Monday, October 29, 2012

Break Line Frequencies, Steph & Kassia

Frame grabs from Break Line: Stephanie Gilmore...Todd Cole Hits the Ocean With the World Champion Surfer to the Sounds of Liars.   Watch it on Nowness here.

Frame grabs from Frequencies: Early Echo...Surfer Kassia Meador Rides Nature’s Rhythms in Bruce Muller's Short Film.  Watch it on Nowness here.

Friday, October 19, 2012

A Nightmare on Helms Street at POPgallery

A Nightmare on Helms Street
Halloween Charity Exhibition
October 26th – Nov 9th
Opening Reception: Friday, October 26th 7- 10pm

POPgallery is pleased to present A Nightmare on Helms Street, its first annual Halloween Charity Exhibition. A Nightmare on Helms Street is a group show featuring works of over 50 artists, designers, writers, and craftsmen and women. All of the works have been donated and one hundred percent of the proceeds go directly to Spirit of Children, a charity committed to making hospitals less scary for kids.

We have called upon artists to sharpen their pencils, pens and axes, to dig up those rotting canvases, that decayed sketchbook and hand over their most frightening creative offering yet! We have allowed "frightening creative offering" to be interpreted loosely and the medium limitless.

Participating artists include:
Geoff Mcfetridge, Steve Harrington, Matt Sohl, Mike ParĂ©, Kevin Butler, Serena Mitnik-Miller, Mason St. Peter, Kyler Martz, Simone Drucker, Alexis Hartman, Juan Mas, Mike Lohr, Charlie DeFarkas, Ann Gordon, Haley Robinson, Cheryl Humphreys, Mike McMullen, Megan Godfrey, Christi Johnson, Oliver Kish, Morgan Murray, Natalia Giacomelli, Todd Eilert, Dustin Ames, Niki Livingston, Mike Gomez, Charlie Charbonneau, Ashley Roberts, Jessica Fleischmann, Mike Pargas, Clifford Tran, Akihiro Doi, Eric Pieper, Brian Boles, Meredth Leyerzaph, Maya Eslami, Sarah Christoph, Melanie Nissen, Justin Swaby, Melissa Clinard, Brennan Groh, Jessica Lundby, Richard Howarth, Sixx, Mekenzie Scheneider, Marrissa A. Ross, Benjamin Blascoe, and more…

About the Charity:
Founded in 2006, Spirit of Children is committed to making hospitals less scary for kids and their families by providing fun during Halloween and funding all year long to Child Life Departments within children's hospitals.

Spirit of Children chooses to partner with and support Child Life, whose main function is to provide developmental, educational and therapeutic support for children undergoing medical treatment. Trained counselors help children and their families cope with the many stresses involved when a child is in the hospital.

Each year with the help of vendor partners, Spirit of Children sponsors and hosts Halloween celebrations in children's hospitals throughout the country. Members of the Spirit field team bring everything that's needed in order to have the best party possible from costumes to goody bags. Everything brought to the hospitals is donated by Spirit of Children and our vendor partners. It's a remarkable event that touches thousands of pediatric patients and brings countless smiles and laughter to children who might otherwise miss out on the joy of Halloween.

A Nightmare on Helms Street will be on view at POPgallery [3505 Helms Ave, Culver City, CA 90232] from October 26, 2012 through November 9th, 2012. Gallery hours by appointment, please feel free to contact us Monday through Friday, 11am to 5pm.

Tuesday, October 16, 2012

Quietly, VSTR's new site is evolving...

In the past few weeks, the boys from Urchin in Melbourne, Australia have been quietly evolving the VSTR website to include a shopping platform and more frequent contributions from legends like Derek Hynd, Kepa Acero and Sandow Birk to name just a few.   It's an honor to be a part of the ongoing development of the brand, and the above images are a few snaps of the items I am literally wearing everyday...notably the Distinguished Oxford and the Travel Henley.  Check in to see the daily submissions, film clips, interviews and goings-on at and every now and then, I will be contributing some images and thoughts on the design process and the people and places that inspire my creative process at VSTR.

Here's a couple links to a conversation I had with my good buddy Chris Gentile, at Pilgrim Surf + Supply in Brooklyn, and a little piece on our new neighbors in Venice, Tradesmen.

Monday, October 15, 2012

General Store Venice, Neighborhood Gathering

Please join us this Friday, October 19th from 6 to 9 pm for the grand opening celebration of our new Venice store! Music by Magic Magic Roses, Andrew Berg and light refreshments provided by Full Moon Pickles. Also, The Juniper Ridge clean team will be on site!!!  See ya'll on Friday.