Alex Stoddard (and remember the name because I’m sure you’ll be hearing it a lot more in the future) was born in 1993 in Jacksonville, Florida. He began taking self-portraits only two years ago at the age of sixteen in the woods behind his Georgian home. Read more
The Barcelona R House by architect Arturo Frediani in Cabrera de Mar is a beautifully designed, environmentally-friendly, modern home in a geometric shape complete with Bulthaup-designed kitchen that overlooks the Mediterranean Sea. Read more
When it comes to childhood fantasies, this house has fulfilled several of them all under one roof. An amazing Pirate Ship bedroom, a Secret SuperLuge slide, a Climbing Cave and a Golf-Simulator have transformed this private family home into a playhouse. Read more
Here’s a look at one of the unusual finalists in the Outdoor category of Australia’s 2012 Houses Awards: The Kharkov House by architects Collins + Turner with its glass elevator, 18 meter suspended lap pool, cabana and deck. Read more
Pukas, who has the biggest surfboard factory in Europe, designed some special awesome colored LED surfboards. Along with Juan Mari Indo, they developed the technology and aesthetics of the lightweight glowing boards and sent them off to some surfers to try them out.
Some of the “Leds by Pukas” were sent to Portugal for Tiago Pires’ joy. The second surfboard was pro-surfer Joan Duru’s new toy. And the third, well, the third didn’t last too much as Aritz thought surfing on a solid 6ft. barreling swell on Hossegor’s beachbreaks would look great. It looked amazing indeed, but it was a 5’6 meant to be ridden for airs or less heavy stuff. No photos or videos for his attempt and that board ended up broken (sad face).
In the video below you can listen to Juan Mari Indo’s thoughts on the surfboards, a decorator-adventurer-artist who has been key on the development of the LEDs, along the whole crew at the Pukas factory, specially Johnny Cabianca:
Nike 6.0 launched a huge campaign for The Chosen featuring 22 year old Biarritz surfer Naum Ildefonse surfing with the “Leds by Pukas”, directed by Surface to Air:
Naum Ildefonse with his LED by Pukas:
Surfers Tiago Pires and pro-surfer Joan Duru were filmed surfing on the LEDs by Puka in the following video:
So if you feel like ordering the most special surfboard you could ever imagine, send them an e-mail at firstname.lastname@example.org because you might be able to own one…
About Pukas Surf:
Their surfboard factory is the biggest in europe, placed between Mundaka and Hossegor in the nearby area of San Sebastian and Zarautz, Spain’s Basque Country. The shops and the surfschools are part of a group that employs close to a hundred people.
Thanks to Pukas and Fitenia Surf Shop for additional images
Secret Garden. With a great song by Depeche Mode, stunning couture, sexy models and the luxurious Versailles Palace and Gardens as a backdrop, how can you go wrong? Read more
Here’s a really fun ad for Hahn’s Super Dry Beer. In the Hahn brewery, superness is brewed into the beer at every stage of its creation. Read more
The mixed media collection, Little owl Designs’ Altered Perspectives is a mixed media collection that merges classic, traditional and Fauve fine art paintings with various types of Transferware dishes to result in unique art assemblages. Read more
The FLOAT sofa designed by Karim Rashid for Spain’s Sancal was introduced at this year’s Salone del Mobile and combines an upholstered screen-like back with seating. The modern couch can serve as a space divider, a coat rack or simply lounge seating.
Each Float component (arms, seat, back and headrest) can be upholstered in different fabrics or a single color option. Float is available in 3 sizes: two sofas with a low back and one sofa with a high back. The latter offers different combinations: apart from the straight arms, you can choose an inclined arm to lie back on like a divan.
Two hangers can be attached to the high back and utilized as coat hooks. Karim also designed the Cairo cushions and headrests, named for Egypt as the inspiration which is also Karim’s birthplace.