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Satta Presents Spiritual Materialism
Drawing on a combination of illustration, painting and woodworking skills, Joe Lauder has swiftly put Satta—his line of retro-inspired, handmade cruiser skateboards and accompanying apparel—on the global skate and surf radar. His collaborative work...
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...
DESIGN
Satta + Stevie Gee: Be Love Now
London's Brixton neighborhood is fast becoming a bastion of creativity and artisan craftwork south of the river. Leading the charge is Joe Lauder of Satta, a woodworker and artist specializing in handmade skate decks that call to mind the early days...
CULTURE
Denis Carrier for GoldCoast Skateboards
Split between Utah and California, GoldCoast Skateboards makes everything one needs to enjoy life on four urethane wheels. With design-minded graphics and a focus on having fun, the brand connects with both those in and outside skateboard culture...
DESIGN
Skatelamp
by Eva Glettner Portland, Oregon's MapleXO rebirths old skateboards and skateboard scraps by turning them into everything from containers to bottle openers to earrings. Their most exciting object—the recently released Skatelamp—is a MapleXO collaboration...
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...
STYLE
Victory Press
A little nostalgia is always welcome in the apparel game, especially when incorporated through retro-styled design without inhibiting modern functionality. Inspired by skate and surf culture of the '80s and outdoor gear of the '90s, Brooklyn's own...
STYLE
Wemoto Clothing: Rap Idols Series
Skateboard decks have almost become as much about artwork as skateboarding itself. Sometimes that's just fine, especially in the case of German brand Wemoto Clothing's newly released Rap Idols Series. The decks feature three of the genre's most influential...
DESIGN
Interview: Jacob Henley of Salemtown Board Co.
by Madison Kahn Last November, all that Tennessee-native Jacob Henley had was a tank of gas, some reclaimed wood and a big idea: to mentor inner-city Nashville youth by teaching them how to build one-of-a-kind skateboards. Now, six months later...
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...
CULTURE
Dominic Owen's Z-Boys
Home to many of our favorite drawers, London seems to be boiling over with talented illustrators as of late. The most recent to catch our eye is the young and restless Dominic Owen. His character-driven illustrations take on a life of their own...
CULTURE
Interview: Eric McHenry
Sponsored content: In a high performance world, Braun creates innovative designs built to last seven years. For the Built to Perform series Braun profiles 15 innovative guys in an intimate look at their life passions and the unique objects of design...
DESIGN
CH Gift Guide: High/Low
When it comes to gifting it's the thought that counts, but we all know that budget factors pretty heavily into the equation as well. While we all wish we could shower everyone on our list with big-ticket treasures worthy of their wildest fantasies...
TRAVEL
SSCY Tack Bag
Designed to quickly convert from shopping-sized tote to bicycle-ready backpack, the Tack from SSCY bridges the gap between the two traditional bag designs. Constructed entirely by hand, the second multifunctional bag from the Brooklyn-based designer...
FOOD-DRINK
DQM + Cliché Corkscrew
As part of the recent collaboration launched earlier this month between NYC's famed skate boutique DQM and French skateboard company Cliché, this old-fashioned corkscrew comes just in time to help celebrate the holidays. To give the basic tool...
CULTURE
FDR Skatepark: A Visual History
In the early 1990's skateboarding had found a special place in Philadelphia, Love Park. Kids young and old traveled from around the world to skate its pristine ledges and infamous fountain gap. And while the struggling skateboard community embraced...
DESIGN
Mood NYC
"By giving our artists and designers control and not trying to fit their work into a preconceived idea of what Mood is we hope to produce genuine products that bring something new to skateboarding." -Calvin Waterman When designers and lifelong...
DESIGN
Cool Hunting Video Presents: DL Skateboards
It's well known that hiding behind the facades of many buildings in Brooklyn, NY are an endless array of companies producing artisanal pickles and locally designed clothes but rarely can you wander down a street to find a product being made out on...
DESIGN
Nike Skateboard Apparel
With style innovators like Dylan Rieder and Alex Olsen leading the pack, skateboarding as a whole is increasingly embracing fashion into its arts-driven culture. Always one to jump on the latest movement and help take it to the next level, Nike...
CULTURE
Banana Boards
As always, what's old is new again. Conjuring up memories of butt-bombing hills and weaving cones like in the days of Dog Town, many companies are remaking retro-styled banana boards that combine the concept of yesteryear with the superior materials...
DESIGN
California Skateparks' Snake Run
Designed to mimic the sloping school yards and dried concrete waterways of Southern Califorinia, where skateboarding's roots reach deepest, the snake run is the most fundamental form of all skatepark designs. While most snake runs are characterized...
DESIGN
Stormy Monday Goods
by Liz Cebron On a recent visit to the made in America brand collaborative Shelter Half, we discovered Stormy Monday Goods—thoughtfully repurposed and redesigned skate and cutting boards, branded with a simple thundercloud and given a second...
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