Surf Shacks

An Eclectic Compilation of Surfers' Homes from Coast to Coast

Author: Indoek

Publisher: Gestalten

ISBN: 9783899559071

Category: Architectural photography

Page: 256

View: 3832

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.
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Surf Shack

Laid-Back Living by the Water

Author: Nina Freudenberger

Publisher: Clarkson Potter

ISBN: 0451496051

Category: Design

Page: 272

View: 9402

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.
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Salt & Silver

Travel, Surf, Cook

Author: Johannes Riffelmacher,Thomas Kosikowski

Publisher: Andrews McMeel Publishing

ISBN: 1449479669

Category: Cooking

Page: 320

View: 2724

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.
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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

View: 5677

From weekend homes to get-away cabins, this architecture embodies our longing for relaxing in nature.
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The California Surf Project

Author: Eric Soderquist,Chris Burkard

Publisher: Chronicle Books

ISBN: 9780811862820

Category: Travel

Page: 176

View: 6448

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.
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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

View: 9487

"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."
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I Surf, Therefore I Am

A Philosophy of Surfing

Author: Peter Kreeft

Publisher: St Augustine PressInc

ISBN: 9781587313776

Category: Philosophy

Page: 121

View: 2412

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.
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Where They Create

Author: Paul Barbera,Alexandra Onderwater

Publisher: Frame Pub

ISBN: 9789077174494

Category: Art

Page: 288

View: 5194

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.
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Surf Flex

Flexibility, Yoga, and Conditioning for the Ultimate Surfing Experience!

Author: Paul Frediani

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9781578260782

Category: Health & Fitness

Page: 171

View: 485

Presents a series of exercises and stretches geared specifically for surfers.
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Inside Utopia

Visionary Interiors and Futuristic Homes

Author: Gestalten

Publisher: Gestalten

ISBN: 9783899556964

Category: Architecture and society

Page: 304

View: 306

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.
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Surf Tribe

Author: Stephan Vanfleteren

Publisher: Hannibal

ISBN: 9789492677365

Category: Photography

Page: 400

View: 946

With 'Surf Tribe', photographer Stephan Vanfleteren shows that there is far more to surf culture than just sport and competition. Surfing is also about a deep admiration and respect for the ocean, as well as the feeling of insignificance when confronted with the forces of nature. Surfers use the waves for fun, but also to forget and to battle, both with others and with themselves. Vanfleteren looks beyond the traditional borders of the United States and Australia and searches the globe for people who live in places where sea and land meet. He documents a fluid community, which has nature as its sole leader. He portrays both young talent as well as living icons and old legends, both competition surfers and freesurfers. No action shots on azure blue waves but static and serene black and white portraits in Vanfleteren's well-known, haunting style, which show the real people behind the surfers, in all their strength and vulnerability. A series of images that penetrates to the true core of surf culture. Exhibition: CC Scharpoord, Knokke-Heist, Belgium (24.03.-28.05.2018).
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The Aloha Shirt

Author: Dale Hope,Gregory Tozian

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9780500283677

Category: Aloha shirts

Page: 211

View: 4040

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.
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The Extreme Life of the Sea

Author: Stephen R. Palumbi,Anthony R. Palumbi

Publisher: Princeton University Press

ISBN: 1400849934

Category: Science

Page: 240

View: 5405

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.
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The Monocle Guide to Cosy Homes

Author: Monocle

Publisher: Die Gestalten Verlag-DGV

ISBN: 9783899555608

Category: Architecture, Domestic

Page: 400

View: 2067

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.
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Home Extensions, Alterations and Refurbishments

Author: Gestalten

Publisher: Gestalten

ISBN: 9783899556995

Category: Architecture, Domestic

Page: 254

View: 9963

'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.
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High Tide

A Surf Odyssey

Author: Chris Burkard

Publisher: Lannoo Publishers

ISBN: 9789089896544


Page: 352

View: 5393

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
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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

View: 5468

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.
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The Outsiders

New Outdoor Creativity

Author: Jeffrey Bowman,Sven Ehmann,Robert Klanten

Publisher: Die Gestalten Verlag-DGV

ISBN: 9783899555134

Category: Design

Page: 267

View: 4298

Products, brands, and ideas that capture the evolving ethos of today's outdoor and lifestyle entrepreneurs.
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Bohemian Residence

Metropolitan Apartments and Interior Design

Author: Gestalten

Publisher: Die Gestalten Verlag-DGV

ISBN: 9783899559293

Category: Apartments

Page: 272

View: 6539

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.
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A Hiker's Companion

Author: N.A

Publisher: Die Gestalten Verlag-DGV

ISBN: 9783899559019


Page: 256

View: 3210

Explore the world one step at a time. Wanderlust presents legendary walking routes with inviting maps, practical tips, and inspiring landscape photographs. The exciting Canyon Trail in Zion-National Park, the spectacular El Caminito del Rey in Spain, the pilgrim trail on the holy Kumano Kodo in Japan or a mythical hiking path in the land of the giants in Norway - Wanderlust explores legendary hiking trails in enchanting corners of the world and over a variety of terrain: thin ice and desert sands; coastal tracks and forest pathways. Spectacular photography illustrates journeys to sharp summits, astonishing vistas, and phenomenal locales. With maps featuring noteworthy locations alongside background information and practical tips by Cam Honan, an expert who has hiked many of the trails himself, Wanderlust will suit both intrepid beginners and seasoned trekkers. From modern-day transcendentalists or those who simply desire a casual break from concrete scenery, Wanderlust allows readers to live vicariously through vivid portraits or use the trips as impetus for their own hiking journey. Following faded footsteps of migrating animals or paths of ancient trade routes, the trails featured in Wanderlust offer both outdoor exploration and enjoyment.
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