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SHFT Sampler 1-7-11

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Weekly links: Gordon Matta-Clark's eco-art bent, mysterious bird deaths, and more.

Gordon Matta-Clark was an eco-art O.G.. In the 70s, Matta-Clark's conceptual projects included recycling glass bottles, digging out a basement to create a “guerrilla” garden, and turning a dumpster into an open house. An exhibition centered on Matta-Clark's time at 112 Greene Street, one of the first artist-run venues in New York, opens this weekend at David Zwirner in NYC. In a......read more

Arthur King: I Want to Skate

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Strange skate sculptures photographed by Hugues Lawson-Body

Arthur King, the Paris-based, Colette-affiliated DJ/producer/artist, has unveiled a series of absurd skateboards that are wholly unsuitable for skating. The collection of skate sculptures, dubbed "I Want To Skate," features wheels and trucks attached to everyday things like a Mac keyboard, a chunk of turf, and a dozen eggs. We're particularly feeling the super-sized sub sandwich, which may......read more

Salvaged Scrap Wood Longboards from Loyal Dean

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Master woodworkers turn their attention to longboard design

You wouldn't know it from looking at the elegant craftsmanship of the decks, but Loyal Dean longboards were basically an afterthought. The company is the brainchild of childhood buds Greg “Loyal” Perry and Dino “Dean” Pierone, who run a custom door company in Los Angeles. A couple years back, Pierone decided to use some the scrap wood in their shop to make a......read more

Piotr Niepsjuj for RVCA

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Milan-based photog spends a day with the RVCA skate team

With a home base in Milan, it's no surprise that Piotr Niepsjuj has a fashion-focused photo portfolio. But for this particular series, the 26-year old photographer spent a day with the RVCA skate team, who appeared to be more into hanging out than hitting gaps and ledges. Who would have thought doing nothing could look so good?   For more, check out Piotr's nicely curated inspiration......read more

Pacific Adventures with Hanna Scott

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Images of ocean life from a Canadian surfer girl

Tofino, British Columbia local Hanna Scott is a talented surfer who has earned contest stripes as winner in both the long- and shortboard categories in the Queen of the Peak, the annual women's surf contest held in the freezing waters off Vancouver Island. She is also an excellent photographer, as we happily learned when we stumbled upon her website, The Weekend For Now. A look through some of......read more

Bob Burnquist: Skate Afloat

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Trailblazing skater shreds a miniramp floating on Lake Tahoe

Bob Burnquist, the pioneering Brazilian skater (and, incidentally, committed environmentalist), has boldly taken the sport to another new frontier. His latest invention is a floating miniramp in the middle of Lake Tahoe, a project inititated by Visit California as part of its "Dream Big" campaign. And dream big they did. Master rampbuilder Jeff King and his team spent 300 man hours and......read more

Bureo Skateboards Lands Investment from Patagonia

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Recycled skateboard startup produces shred sticks from discarded fishing net

Lauren Daley for the Huffington Post: What if you could not only clean the ocean, but turn the pollution you collect into something people want? That's the basic idea behind Bureo Skateboards. They also compensate the fishermen for the fishing net. With the motto "Skateboards for plastic-free oceans," and the slogan "Ride your Footprint," Bureo aims to reduce the amount of sea pollution by......read more

Natural Skateboarding by Monsieur Plant

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French artist crafts a skate deck in tree bark

Paris artist Christophe Guinet (aka Monsieur Plant) has been obsessed with vegetation since an early age. Today, that passion for plants drives his art practice, which typically makes use of living materials like trees, grasses, flowers and seeds. In this work, dubbed "Natural Skateboarding," he combines  his other obsessions -- skating and urban culture -- to create a 32" skate deck from a......read more

Afghan Girls Stoked on Skateboarding

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Skate-and-educate NGO empowers youth in war-torn Afghanistan

Kat Lister for VICE: Seven years ago, Australian skateboarder Oliver Percovich sparked a commotion on the streets of Kabul and inadvertently started a gender revolution. His board and four wheels attracted the attention of the kids around him, most of whom had never seen a skateboard before. He noticed something else: The girls were interested, too. Skateistan began in 2007 when Percovich......read more

Harvest by Hiroshi

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Skate and Destroy Exhibition at Plsmis gallery, Tokyo.

We can't get enough recycled skate art at SHFT. Currently on show at plsmis gallery in Tokyo, Haroshi creates a series of playful artworks making use of old skateboards and broken decks. “Skate decks eventually see its life shortened by snapping, cracking and/or wearing out. Purchasing new decks is a never ending cycle and this was evident by the tower of old decks that were reaching to......read more

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