Richer Poorer have somehow managed to make a spring lookbook look interesting, with Chris Pastras, Christian Maalouf, Daniel Shimizu and Justin Strubing running around LA doing what they do best
PETER ZABRET’S SMART ART
We asked artist Peter Zabret about his drawings, and he said that the concept is much more important to him than the execution, and that ideas are gifts that he unwraps with a pen.
PROTECT BYRON RALLY
If you reside in Byron Bay or its surrounding areas, then it’s time to dust off the old pitchfork and head on down to Railway Park this Sunday afternoon for the Protect Byron Rally, which is all about fighting a mega housing development planned for West Byron.
MR SMITH IS A WORKING CLASS MAN
Jordy Smith’s ‘Working Class’ ticks all the boxes.
The Heavy Collective Is House Hunting
I know, I know, it’s another Kickstarter. Today’s world is full of entitled minions who refuse to sow anything yet expect to reap everything. Every now and then, though, there’s a worthwhile one. This is one of em.
Adidas skateboarding in Namibia
The adidas South Africa skateboarding team recently explored the unknown territories of Namibia. They travelled to the capital city of Windhoek and made their way back to Cape Town .
Foxy But Dead: Esther Williams
Hello, and welcome to another installment of everyone’s borderline necrophilic blog department, Foxy But Dead. Today we’ll be examining the life of the late, great, super-sonic mega-babe, Esther Williams.
LENS: BRYAN SHEFFIELD
We asked photographer Bryan Sheffield for the stories behind some of his best images, including this money shot of 50 cent with a blade to his face, who happened to have $145k worth of suits and watches in the wardrobe behind him. Feast your eyes on more of his work here.
WATCH: ALIVE & WELL
Skate shops can mean so much more to the people that frequent them than just a place to buy a deck. Seattle’s Alive & Well skate shop is one such store.
WATCH: I CAN ART – STERLING SPENCER
Arguably the best come back since Seabiscuit, Sterling Spencer is back and wants you to watch him surf.
YONATAN GAT ADVANCED ALBUM STREAM
Attention everyone in NY today through Sunday. Yonatan Gat is playing every afternoon at Pioneer Works from 4 – 6pm. If you can’t make it, the second best thing you can do is listen to his advanced album stream right here.
BRIXTON: SPRING LOOKS
Here’s a bunch of shaggy haired people strumming guitars while wearing the latests Brixton fashions, for your viewing and hearing pleasure.
FUCK ALL YOU GLUTEN INTOLERANT ASSHOLES
Cutting gluten out of your diet to lose weight – and if you’re being honest with yourself that’s the only reason you’re doing it – is superfluous. It’s akin to cutting off your hand to run quicker.
O’NEILL’S BEING UNREASONABLE
O’Neill have just released their newest campaign ‘UNREASONABLE.’ Prepare to be put in your place.
NEW MUSIC: SOKO
This video reminds me of the time I was lead by dog leash to a DIY carwash in Los Angeles and washed clean with a foaming broomstick by a bunch of unruly, leather-clad young men.
BOOK REVIEW: SUBMERGENCE – J.M. LEDGARD
I recently went to Vietnam for a holiday. I went to the beach. Spoke to no one and read books. The best book I read was submergence by J. M. Ledgard.
JAKE REUTER’S BACKYARD BOWL
“A simple little clip of Jake Reuter a couple of weeks ago in his backyard bowl in Huntington Beach. The weather was windy and hot as hell but that didn’t seem to affect his skating in the slightest.” – Mac Saxton
PERSPECTIVE: Jake Darwen
There’s a story behind every shot, but we rarely get a chance to hear it. Element are hoping to change that through their “perspective” short film series, this time featuring photographer Jake Darwen.
STUDIO VISIT: WOLFGANG BLOCH
Wolfgang Bloch is a painter, surfer, father, and above all things; artist. Bloch has spent the past few decades in his local So-Cal studio, where we met to talk about his painting process, it’s greater purpose, and how his craft has helped him through his divorce.
ALL ABOARD THE PALMERA EXPRESS
Move over Endless Summer and Big Wednesday – theres a new surf adventure film in town. Grab your board, throw in a towel and find yourself a seat on the Palmera Express.