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.
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.
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.
What they say:
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.
The Surfer's Journal really needs no introduction.
What they say:
'The Surfer’s Journal is a truly unique periodical. It’s an independent take on the surfing experience with limited advertising, making each 132-page issue almost entirely editorial. We delve into topics that get little attention elsewhere, covering travel adventures, surfboard design, profiles of surfing’s most colorful subjects, and the choicest surf photography in every issue. Coupled with the premium construction, The Surfer’s Journal is a product that is peerless in its quality and content.'
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.
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.
Winner of the Pulitzer Price and William Hill Sports Book of the Year: Barbarian Days is a deeply rendered self-portrait of a lifelong surfer looking for transcendence 'that recalls early James Salter' (Geoff Dyer, Observer)
Surfing only looks like a sport. To devotees, it is something else entirely: a beautiful addiction, a mental and physical study, a passionate way of life.
New Yorker writer William Finnegan first started surfing as a young boy in California and Hawaii. Barbarian Days is his immersive memoir of a life spent travelling the world chasing waves through the South Pacific, Australia, Asia, Africa and beyond. Finnegan describes the edgy yet enduring brotherhood forged among the swell of the surf, and recalling his own apprenticeship to the world's most famous and challenging waves, he considers the intense relationship formed between man, board and water.
Barbarian Days is an old-school adventure story, a social history, an extraordinary exploration of one man's gradual mastering of an exacting and little-understood art. It is a memoir of dangerous obsession and enchantment.
'Reading this guy on the subject of waves and water is like reading Hemingway on bullfighting; William Burroughs on controlled substances; Updike on adultery. . . . a coming-of-age story, seen through the gloss resin coat of a surfboard' Sports Illustrated
The Stormrider Surf Guide Central America and the Caribbean takes a journey through the wave-rich deserts, jungles and tropical islands sandwiched between North and South America. This region hosts some of the most fun and funky surf spots around, breaking in bath-warm water, immersed in a kaleidoscope of cultures and backdrops. Beautifully presented maps, photos and up-to-date, reliable surf information make this Stormrider Surf Guide a must-have item for any trip to Central America and the Caribbean.
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.
Beautiful coffee table book featuring aerial photography of Gray Malin.
Here's what others have to say:
'Gray Malin is the artist of the moment for the Hollywood and fashion elite. His awe-inspiring aerial photographs of beaches around the world are shot from doorless helicopters, creating playful and stunning celebrations of light, shape, and perspective, as well as summer bliss. Combining the spirit of travel, adventure, luxury and artistry, Malin built his eponymous lifestyle brand from a deep passion for photography and interior design. His work forges the synergy between wanderlust and adventure, creating the ultimate visual escape.'
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.
It's official: living with houseplants is good for your wellbeing! Turn your living space into an indoor oasis with our handy, easy to follow guide. Discover key indoor gardening design principles and learn how to care for your houseplants and keep them healthy. The RHS Practical Houseplant Book contains a dozen stunning step-by-step projects to help you assemble an eye-catching terrarium, create a floating kokedama 'string garden', or propagate succulents for your friends. Complete with 175 in-depth plant profiles, this is the essential practical guide for indoor gardeners.
The Stormrider Surf Guide France invites you to a surprising discovery of the French coast, which is the epicenter of surfing in Europe.From Calais to Corsica, the best reefs, points and beach breaks are scrutinized with meticulous descriptions.Relevant and quality photographs enhance this detailed information, to immerse yourself in the heart of the spots.This one-of-a-kind guide will also introduce you to the surf culture and the French joie de vivre.
France is the epicenter of the European surf experience and The Stormrider Surf Guide France takes you on an amazing tour of the entire coastline.From Calais to Corsica the best reefs, points and beaches are all painstakingly described and large, vivid photographs bring the waves to life.The French surf culture and joie de vivre is perfectly captured in this detailed, one-of-a-kind guide.
Ireland, Wales, Scotland England, Iceland, Norway, Sweden, France, Spain, Portugal, Morocco, Italy, Denmark, Germany, The Netherlands, Belgium, the Mediterranean, Canary Islands, Azores, Madeira and Morocco…
The most detailed and comprehensive surf guide to European surf spots ever produced. Completely revised and updated and now in its 4th edition, this best- selling Stormrider Guide just gets bigger and better.
Often referred to as The Surfer’s Bible, The Stormrider Guide Europe is the most tried and trusted guide book available and an indispensable companion on any European surfari.
There’s much more to surfing than palm trees and beach boy clichés. Beyond mainstream surfing lies an uncharted sea of creativity, community, and independence that celebrates the true nature of surfing. Surf Odyssey depicts this contemporary surf culture: the adrenaline-rush of cold-water surfing, the daunting treks through the terrain of Africa balanced by the welcoming Temple of Enthusiasm in Bali, the quest to find nature in its purest form, and the reward of finding oneself. Stunning images from pioneering outdoor photographers and poignant portraits of movers and shakers within the scene narrate a tale of wave-riding that steps away from social norms and into aquatic swells of adventure.
Revealing surfers to be multifaceted spirits, Surf Odyssey underlines the natural connections between environmental responsibility and the thrill of embracing an unbroken wall of water whilst showcasing the products and places that comprise this unique community.
This guide includes in depth wave descriptions for every major surf break in Australia, a comprehensive accomodation, food and party guide. As well as frequencies to all the good radio stations in Australia and the essential beer guide.
In this newly revised 10th anniversary edition, Yvon Chouinard—legendary climber, businessman, environmentalist, and founder of Patagonia, Inc.—shares the persistence and courage that have gone into being head of one of the most respected and environmentally responsible companies on earth.
From his youth as the son of a French Canadian handyman to the thrilling, ambitious climbing expeditions that inspired his innovative designs for the sport's equipment, Let My People Go Surfing is the story of a man who brought doing good and having grand adventures into the heart of his business life-a book that will deeply affect entrepreneurs and outdoor enthusiasts alike.
"This is the story of an attempt to do more than change a single corporation—it is an attempt to challenge the culture of consumption that is at the heart of the global ecological crisis."—From the Foreword by Naomi Klein, bestselling author of This Changes Everything
This eclectic mix of surfing stories has something for everyone, from classic tales of monster waves and epic battles to stories of when life among the breakers goes wrong. There are accounts of death and disaster, as well as bravery and triumph. The bizarre and the extreme rub shoulders with perfect breaks and beautiful beaches. Be thrilled by legendary surfers, as well as learning about local heroes who never made the headlines. Each compelling tale has been chosen to stoke the fire of armchair surfers and hardcore wave-riders alike, and many are illustrated with colour photographs.
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.
A beautiful coffee table book telling the stories of female surfers from around the world. A celebration of women in surfing.
What they say:
From its Polynesian origins to the beaches of California, the art of surfing has become a truly global phenomenon with millions of wave riders living to the rhythm of the tides. While surfing is usually told through a male perspective, women have long been nurturing their own water stories and claiming their rightful place in the world of this sport. She Surf hails the women, past and present, who define the art of surfing.
Travel with Stephanie Gilmore, one of the greatest surfers in the world set to represent Australia at the Tokyo 2020 Summer Olympic Games; meet Chloe Calmon, a Brazilian expert in longboarding or discover Ishita Malaviya, India's first professional female surfer and her impact on her local community. Thanks to evocative imagery and insightful text written by professional surfer Lauren L. Hill, this book travels from the iconic waves of Hawai'i to lesser-known surf destinations such as Taghazout and Tofino. She Surf also explores many other incredible surf spots in the Seychelles, along the Tuscan coastline in Italy, and in the French Basque Country.
Learn about the forgotten stories of Polynesian surfing princess, pioneering female wave riders from the 1960s, and the contemporary movers and shakers shaping the scene. She Surf is an exciting reflection on what it means to be a female surfer and how it feels to be moved to action by the beauty of the ocean.
'The Little Book of House Plants and Other Greenery'is the perfect tiny guide for caring for your favourite houseplants. This book is super accessible yet informative - full of great tips, from general plant care to propagation. A great small gift idea!
What others are saying:
House plants are having a moment. Inexpensive to purchase, easy to care for and a statement in any space they inhabit, growing these plants is virtually foolproof. 'The Little Book of House Plants and Other Greenery' is a source of green inspiration for small-space gardening, featuring a directory of 60 of the most popular varieties of foliage to own. From dramatic palms and tropical leafy wonders to beautiful ferns and flowering potted plants – this book covers everything you need to know about nurturing and growing your own. Each of the 60 plants is accompanied by luscious photography and an easy-to-follow breakdown of all the essential requirements for that variety. This includes details on size, growth and flowering, along with any extra tips on caring for that specific plant.
"Urban Jungle' is a beautiful hard-back book full to the brim with styling ideas and plant care tips. Get inspired to add more greenery to your home!
What others are saying:
“Urban Jungle” is a book packed with green inspiration, plant styling ideas and handy plant information for anyone who wants to bring more greens into their homes and daily lives. This book will take you on an inspirational voyage through five green homes across Europe showcasing how beautiful, individual, creative and sometimes even arty green living can be. Moreover, this book offers a plethora of easy-to-copy plant styling ideas for your home presented by a fine selection of international Urban Jungle Bloggers. Additional plant profiles and simple plant care tips will further strengthen your desire to add a new green friend to your home immediately. Lean back and buckle up for a fantastic green journey
This book delves deeper into the miraculous healing properties of plants. It is jammed packed with useful information which can be applied to our everyday lives. A beautiful hard-back book from Kew.
What others are saying:
'Plants That Cure' is a fascinating exploration of the world’s most important medicinal plants, the compounds they produce, and how they benefit the human body, demonstrating how vitally important plants are to our health and wellbeing.
Of the approximately 300,000 plants that have evolved on Earth, at least one tenth of them have been used in traditional herbal medicine or as local remedies. More recently, the application of science has proven the effectiveness of many of these plants, and enabled us to develop important medicines, often in the form of single isolated plant compounds. This fascinating and beautifully presented book explores these compounds and the plants that produce them, and how they have transformed the lives of countless people.
Freedom to surf what you want when you want. The ultimate quiver of boards from the most exciting shapers on the planet.