It’s true that we live in a world of labels. I found my sense of self particularly under fire when I decided to work for myself. I was so adamant that it was not me, that I was just a part of it, a part of something bigger than myself. The danger is that it becomes an ideology rather than a sustainable reality.
In my late teens, this was just a saying that one of my best friends had coined, when drunk, I think. As the years have progressed, however, it’s shifted from just an adopted phrase for simply being happy in the moment to a philosophy that I try and live my life by.
Three of my all time favourites. From a cult classic that I can wear with absolutely everything, to my favourite running Tshirt that reminds me of a great day with my sister.
Top three!? Can I not make it top ten? Please? Ok, this was really hard, and even as I write this I’m sat next to at least five others that I eagerly pulled out of my drawer that I’m still tempted to switch them into the lineup.
Personally I like to keep myself to myself and have always been cautious in putting my personality in plain sight. For me, it's all about the details and the subtle little design features.
Collaboration is a journey. The feeling of having a one-way ticket to a new place. You have a rough idea of where you want to end up, but no fixed destination. Your idea will grow and develop as you go along.
If you didn’t already know, Adidas Skateboarding have just released their first full-length, feature skate film Away Days.
After the premieres in New York, London, São Paulo, and Tokyo, adidas also dropped a surprise 24-hour free stream on their YouTube account (generous right?). If you weren’t lucky enough to catch the stream you can download it on iTunes or using the download code that comes with the Away Days photobook. But adidas won’t be producing any hard copies – no DVD or Blu-rays – so if you want to watch it you’d better get over to iTunes.
The culmination of more than three years’ filming across over 100 cities, Away Days is an awesome achievement. It pushes the boundaries of what we expect from skate videos by experimenting with the traditional ‘part-by-part’ format and including some stunning whole team montages. That’s not to mention the soundtrack, which is amazingly well-selected – from House of Pain to Skepta to The Pixies – and includes a touching tribute to the late David Bowie at the movie’s close.
There are parts from pretty much the entire Adidas team roster. But the standout footage comes from Silas Baxter-Neal, who puts to rest any doubts about his skills that might have arisen since taking more of a back-seat in international skating recently. Seriously, his part needs to be seen to be believed and proves, once again, why he took the Skater of the Year title in ’08.
Go pick up a copy on iTunes here.
Beating down the rise of the dating app with a big satirical stick, we absolutely love this hilarious series of Tinder clichés re-imagined in papercraft and watercolour.
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Celebrating our favourite movie trilogy ever, 'Eighty Eight' is our special edition tribute to Future Day and the 30th anniversary of the film's original release.
Virgin Xtravaganzah and Dave Grohl, two photos I guarantee you would never have seen together before, and likely won't again. Yet here they are.
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