Surf Shacks

An Eclectic Compilation of Surfers' Homes from Coast to Coast
Author: Indoek
Publisher: Gestalten
ISBN: 9783899559071
Category: Architectural photography
Page: 256
View: 2010

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Many abodes can fall under the label of surf shack: New York City apartments, cabins nestled next to national parks, or tiny Hawaiian huts. Surfing communities are overflowing with creativity, innovation, and rich personas. Surf Shacks takes a deeper look at surfers' homes and artistic habits. Glimpses of record collections, strolls through backyard gardens, or a peek into a painter's studio provide insight into surfers' lives both on and off shore. 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, every space has a unique tale. The moments that these vibrant personalities spend away from the swell and the froth are both captivating and nuanced.

Surf Shack

Laid-Back Living by the Water
Author: Nina Freudenberger
Publisher: Clarkson Potter
ISBN: 0451496051
Category: Design
Page: 272
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Peek inside the bungalows, trailers, and beach homes where surfers retreat after a day on the waves. Surf Shack highlights longtime enthusiasts and dedicated newcomers whose homes reflect not just a sport or a passion, but also a way of life. These quiet harbors embrace a casual ease, the break between the waves. Vibrant photographs of design details and bright beaches from Malibu to the Rockaways, from Kamagawa to Torquay capture the soulful milieu of a lifestyle we all aspire to.

Salt & Silver

Travel, Surf, Cook
Author: Johannes Riffelmacher,Thomas Kosikowski
Publisher: Andrews McMeel Publishing
ISBN: 1449479669
Category: Cooking
Page: 320
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Salt & Silver traces the journey of Johannes Riffelmacher and Thomas Kosikowski as they travel through Central and South America—reporting on all the best surfing locations, chronicling the stories of local surfers and restaurant owners, and compiling recipes representative of each area. The narrative begins in Cuba with beautiful images of the city and the beaches, as well as stories related to the Cuban surfing community and a discussion of popular Cuban dishes. Next is a tour of Mexico—first with street tacos, a trip through Mexican markets, and day spent in the urban graffitiscene of Guadalajara; then with Tostadas de Pulpo (Octopus Crackers), Shrimp and Portobello Burgers, and glimpse into small town life in the remote surfing town of San Pancho. The Mexican leg of the journey draws to a conclusion with 7-meter-waves, BBQ, and Tajine in Rio Nexpa, as well as “a perfect righthander barreling of a point” in the scenic La Ticla. After Mexico comes a long list of sites and sounds as the two men make their way through Nicaragua, Costa Rica, Panama, Ecuador, Peru, and finally Chile, exploring the beaches and waves, as well as the kitchens of each location. Interspersed throughout the pages of the trip are more than 90 regional recipes, over 250 stunning photographs, and a wide array of tips and stories ranging from social commentary on the Cuban surf scene to pointers on how to rent a “Hamaquera” in La Ticla for $3 a night.

Rock the Shack

The Architecture of Cabins, Cocoons and Hide-outs
Author: Sofia Borges,Sven Ehmann,Robert Klanten
Publisher: Die Gestalten Verlag
ISBN: 9783899554663
Category: Architecture
Page: 239
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From weekend homes to get-away cabins, this architecture embodies our longing for relaxing in nature.

The California Surf Project


Author: Eric Soderquist,Chris Burkard
Publisher: Chronicle Books
ISBN: 9780811862820
Category: Travel
Page: 176
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Quit your job, pack your boards, and surf your way down the California coast.... Sound like a daydream? The California Surf Project is the fully illustrated travel diary of two surfers who took this trip of a lifetime. Chris Burkard, a talented photographer, and Eric Soderquist, a professional surfer, cajoled their Volkswagen bus along Highway 1 from the Oregon border to the Tijuana Sloughs and discovered everything the Golden State's legendary coastline has to offer. Relive their incredible adventure of surfing perfect waves, sharing campfires with total strangers, and keeping the bus running with duct tape and prayers in more than 200 gorgeous photographs, soulful text, and a professionally produced thirty-minute DVD.

Surf Odyssey

The Culture of Wave Riding
Author: Andrew Groves,Maximilian Funk,Robert Klanten
Publisher: Die Gestalten Verlag-DGV
ISBN: 9783899556537
Category: Surfers
Page: 320
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"Cold-water surfing, the most remote surf spots, spectacular photography, illustrations, and custom boards: Surf Odyssey documents the modern cult of surfing as its own subculture and way of life.There's much more to surfing than palm trees and beach boy clich�s. People surf not only in Hawaii, but also in Norway, South Korea, and India. Surf Odyssey is a book about the world of surfing today and those that live in it. This community is made up of the surfers themselves as well as surf photographers and board builders who are also spreading its distinctive spirit into other creative fields. Comparable to the new outdoor movement, today's surfing is about an attitude toward life, a lust for adventure, and a love of nature that one can only find far away from established spots. Surf Odyssey presents this scene's places, people, stories, and brands. Its stunning photography is sure to inspire many further surfing exploits."

Surf Craft

Design and the Culture of Board Riding
Author: Richard Kenvin
Publisher: Mit Press
ISBN: 9780262027601
Category: Design
Page: 176
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Surfboards were once made of wood and shaped by hand, objects of both cultural and recreational significance. Today most surfboards are mass-produced with fiberglass and a stew of petrochemicals, moving (or floating) billboards for athletes and their brands, emphasizing the commercial rather than the cultural. Surf Craft maps this evolution, examining surfboard design and craft with 150 color images and an insightful text. From the ancient Hawaiian alaia, the traditional board of the common people, to the unadorned boards designed with mathematical precision (but built by hand) by Bob Simmons, to the store-bought longboards popularized by the 1959 surf-exploitation movie Gidget, board design reflects both aesthetics and history. The decline of traditional alaia board riding is not only an example of a lost art but also a metaphor for the disintegration of traditional culture after the Republic of Hawaii was overthrown and annexed in the 1890s. In his text, Richard Kenvin looks at the craft and design of surfboards from a historical and cultural perspective. He views board design as an exemplary model of mingei, or art of the people, and the craft philosophy of Soetsu Yanagi. Yanagi believed that a design's true beauty and purpose are revealed when it is put to its intended use. In its purest form, the craft of board building, along with the act of surfing itself, exemplifies mingei. Surf Craft pays particular attention to Bob Simmons's boards, which are striking examples of this kind of functional design, mirroring the work of postwar modern California designers. Surf Craft is published in conjunction with an exhibition at San Diego's Mingei International Museum.

I Surf, Therefore I Am

A Philosophy of Surfing
Author: Peter Kreeft
Publisher: St Augustine PressInc
ISBN: 9781587313776
Category: Philosophy
Page: 121
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This is the first book about surfing ever written by a philosopher. The author, a 70-year-old surfanatic, has been Professor of Philosophy at Boston College for over 40 years and has written 50 other books on philosophy, religion, and culture. But compared to this one, the others are nothing but straw. It gives ten compelling existential. reasons why everyone should surf: reasons from the great philosophers: Moses, Buddha, Confucius, Lao Tzu, Socrates, Plato, Aristotle, Jesus, Machiavelli, Freud, and George Morey. It explains how surfing is the easiest and most delightful way in the world to attain what you most deeply long for, for it can make you good, mystical, peaceful, wise, heavenly, happy, sexy, and even rich.

The Extreme Life of the Sea


Author: Stephen R. Palumbi,Anthony R. Palumbi
Publisher: Princeton University Press
ISBN: 1400849934
Category: Science
Page: 240
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The ocean teems with life that thrives under difficult situations in unusual environments. The Extreme Life of the Sea takes readers to the absolute limits of the ocean world—the fastest and deepest, the hottest and oldest creatures of the oceans. It dives into the icy Arctic and boiling hydrothermal vents—and exposes the eternal darkness of the deepest undersea trenches—to show how marine life thrives against the odds. This thrilling book brings to life the sea's most extreme species, and tells their stories as characters in the drama of the oceans. Coauthored by Stephen Palumbi, one of today’s leading marine scientists, The Extreme Life of the Sea tells the unforgettable tales of some of the most marvelous life forms on Earth, and the challenges they overcome to survive. Modern science and a fluid narrative style give every reader a deep look at the lives of these species. The Extreme Life of the Sea shows you the world’s oldest living species. It describes how flying fish strain to escape their predators, how predatory deep-sea fish use red searchlights only they can see to find and attack food, and how, at the end of her life, a mother octopus dedicates herself to raising her batch of young. This wide-ranging and highly accessible book also shows how ocean adaptations can inspire innovative commercial products—such as fan blades modeled on the flippers of humpback whales—and how future extremes created by human changes to the oceans might push some of these amazing species over the edge. An enhanced edition is also available and includes eleven videos.

Surf Flex

Flexibility, Yoga, and Conditioning for the Ultimate Surfing Experience!
Author: Paul Frediani
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: 9781578260782
Category: Health & Fitness
Page: 171
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Presents a series of exercises and stretches geared specifically for surfers.

The Aloha Shirt


Author: Dale Hope,Gregory Tozian
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: 9780500283677
Category: Aloha shirts
Page: 211
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Beautifully illustrated with more than 700 images, The Aloha Shirt: Spirit of the Islands tells the colourful stories behind the marvellous Hawaiian shirts: as cultural icons, evocative of the mystery and the allure of the Islands; as collectibles, valued by professional collectors and by the millions of tourists who still cherish the shirts hanging in their wardrobes; and as a lifestyle - casual, relaxed and fun. Drawing from hundreds of interviews, newspaper and magazine archives, and personal memorabilia, the author evokes the world of the designers, seamstresses, manufacturers and retailers of the Golden Age of the Aloha shirt (from the 1930s to the end of the 1950s), who created the industry and nurtured it from its single-sewing-machine shop beginnings to an enterprise of international scope and importance. Here are the fun-loving 1960s; interviews with collectors who preserve these shirts as fine works of art; and insights into the roles of coconut buttons, matched pockets, woven labels and exotic fabrics in the evolution of the Aloha shirt.

Upgrade

Home Extensions, Alterations and Refurbishments
Author: Gestalten
Publisher: Gestalten
ISBN: 9783899556995
Category: Architecture, Domestic
Page: 254
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'Upgrade' breathes new life into forgotten architecture. Past structures are consciously preserved and revamped, expanded and altered, to create something exciting and enticing. 'Upgrade' explores architectural and design concepts that seek to enhance and repurpose our surroundings from slight changes to complete renovations. Extensions upon a rooftop. Factories turned into relaxing retreats. Wood additions contrasting with antique brick exteriors. Through engaging anecdotes and inspiriting images, 'Upgrade' provides vibrant exemplars and enthusiasm for revamping existing spaces. Repurposing the unused: be it an empty chapel that becomes an inviting writer?s nook or a rotten barn converted into a cozy living space for a small family. The projects illustrate the possibility of adding a touch of the new to the old: farmhouses adorned with modern glass additions or churches whose traditional lines now frame an office. What are ruins to some become another's architectural playground.

The Monocle Guide to Cosy Homes


Author: Monocle
Publisher: Die Gestalten Verlag-DGV
ISBN: 9783899555608
Category: Architecture, Domestic
Page: 400
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A handbook for making a home that will stand the test of time; take knocks and scuffs in its stride; and where lives can unfold, children grow up, and dogs run wild.

The Hinterland

Cabins, Love Shacks and Other Hide-Outs
Author: Sven Ehmann,Robert Klanten
Publisher: Die Gestalten Verlag-DGV
ISBN: 9783899556636
Category: Cottages
Page: 288
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The cabin has become our third place, our hideaway where we can recharge our spirits and reconnect with ourselves, away from the restraints of society and the stress of the everyday. This book presents the best new cabin architecture and design. We all need to be somewhere else, just for a little while. The cabin is that somewhere else. They allow us to get into a different state of mind, one where we can just have a good time. Four walls and a roof and a weekend--these getaways free us from the distracting and unessential, and put us back in touch with nature and our own inner peace. In cabins, we can savor solitude or share experiences with friends among mountains, rivers, woods, and wildlife. The Hinterland explores architecture and design approaches to creating the refuges that refresh and revitalize amidst the beauty of nature.

High Tide

A Surf Odyssey
Author: Chris Burkard
Publisher: Lannoo Publishers
ISBN: 9789089896544
Category:
Page: 352
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The ultimate photography book on surfing by one of the most famous outdoor photographers in the worldDistinctive photographyThe author has a huge following: 600,000 followers on Instagram (chrisburkard), the perfect gift for surfers, outdoor sportsmen, lovers of photographyThis is the ultimate book on rough and tough surfing. Breathtaking landscapes, remote and desolate places, the highest waves, the most spectacular jumps and a story of surfing to the ends of the world. A photographic homage to surfing in extreme conditions, made by an international surfer and his team. High Tide, A Surd Odyssey follows the surfers in their epic journeys and achievements in the most diverse land- and seascapes. This book portrays the ultimate battle between the elements and mankind: the water and the waves against the board and man.Of related interest: Surf ISBN 9789089896544 - $15.95

Where They Create


Author: Paul Barbera,Alexandra Onderwater
Publisher: Frame Pub
ISBN: 9789077174494
Category: Art
Page: 288
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Barbera's search is simple and clear: he visits the studios of people whose work he loves and whose space he likes. For this book he selected 32 studios whose creations form a remarkable cross-section of what's happening at the beginning of the 21st Century's teens. Featured are media companies, fashion houses, artists, architects, illustrators and designers. Interviews with these creators reveal not only how their daily environment influences their output, but also what's on their desk and even what's in their fridge.

Bohemian Residence

Metropolitan Apartments and Interior Design
Author: Gestalten
Publisher: Die Gestalten Verlag-DGV
ISBN: 9783899559293
Category: Apartments
Page: 272
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Bohemian Residence delves into the opulence and diversity of urban living across the globe. Urban landscapes offer a multitude of enticing options: from cozy apartments to chic duplexes to historic townhouses. Inhabitants' imaginations and distinct personalities reflect upon the canvas of a home's four walls. From Milan to London, Paris to Beverly Hills, colorful surroundings influence of furniture, accessories, and interior design. Conversations with those who outfit the spaces and with those who live within the sumptuous domiciles paint a narrative of modern materials and classic style. Bohemian Residence's detailed portraits take readers across the threshold and provide a tantalizing tour. Be it the witty elegance of the French, the boldness of an Italian modernist apartment, or enticing domestic cabinets of curiosity, these metropolitan dwellings illustrate and inspire the lavish possibilities of contemporary city living.

Inside Utopia

Visionary Interiors and Futuristic Homes
Author: Gestalten
Publisher: Gestalten
ISBN: 9783899556964
Category: Architecture and society
Page: 304
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Radical. Visionary. Poetic. Inside Utopia shows the future of living that architects and designers have envisioned. Spectacular and reflective, unpretentious and efficient: the breathtaking Elrod House by John Lautner; the Lagerfeld Apartment near Cannes that seems like a set from a science fiction film; Palais Bulles in France with its organic and unique architecture. These interiors welcome habitation and spark curiosity while embodying the foundations of minimalism and bygone visions of the future. Inside Utopia delves into the rhyme and reason behind past designs that we still interact with today. The architects, the owners, and the craftsmen like Gio Ponti or Bruce Goff who work behind the scenes created amorphous interiors that invite the mind to wander. At the time they were futuristic, confident, utopian, idealistic-- we may not realize it, but they have shaped our current living concepts, and even now, they inspire us anew. Previously it has been difficult to attain access to these preserved interiors, but Inside Utopia unearths what was before unseen.

The Shopkeepers

Storefront Businesses and the Future of Retail
Author: Robert Klanten,Sven Ehmann,Sofia Borges
Publisher: Die Gestalten Verlag-DGV
ISBN: 9783899555905
Category: Retail trade
Page: 256
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Small stores are experiencing a rebirth. Driven by the personalities behind them and featuring select products, atmospheric interiors, and impeccable service, these spaces offer promising alternatives to webshops and chains.

The Outsiders

New Outdoor Creativity
Author: Jeffrey Bowman,Sven Ehmann,Robert Klanten
Publisher: Die Gestalten Verlag-DGV
ISBN: 9783899555134
Category: Design
Page: 267
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Products, brands, and ideas that capture the evolving ethos of today's outdoor and lifestyle entrepreneurs.