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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Last week in London we teamed up with our pals (re)vision society for a special event, a brainstorm breakfast to open discussion about issues of inefficiency and sustainability that need addressing in our different fields. This is how it went down, recipes and all.
Our latest mens style profile delves into the realms of basketball, hip-hop, and thrift stores with the ever impeccably dressed Onra.
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.
Bellanie Salcedo makes the most beautiful leather goods that speak to time and maturity. We’ve gone into her studio to see what makes her tick.
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
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.