James Fox

James Fox

James has spent half his life shuttling between southern Vermont and the borders of Scotland. From that upbringing came an equal appreciation for John Buchan as well as Americana. You might find him outside grilling chicken thighs or rescuing thrift store brogues to have them resoled. Currently based near Boston, he works with the digital libraries and metadata of some of your favorite brands… You can also find James at 10engines


ReadWeaving Harris Tweed, Part I

Weaving Harris Tweed, Part I

by James Fox

From its origins as a poor man’s cloth, to its adoption by Vivienne Westwood

ReadArt of the Bird Guide

Art of the Bird Guide

by James Fox

The term ‘bird watching’ was possibly coined by Edmund Selous with his book by the...

ReadAn Oyster Primer

An Oyster Primer

by James Fox

Shucking is one of those sneaky life skills that you may not use everyday, but secretly

ReadKnot A Tie

Knot A Tie

by James Fox

Rather than describe how to tie a necktie, which can be done in three words: over, under

ReadSeafood Soup

Seafood Soup

by James Fox

A favorite dish of fishmongers in Marseille, bouillabaisse translates roughly as

ReadDiner Mug

Diner Mug

by James Fox

In historic diners on the East Coast (often modeled from or after railway dining cars)

ReadConcord Grape

Concord Grape

by James Fox

Humans have been eating and making wine out of grapes for a very long time

ReadHarris Tweed, Part II

Harris Tweed, Part II

by James Fox

Harris Tweed enjoys Protected Geographical Status (similar to “Champagne”)

ReadShoe Shine

Shoe Shine

by James Fox

We interviewed three experts about why you should polish your shoes