A Summer Staple: The Blue Check White T-shirt, by Saturdays Surf NYC, available here.
From their respective homes in Brooklyn and Venice Beach, longtime friends Drew Innis and Matt Titone hold down both coasts with their online surfing outfit, Indoek. With their creative backgrounds in photography and graphic design, the boys have created the consumate culture for surfers with a keen eye for aesthetics. Music, videos, teepees, you name it. If it’s on the beach and you need it, they’ll tell you what’s good.
Jenny Bahn: Where do you consider an escape this holiday season?
Matt Titone: Since I am not traveling home this year, I consider my backyard my escape this holiday season. We’ll have one of our Wavewam teepees set up back there next to the fire pit. It is a nice little hangout shelter for reading or napping in. I also plan on going camping…[MORE] more up north — of course bringing the teepee along for the ride! It’s such a good beach and camping accessory, it makes a nice mobile “escape”.
JB: What was your most glorious moment of 2013?
Drew Innis: Launching our Indoek Kickstarter and getting funded was the most glorious moment. It was a full-time job managing the campaign and it was really rewarding to not only reach our goal, but exceed it.
JB: Top five things you pack when leaving town?
DI: 1) Camera, 2) Wax kit, 3) Flannels, 4) Surf trucks, 5) Good reading material
JB: Any goals for 2014? Dare we day the word “resolution”?
MT: Our goals for Indoek are simply to keep creating more original content and products.
JB: What’s your fav eBay find ever?
MT: I found some amazing old ’70s LUI magazines on eBay recently — absolute gems. They are so beautifully art directed and inspiring. Great articles. too ;)
DI: Several years ago, I found a great deal on a vintage, mint-condition Polaroid SLR 680 camera. The seller had found it in his grandfather’s closet unopened and in the original packaging.
Here’s a rare beauty. This is a Balsa & Mahogany 9 X 4” Balsa & Mahogany surfboard built by Matt Lyfird in 1998. Currently, its available for local pick up only at $1000.00. If you’re prepared to build your Fall collection of surfboards, this is your find.
(Photo: Courtesy eBay Seller Surfer242. Text: Jauretsi)
Danny Fuller’s Blue Vision
Renowned professional surfer Danny Fuller picked up a camera a few years ago and discovered his second mystical calling — Photography. Fuller’s sojourns around the globe naturally provide landscapes lit under exotic moons. His first collection, Night for Day, was a series of long exposure images, shot in the middle of the night which yielded the mystery of clouds, rocks, water, and sky merging into a symphony of abstract beauty.
Fuller’s latest body of work, Meditation on Blue, is a thoughtful evolution of his artistic journey. Focusing on linear gradations of ocean horizons, Danny captured the Pacific Ocean (Hawaii), Big Sur (California), and Fiji in the most profoundly simple manner over the last 2 to 3 years. The result? A serene, meditative palette of various lands.
The Inside Source was curious about Danny’s mechanical inspirations in terms of camera equipment. ”I’ve acquired quite a few cameras over the years and I must say that my Hasselblad 500CM is my favorite” says the tireless ocean-phile, “especially for the subject matter I’m working with”. He also loves all the Carl Zeiss prime lenses. “Best glass ever!!!!”
To view these pieces in person, visit Meditation on Blue at Dirt Gallery located at 39 Industrial Road, #16, Wainscott, New York. Exhibit runs through September 8, 2013. To purchase a piece, contact AllThingsDirt.com.
Mad Respect: Colin Tunstall
If you live in New York and if you surf, surely you’ve kicked your feet up at Saturdays, a boutique-slash-clubhouse-coffeeshop on Crosby street in Soho, New York. Additional spaces include West Village (NYC) and two in Japan. The triumvirate of founders, Colin Tunstall, Josh Rosen, and Morgan Collett, also nurture their love of the ocean through art shows and events at their retail spaces. Their bi-annual magazine, Saturdays, is a visual joy for any surf-phile.
We were thrilled to hear Colin is an avid eBay user. “eBay has been a great easy way to find things” says the creative spirit who refers to the site as a “source of inspiration”. We asked him a few more questions about where his mind wanders online and what tunes make him happy.
Jauretsi: What is your manifesto for life?
Colin Tunstall: “Work hard, play hard” seems fitting but cliché. We all love a good time but also like to get things done. We live in NYC where both are always a priority.
J: Tell us your top 3 list of items you fiend for when searching through eBay?
CT: For me, I alway end up looking for cars… I’ve bought three in the past — a ‘65 Cadillac, ‘70 Cadillac, and a ‘73 Bronco.
Apparel: Finding vintage items that aren’t available in stores anymore.
Books: We’ve been lucky enough to travel around the world a lot lately and find cool different books or magazines. I alway know you can find them on eBay and send them home rather than lugging them around in your suitcase.
J: As the summer closes out, name the songs that have inspired you?
CT: “Dirty Man” - Laura Lee
"Pink Frost" - The Chills
"In The Year 2525" - Zager & Evans
"5th Ave" - Gold Panda
"Crazy Boy" - Street The Beat
"L.O.V.E. Banana" - Joo Brasil fet. Lovefoxx
"Coconut Girl" - Brother Noland
"Walking In The Rain" - Flash and The Pan
"Midnight Sun" - Isaac Delusion
(Photo by Jauretsi)
Insta-Peep-O-Gram: Born at Sea
If you’re like any of us over at The Inside Source, then you’re probably counting the days until summer is here in full effect. Needing something to tide you over until you can pack up and head to the beach? Check out the Instagram feed of @bornatsea, where you’ll find a veritable inspiration board of palm trees, white sandy beaches, and surfboards. And don’t worry, you won’t have to live vicariously for too much longer.
(Photos courtesy of @bornatsea via Instagram. Text by Jenny Bahn)
A Surf Party This Wednesday
To all our readers in New York, The Inside Source would like to invite you to a cool event to be held this Wednesday in honor of Surfers Healing, an organization hooking up autistic youth. Our Chief Curator for TIS, Jauretsi, will be DJ’ing the event and ringing in the Spring with a bevy of hip New York surf folks along with Details Magazine and Lighting Bolt. Jonathan Paskowitz of the Paskowitz Surf documentary will be hosting the event. To RSVP, email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Wednesday, April 17, from 6-8pm at Bloomingdales, Soho at 504 Broadway, Men’s Lower Level. Enter a chance to win a weekend getaway in Montauk at surfers paradise Ruschmeyers. For more info, visit SurfersHealing.com
Grab Your Board
Newsflash: The holidays are over, dear friends. Everyone’s putting away their Christmas lights, throwing away the trees. Winter’s chill isn’t nostalgic and charming any longer; it’s just simply cold. Is it wrong to be dreaming of surf and sunshine already? For those of you living in or traveling to warmer, more beachy locales, this post is for you. This gorgeous snap of actress Clemence Poesy sporting a Rodarte sweater and clutching a well-waxed board has us hankering for a tropical vacation. We’ve got the shades, now we just need the board. Good thing eBay has a slew of used and new boards from which we can choose. Oh, we’ll also need an invite… and some more vacation days.
(Photo courtesy of officialrodarte. Text by Jenny Bahn)
Winter in Another Wonderland
By Jenny Bahn
Planning on getting away from the holidays? Back in the blustery Northeast, those who can, do. Nicaragua, Costa Rica, Mexico — if it’s got a beach and reliable sunshine, New Yorkers are booking their flights now. If you’re lucky enough to escape to your tropical destination of choice and you’re going to be surfing, check out these fresh wetsuits from designer Cynthia Rowley. The geometric patterns make for a figure-flattering take on the traditional neoprene number, perfect for a girl who digs fashion just as much as a good wave.