league of his own
What’s an All-Star anyway?
If we’re talking sports it’s the player we count on to deliver the basket, the touchdown, the goal, all the time. But in life who are our All-stars? I like to think they are people, the ones in our lives that we unfailingly go to to, for deep belly laughs when we need them, to listen to us for elongated amounts of time without judgment and to hold up our ideals, when we might be almost close to doubting them, right when we need to believe in them the most.
Culture has an All-Star too; it’s the people. Think about it – without people there isn’t a culture. A culture needs humans to live it, breathe it, stand in it, embody it. When people do that clothes become more than what one puts on : its fashion. Food becomes more than what we eat: it’s cuisine. Sound becomes more than what we listen to : it’s music. And, a tall man named Keil from across the Atlantic Ocean, standing in front of a coffee shop talking to me about his ideas and vintage clothing brand off nearby Atlantic Avenue, becomes more than a tall man named Keil, from across the Atlantic Ocean, standing in front of a coffee shop, talking to me about his ideas and vintage clothing brand off nearby Atlantic Avenue : it’s coffee culture.
“I got a sweet tooth. I usually go for a mocha or an English Tea with two or three sugars.” Keil
Coffee Shop: Dot and Line Brooklyn
Locarion: Boerum Hill, Brooklyn