Happy no-meat day (“I’ll go celebrate by eating a large steak stuffed up a chickens butt then slow roasted in bacon fat” — har har — that joke was for @warrenwilansky). I’m a vegetarian (20 years in) and I find this a bit obnoxious — but I still support it.
To celebrate go make this dish from Mark Bitten (NYT’s) who’s an advocate of eating less meat and eating smarter …
“Kind Lines is an art show and auction to benefit Surfaid International. The event, to take place in September of 2009 in NYC, was created by Rick Malwitz, of the Brooklyn-based Malwitz Custom Surfboards. Malwitz wanted to raise money for Surfaid in a creative, fun way that would celebrate surf culture and art. When he started asking artists within the surf community if they would be interested in donating a painting for the event, the response was overwhelming. In the end, 24 artists were selected to participate. Malwitz hand-shaped and bamboo glassed canvases, each resembling a cross-section of a surfboard, and distributed these to the participants. The rules were simple: any medium, any style, any surf-related theme. In September, these 24 original works of art will be featured at gallery in NYC, and an online auction will follow. The auction will be open to anyone, and is a great way to collect original art from some of the most brilliant surf artists. 100% of the proceeds go to Surfaid. Thanks to the sponsorship by Greenlight Surf Supply, Surf Source, and Swaylocks.”
Online Auction is between September 26 – October 4th , 2009
“Sterling Spencer was chatting on his waterproof cell phone while sitting on his board and waiting for waves in Mexico, when a set came in. He had the phone in his hand, so he went ahead and filmed himself on the wave.”
Fun stuff coming out of California as always — plus I’m really looking forward to what Korduroy.tv has to offer when it launches in the coming weeks.
The “Makers/DIY” culture has always drawn me in — I was fantasizing about our next house/apt having a dedicated “shop” area of some kind — a tinkering spot to break stuff and put it back together, etc.
“In a petroleum-addicted, pre-packaged culture a fire has been sparked that will transform surfing forever. From his Australian country shed, Tom Wegener has opened the door to surfing’s future by reintroducing the Alaia, an ancient wooden surf craft devoid of fins, foam or rocker. Welcome to a new age where a single surfer with simple tools and natural materials can push the limits of modern surfing.
Join Patagonia Cardiff, Korduroy.tv and Jon Wegener this Saturday, August 8th for an alaia shaping tutorial. Also check out Thalia St. Surf Shop Friday, August 14th for the Korduroy.tv website launch party. Both events are free and feature sneak screenings and limited, home-made dvd/books of “Tom’s Creation Plantation.”