'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.'
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.
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.
An exciting and dynamic collection of illustrations from artist Jim Philips. A great gift or coffee table read.
What they say:
Thousands of artistic graphic illustrations, from motorcycles to health food and including rock posters, surf, and skateboard art, jump off these pages. Bold and dynamic "bad boy" and "hippie" themes in bright and startling colors command your attention with incredible detail. Jim Phillips delights in original imagery to convey his unique reflections of the popular world. Since 1962, he has published award-winning graphic designs for cartoons, skateboards, T-shirts, stickers, rock posters, and ad art. The works assembled for this book, from collections world-wide, represent over fifty years of creativity and document the powerful youth movement in America.
Partial to a pre or post-surf coffee? The Aeropress is a small, super portable all-in-one package for brewing a banging cuppa on the go.
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The AeroPress Go is thoughtfully engineered to provide all the delicious brewing capabilities of the original AeroPress plus a convenient drinking mug that doubles as a carrying case. Like the original AeroPress, the AeroPress Go brews remarkably delicious American, espresso, and cold brew style coffee. The AeroPress Go is optimized for travelling, camping, or just going to work by making it convenient and easy to take your AeroPress with you. Its smart design ensures that you will never be without delicious AeroPress brewed coffee wherever you go.
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 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.
Our new favourite natural deodorant, perfect for sensitive skin types. With three different beautiful scents to choose from, feel fresh all day long with Salt & Stone natural deodorant.
What Salt & Stone say:
A long-lasting natural deodorant formulated for 48 hour protection. Hyaluronic Acid moisturizes the skin while probiotics help neutralize odor. Formulated without aluminum, alcohol, parabens, synthetic fragrances and dyes.
We love these super versatile Huskee cups. They not only look great but are perfect for keeping coffee warm on the go. In two neutral colours including a universal lid, these cups make a great Christmas gift!
What Huskee say:
Sustainable, versatile and beautiful. Created using waste husk left over from the production of coffee.
Beauty meets function. The fins offer exceptional insulation, the lid can be squeezed on with one hand and there are drain slots on the base to remove excess water after a dishwasher cycle.
Plus with nothing to take apart, its easy to clean and super hygienic.
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.
"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!
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“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
'Into the Wild' is a gripping true story of one mans adventure in the Alaskan wilderness.
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In April, 1992, a young man from a well-to-do family hitchhiked to Alaska and walked alone into the wilderness north of Mt. McKinley. His name was Christopher Johnson McCandless. He had given $25,000 in savings to charity, abandoned his car and most of his possessions, burned all the cash in his wallet, and invented a new life for himself. Four months later, a party of moose hunters found his decomposed body. How McCandless came to die is the unforgettable story of Into the Wild.
'The Salt Path' is a truly beautiful book about natures ability to heal in times of crisis.
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An inspirational memoir, ideal for fans of H is for Hawk, The Salt Path is an engrossing story about losing everything and finding yourself between the elements of sea and sky. For Raynor Winn and her husband Moth, the cruellest of diagnoses and the simultaneous collapse of their business opens an unexpected door to salvation through a journey which over its length transforms into a sweeping narrative of inner courage and nature’s ability to heal.
'Marching Power' is a shocking account of life in a Bolivian jail - a gripping story of corruption, drugs and survival.
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San Pedro is Bolivia's most notorious prison. Small-time drug smuggler Thomas McFadden found himself on the inside. Marching Powder is the story of how he navigated this dark world of gangs, drugs and corruption to come out on top.
Thomas found himself in a bizarre world, the prison reflecting all that is wrong with South American society. Prisoners have to pay an entrance fee and buy their own cells (the alternative is to sleep outside and die of exposure), prisoners' wives and children often live inside too, high quality cocaine is manufactured and sold from the prison. Thomas ended up making a living by giving backpackers tours of the prison - he became a fixture on the backpacking circuit and was named in the Lonely Planet guide to Bolivia.
When he was told that for a bribe of $5000 his sentence could be overturned, it was the many backpackers who'd passed through who sent him the money. Written by lawyer Rusty Young, Marching Powder - sometimes shocking, sometimes funny - is a riveting story of survival.
Freedom to surf what you want when you want. The ultimate quiver of boards from the most exciting shapers on the planet.