When you receive a box of assets this good, you use 'em.
Trying to find five items of note on a weekly basis is either a landslide or a drought. Not purely due to release date (although this week’s been rather good in that respect) but because often we take the things we use or love for granted. Considering it’s a week of interesting releases and ample inspiration, and without further mincing of words or wasted lines of code, here’s something for your feet, hair, soul, back and home.
Fully covered in every sense.
Aesthetically Pleasing Rubber Daps
Vans have just put their 50 years' skate shoemaking experience into developing the most aesthetically pleasing pair of cold-water booties we've come across. The tech comes from Vans formidable skate R&D, with the waffle sole being reimagined (and significantly thinned) to make them grippy without denying a man (or woman) the ability to shuffle, and, most importantly when it comes to rubber boots for surfing: board control.
More Than Useful Byrd Travel Pack
Cosmetics on the road are perilous. You’re either faced with grabbing what you use every day, which is bulky and prone to leaking all over your bag, or, taking your chance at the drug store at your destination which, depending on where you are, can also prove fruitless. Or, you keep on of these on ice. It's all you need, slimmed down and ready to grab.
Two Remarkable Substances in One
What a remarkable time we live in. The time of reality TV politics, of ‘holy shit what are we gunna do with all this plastic?’ and, more positively, a time when you can purchase cold brew coffee (one of life’s great pleasures in itself) that’s been blended with all the best properties strong hands can wring from the lovely cannabis plant. Rough with the smooth and good with the bad.
A Sarcastic Hood
It’s not especially complex what the Octopus clan (Dion, Chippa, Nate, umm, BG?) have done, but that doesn’t make it any less valid. Take something that all surfers use, strip it of all the necessary gimmicks, make it look subtle and clean and hey presto. This hood is a fine addition to the flawless range of traction and cords, black for the every day, tongue in cheek slogan, a perfect remedy for a cool morning.
Painting For A Mate
It’s a big old circle jerk this media lark. Top to bottom. We’re honest about it however, and we’re not here to incite terror and outrage or trying to influence elections. Instead, we shine a light on friends with the stones to give pursuing their passions a crack. A most tasteful decoration for any (large) wall, and plenty more styles to choose from a la Dane Noakes.