We've been using these bombproof thermos flasks from Kinto for a couple of years now. Stylish design and great for keeping you post-surf drinks hot or cold. Available in 350 ml (think standard latte) or 500ml sizes.
250g bag of beans Flavour profiles - Wild Strawberry, Hibiscus, Plum
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Indonesia has been on our radar as an up and coming coffee region for a long time. It’s a location with incredible terroir potential and rapid development, that’s relatively new to naturally processing coffee – we jumped at the chance to showcase it.
The Alko cooperative is comprised of 400 members based across 320 hectares in the Kerinci District of West Sumatra. This coffee is from lots grown in small coffee gardens ranging in size, based in the shadow of the Kerinci Volcano on the edge of the Kerinci National Park. The high altitude of this location provides the perfect climate for delicious coffee, with rich volcanic soil and the humid climate giving Alko a uniquely sweet, floral profile and a jammy acidity.
These are the mugs we have used to serve coffee day-to-day for the last few years.
They look great - we love the look of the matte clay glaze coupled with smooth clay texture and they are really hard-wearing. Ours are in and out of the dishwasher 3 or 4 times a day every day over the last 2 years and they have really stood the test of time.
For French Press style coffee on the go, the Espro Travel Press is pretty hard to beat. Two micro-filters and durable double-walled stainless steel let you make a flavorful, grit-free cup of coffee while you’re on the go. Makes coffee and tea.
Makes 10 oz coffee or 12 oz tea and holds 14 oz of water
Filters are BPA, BPS and phthalate free
Coffee press includes double micro-filter with twist-lock for easy separation and cleaning
Learn how to care for your succulents, cacti and air plants with this beautiful but practical guide to indoor plants. These gorgeous, fashionable plants are handsome, hardy and perfect for urban living and this comprehensive companion is all you need to learn how to nurture and enjoy them, as well as how to stylishly arrange them in your home. Explaining how to look after individual plants, running through the soil, watering, light, food and more, this stylish go-to guide also shows you how to take cuttings to share with friends, make gifts, terrariums and displays, and other ways to make these fantastic plants part of your life.
Take an enlightening look into the lives of surf enthusiasts - professional and otherwise - from all corners of the globe. Read about Munich-born river surfing pioneer Quirin Rohleder on the evolution of a once-obscure sport, and filmmaker Mario Hainzl on spotlighting West Africa's lesser-known surfing destinations. Meet Joao Parrinha and Xandi Kreuzeder, the Santo Isidoro based artists making sculptures from ocean debris, and Mirko Sebastian Stranger, a master carpenter in Barcelona, whose wooden boards manage to feel weightless in water. In over 250 pages of rich photography and informative text, The Other Side of Surfing offers illuminating insights into the ways in which a deeply-felt connection to the sea can inform our work, art, and relationships in our daily lives on land.
We've been looking for a reef safe, high-quality sunscreen for a long time. This SPF 30 sunscreen ticks all our boxes.
What Salt & Stone say:
'Deeply Hydrate and repair your skin with this antioxidant-infused, highly nourishing mineral-based sunscreen for the face and body. Non-Nano Zinc Oxide reflects UVA + UVB rays helping to prevent premature ageing and promote healthier younger-looking skin. This formula also calms red, irritated skin with its anti-inflammatory blend of natural herbal extracts and hydrates dry rough skin to bring it back to a healthy, smooth look and feel. The lightweight, non-greasy texture applies easily and covers evenly, leaving no visible white residue.
Hyaluronic Acid: It’s naturally in our skin and behaves like a sponge, It can bind up to 1000 times its own weight in water.
An all-natural, organic, hydrating lip balm that leaves lips feeling soft and protected with a matte finish. Salt and Stone source their premium and sustainable Beeswax from local California beekeepers.
Extra Virgin Olive Oil: Contains antioxidant polyphenols, tocopherols (types of vitamin E) and carotenoids and it's one of the best plant sources of skin-identical emollient, Squalene.
Extra Virgin Coconut Oil: Contains antioxidants such as Vitamin E and Vitamin A, which help reduce damage from free radicals and the sun.
Beeswax: High in Vitamin A, which has been found to support cell reconstruction and health. Contains anti-inflammatory properties and is also protective, helping form a barrier between the skin and the environment without clogging pores.
An all-natural, organic, hydrating SPF 30 lip balm that leaves lips feeling soft and protected. Non-Nano Zinc Oxide provides broad-spectrum protection that applies easily, leaving no visible white residue. Premium and sustainable Beeswax sourced from local California beekeepers.
An incomparable new photo book about the international surf culture by Stephan Vanfleteren. Showcases captivating portraits of some of the world's surf icons.
With Surf Tribe, photographer Stephan Vanfleteren shows that there is far more to surf culture than just sport and competition. Surfing is also about a deep admiration and respect for the ocean, as well as the feeling of insignificance when confronted with the forces of nature. Surfers use the waves for fun, but also to forget and to battle, both with others and with themselves.
Vanfleteren looks beyond the traditional borders of the United States and Australia and searches the globe for people who live in places where sea and land meet. He documents a fluid community, with nature as its sole leader. He has sought out young talent, living icons, and old legends, both competitive and free surfers.
The photographs here are serene black and white portraits in Vanfleteren's well-known, haunting style; as always, he reaches below the surface and goes to the core of his subjects. Included, amongst many others, are Kelly Slater, Gerry Lopez, John Florence, Mickey Munoz, Filipe Toledo and Stephanie Gilmore.
Surfer, journalist, and actor Gerry Lopez has contributed the Foreword.
The Stormrider Surf Guide Indonesia & The Indian Ocean lifts the lid on what many believe are the best waves in the world. Cruise the exotic, swell- soaked shores of the Mentawais, Bali, Sri Lanka and the Maldives, then take a voyage of discovery around the isolated islands of the vast Indian Ocean. Stunning photos bring the waves to life and the crucial stats on swell, wind, tide and weather are just some of the reasons this indispensable surf guide should be top of the packing list.
More and more of us are turning to the great outdoors when seeking peace, balance, and a touch of adventure to offset our daily grind. The Outsiders showcases the outlook and passions of the new creative scene that has emerged and draws inspiration from this development along with its original products, brands, and ideas.
The book captures the refreshing and evolving ethos of today’s smartly successful outdoor and lifestyle entrepreneurs and features interviews with key players from across the outdoor sector. Catering to modern globetrotters, these innovators are rethinking the ways in which the fundamental challenges posed by the wilderness meet the aesthetic needs of design-literate adventurers. The results are often radical, but always likeable with the occasional romantic or ironic wink.
Through fifty years of epic stories, art, and personal ephemera, The Fletcher Family spans surfing's golden era to the present day, when bathing-suit model Dibi and competitive surfer Herbie met, to raising talented Christian and Nathan on boards and waves, to passing the torch to their skating-phenom grandson, Greyson.
Leaf Supply profiles and provides comprehensive (but easy to follow) care instructions for 100 houseplants – including tropical plants, palms, hanging plants, succulents, cacti, and more unusual varieties – ensuring you learn and grow as your indoor jungle grows.
But much more than a plant guide, Leaf Supply also gives interior styling advice on choosing the rights pots for your plants – both aesthetically and practically – as well as best utilising your space, and making the most of your indoor greenery. The book also profiles 10 tastemakers from creative fields who have integrated indoor greenery into their homes and workplaces – to give the reader a real insight into how plants can be used in everyday life.
Slightly smaller than the slow coffee style mug. These are the cups we have used to serve flat whites and long blacks day-to-day for the last few years. Good looking and hard-wearing.
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Roughness and delicacy are the expressive elements of CERAMIC LAB. Developed by working closely with craftsmen in traditional pottery villages of Japan, it is a fresh interpretation of Japanese tableware for the modern lifestyle
The CLK-151 Ceramic Lab range is produced in Hasami Village in Nagasaki prefecture using sandstone special to the area.
250g bag of beans Flavour profiles - Orange Sherbet, Caramel, Berries
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San Fermin is a lot built from dozens of small producers in south Tolima. Etched out of the mountains, situated in some of the most remote locations each farm is only a few hectares. Farmers must cross rivers and trek through jungles before they can load dirt bikes and carts pulled by donkeys, to get the coffee to our partners at the local warehouse.
The producers of San Fermin are a key part of who we are, and we have two ongoing projects that celebrate that relationship. Our yearly producer competition recognises these truly exceptional lots. Additionally, we have committed to purchasing a drier with our local partners, Caravela. This will save the producers having to return the coffee all the way back to their farms if it still needs some further drying, saving them extra time and effort.
On Saturday and Sunday (6 & 7th of June) we’re firing up the coffee machine and opening up the car park to host our second house plant extravaganza at Open.
There will be over a thousand unique house plants to get your hands on; from 3m Fiddle Leaf Figs to interesting Monstera and unusual Tillandsia.
To keep the vibe chilled and avoid queues, we’re keeping the sale appointment only. Book your spot (you only need to book 1 spot for your car/family) by selecting an arrival day & time above. Once you are here you are welcome to stay and browse as long as you want.
The £4 non-refundable booking fee gets you a 25-35cm plant or £4 off any purchase you make.
Mindfulness and Surfing casts a fresh perspective on surfing, exploring how riding the waves can be the ultimate meditation.
Born and bred just down the road, Sam Bleakley takes us off on his longboard with a soulful journey across the tideline of his personal and philosophical travels. Through lunar cycles and river surfing to the Taoism of nature, he reveals an acute awareness of what the oceans can tell us about our place in the natural world.
Meditating on one of nature’s greatest elements—its salty swells, flows and peaks—he shares life lessons in mindfulness that surfer and non-surfer alike will relish.
Surf Craft: Design and the Culture of Board Riding
Surfboards were once made of wood and shaped by hand, objects of both cultural and recreational significance. Today most surfboards are mass-produced with fibreglass and a stew of petrochemicals, moving (or floating) billboards for athletes and their brands, emphasizing the commercial rather than the cultural.
Surf Craft maps this evolution, examining surfboard design and craft with 150 colour images and an insightful text. From the ancient Hawaiian Alaia, the traditional board of the common people, to the unadorned boards designed with mathematical precision (but built by hand) by Bob Simmons, to the store-bought longboards popularized by the 1959 surf-exploitation movie Gidget, board design reflects both aesthetics and history. The decline of traditional Alaia board riding is not only an example of a lost art but also a metaphor for the disintegration of traditional culture after the Republic of Hawaii was overthrown and annexed in the 1890s.
In his text, Richard Kenvin looks at the craft and design of surfboards from a historical and cultural perspective. He views board design as an exemplary model of mingei, or art of the people, and the craft philosophy of Soetsu Yanagi. Yanagi believed that a design's true beauty and purpose are revealed when it is put to its intended use. In its purest form, the craft of board building, along with the act of surfing itself, exemplifies mingei. Surf Craft pays particular attention to Bob Simmons's boards, which are striking examples of this kind of functional design, mirroring the work of postwar modern California designers. Surf Craft is published in conjunction with an exhibition at San Diego's Mingei International Museum.
'Unbeknownst to many who live there and to the throngs of tourists who stop by each year, the beaches of New York and New Jersey are home to a diverse and vibrant coldwater surfing community. Ice Cream Headaches captures a snapshot of this often-overlooked facet of life and leisure in America’s most dense metropolis.
Ice Cream Headaches highlights the surfers who experiment with new forms, materials, ideas and surfing styles in the often-frigid Atlantic waves.
Across 192 pages, the book features four essays rich with quotes and anecdotes, more than 110 extraordinary photographs, and a foreword by iconic portrait and surf photographer Michael Halsband. Ice Cream Headaches takes the reader inside the surf breaks and stomping grounds of the surfers who call New York and New Jersey home, surfers who are willing to pull on a 5mm wetsuit, wade through a foot of snow on the beach and battle 30-mile-per-hour winds for a few fleeting moments inside a yawning barrel.'
Whether they’re threading a barrel or shredding a swell, these amazing women are making waves in the world of surfing.
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If you thought surfing was a male-dominated sport, think again. The thirty women surfers profiled in this thrilling collection can rip a wave with the best of them. Hailing from all over the world, each surfer is featured in spectacular photography and with their own inspirational words. There’s American professional surfer Lindsay Steinriede on how her father’s death has inspired her career; French board shaper Valerie Duprat on how she got her start “sculpting foam”; Conchita Rossler, founder of Mooana Retreat in Portugal, on connecting mind, body, and spirit; and Australian photographer Cait Miers on empowering women. You’ll also meet surfers who are over sixty, who surf while pregnant, who captain boats, teach yoga, and make movies. Breathtaking photography captures these women from every angle, on and off the waves, in some of the world’s most visually stunning locations. The perfect gift for surfing enthusiasts, this unique compilation of stunning pictures and hard-won wisdom proves that the thrill of catching a wave, riding it, and kicking out belongs to everyone.
The 1980s were a tumultuous period in surf history, as the "everything's groovy" communalism of the previous decade was blown apart into splinter groups. Professionals, rebels, punks and world travellers all banged the drum for their personal vision of surfing. The result was loud and vivid and drenched in fluorescence and neon.
Photographer Jeff Divine was on the case, documenting the changes from surfing's twin power poles: southern California and the north shore of Oahu. Divine's access to these scenes, earned from 15 years on the sand and in the water, infuse this volume with authenticity, as an insider look into the period's most definitive moments.
Christian Fletcher's strident aerial sorties; the first high-dollar sponsored contests; the west coast cool of Tom Curren; the back alley attitude of Sunny Garcia: Divine brought it all home on Kodachrome 64. And while Wall Street and Madison Avenue were doing their damnedest to monetize the style and freedom of surfing, the sublimity of the ride itself remained unsullied.
"Cabin porn goes coastal in Nina Freudenberger’s Surf Shack"[Vanity Fair], and here are bungalows, trailers, cabins, and beach homes where surfers retreat after a day on the waves.
Peek inside the homes of longtime enthusiasts and dedicated newcomers that reflect not just a sport or passion, but also a way of life. Blake and Heather Mycoskie of TOMS, hotelier Sean MacPherson, Gypset author Julia Chaplin, and others have set up their spaces to embrace a casual ease and be the break between the waves.
With vibrant photographs of design details and bright beaches—from Malibu to the Rockaways, from Japan to Australia—this book captures the soulful milieu of a lifestyle we all aspire to.
"A colourful tour of some of the most unique surfer abodes around the world, from Melbourne to New York City." —Architectural Digest
Freedom to surf what you want when you want. The ultimate quiver of boards from the most exciting shapers on the planet.