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IN THE WATER WITH MAY KWOK: DJ, FASHION MAVEN AND ALL AROUND RAD GIRL

One of the things I love most about New York is the people. Creative, intelligent and driven. DJ and fashion maven, May Kwok, is one of those people. May has been making waves in New York since she first hit … Continue reading

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AT HOME: ROGAN GREGORY’S MONTAUK HIDEAWAY

Upon entering Mr. Gregory’s home, you quickly realize that you’ve entered a space where every detail has been considered. There is a level of minamilizum that seems to lend itself to being a functional environment – it’s main purpose to … Continue reading

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MAY 2016 SURF COLLECTIVE PLAYLIST: FEATURING PETER BJORN AND JOHN, PRYDA, STILL PARADE, AND MORE

  1. One Dance – Drake 2. Hammock – Millionyoung 3. Coastal Cat – Tez Cadey 4. Water Water – Humans 5. HandClap – Fitz and the Tantrums 6. Bedbugs – The Limousines 7. Not My Day – Keith James … Continue reading

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YOU SHOULD KNOW: PHOTOGRAPHER AND SURFER CLOUDY RHODES

By: Victoria Clark THE FUTURE IS ANYTHING BUT CLOUDY FOR THIS YOUNG PHOTOGRAPHER At only 22, Cloudy Rhodes’s photography has quickly caught the eye and attention of major magazines (think Monster Children and Desillusion, for starters) and for good reason. Although … Continue reading

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WEEKEND GETAWAY AT JOSHUA TREE: PROVING IT IS MORE THAN JUST A ONE HORSE TOWN

  By: Kate Durko In need of a weekend road trip? Just two hours outside of Los Angeles is the mystical, elusive town of Joshua Tree. Recently dubbed a “hipsters oasis,” Joshua Tree is the perfect place to unwind, unplug … Continue reading

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APRIL 2016 SURF COLLECTIVE PLAYLIST: FEATURING CROSBY STILLS & NASH, ZARA LARSSON, ALVVAYS, AND MORE

1. Aloha – Mome, Merryn Jeann 2. Archie, Marry Me – Alvvays 3. Animals – Du Tonc 4. Belong – Tender 5. Automatic – ZHU, AlunaGeorge 6. Beautiful Criminal – The Big Pink 7. Daffodil Days – Oscar 8. Circadian … Continue reading

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THE BEST HOTELS AROUND THE WORLD TO SATISFY YOUR SURF FIX

By: Victoria Clark “Travel far enough, you meet yourself.” – Cloud Atlas I can’t really begin to express how important traveling has been in my life. From Sao Paolo to Lake Tahoe, each place has taught me something new about myself, … Continue reading

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SXSW 2016: WHO YOU DON’T WANT TO MISS AND A PLAYLIST TO PROVE IT

By: Victoria Clark A complete guide to who you shouldn’t miss at SXSW 1. NAS – As one of the most successful and memorable rappers ever, Nas continues to exceed expectations and bring a new meaning to the rap world. … Continue reading

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MARCH 2016 PLAYLIST: FEATURING DONOVAN, CURTIS MAYFIELD, GRAND NATIONAL, AND MORE

For this month’s playlist our friends Mike and Lara Townsend, founders of Threads and Fins in LA, curate a playlist that hits on just what we needed as we bounce around the next few weeks fighting off our wanderlust.   … Continue reading

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INNER-VIEW: MAN OF THE WORLD’S ALAN MALEH ON PRINT, CONCEPT STORES, AND HIS GOALS FOR THE FUTURE

By: Victoria Clark We see it in some of our favorite stores around the world. That thick book-like magazine with a cover that features some of the most intriguing men of our time with the gold title that describes them all as a, MAN … Continue reading

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IN THEIR SHOES: JACQUELINE KIRSTEIN AND MATTHEW CHEVALLARD | COUPLES WE LOVE

There are thousands of quotes and poems about love. Some make us feel like love is always a grandiose feeling consisting primarily of passion and fervor, while others have more of a cynical take on the power of love and its emotional … Continue reading

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FEBRUARY 2016 PLAYLIST: FEATURING EIGHTY4 FLY, DAY WAVE, DAVID BOWIE, AND MORE

REST IN PEACE MR. BOWIE. THIS ONE IS FOR YOU…   1. Eighty4 Fly – Kush High 2. Bayonne – Spectrolite 3. Rivver – Am I Ok (ft. Milk and Bone) 4. Amtrac – Darkest Sound 5. Rufus Du Sol … Continue reading

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JANUARY 2016 PLAYLIST: FEATURING ERYKAH BADU, BEHAVIORS, YO GOTTI, AND MORE

  1. Miike Snow – Genghis Khan 2. Behaviors – Don’t Fight It 3. Gucci Mane – Lemonade 4. Night Drive – Drones 5. Dim Sum – High Love 6. George Clinton – It Makes the Babies Want to Cry 7. Yo Gotti – Down in the DM 8. Masha – Werewolves of London 9. … Continue reading

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YOU’RE SO COOL: WHAT DOES IT REALLY MEAN TO BE ‘COOL’?

By: Victoria Clark It’s a phrase that we hear all the time. A word we use to describe anything we find intriguing or unique – something or someone that catches our eye and tests the depths of self-expression and imagination … Continue reading

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GREAT COVER SONGS PERFORMED BY A FEW OF YOUR FAVORITE BANDS: PART 2

Due to popular demand, we’ve added to the previous collection of our favorite cover songs! Check it out below and enjoy!   JOSS STONE – INTERSTATE LOVE SONG (STONE TEMPLE PILOTS COVER) HAIM – STRONG ENOUGH (SHERYL CROW COVER)   SAM SMITH AND DISCLOSURE – HOTLINE BLING … Continue reading

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10 INDIE MUSIC LABELS YOU SHOULD KNOW

TAKE NOTE OF THESE INDIE MUSIC LABELS THAT REPRESENT SOME OF YOUR FAVORITE BANDS: Glassnote Records Current artists include: CHVRCHES, Flight Facilities, Childish Gambino, and Panama Wedding   Barsuk Records Current artists include: Phantogram, Nada Surf, Death Cab for Cute, and … Continue reading

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DECEMBER 2015 PLAYLIST: FEATURING BASECAMP, ODESZA, LED ZEPPELIN AND MORE

    1. Basecamp – Comfort Zone 2. RAC, Speak – One House 3. Brett – Street Cleaning 4. Still Parade – Concrete Vision 5. Pete Yorn – Summer Was A Day 6. World Champion – Shakes 7. Big Data, … Continue reading

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PONY SHOES MAKES A COMEBACK WITH THEIR NEW PRODUCT OF NEW YORK LINE

By: Victoria Clark PONY shoes is not just some run-of-the-mill footwear brand for rather Its long-standing legacy and history has made it one of the more recognizable sneaker brands of our time. The brand, which stands for Product of New York, was founded … Continue reading

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BRAND TO KNOW: DATURA BY STEFANIA BORRAS

By: Victoria Clark It is almost completely inevitable that my creative inspiration runs low at least once a season. During these times I find myself looking to others – musicians, writers, designers, and creators, for some motivation. If I’m lucky, … Continue reading

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INNER-VIEW: JORAN BRIAND ON HIS LOVE FOR SURF AND WANDERLUST AND HOW IT FUELS HIS CREATIVE FIRE

By: Victoria Clark As part of our ongoing “Inner-View” segment, in which we profile noteworthy designers and creatives who are making an impact in the world of art, fashion, and culture, I couldn’t think of a better person to feature than Joran Briand … Continue reading

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NOVEMBER 2015 PLAYLIST: FEATURING GEMS, BRONSKI BEAT, SIGALA, AND MORE

    1. Tobtok – Savanna (Caesar Remix) 2. The Knocks, Matthew Koma – I Wish (My Taylor Swift) 3. Negative Gemini – You Never Knew 4. GEMS – w/o u 5. Secret Weapons – Something New 6. Laidback Luke, … Continue reading

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EMILIO PUCCI PAIRS STYLE WITH SKATE IN THE FASHION HOUSE’S NEW VIDEO CAMPAIGN AND CUSTOM SKATEBOARDS

SKATE STYLE BY EMILIO PUCCI It’s always refreshing and exciting to see fashion houses embrace surf, skate, and the sport-life mentality. From Alexander Wang surfboards to Louis Vuitton golf bags, many luxury brands have created special edition collections for recreational use. … Continue reading

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SAMUDRA’S JENNIFER BINNEY ON LIFE, DESIGN, AND HER VISION FOR THE FUTURE

  By: Victoria Clark Every female out there knows about the quarrels in finding the perfect purse. It must be the right size, shape, depth, and of course, it has to be stylish, but trying to pack life’s necessities in a single … Continue reading

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STYLE-LIST: NEADA JANE, MANAGING EDITOR OF GARANCE DORÉ, SHARES HER AUSSIE UPBRINGING AND CITY LIVING STYLE PICKS

By: Victoria Clark Ok, so we all know that Garance Doré is one of the chicest and coolest bloggers on Mother Earth, but as the founder and creative director of her eponymous blog, it is no surprise that Ms. Doré has … Continue reading

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STYLE-LIST: DAVID HELWANI, FOUNDER AND CREATIVE DIRECTOR OF TWENTY TEES, SHARES HIS STYLE PICKS

David Helwani is anything but your typical designer. From working in the music industry to attending law school and passing the bar, Helwani proves that finding your calling is not always a clear and direct path. However, the garment world … Continue reading

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OCTOBER 2015 PLAYLIST: FEATURING RYAN ADAMS, BEAT CONNECTION, DRAKE, AND MORE

    1. Small Black – Boys Life 2. Rationale – Fuel to the Fire 3. Leo Kalyan – Get Your Love 4. Telekinesis – Sleep In 5. Ryan Adams – Shake It Off 6. Trails and Ways – Sure … Continue reading

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THE 8 MOST IMPORTANT THINGS YOU NEED TO KNOW TODAY

Good morning, Here’s what you need to know today, October 1, 2015. 1. Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas, speaking to the United Nations General Assembly, accused Israel of  undermining US peace efforts in past years and that it would no longer consider itself … Continue reading

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STYLE-LIST: JACLYN BURNEY, HEAD OF SALES AT R13, SHARES HER TENNESSEE CHARM AND CITY EDGE STYLE SECRETS

By: Victoria Clark When you think of what makes New York City so special, the first thing that comes to mind is the people in it and the fact that they come from all backgrounds, geographies, and professions. And having … Continue reading

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20 OF THE MOST ICONIC ROCKER CHICKS OF ALL TIME AND A PLAYLIST TO PROVE IT

When you think of the word “rockstar,” it often connotes a male musician. However, from bands to solo acts, some of the most iconic and revolutionary musical artist of all time have been fronted by females who can rock harder than … Continue reading

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IT’S ALWAYS SUNNY SOMEWHERE: FOUR STATEMENT SUNGLASSES FOR HIM AND HER THAT ARE GUARANTEED TO LIFT ANY OUTFIT

Unlike certain articles of clothing that we must pack away with the season’s change, sunglasses always remain to be an essential part of our wardrobe, regardless of the weather. So whether you are skiing the slopes of Aspen in the winter, walking the … Continue reading

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PHOTOGRAPHER MICHAEL DWECK ON THE 10TH ANNIVERSARY OF THE END: MONTAUK, N.Y.

By: Victoria Clark If you look up the word artist in the dictionary, one of the definitions reads: (n) a person who produces works in any of the arts that are primarily subject to aesthetic criteria. However, an artist is much more than that. It is … Continue reading

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STREET ART FOR A CAUSE: KEEP A BREAST FOUNDATION’S NON TOXIC REVOLUTION

By: Victoria Clark There are many foundations, organizations, and campaigns that have been formed to bring awareness and to raise money for incurable diseases and illnesses. However, many organizations are built from a unique or personal life-changing event, and it … Continue reading