Look what showed up. The Red (blush) open flayed edition of the Kaws Companion. it's bigger than I expected. Will be a cool edition to my work desk.
Did you know Jeff Bezos thought about using the web address www.resilient.com but a friend thought it sounded too cynical. Jeff bought the domain in the 90's anyway. Today if you head to www.resilient.com it leads you to Amazon.
I'll just leave this here. What a beautiful voice.
Tomales Bay can act as a wind tunnel in the afternoon as NW wind concentrate between the two ridges. There were moments it felt like we were on natures treadmill going nowhere. I recommend going super early to avoid tough paddling conditions. Dog friendly. Would do again, but catch real fish this time.
Put on some headphones and vibe out yo!
Little dude isn't very little anymore . His grey hairs are starting to show. He's now 35 years old. 5 human year. Happy Birthday Bent.
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Fish and Vomit lightly sounds like an ironic hipster charter company, but that's exactly what the fam and I did. We really lived the pseudo brand by throwing up while reeling in monster lingcod, sea bass & canaries.
Booking a 4am, 6 hour fishing charter was our first mistake, after a night of boozing. I wouldn't 100% blame the drinking for the induced vomiting, cause my brothers had zero sips of alcohol, and they were still curled up, pale faced in the cabin.
Shout-outs to our charter Tacklebuster. They're an incredible crew, knowledgeable, patient and helpful. They made the experience painless and never judged when I walked off to take a rail break (throw up) I would definitely hire them again because their crew is great, and they put us in the best position to outfish all the other charters that day. In total our charter caught 47 lingcods, and that's just counting lingcods.
I'll leave this here. It's pretty self explainatory.
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Trip Itinerary :
a. Highway 84 to Alice's for Brunch
b. 84 to Highway 1 to Pescadero
c. Pigeon Point Lighthouse
d. Davenport Pier
e. Whale City Bakery for dinner
I've met two new riding buddies. Khoi Bui and Henry Li (click on thier names to check em out.) Its cool these guys are into photography as well, they're much better than I am, and have far superior gear than I have. We all rode out to Pescadero CA. this weekend, and stopped anywhere and everywhere in between SF and Pigeon Point. Here are the photos I manage to take while distracted by all the fun.
Taken by Henry during our weekend ride. Color correction and crop all his doing, I'm uploading them here because they're rad, and I haven't gotten to edit the footage I've taken. Check Henry's photography here.
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Trip Itinerary :
a. Amed, Bali
b. Kirana Homestay (air b n b)
c. Jalan Tegallalang, Tegallalang, Kabupaten Gianyar, Bali 80561, Indonesia for Tegallalang Rice Terrace
If you're in Amed for rice terraces. Tegallalang is highly recommended. It's super close to the main city, it's not a two hour drive through pot holes and thin dirt roads, It meets all the criterias you look for in rice terraces, and to be honest, they all feel the same after you've seen one. The cool thing about Tegallang is the bamboo boat hidden up in the hills. Our friend Adi (local farmer) built it to overlook his crops. The boat should be done in a couple of weeks. Check It out. Remeber to mention HoBo hoang with the two body guards, he'll remeber (refer to last photo.)
It's been awhile since we've done a community design projects. One year now to be exact. Last one was the watchdogs, and it's turn out was dope. Karim Rashid himself loved it. See the project here if you missed it.
This time let's design inhalers. Here's some info on "Metered Dosed Inhalers" if you want to geek out, but don't be constrained by all that data. Go wide in your explorations, have fun and explore unique materials, crazy mechanisms and bizarre shapes. We want to keep this loose so design criteria's are simple. Use the CAD provided. Must have a counter, 200 count to be exact. Use what ever tool you want, just as long as the idea comes across. Have Fun.
Click here to download CAD
PS. Included are quick sketches that are inspired around the insecurities of using inhalers. Hiding the pMDI cartridge under a softer durometer material, this still allows for cartridge compression, and opens up some fun opportunities in design.
If you're interested in design, entrepreneurship and process. Steve Vassallo's online book is just the thing for you. As an IDEO designer, Business man, and author, Steve give incredible insights on entrepreneurship and design. Give it a read.
I really admire how thoroughly designed the site is.
On success. "More often we judge our success by what others have done, and not forge our own path. " - Chris Burkard & Ben Weiland
If you haven't heard about Chris Burkard. Well, he's your moms favorite surf photographer. Check him out. He was in town last night for the premiere of his short film.The film documents Chris and friends chasing a storm in the northern tip of Iceland for ten days. What's amazing is, He's been to Iceland more than 25 times and never has the conditions, weather, swell and night sky align so well to be able to shoot the northern lights, and surfing all at once. It's an impressive body of work and film, go see it.
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Trip Itinerary :
a. SFO > TAIWAN > BALI
b. 3 day, Canggu (Surf, Dues Ex Machina, Souvenirs)
c. 2 day, Ubud (Campuhan Ridge, Monkey Forest)
d. 1 day, Amed (Rice Terrace)
e. 2 day, Tulamben (Diving Ship Wreck)
f. 4 day, Lombok (Backpack Mt Rinjani, Surf Ekas Breaks)
There is so much to say and share about Bali. In short, I want to retire there. I just love everything about the country, the people, and importantly- the surf. Here's a minute of the hundreds of gigs of footage I took in Bali. I'll edit individual events soon. Enjoy this for now.