I have been a huge fan of Nick’s work for many years now, to me he has always captured what it truly means to be an east coast surfer (from the northeast specifically). His images are raw, natural, and intimate. He has the unique ability to put you in the scene and make you really feel the elements depicted. Cheesy, but true. The surf community in the northeast is still relatively small and Nick has always been that friend of a friend, but we’d never met face to face. It wasn’t until recently that our physical paths finally crossed and we met in person. When we heard about his new eco-friendly home being built up in Maine, featuring him in a Surf Shacks article was a no-brainer. Getting a photographer up there to shoot it was a bigger challenge though. Luckily for us, Nick is a professional and an all around stand up guy, so he ended up shooting this feature himself – how’s that for a selfie!FULL STORY
Surfboards & beer – is there a better combo in the world? The good folks at Grain Surfboards have teamed up with our buddies at Topa Topa Brewing Co. for a mobile board building class at their brewery / tasting room in Ventura. It is a four-day version of their full board-building class for those with limited time. The pace is fast, and they’ll have the starting steps completed before you get there to make sure there’s time to finish. They’ll also teach you a few extra techniques for building these in quick-time. Breakfast and lunch is included in the package (plus a few pints a day!). With the brewery located just steps from C street, there is sure to be some shredding going on as well. Sign us up! Details below:
Feb. 25th- 28th
Topa Topa Brewing Co.
104 E. Thompson Blvd.
Ventura CA 93001
Welcome to the first feature in our new series called “27 Frames.” The concept is simple: we sent 27 single use (disposable) cameras out to some of our favorite photographers, they shot stuff with it, then mailed it back to us. We developed the film and are sharing the results with you (and the photographers) now. In this instant, digital age, we want to pay homage to a snapshot photo process we grew up with ourselves — waiting for the film to develop and being surprised by the results. These 27 frames belong to Zak Bush, a Canadian photographer whose natural and pure style we have always admired since seeing his iconic work for the Saturdays brand. Zak now lives out here in LA and works as the content editor for Outerknown (another brand we love).FULL STORY
In this “prophetic” BBC Newsnight interview from 1999 David Bowie talks to Jeremy Paxman about going to meet Tony Blair in stilettos, his alter egos and the potential of the internet.
The Huckberry Artist Series continues with our good pal Ty Williams, an artist, surfer, and wanderer who sometimes calls Maine home (but only sometimes). The folks at Huckberry and Nick LaVecchia paid him a visit to chat about travel, salt water, truck stops, and art — and to get some insight into the creative mind that led to the creation of the prints, tees, and totes available exclusively on Huckberry. Check out the full article and products here:Shop The Collection
This could be one of the most exciting products I’ve seen in a long, long time – where was it for the holidays?! For over a century, Kodak has designed cameras that inspire people everywhere to create. There are some moments that digital just can’t deliver, because it doesn’t have the incomparable depth and beauty of film. These moments inspired Kodak to design a new generation of film cameras. This new Super 8 camera merges analogue magic with digital convenience for the next generation of creators. Shooting Analogue has never been so easy. When you purchase film you will be buying the film, processing and digital transfer. The lab will send you your developed film back and email you a password to retrieve your digital scans from the cloud so you can edit and share in any way you choose. Amazing! Can’t wait for this to come out.www.kodak.com
A memorial edit by Tin Ojeda of Adam Muniak, AKA Billy Death doing what he did best at the queen of the coast. Rest in Peace. 1983 – 2015
I was deeply saddened to hear of the passing of Adam Muniak, otherwise known as Billy Death. I did not know Adam well, but it was always a pleasure to see him from time to time at Malibu or Rincon and share in the stoke of a fellow east-coaster-moved-west in awe of long point break waves. This is just another reminder that life is short, we must cherish everyone around us. Our tribe lost another great one too early, he was a great surfer and overall great human being filled with character and style. Rest in peace Adam, you will be missed.
Inspired by our Surf Shacks series coupled with a love of beach houses and mid-century coastal abodes, our design studio, ITAL/C created a set of four architectural illustrations. This limited run of 500 6×8″ cards was printed 3-color letterpress on a heavy 222 lb. pure cotton, Mohawk Strathmore paper. They are rigid, textured and ready for framing. Get your set of four prints here:shop.indoek.com
It is not uncommon to feel like a zombie on a Monday after a long holiday break. With that in mind, we bring you this unique, surf-noire music video for “Widerstehe doch der Sünde” (Stay Away from Sin) by Nicolas Godin and directed by The Sacred Egg. The undead surf with sharks and dance by the light of the moon and beach bonfires, just like us.www.riffrafffilms.tv
For this week’s dose of surf porn, we bring you a nice and mellow lil edit by Nick Ventura of our friend Myles Point doing some summertime logging, post ACL surgery up in New England.
Well, the time has come for a legitimate man-made wave and who else better to release it than the legend himself. Kelly is going to revolutionize the sport yet again, we’re just going to have to wait and see how long it will take for these to catch on. My guess is not long…www.kswaveco.com