Design

C.R. Stecyk III + Nixon = Urban Maneuvers

by The Editors on September 25, 2018

Nixon has talked Craig Stecyk into creating a collection and not surprisingly, it is one of our favorites in a long while. Here’s how they pitch it:

C.R. Stecyk III exists in the shadows, and even when he does slide into the sunlight, it rarely adds clarity. A pioneer of the Dogtown skate ethos, Stecyk has helped shape modern skateboarding in more ways than imaginable: through videos, writing, art installations, and co-founded Juxtapoz Art magazine, among others. A widely-acknowledged street art progenitor, Stecyk’s contributions to the counterculture are so engrained in society that the Smithsonian permanently houses some of his work. 

The capsule includes a watch, a camera bag, and some other cool stuff. Sadly, there are only 100 watches and bags world wide (it’s limited). So if you want one you better hurry to an exclusive Nixon retailer. For the details, click the link.

[Link: Nixon]

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The Boardroom Surf Show Is This Weekend

by The Editors on April 30, 2018

Join all the surfers, shapers, designers, artists, and lurkers as they descend on the Del Mar Fairgrounds next weekend (May 5-6, 2018) for The Boardroom International Surfboard Show presented by US Blanks.

The show features hundreds of incredible surfboards by top shapers, the Icons of Foam shaping contest honoring Marc Andreini, live glassing demos by Douglas Surf Products, the California Gold Surf Auction preview, live music by Hold Fast, Tower 7, and Lay Low, as well as ukulele and guitar builds and demos, and much, much, more like great deals on boards, wetsuits, art and gear.

Tickets are $15 a day at the door ($20 for both days)  or save $5 and order online. For all the details, please click the link. The Del Mar Fairgrounds are located at 2260 Jimmy Durante Blvd, Del Mar, CA 92014, where the surf meets the turf.

[Link: Boardroom Show]

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Stance + Modernica = Mid-century Stoke

by The Editors on April 26, 2018

Stance has teamed up with LA based furniture makers Modernica on a Stance branded Case Study Rocker. The chair (originally designed by Charles and Ray Eames in 1948)  has been called “the most important chair you’ll ever sit on” and is one of the finest examples of mid-century modern design. Unfortunately, all 50 of this limited edition collab have already been sold so all we can do is hope for a second run.

[Link: Modernica]

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Valhalla Design & Conquer Holiday Flow Chart

by The Editors on December 22, 2017

We can always count on design awesome maker Scott Hultgren to break it down into simple bites. And here it is — the chart that will guarantee that you don’t screw up on wishing your friends an appropriate late December holiday. For more of Hultgren’s “non-holiday” creations, please click the link.

[Link: Valhalla Design & Conquer]

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It’s Mervin Made In The USA

by The Editors on October 5, 2017

The minds at Mervin have done more to advance boards sports innovation than any one else. We’d list all of Mervin’s firsts and how Mike Olson and Pete Saari were behind all of them but it would take to long. Instead, just kick back and watch the video. Here’s their description.

Welcome to the world of Mervin Manufacturing! Snowboards, surfboards, skis and skateboards made with ZERO HAZARDOUS WASTE in the USA. Mervin is a dream factory in a dream location producing dream boards with dream materials and process. When you ride one there’s more than just the board under your feet; there’s passion, technology, art, history, community and vision. It’s not just made it’s Mervin Made!

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Jim Jannard’s Beverly Hills Bombshelter

by The Editors on October 4, 2017

Billionaire Oakley and Red Camera founder Jim Jannard has always had a fetishist’s attention to architectural detail (and design in general) and that’s why it is so entertaining to check out his concrete and metal Beverly Hills, California home featured in Wallpaper Magazine.

Though it took five years to complete the house, the outline of the project was sketched out in just a few bold strokes: it would have a high-tech feel, bringing in some of Jannard’s product designers for the all-metal fixtures; it would take advantage of its singular locale, with multiple vantage points looking out to the sprawling urban vista; and, of course, it would be monumental, recalling a certain prehistoric rock formation in southern England.

Looks like the perfect place to wait out the days of tribulation.

[Link: Wallpaper Magazine]

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Andy Jenkins Braves The Element

by The Editors on October 3, 2017

Former Master Cluster member Andy Jenkins has been named Global Art Director of Element Skateboards. In otherwords, he just got a great new job at Billabong.

Global General Manager, David Brooks says “Andy is another fantastic addition to the Element family who delivers on our strategy to elevate art and our creative output, while attracting and managing relationships with some of the world’s best artists.”

We’re happy if Andy is happy because really, Mel Bend can do no wrong. For the official word from Element (and a quote from Andy), please follow the jump.

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Aaron Draplin Designs The Truth

by The Editors on June 14, 2016

draplin_cbEveryone’s favorite graphic designer, Aaron Draplin, the big man who turns Photoshop layers into music and clean logos into lead guitar sits down with Creative Boom for and interview. DDC fans have heard this all before, but it never really gets old to hear Aaron lay down the truth.

When I started snowboarding, it was daring, and a climate where skiers ruled the hill. And we got messed with. But we made our way, gear, tricks and, my favourite, our own attitude. And all these years later? Those turd skiers have finally caught on to what we showed them. Ha! This has worked its way into my work in many ways. It taught me to be fearless, dumb and to go for it, if it felt right.”

Good advice for any endeavor. If you’d like more of that then you really should buy his book Pretty Much Everything or click the link for the rest of the interview.

[Link: Creative Boom]

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Signal Pours A Urethane Snowboard

by The Editors on May 20, 2016

Hey, look what urethane did for skateboarding. It created the modern era. Somehow we don’t think it’s going to do the same for snowboarding, but we can’t fault Signal Snowboards from trying. Check it out in the latest episode of Every Third Thursday: Pour It On.

[Link: Signal Snowboards]

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SLVDR Craftsman: Josh Oldenburg

by The Editors on May 13, 2016

It’s always to good to see people doing real stuff (not that sitting in front of a monitor and copying and pasting links isn’t real). Josh Oldenburg makes surfboards by hand in San Diego, California and he seems to enjoy it. We enjoy watching him. You probably will, too. Click the arrow why don’t you.

(Editors’ Note: it’s pronounced “Salvador” in case you were wondering. Vowels still aren’t cool in some circles.)

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