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CULTURE
Sounds of Two Eyes Opening
Acting as a veritable time capsule into Southern California beach and punk culture from the late '60s to the early '80s, "Sounds of Two Eyes Opening" offers readers an unfiltered glimpse into a vastly influential time and place. Shot by music producer...
CULTURE
Desillusion Magazine Tome III
Though skateboarding and surfing have firm roots in Southern California, the global popularity of skateboarding and surfing continues to desaturate the geographic concentration of each sport's publishing and design centers. In recent years, this...
DESIGN
Leatherman Jam + Style Skate Tool
What the Jam + Style from Leatherman lacks in outward aesthetic appeal, it more than makes up for in utility. The combination tool from the Portland, Oregon-based manufacturer consists of two separate tools that are cleverly designed to fit snugly...
DESIGN
Carhartt WIP + Polar Skate Co.
Increasingly, skateboarding is no longer defined by the palm trees and 70-degree weather of sunny Southern California. The contemporary skateboarding narrative is becoming more and more defined outside of the Golden State, especially in NYC, London...
STYLE
Adidas + Streetmachine: 25 Years of European Skateboarding
The winters in Scandinavia are long and rough, but the summers are glorious. It's no secret that when the midnight sun is in full swing, skateboarding thrives on the streets of the North. Originally opening in Paris in 1989, the now Copenhagen-based...
TRAVEL
Purpose-Built Bags From Bravo Co.
It seems a bag company crops almost weekly, and though each label might bring something new to the table, highly considered design elements tailored for specific uses are rare. For the greater skate community, function and value weigh equally, which...
CULTURE
Rebuilding Budapest's Skateboard Scene
In spite of what the stadium hosted competitions, televised events and billboard cameos may portray, much of the core skateboard industry is suffering. To combat this, a sub-sect of small, independent brands have popped up both stateside and in Northern...
DESIGN
Solid Skateboards for Kids
In an attempt to share the original, rebellious spirit of skateboarding with a younger generation, graffiti artist and European skateboard industry veteran Dave the Chimp is bringing his passion for the activity to a new venture this summer. Chimp...
STYLE
Graphic Artist Michael Willis for Mood Skateboards
The design-driven duo behind Brooklyn-based skateboard company Mood is at it again. As with collections past, their collaborative efforts have culminated in a series of eye-catching skateboards and apparel donning the work of two new talented artists...
CULTURE
True to This
It all started in 1993, in an unassuming parking lot in Southern California with the premier of "Alive We Ride," a video that captured skate, snowboard and surf culture with authenticity and veracity unlike anything of its time. Melding cutting...
CULTURE
Interview: Lance Hakker of Ashbury
In snowboarding, style matters above all else—or at least it should. And whether we like it or not, each rider (be it a pro, am or just another weekend warrior at their local hill) is defined from afar by how baggy their clothes are, who they ride...
STYLE
Nike SB Lunar One Shot
While some purists still dispute Nike's presence in skateboarding, there's no denying their contribution to skate shoe design and development. The latest tech to reach the market lies within the Lunar One Shot, a new shoe announced today, 26 November...
DESIGN
Leatherman Grind
The diagnosis of dangerously loose hardware—when you realize your skateboard feels squirrelier than ever but you're, no doubt, far from home—often leaves you no choice but to ask a stranger to borrow a screwdriver and wrench. To make sure you're...
CULTURE
"Ten Years of Monster Children"
Getting to 10 years in the print game is no small feat these days. With the internet taking over the bulk of our content consumption, there's something to be said for those still taking it to the printers. Founded in Sydney, Australia, the now-global...
LINK-ABOUT-IT
Link About It: This Week's Picks
1. Lightning Strikes in the Grand Canyon The majesty of the Grand Canyon is one of the greatest natural wonders in the US—and the world. Even the most pedestrian photographers can capture beautiful images of the two-billion-year-old geological work...
TRAVEL
Chrome Cardiel ORP by T19
When Chrome introduced the the Cardiel bag collection—designed by skateboarding legend, and now fixed-gear savant John Cardiel—early this past winter CH took notice. And so did everyone else. Now that the buzz has quieted, Chrome collaborated...
CULTURE
The Death of Cool
Wary that his newest project would be consumed for being buzz-worthy rather than genuinely good, French-born photographer and founder and editor-in-chief of Desillusion Magazine, Sebastin Zanella found a name for his multi-facet consultancy, The...
STYLE
Black Scale + Mehrathon Canada Edition Release
LA-based streetwear brand Black Scale was started in 2008 by Michael “Mega” Yabut and Alfred De Tagle, and in just five short years they have opened stores in San Francisco, New York and Los Angeles. They've been responsible for collaborations with...
CULTURE
Interview: Hanni El Khatib
San Francisco-born, LA-based Hanni El Khatib's new album Head in the Dirt—produced by Dan Auerbach of The Black Keys—is perfect summertime listening. It contains more of that blues and garage-influenced rock that the singer-songwriter is best known...
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