstones to create pieces that are both intricate and subtly detailed. She is based in NYC.

10 Things You Would Put in a Time Capsule:

1. "Santa Sangre" soundtrack

2. Clove essential oil

3. "African Ceremonies" by Carol Beckwith and Angela Fisher

4. Paul Noble's ceramics

5. Jack fruit- I'm allergic , but love it so much i will still eat it when i encounter a fresh one

6. Wolf's micro wax carving tools

7. All Henning Mankell audiobooks- I "read" while i work

8. Paine's balsam fir incense

9. The whole series of "Praktikum Goldschmieden" published by Ruhle-Diebener-Verlag

10. "String of Pearls" (Senecio Rowleyanus) succulent plant

for more information visit:

November 18, 2010

is the one-woman orchestra of Cameron Mesirow. Her debut album, Ring, is a singular work. It moves like the wake of a small boat in a still lake: each song its own, but leading to, and becoming, the next. In doing so it builds on the tradition of classic albums like Van Morrison’s Astral Weeks, Joni Mitchell’s Blue, and R. Kelly’s Trapped In the Closet song-cycle: albums that as a whole create stories that are bigger than the sum of their individual songs. for more information go to

10 Things You Would Put in a Time Capsule:

1. I would put my computer

2. I would put a flashy cell phone

3. I would put the issue of US magazine that I saved from when Britney Spears shaved her head

4. I would put some silly bands

5. I would put the Water Borders EP

6. I would put a poem that said: "How did you get here?
Do you still believe in God?"

7. I would put some erotic photographs of people from many walks of life

8. I would put dictionaries of the Scandinavian languages in case they're no longer in use

9. I would put a copy of Bill and Ted's Excellent Adventure

10. I would put a bottle of the perfume that I wore this year to remember all of the feelings I had

December 2, 2010
David Riley

David Riley is an artist and singer for the band Mirror Mirror. Their Interiors LP (with remixes by Kingdom, Jamstation and Light Asylum's Bruno Coviello) will be released on RVNG Intl. in the spring.

for more information visit:

10 Things You Would Put in a Time Capsule:

1. Instructions for a DIY yurt

2. Fog machine

3. Gooberz by Linda Goodman

4. An alcoholic caffeinated beverage: Core High Gravity HG Orange by Charge Corp.

5. SPF???

6. A laser pointer

7. A pound of civet coffee

8. A neverending make-out playlist on a Tuvie solar powered notebook

9. The world's most expensive condom: Sagami Original 0.02 Premium

10. Itsy Bitsy Mama Baby Yoga Mat - Sage Panda print