swami’s surf company ///
For years I’ve wanted to try surfing, but I’ve never lived close enough to any decent waves. A few months ago, I finally had a chance to take my first lessons … I was awful … and I loved it. Now I’m totally hooked, and consequently have fallen in love with Swami’s Surf Company – their boards are beyond beautiful. I’m going to need two, please … one for the waves, and one for the wall.
bill rebholz illustration ///
Love, love, love these illustrations by Bill Rebholz in a recent issue of GQ. I’d like make a special request that if there’s ever an animated telling of my life, this definitely needs to be my wardrobe.
skora phase r02 ///
After many triathlons – and not loving that whole part between T2 and the finish line – I decided to give natural running a try. I started transitioning toward more minimal shoes a few years ago, and now I think I’m ready for the SKORA PHASE R02. Weighing in at just 200g, these zero-drop shoes have asymmetrical lacing, laminated reflective overlays, and they’re not bad to look at either.
cervélo s5 ///
I’m certainly not one to get a new road bike every year, but when the opportunity came up this summer to upgrade my Cervélo S1 (love how this company stands behind its gear) to a matte-black S5, I just couldn’t pass it up. First unveiled for the 2011 Tour de France, this all-carbon frame weighs less than a kilo and rides as beautifully as it looks.
jack spade ///
I was going through a recent issue of GQ, came across this page, and my years at an ad agency came rushing back. I love the 1-2-3 visual intelligence of this image – 1) If this great office space and meticulously organized desk caught your eye, then 2) we have a few things here that you might like to buy for your own office / meticulously organized desk, oh and 3) by the way, they’re from Jack Spade. Well done, Mr. Spade, well done.
mellow johnny’s black jersey ///
Yeah, yeah, I know and I don’t really care. Even if Mellow Johnny was that kid in grade school who stole my favourite Bengals cap (man, I really disliked that guy for a good while) I’d still love the classic, clean design of the Black Jersey.
the adventures of tintin : the game ///
I grew up on Tintin books and after really liking the recent movie, I decided to give the game a try. Beautifully art-directed, it’s a great mix of action and puzzle-solving, with a nicely-balanced optional co-op storyline. Plus, it made me want to get one of these even sooner.
delta 12.10 kayak ///
Any day that starts like this is bound to be a good one. For years, I’ve wanted to get my own kayak, and when we recently moved within a cruiser bike ride to a lake, it was time. I decided on this beautiful black-and-white Delta 12.10, and now start as many days as possible in it.
diesel flip-flops ///
Of all things to get particular about, right? But I knew exactly what I was looking for – clean-design, thin-sole flip-flops, not in every colour of the rainbow. Then I found these from Diesel. So I bought three pairs.
neil barrett : spring 2012 ///
I love, love, love the oversized / deconstructed take on classic fabric patterns in Neil Barrett’s Spring 2012 collection. Plus, that motorcycle jacket / trench coat hybrid is pretty awesome, too. (For the rest of the collection, please visit GQ.com.)