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Alter Eco: Arbor Skateboards

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Santa Monica skate company brings sustainability to the streets

A tuned-in skate shop owner in Santa Monica boils down the basic tenets of the SHFT philosophy - that we need to bring sustainability to culturally relevant places. And that today's youth will gravitate towards green living when it's presented to them in the context of what they do in their every day lives. We think he's right, and Arbor Skateboards nails it on both counts....read more

Carly Paradis "The Hope of a Favorable Outcome"

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19th-century animations repurposed into odd and mesmerizing music video

It may be the digital age, but we're seeing more and more contemporary filmmakers digging in the vaults to explore age-old animation techniques like the phenakistoscope and the zoetrope. The former, which involves a spinning disc attached vertically to a handle, was tapped by directing duo The Brothers Lynch in this music video for the Carly Paradis track "The Hope Of A......read more

The Big SHFT: David Hertz, Repurposed

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Sustainability is second nature to one of California's most innovative architects

David Hertz is widely recognized as one of green design's leading innovators. At the Studio of Environmental Architecture, the LA-based design firm he founded, Hertz focuses primarily on custom residential projects with particular experience in climate responsive, environmentally sustainable homes. He is perhaps best known for the seminal Wing House, an imaginative Malibu residence constructed......read more

Nick Gentry: Obsolete

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Outdated floppy disks repurposed as art canvases

Nick Gentry's floppy disk paintings are musings on throwaway culture and technological change. The London artist assembled this video of his work, scored by a track from UK beat maestro, Burial.  From Nick's artist's statement: "Since graduating from Central St Martins in 2006, the focus has been to explore how technological advancement is affecting society. Throughout history,......read more

Bureo Skateboards: Nets to Decks

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Sustainable startup makes skateboards from old fishing nets

Bureo, the recycled skateboard startup that recently landed an investment from Patagonia, has shared this short clip, "Nets to Decks," outlining their approach to sustainable manufacturing. The company designs and makes skateboards in Chile through an initiative they launched called "Net Positiva" -- Chile's first-ever nationwide fishnet collection and recycling program. The system provides......read more

Burn It Down

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Watch Arbor Skateboards' insane downhill video starring James Kelly

Longboarders are the red-headed stepchildren of the skate world. Often disparaged, almost never respected, the longboard enthusiast is barely a step above the rollerblader on the action sports hierarchy. If you're one of the types who holds that opinion, take a few moments to watch this clip and prepare to have your mind changed. The video, a promo for Arbor's new James Kelly Pro model, stars the......read more

Arbor Skateboards: James Kelly, Unbound

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Top pro returns to Southern California to ride his home hills

Our bros at Arbor Skateboards in Venice Beach have released an excellent new video that promptly took up a position on Vimeo's list of Staff Picks. The clip finds team rider James Kelly back in Southern California after a demanding year on the downhill circuit. Back on his favorite hills, Kelly lets loose for the love of the sport: What's captured here is James completely unbound; a freeride......read more

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