Kassia Meador has just launched a new line of womens wetsuits under her own brand called Kassia. The first batch of suits feature an astral tie-dye pattern that is sure to stand out in lineups early 2015. Check out the site here:

Strider Wasilewski could be the most interesting man in the world. The guy epitomizes the stoked surfing lifestyle we all aspire to lead, riding the wave wherever it takes him. Like any great surfer, positioning himself in the right place at the right time has led him to some truly great things. From being a poster boy for Quiksilver and Lost, to later becoming Team Captain, Team Manager and Marketing Manager at Quiksilver (where he also discovered and signed some kid named Dane Reynolds, and also created the Quik Pipe House), to now owning his own sunscreen company Shade – AND being a commentator for the new ASP World Tour. Needless to say, the Rasberry is a busy guy. We caught up with the man himself recently on a fall afternoon in Malibu (before he skipped town again for the Hawaiian leg of the tour) and he gave us a glimpse into Strider’s World.


New for this winter season from Jones Surfboards and San Diego shaper, Chris Christenson comes this awesome snow surfboard. This all-wood 4’ 6“ (139 cm) shred stick does not use traditional bindings, but it is also not your average no-board. The Mountain Surfer features contoured ‘binding hooks’ that are positioned at the outside edges of your normal riding stance. Pushing your boots into the hooks improves board control and helps keep the board locked to your feet as you slash and ollie. You can pre-order your board on Jones’ website, it comes out on November 20th and will cost $349.
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I’ve heard of terrible conditions for chickens and livestock before getting eaten by the masses, but I’ve never considered the way they are treated just for down products. This rad new video by the legendary Geoff McFetridge tells the scary tale of where conventional down products come from. All Patagonia down products now contain only 100% Traceable Down that can be traced back to birds that were never force–fed, never live–plucked – and they don’t allow blended down, period. Learn more at:
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Check out Cyrus Sutton’s new parody ad about sustainable farming. Very informative stuff that isn’t common knowledge about where our food comes from and how it affects the enironment, but definitely should be. Also, be sure to donate to the Island Earth Kickstarter project – only 3 days left!
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Vice sails to the North Pacific Gyre, collecting point for all of the ocean’s flotsam and home of the Great Pacific Garbage Patch: a mythical, Texas-sized island made entirely of our trash. Originally aired back in 2008 as a 3 part series (this is just part 1), who knows what the current state of this trashy soup mass in the middle of the ocean. Check out all 3 parts here:

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The cars rumbled in bright and early to bask together in the morning sunshine as the guttural ensemble of air cooled internal combustion serenaded the parking lot and echoed off the walls of Deus Ex Machina in Venice, California on Sunday the 7th of September, 2014 as they played host to Luftgekühlt – A celebration of Zuffenhausen’s finest air-cooled cars. And quite a celebration it was, thanks to the thoughtful orchestration by Porsche factory racer Patrick Long and Howie Idelson who assembled the all-star cast of some of the rarest icons and familiar Porschephiles in the arena. Needless to say, the sight of these beautiful machines thoughtfully aligned and squeezed into the bite-sized downtown Venice Beach parking lot was glorious to behold.

Jamie McLellan is a product designer who runs a small studio in Auckland, New Zealand out of a converted boatshed – literally right on the water. This is one of the raddest office spaces I have ever seen. Check out the full interview and photo feature here: