HAYAMA BEACH ‘N GOOD ‘OL NIGE

HAYAMA BEACH ‘N GOOD ‘OL NIGE

Our friend Nigel Cabourn’s favourite summer hang out in Japan is only a hop-skip-and-a-jump away from Tokyo, where the echo of cicada calls in the city are swept away with the fresh sea air on the coast. We took a local train out to the volcanic sand covered beaches of Hayama to discover the colourful seaside culture that wonderfully describes the eclectic patchwork of Japanese summer culture. It’s full of bamboo, Hawaiian prints, kayaking, and banana juice spiked with Malibu.
LEA THOMAS’ WILD UNIVERSE.

LEA THOMAS’ WILD UNIVERSE.

No creative entity deserves to be categorised, boxed, or logged but somehow no matter what, end up in this systematical process in light of trying to understand the Universe. Meet Lea Thomas who believes in gathering, creating, and being medicine for others, a quiet and selfless process that keeps her busy in her Brooklyn flat and fuels her exploration through our wild world.
A DELICIOUS STORY OF RACHEL MCBRIDE AND THE BLUE STOVE – SERVED WITH PIE.

A DELICIOUS STORY OF RACHEL MCBRIDE AND THE BLUE STOVE – SERVED WITH PIE.

The Blue Stove; incredibly busy on a weekday morning thanks to mum’s feeding their untameable children, business folk grabbing a slice of paradise before clocking in, and a lot of local Brooklynites in their tattooed, plaid shirts, ripped jeans camouflage. What strikes you on entry is the heavenly smell of baked vanilla, butter, and flour, mellowed out with an inkling of brewed coffee that Americans drink by the gallon. So what makes such an delicious institution tick? We talk to owner Rachel McBride about her tasty brain-baby.
WHAT THE INTERNET GENERATION ARE DOING WITH ALL THESE BITS.

WHAT THE INTERNET GENERATION ARE DOING WITH ALL THESE BITS.

The world is fast changing and young people are becoming incredibly equiped for an online existence, and perhaps the Internet has made for a new way of expression and development. So we chat to band-of-the-times X0809, a female duo who are inspired by women who embrace a do-it-all-yourself reality.
SPIRIT OF THE ROADS.

SPIRIT OF THE ROADS.

An exhibition of the rollin’ anthology that is - our pal Eric Kvatek’s vast body of photography work, poetic in his great gift for story telling through imagery. Hosted by Heavy Selection in Bangkok, the opening was the most interesting gathering of an eclectic motorbike riding, indigo loving scene. Lucky Eric was there himself to document the wonderful hybrid between a romantic vision of the wild west, vintage, and pop-culture all carefully proportioned around a tight knit crowd in Thailand. What a soulful melting pot of badass, new-ass, and old-ass... and lots of bikes.
NIGEL CABOURN TAKES US THROUGH THE DRAWING ROOM / J.S. HOMESTEAD

NIGEL CABOURN TAKES US THROUGH THE DRAWING ROOM / J.S. HOMESTEAD

So yes, the capsule collaboration between Nigel Cabourn and Japanese retail mountain Journal Standard is no new news but that’s not why we’re here. We’re here because our buddy Nigel himself is taking you on a tour through ’The Drawing Room’ and all the tiny details that make it so great.
WHAT GOES INTO A RAD SURF MAG / COFFEE WITH TRIM

WHAT GOES INTO A RAD SURF MAG / COFFEE WITH TRIM

Matt is the editor of Trim, a beautiful surf publication from sunny Hawaii, so travelling between Japan and the Pacific paradise, he has latched onto a wonderful way of being. In his magazine, you’ll find great archival imagery of early indigenous surfing all the way to some superb boards shaped by water spirits who have found passion in craft. We asked him a few things about what floats his boat
PONYTAIL CHEZ BACKYARD BILL.

PONYTAIL CHEZ BACKYARD BILL.

We had an absolute blast shooting around NYC and Paris with Bill Gentle (a.k.a Backyard Bill). You can check out our guides for both respective places but here are the funnest pictures that Bill kept for himself. Very Salty.
A REFLECTION OF NOWNESS, AND WHAT TO EXPECT IN 2016.

A REFLECTION OF NOWNESS, AND WHAT TO EXPECT IN 2016.

We look back on 2015 from how the internet has changed our social behaviour, to the way we do business, and project our thoughts on how trend will be a vanishing elephant in the future. Lauren reflects on some REAL sugar-donuts that she thinks will define who we are in the year to come.