Buddy Carr Skateboards

Buddy Carr Skateboards

The Thirty-Nine fuses a classic surfboard shape with colors reminiscent of early surf culture and then injects itself with a modern approach to board construction and performance.

There is no page fold.

— Damien du Toit

It’s as if this country’s fate and culture are hot blooded lovers poised on the verge of an outburst, ready to tear each other apart, and neither one knows whether it will be fighting or fucking.

— The Coquette

You know it's not going to get fixed that way. It's like pushing on string. You need some yanking ability, I think, with string.

— Joel Spolsky

Minton Hill House By Affleck De La Riva Architects

Minton Hill House By Affleck De La Riva Architects

The Minton Hill House strikes a delicate balance between the engaging of its panoramic hilltop position and the provision of a protective domestic environment. The house is at once an environmental filter, a view-framing device, and a series of interior and exterior gardens and courts.

The baker in the medieval town square must holler “fresh rolls” if he hopes to feed the townfolk.

— Jeffrey Zeldman

Anything that doesn't take years of your life and drive you to suicide hardly seems worth doing.

— Cormac McCarthy

Nothing gets you as focused on solving a problem than actually having that problem.

— Jason Fried

If you don’t feel that you are possibly on the edge of humiliating yourself, of losing control of the whole thing, then probably what you are doing isn’t very vital.

— John Irving

People are taking the piss out of you everyday. They butt into your life, take a cheap shot at you and then disappear. They leer at you from tall buildings and make you feel small. They make flippant comments from buses that imply you’re not sexy enough and that all the fun is happening somewhere else. They are on TV making your girlfriend feel inadequate. They have access to the most sophisticated technology the world has ever seen and they bully you with it. They are The Advertisers and they are laughing at you.

You, however, are forbidden to touch them. Trademarks, intellectual property rights and copyright law mean advertisers can say what they like wherever they like with total impunity.

Fuck that. Any advert in a public space that gives you no choice whether you see it or not is yours. It’s yours to take, re-arrange and re-use. You can do whatever you like with it. Asking for permission is like asking to keep a rock someone just threw at your head.

You owe the companies nothing. Less than nothing, you especially don’t owe them any courtesy. They owe you. They have re-arranged the world to put themselves in front of you. They never asked for your permission, don’t even start asking for theirs.

— Banksy

No young person on earth is so excellent in all respects as to need no uncritical love. Good Lord – as youngsters play their parts in political tragedies of casts of billions, uncritical love is the only real treasure they can look for.

— Kurt Vonnegut

The Ride Journal

The Ride Journal

The Ride is an all encompassing read. We know that most people who share our obsession with bikes don’t want to be pigeon-holed as roadies, freeriders, track racers, BMXers, XC riders or even commuters. They are just riders. So we wanted to create something for them, and also for us. Something that crosses both cycling and international borders.

Download the entire, beautifully designed, Issue 1 as a PDF. I highly recommend it.

We know it's out there. Our best art hints at it. Poetry leans into it. Great sex makes it sticky and palpable. True spiritual awakenings rest at its feet. Meditation sometimes lets you hear it breathe.

— Mark Morford

Make something great. Tell people about it. Do it again.

— Derek Powazek

Inside trains, humans are imitating sardines, while drivers stall and stew in their own exhaust. The cyclist however is completely free, in motion, almost flying, a huge smile wiped across their face.

— Inside trains, humans are imitating

Beautiful Light

Beautiful Light

Artist D.A. Therrien has been creating dramatic, high-voltage art spectacle performances in Europe, Asia and North America since 1983. His work utilizes machines, computers, information displays, high intensity light, robotics and live electricity in complex interactions with human performers/operators.

Courtyard Beach House

Courtyard Beach House

Leeton Pointon Architects

Designed to be enveloped by climbing plants, the restrained timber façade will evolve as it weathers to a silvery grey. The house surrounds two courtyards, giving a strong sense of arrival via a ‘gangplank’ where one can ceremoniously retreat from working life.

Fausto Fernandez Paintings

Fausto Fernandez Paintings

Take a look at some of the great paintings by local Phoenix artist and friend Fausto Fernandez.

Fausto Fernandez Paintings: September 2009

Application of force in a single movement 2009 7×8

This piece is showing at Legend City Studios as part of “Chaos Theory 10”, which is showcasing the work of more than 50 artists.  If you are in the area, head down the studio (located at 521 West Van Buren St.) for a look—the scale and detail of this painting are best experienced in person.

Gossens Bachman Architects

Gossens Bachman Architects

Our dedication to design and community life sets us apart and empowers us to create unforgettable spaces that grip the imagination. Architecture is the art of collaboration and the harmony resulting from culture and place. It is this belief that allows GBA to create interiors and exteriors that are a joy to inhabit.

Jennifer Sanchez

Jennifer Sanchez

One of her ecstatic paintings is on the wall across from the foot of my bed, and it’s really great to wake up to in the morning.

Yarra House

Yarra House

Leeton Pointon Architects

A carefully considered response to a very steep site with understated ‘mute’, gently sloping, roughly rendered walls and a curved concrete roof. Celebrating modern Australian family life, a generosity of space without ostentation that is practical and serviceable. In association with Susi Leeton Architects.

At the top I claimed to be an authority and that I knew what the fuck I was talking about. That’s still very true – If you think you’re an authority you’re wrong. Take it from me, I’m the authority on authority and if you think you know better then eventually you’ll be in for a really big shock.

— Guy English

Jim Coudal is a truly inspiring character, with a unique perspective on business and creativity. His company, Coudal Partners, is not only a well respected design agency, but has also developed many successful products and services, most notably The Deck advertising network, as well as Field Notes notebooks. He often stresses the importance of writing, as well as letting go of the fear of failure.

People always ask, “What is your greatest failure?” I always have the same answer – We’re working on it right now, it’s gonna be awesome!

— Jim Coudal of Coudal Partners


A set of animated loops made out of wood. Music by Metronomy.

Change is a wave you can ride or drown under, but you can’t just sit on the beach, eating Dippin’ Dots and listening to Skynyrd. That’s not how it works. So, even if you’re mostly secure right now, and even if you’re mostly doing what you like, just think about what a big change would mean and how you’d ride it.

— Merlin Mann

Borja Bonaque Illustration & Design


Nice illustration style by Spanish artist and designer Borja Bonaque.

FireFly Letterpress

Firefly Press, now in Somerville, MA, was started by Carl Kay right after he graduated from Harvard.



So much good work over at Shotopop.


Cool interface at motion studio Killers.


I like how the messy, 3D project selection mode gives way to the simple, ordered project detail mode. The circular video control is pretty unique, too.


Website by Grafikonstruct from Brazil.

Vicki Dasilva – Fine Art Photography

Vicki Dasilva – Fine Art Photography

Beautiful light paintings made with multi-colored flourescent bulbs.

Alex Prager Photography

Alex Prager Photography

Cool, vibrant, creepy and sexy. Interesting photography by L.A.-based Alex Prager. Flash-based site designed by the now defunct Mocoro.