Monday, August 17, 2015

Surf Lyfe 05

This summer has been a huge lifestyle change for me and my family. We have made a huge effort to eat healthier, develop better sleeping habits, getting to the beach even if there aren't waves, being more active, and it feels GREAT! We are trying to simplify, cutting overhead, focusing on spending time with each other, shifting things around so we can do more traveling etc. I have been doing tons of research on tiny living, keeping only the things that you absolutely love and the necessities. You don't need anything big, just a simple comfortable cottage/bungalow is all you need.
Mikey DeTemple has that perfect simple studio beach bungalow out in Montauk. Photos taken from the Urban Outfitters Blog.

Sunday, August 2, 2015

Surf Lyfe 04

I got to the beach and in the water three times this week! What a difference it makes, there really is no better way to start the day. 
So for this Surf Lyfe post I came across Mate Gallery a while back via Domino Magazine and was super stoked to learn they have opened up a little pop up shop inside the Surf Lodge in Montauk. I grabbed most of these photos from Mate Gallery's Instagram

Saturday, August 1, 2015

Wintercheck Factory | Brooklyn

I'm really into these solid wood (yellow pine?) and wire glass benches. They remind me of early streetwear days when shops were in sort of not well traveled areas and offering unique pieces of clothing. Shops like Union, Alife (when it was on Orchard St.), Nort 235 aka Recon (when it was a small shop on Eldridge) etc.
This bench along with some other good looking pieces of furniture and lighting are handmade in in Bed-Stuy Brooklyn. Check them out here

Thursday, July 23, 2015

Surf Lyfe 03

I started these Surf Lyfe posts because surfing, and surf culture makes me happy. I have been consciously making it a point to downsize, cut overhead, and allow more time to do simple things like surf, or get in the water for a swim with my son. Soon I will convince my wife to get all the way granola and live in a little surf shack. For this "Surf Lyfe" post I burgled photos from T Magazine. T Magazine has given us a glimpse into Tom Adler’s super rad redwood-frame surf hideout near Carpinteria, Calif. (THAT VIEW!!!!)

Sean Woolsey

I've been on the hunt for a good circular or live edge coffee table. I'm into a bunch of Sean Woolsey's pieces. Great designs and beautiful materials. Check his site here

Sunday, July 19, 2015

Coil and Drift

I'm really into a lot of the new offerings from Coil and Drift. It seems like designer John Sorensen has really found his sweet spot. Check out the rest of his pieces here

Saturday, July 18, 2015

Lambert & Fils

I'm really into the Clark Desk Lamp from Montreal-based lighting design studio Lambert & Fils. The brass lighting trend is in full swing and I'm already almost over it but I do like this super simple modern approach with a block of marble used for the base. Check out the rest of their collections here