Do you live in New York City? Have you been to Saturdays Surf NYC, an apparel company/art gallery/surfboard retailer/coffee shop (amazing combination, right?!)? It opened in August 2009, so, sadly, I left New York before its existence and just recently discovered the shop while browsing the web. It sounds like a pretty rad place:
“In addition to clothing, the up-front espresso bar serves their own blend of La Colombe coffee brewed by some of the best baristas in the city. Out back, the fully planted yard acts as a wood-decked sanctuary from the streets. It is a place to enjoy your coffee, hang out with friends or have a quiet meeting…In the years since Saturdays opened, it has served as a hang out for some of New York’s most influential artists, surfers and thinkers, all of whom have helped redefine what it means to live, work and surf in New York City.”
Saturdays Surf NYC
31 Crosby St.
New York NY, 10013
I’m loving this Billabong Bliss swimsuit! It reminds me of painted watercolors and clear blue skies with hints of pastels. SUMMER!
photos via Billabong Girls Australia
I’m in love with tribal, Aztec, southwestern imagery and designs, so when I saw Ellie’s post about Folklands, I was in love. These designs, by Sydney based artist John-Michael Papagianopoulos, can be seen on paper, clothing, buildings, skateboards, and more. I think it is fantastic when an artist has a signature style that can be translated across medium and material. These designs would make great tattoos…
Congratulations to Russell Brownley for winning Best Young Director in France! Russell shot, edited, and directed Gum For My Boat, a story of hope focusing on the members of the Bangladesh Surf Club. Here’s the full-length film for your viewing, so pop some popcorn and enjoy the show!
Inspired by this story and want to get involved? Visit Surfing the Nations.