GQ’s wave expert Stan Parish spotted this video recently by professional surfer / filmmaker Taj Burrow, and he’s been watching it over and over. Now we are too. Stan explains his hypnosis:
Best surf footage I’ve seen in a while. There’s this passage in the famous New Yorker piece “Playing Doc’s Games” by William Finnegan where he talks about how you don’t really understand a wave as a three-dimensional thing until you see it from above. And check out the reef (and sharks) just underneath the surface. Can’t stop watching this.
I really like this low-key rugged nautical inspired fall look. My favorite style is the understated classics like this. If anyone knows the source/name of the company/designer please let me know & I will credit accordingly.
"All of us have in our veins the exact same percentage of salt in our blood that exists in the ocean, and therefore we have salt in our blood, in our sweat, in our tears. We are tied to the ocean. And when we go back to the sea—whether it is to sail or to watch it—we are going back from where we came."
The Fish House, located in Singapore, was designed by Guz Architects to feel at one with nature. The luxurious home features natural ventilation for Singapore’s hot and humid climate, a green roof with thin bendable photovoltaic panels that supply energy to the whole house, and large windows. The undulation of the curved roof mimics the ocean waves. via Design Milk
I thought I’d share something to help everyone feel a bit cooler on this record-breaking day. According to weather.com, it’s 99 degrees here but feels like 110! Holy crap. Be careful today guys & gals.
Mixtape 8: A Salty Salute is ready for-a-downloadin’. Click here for the mix. Click here for the songs (unorganized, unfortunately).
So upon request I’ve made a summer playlist. I tried to balance upbeat sunny pop songs which are instantly catchy, California garage-rock, and (this was my main focus) songs that you could play while drinking beers with your friends on a hot day by a cool lake. I’m gonna use this mix for my drive to the shore on Thursday…noddin’ my head to the beat with the windows down. So to kick off the warmer months right I’ve included a link to the songs again to dump them on your own CD (if people other than me use them) to blast in your cars or boomboxes for your BBQ’s and bonfires and whatnot. Kick back and enjoy!
- “Piel e Eu” by Bola Sete
- “To Be Myself Completely” by Belle & Sebastian
- “Jackie Wants A Black Eye” by Dr. Dog
- “Torn And Frayed” by The Rolling Stones
- “Waters” by Air Waves
- “Bad Kids” by The Black Lips
- “Jesus, Etc.” by Wilco
- “A Summer Song” by Chad & Jeremy
- “Sleeptalking” by La Sera
- “Should Have Shot Paul” by The Strange Boys
- “Out Of Tune” by Real Estate
- “When They Fight, They Fight” by The Generationals
- “Recently” by Polaris
- “Love Among Social Animals” by Sonny & The Sunsets
- “I’m Rowed Out” by The Eyes
- “Lingering Still” by She & Him
- “Can’t Seem To Make You Mine” by The Seeds
- “Look Away” by The Apples In Stereo
- “Triplets” by Bodies Of Water
- “If Not For You” by George Harrison
*Album art photo by Swampy
#joe nigel coleman
I’ve seen Joe Nigel Coleman’s picture popping up on various Tumblogs for a while so I thought I bring him up. As I’m longing to go home to both the suburbs and the ocean I felt a kindred spirit in these photographs. I miss the woods, the sand dunes, and the backyard fires. The quiet moments when we feel at home in the middle of pure nature even if we’re far away from home.
See more work on his site, or his Tumblr, OR his photostream. So many options.
Listen to the entire new WAVVES record "King of the Beach" →
#king of the beach
… and it kicks serious ass.
Wavves was a band that I wanted to like. They made raucous garage rock. Unfortunately it was soaked in so much reverb my ears were in pain. However, they’ve decided to record in a nice studio space this time and you can hear all their hard work. I like hearing more diverse sounds than loud and fast music. Songs like “When Will You Come” and “Baseball Cards” played out a bit slower and were able to draw you in more than yell at you. Also, I found the track “Convertible Balloons” sounding a lot like Islands. I admire adventurous song writing but I also like solid pop songs. King of the Beach shows a band which is trying a little bit of both.
- “Mickey Mouse”
- “Linus Spacehead”
- “Baby Say Goodbye”