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.
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
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.
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.
'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.'
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.
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.'
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.
"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
Matt Warshaw knows more about surfing than any other person on the planet. After five years of research and writing, Warshaw has crafted an unprecedented history of the sport and the culture it has spawned. At nearly 500 pages, with 250,000 words and more than 250 rare photographs, The History of Surfing reveals and defines this sport with a voice that is authoritative, funny, and wholly original. The obsessive nature of this endeavour is matched only by the obsessive nature of surfers, who will pore through these pages with passion and opinion. A true category killer, here is the definitive history of surfing.
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.
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.
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
This book gathers Leroy's most vibrant surf photography—from the perfect wave at San Onofre to dramatic wipeouts at Oahu’s famed North Shore. One of the key image-makers in surfing history, Grannis also covers the emerging surf lifestyle, from “surfer stomps” and hordes of fans at surf contests to board-laden woody station wagons along the Pacific Coast Highway.
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.
Whether they’re threading a barrel or shredding a swell, these amazing women are making waves in the world of surfing.
What they say:
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.
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.
"The Surfing Tribe" presents a unique insight into the forgotten story of Britain's pioneering surfers.
How did a sport practised in Hawaii find its way to the chilly Atlantic shores of Britain? How did a photo in a 1929 encyclopedia inspire a Newquay ice-cream man to become Europe's first regular surfer? How did the British surf industry grow from a handful of backyard board builders into the multi-million-pound industry it is today?
"The Surfing Tribe," tells the full story of the history of surfing in Britain. It explains how a quirky seaside pastime transformed itself over seven decades into a phenomenally popular sport and lifestyle. From Newquay to Newcastle and from Jersey to Swansea, the origins of Britain's separate surfing tribes are revealed and all the top British surfers from the various eras are profiled.
The book also charts the evolution of British surfboards and looks back at the films and magazines that have portrayed British surfing over the decades. 'A beautifully presented book, crammed with high-quality photographs and little vignettes of the characters that have populated British surfing over the years... A worthy addition to any coffee table or bookshelf.' Chris Preston, Corduroy Lines Magazine
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.'
Sunday 27th September we are hosting our end of summer plant sale - all plants will have 20-50% off!!
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 £4 off any purchase you make.
Spots usually, sell out in advance - so book early to avoid disappointment.
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.
Freedom to surf what you want when you want. The ultimate quiver of boards from the most exciting shapers on the planet.