Surf Site Tin Type is a new book by Joni Sternbach, known in the surf world for her stunning series of tintype portraits of surfers called, Surfland. Her new book includes essays by Lyle Rexer, noted critic and author, April Watson, Curator of Photography at The Nelson-Atkins Museum and champion surfers, writers, and filmmakers Chris Malloy and Johnny Abegg. Help her get it produced and score an advance copy by supporting her Kickstarter here:www.kickstarter.com
No, it’s not some obscure gangster reference, Marcos & Paz Mafia are a brother sister duo who have a rad bag company based in Argentina. Born out of Marcos’s love for kiteboarding, the concept is to repurpose sails into backpacks, totes, wallets and pretty much any other carry item you can think of. Help Mafia get there products to be made here in the good ol’ U.S. of A. by donating to their Kickstarter here:www.kickstarter.com
Premiering during the U.S. Open of Surfing on July 31st, “Strange Rumblings In Shangri La” is Joe G’s latest surf odyssey masterpiece for Globe. Featuring the usual suspects like Dion, Creed, Nate, Yadin, Taj, the Hobgoods, and more, this new adventure extends to the frigid waves of Iceland, exotic islands off the coast of Brazil, deep Indo, as well as Europe and Mozambique. Can’t wait to see this one!www.globe.tv
Victory Press is hosting a Pop Up in Los Angeles through the end of July at Space 1520. Come give them a nice warm, Angelino welcome at their party tonight from 7-10 PM to celebrate the opening! And remember to buy their rad shit here too:www.victorypressnewyork.com
Tomorrow night, Saturday 14th, Smash will be hosting the NY premiere of I Had Too Much to Dream Last Night at The Villian Space in Williamsburg. The movie follows the simplistic travels of two surfers, meeting friends along the way, on an open ended journey across an archipelago littered with islands and breaks. The film screening is free and open to the public. Doors open at 6PM with a performance by Bad Girlfriend and the screening at 8PM.www.smashsurf.com
I was just looking for a good laugh this manic Monday afternoon and remembered this little gem by Peter Smith-Buchanan that pokes good fun at the urban artisanal movement. As a public request to all you hip furniture designers and urban craftsmen out there; I am still just waiting for someone to re-design the shit out of a toilet. A hand-crafted, designer crapper would be hilarious and also amazing. Put me on the mailing list and let me know when it’s ready for pre-order.www.remadeco.org
Happy Sunday everyone! This week’s dose of summer surf porn takes us back to winter days at the Queen Of The Coast with Morgan Maassen & friends. Enjoy!
This weekend Brooklyn upstart Union Surfboards will open their doors to celebrate the opening of their new Bushwick studio space. Swing by between 1-7PM on Saturday to check out their digs, feel up a board or two and enter to win a custom Union surfboard. Afterwards the party heads to Black Bear Bar in Williamsburg where the raffle winner will be announced. See the flyer for all the details.
We are extremely honored to have our Indoek products featured in the new Gestalten book. This Friday join us at Mohawk MAN for the launch of The Outsiders: New Outdoor Creativity and Topanga Canyon Green Earth Rising, a new fragrance by Juniper Ridge. See you there!
When: Friday May 30th, 6-9pm
Where: MOHAWK MAN / 4017 Sunset Blvd. Los Angeles, CA 90029
Adult beverages served + special musical guests