Backstage Reality Of Russia: Atmospheric Photography Through A Skater’s Eyes

Petr Barabaka found his first camera in a Moscow dump. He described the battered Kiev-19 that he hauled out of the trash as a “Soviet Nikon, of sorts.” Continue reading »

French Artist Transforms Street Signs Into Working Skateboard

Titled ‘Le poteau cédez le passage skateboard’, French artist Benedetto Bufalino (previously) has turned a street signpost on its side before adding wheels and taking it for a ride. By distorting or hijacking the objects that surround us, using design, art or architecture, he offers a reflection – a game – on the functionality of our living environment. Continue reading »

“The Ollies Are Not What They Seem” – “Twin Peaks” Now Has Its Own Skateboard Line

David Lynch has teamed up with Habitat Skateboards and created these wonderful skateboard decks as an ode to the Twin Peaks series. The end result of the link-up is a pack of decks featuring characters from the cult series, including Dale Cooper, Laura Palmer and Audrey Horne. Aside from the decks, which cost just under $55, there are also T-shirts, a beanie, and even a “damn good coffee” mug to round out the line. Continue reading »

Skateboard Fashion on the Catwalk and High Street

Since the 1950s, skateboarding has been synonymous with surf culture, slacker kids and an anti-mainstream culture. Fast forward to 2011 and the baggy jeans, sneakers and caps that have become the skateboarder’s uniform have made their way to the catwalk.

From Martine Rose’s Spring Summer 2012 collection, her seventh season. This collection featured a collaboration with Icon Brand. Continue reading »