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Based on J.G. Ballard’s 1975 novel of the same name, High-Rise is a dark thriller set in an oppulent high-rise community isolated from the rest of society. After seeing the effects of rapid gentrification on a local level in our own backyard here in Venice and across the country lately, this type of story is super fascinating and timely. Even South Park had a similar (less artful) take on communities like this in their SoDoSoPa episode this season. Set for a release date of March 18, 2016, High-Rise appears timeless, ominous and provocative. I’m really looking forward to this one.

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It’s been over three years now since our first wax kit collaboration, so we decided it was time for a new design. For our second experiment we explored new materials and classic surf product motifs. Resin is a crucial material in surfboard making, it allows for the beauty and precision of the modern day surfboard. Taking this core material and condensing it down into a precious geometric stone provided the inspiration for the Indoek Wax Kit No. 2. Each kit was designed, individually colored, poured, and hand polished by our own Sam Titone. The clam shell design is held together by powerful rare earth magnets. This edition of 30 sculptural boxes are all numbered and crafted in three color ways: pearl, obsidian, and marble.

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Every month we are updating a custom, curated Indoek Shop on Huckberry.com. Winter is fast approaching now and with it comes the holiday shopping season. So this month, we have assembled a collection of our favorite products for staying warm outside and cozy indoors – all offered at Huckberry’s great memeber discounts.

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Kelly Slater is a busy dude to say the least. Besides being the eldest (and by far most decorated) man on the pro tour, he has his new sustainable clothing line, Outerknown and his hands in a slew of other businesses like Firewire, Purps, and a wave pool company to name just a few. It is super exciting to see how our childhood hero and champion has grown, adapted and matured over the years. Always in the spotlight and forever ahead of the curve. Besides the obvious competitive and free-surfing feats, the champ has shown us three particularly awesome things on the interwebs in the past couple weeks:

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It is refreshing and inspiring to see guys like Stefan Hunt using their great creative talents on projects that have meaning and highlight stories that need attention. We as surfers often travel to poorer countries than our own in search of waves without paying much attention to the local populations and the struggles they go through on a daily basis. Stefan approaches his travels with a curious eye and is able to tell those stories in a fresh, honest and positive way. His latest film is no exception, shining a light on a young surfer in Mexico named Moacir Zeledon. Moacir’s dreams stray from typical boyish fantasies of superheroes and pirates. He wants nothing more than to escape his Nicaraguan life of poverty and abuse to live the American dream. The mission north teaches Moacir that unlike many childhood narratives, dreams don’t always come true, but the journey can teach you lessons far greater. You can help provide love, opportunities and a future for children like Moacir by visiting:

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A coming-of-age story about a young New Yorker struggling to take control of his reckless behavior in the face of momentous family challenges. The critically acclaimed Sundance “Best of Next” Audience Award Winner stars Christopher Abbott, Cynthia Nixon and Scott “Kid Cudi” Mescudi. From the independent filmmakers who brought us Martha Marcy May Marlene and Simon Killer, James White premiers this weekend in LA at ArcLight Cinemas and is definitely worth checking out.

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In the middle of the North Atlantic, a cluster of 18 jagged islands comprises the Faroe Islands. Dane Gudauskas, Justin Quintal, Sam Hammer, Tyler Warren, Chris Burkard, and Ben Weiland attempt to unravel a coastline of dramatic fjords and plunging waterfalls in search of perfect waves. They spend two weeks exploring the islands, living in seaside cottages and becoming acquainted with stunning scenery and the strange and ancient customs of a nation founded by vikings. I just watched the full flick for the first time after catching a glimpse of it a few months ago on Surfer. To me, these cold water surf trips are way more exciting and embody the true spirit of adventure that a surf trip is really all about. Buy or rent the full flick on Vimeo here:

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The word legend gets thrown around a lot these days, but in Thomas Campbell’s case it’s entirely justified. Filmmaker, photographer, artist, writer, painter, sculptor, surfer, skater, Thomas is a master of many traits. Desillusion spent a day with Thomas in his hometown of Santa Cruz, to discuss his influences, his meticulous approach to his craft and why creating with your hands is so important.

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Getting older is inevitable, growing up can be avoided. For the better part of 30 years, Rick Massie and I have been rivals, friends and brothers from other mothers. A good friend is someone you can not see or talk to for a year and walk right back into their life without anything missing a beat. Walking into the same house to see a friend of 30 years sure does bring up some amazing memories. The best part about going to Rick’s house is the uncertainty of who or what was going on at any given time. Tonight when I showed up to interview Rick, the garage was open and four gentleman you don’t want to meet in an ally were playing penuckle. Rick says, “And you know who the biggest criminal is because he wins every time – all you do in jail is play penuckle!”

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In the not so distant past before the internet ruined everything (I kid, sorta), every music genre had its local scene and city. Grunge, you think of the Pacific Northwest. Hippie dippy, San Francisco was the groovy spot to be in. Hair metal bands, Los Angeles for sure, totally. The list goes on of course, but the one place that was pumping out high energy tracks that spoke to me was Washington D.C. and its Punk Rock scene during the 80’s. Maybe I’m slightly biased having grown up just a few hours south of D.C., but the punk scene that was born in the District of Columbia influenced me heavily. From playing in punk bands to getting into graphic design, D.C. was my mecca. Salad Days: A Decade of Punk in Washington D.C. (1980-90) provides a glimpse into the DIY punk scene in the Nation’s Capital. Bands such as Bad Brains, Minor Threat, Fugazi, Rites of Spring, Jawbox, and Dag Nasty all called D.C. home. Dischord Records, also born of D.C., was the one label that pulled it all together and influenced many bands for years to come including a little band called Nirvana (Dave Grohl played in hardcore bands while growing up in the D.C. suburbs of Virginia). The photos and old show footage in this film bring back some great memories of playing shows, making flyers and stickers, seeing bands in dark and dingy basements, the (old) 9:30 Club, and Black Cat. Those were my salad days.

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Everywhere you go these days you can overhear someone complaining about how much this place or that place has changed. You should have been here in the ‘70’s it was paradise, the ‘80’s, the ‘90’s, five years ago – damn, you should have been here yesterday. The hipsters, the yuppies, the gentrification, those tech people, the real estate prices, it’s all different now. Yup, the times they are a changing, and with that change comes the dreaded newcomer. As the great American spiritual teacher Ram Dass wrote, “BE HERE NOW.” If you find that focusing your energy on the present is too difficult, you can blame any one of these five archetypes for everything that’s wrong with where you live today.

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We are starting to see more and more wave pool concepts popping up, but this one seems like it would be a pretty epic addition to city life. Not only would MJA Studio’s design function as a wave pool for public use and a ‘surf stadium’ for contests and events, but it’s a mixed-use development with grand intentions of boosting the community’s economy and overall well being. Imagine what the WSL would do with surf stadiums… Seems far-fetched, but who knows, maybe we’ll have pro surf teams battling it out in the heart of cities around the world. This concept is for the Australian city of Subiaco and proposes the demolition of the cities current football stadium and replacing it with a Multi-use Surf Park. Hopefully this project becomes realized and we can see how well the prototype works.

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