Stab Reads: Surf Shacks
Or: How to make your coffee table look a little better.
In 2015, a Canadian study found that on average, human attention span had become more fleeting than that of a goldfish. Thanks, Apple. In this post-smartphone revolution world we’re scrolling through, it is all the more important to find handsome things that will capture your attention for longer time periods. Stab finds this to be one of those things:
The very considered, Venice-based Indoek have just released a book called Surf Shacks, through the very tasteful Germanic publisher Gestalten. As the name suggests, this book details places where surfers live. But it isn’t just salt-rusted coastal dwellings; No, in this instance, the term ‘surf shack’ encompasses everything from a New York City apartment, to a cabin hidden next to a national park, to a tiny Hawaiian hut and far more.
But this isn’t about professional surfers. It’s about creative personalities who happen to surf. As Indoek explains, you’ll read about shacks “from the remote Hawaiian nook of filmmaker Jess Bianchi to the woodsy Japanese paradise that the former CEO of Surfrider Foundation in Japan, Hiromi Masubara, calls home to the converted bus that Ryan Lovelace claims as his domicile and his transport.”
Beautiful photography and breezy conversations, exquisitely-designed and translated into a bona fide piece of printed matter? Thank you kindly.
More on Surf Shacks, here.
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