This year marks the 35th anniversary of New Balance’s Flimby factory.
To celebrate, in July 2017, New Balance invited 6 of the world’s most
passionate NB collectors to Flimby, UK to design their own unique, 1 of 1
shoe. Having submitted initial designs via email, the collectors
arrived at the factory on the 4th of July to hand select materials and
decide on finishing touches with expert help from New Balance’s own
He spends a majority
of his year living out of a suitcase and board bag, sprinting through
airports, exploring cityscapes, and hiking to far-flung waves.
it’s about embracing the range of experiences you get from balancing
freedom and focus, competing and freesurfing around the world.
and co. spent 6 weeks bouncing from Skeleton Bay’s grinding left to
Jeffery's Bay’s unrivaled right-hand perfection, then on to Durban and
Ballito to compete in the Qualifying Series and connect with the local
New York City, 1977 - It was a time when the city had fallen into decay,
with too few jobs, money, police, schools, and social services. There
was a city wide blackout with major looting, a serial killer on the
loose, and the Bronx was burning. And yet out of the chaos emerged one
of the most creative times any city has ever encountered.
NY77 || The Coolest Year In Hell is a 2007 documentary directed by Henry Corra that originally aired on VH1.
Nike has released an inspiration short film called "Smile". It follows British Olympic gold medal winner Mo Farah
as he undergoes a gruelling training regime, giving viewers an
unprecedented insight into the runner's journey and tough training
moments that, in the end, make the final race look easy.
Narration comes from London-born spoken word artist George the Poet, who
"You smiled a smile that made it look easy. Made people stop
and stare. The happiness you felt you gave it so freely. They would
never guess what got you there."
"What you do in life chooses you. You can choose not to do it. You can
choose to try and do something safer. Your vocation chooses you," says
actor Jim Carrey in the intro to short documentary I Needed Color.
He goes on to talk about his passion for art, which really began in 2011
when he started dealing with some tough personal issues, although he
had sketched since he was a young boy. "Six years ago, at a time when I
was trying to heal a broken heart, I decided well, maybe I'll paint […] I
like the independence of it. I love the freedom of it," he continues.
"No one else tells you what you can or can’t do, most of the time. And
there’s an immediacy to it."
This documentary film is about the people of S.F.G.(Seoul Fixed Gear) and Seoul
city. This story shows the people who are trying to blaze a trail for
fixed gear in Seoul, a city in which bicycle culture has not yet been
defined. The people in the film range from graffiti artists, to film
directors, to T-shirt designers, to B-boys, swimmers and bicycle
It shows their individual passion for riding fixed.
Why do we ride in a city which cannot fully protect us by law? In a city in which cars rule the road so unrelentingly?...
Modest Department presents PARIS IS FOR LOVERS – a personal fashion
documentary about the French photographer and artist Viktor Vauthier. During the 16 minutes film, we get an insight into his aesthetic vision
and follow him on his everyday life.
Titled Skater's Paradise: On/Off, the film captures four skaters
around Berlin - including Fernandez himself - using hypnotic editing
which is synced together with a metronomic composition by electronic
musician Petit Fantôme.
Color In Sight || A Documentary on the Details of Color in Design by TEALEAVES
“There are many products that are well designed, but don't get the traction they deserve because the color's not right."
In an increasingly digitally connected world, research has shown that
the average human attention span has fallen to eight seconds- one second
less than that of the goldfish. With such a competitive landscape, only
the best brands can convey their message and connect with people almost
Color In Sight brings together 11 experts of industry, gathered around
one powerful, little detail: color.
By hearing their own
experiences, the goal is to bring about an appreciation for the detail
of color selection and how it can have a large impact on the perception
of products and services enjoyed by many.
In this episode of Global Street Style, i-D heads to Russia for
exclusive backstage access to Gosha Rubchinskiy’s Spring/Summer 18 show
in St. Petersburg, and to meet the prolific post-1991 generation carving
out their own future.
This is the first generation of Russian youth to have grown up after the
fall of the Soviet Union, and are looking inwards to the Eastern Bloc
for inspiration, rather than the wider Western world. With designers
like Gosha Rubchinskiy popularising post-Soviet style around the world,
we discover what effect the former Soviet Union has had on modern
creativity, the impact of this cultural explosion on the rest of the
world, and what it is to be young in Russia today.
Funding through Kickstarter, In a Heartbeat
is an adorable animated short film from Beth David and Esteban Bravo
which follows a gay teen called Sherwin as he tries to keep his crush on
fellow student Jonathan a secret. Unfortunately for him, his heart has
other ideas, chasing after the boy as he heads into college.
"This film means a lot to us, and it touches on emotions that we hope
will resonate with people from all different backgrounds," said Beth and
Esteban when speaking to Teen Vogue.
"We are so grateful for all the support and enthusiasm we've received
over the past few months; we started this project more than a year and a
half ago and we've been waiting for this moment as much as everyone
In this video, the soulful drivers from Curves Magazin
show us a proper German jaunt through the alpine region of Switzerland,
ripping and roaring Porsches through staggering roads in style. This is
how a joyride should be done.
Wassup Rockers follows the real-life story of a group of South Central
teens who ride skateboards and listen to punk rock instead of
conforming to their neighborhood's hip-hop culture. Constantly harassed,
they take buses to Beverly Hills, Santa Monica and Hollywood, where
they skate and catch the attention of the local rich girls, inevitably
leading to trouble with parents, police and boyfriends.
Back in the 1980s, infamous drug lord Pablo Escobar, like any man worth
an estimated 30 billion dollars, invested in his own private safari
filled with exotic animals. Unfortunately for Colombia, a dangerous
species broke free and still roams the country today. If you're Narcos-obsessed, this video, which explains the whole story masterfully, is definitely worth a minute of your time.
Free one's board from fins, and free one's self - the philosophy of one of Australia's great authentic surfers.
Presenting a stripped back portrait of Derek Hynd, shot in winter 2015, over 2 weeks at Jeffrey's Bay.
Fresh Dressed chronicles the history of Hip-Hop <> Urban fashion
and its rise from southern cotton plantations to the gangs of 1970s in
the South Bronx, to corporate America, and everywhere in-between.
Supported by rich archival materials and in depth interviews with
individuals crucial to the evolution of a way of life--and the outsiders
who studied and admired them--Fresh Dressed goes to the core of where
style was born on the black and brown side of town.
Fresh Dressed is a fascinating, fun-to-watch chronicle of hip-hop, urban
fashion and the hustle that brought oversized pants and
graffiti-drenched jackets from Orchard Street to high fashion's catwalks
and Middle America shopping malls. Reaching deep to Southern plantation
culture, the Black church and Little Richard, director Sacha Jenkins'
music-drenched history draws from a rich mix of archival materials and
in-depth interviews with rappers, designers and other industry insiders,
such as: Pharrell Williams, Damon Dash, Karl Kani, Kanye West, Nasir Jones, and André Leon Talley.
The result is a passionate telling of how
the reach for freedom of expression and a better life by a culture that
refused to be squashed, would, through sheer originality and swagger,
take over the mainstream.
Fixed On Fixed is a short film clip profiling five female bicycle riders and their love of riding fixed gear.
Riding fixed gear is not only about the bike but also the community that
comes with it and this particular fixed gear community is a small,
passionate collection of riders who all share a love of riding slightly
differently from one another.
Fixed On Fixed profiles each rider, along with the group as a whole, to
share their individual story and collective experience in what riding
means to them.
One of the most impressive features of the iPhone 7 Plus,
and a major reason to opt for the Plus model instead of the standard
iPhone, is its duel-lens camera. To showcase it to its fullest, Apple has recruited French director Michel Gondry (best known for Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind) to shoot a short film entirely with the smartphone.
Entitled Détour, the 11-minute film follows the adventures of a small
tricycle as it sets off along the French roads in search of its young
owner. It also features an original soundtrack created by Étienne Charry.
Eaglewood Films armed their propellers and they went explore the rugged Western coast of
Portugal in off-season to catch a glimpse of solitude along the deserted
beaches and epic fight scenes between rocks and waves.
In ancient times this was thought to be the edge of the inhabited world, but now is a
popular destination for surfers and beachgoers.
As part of its ongoing collaboration with Daniel Arsham, adidas Originals has released Hourglass - a short film exploring the artist's life and creative work.
Part documentary, part fiction, the 12-minute film is made up of three
parts - Past, Present and Future - and includes some of Arsham's real
childhood experiences. "Time travel and a fluid idea of time is
something that I use heavily in my work," said Arsham when speaking to Dazed.
"By taking things from the past and causing them to appear as if
they've been uncovered on some future archaeological site. The film
plays with this idea: hence the hourglass."
Watch Hourglass below and keep an eye out for the next two instalments in the collaboration.
Into Bliss is a short inception into the mind of Jordan Rodin and an ode to the notion of free friction surfing.
Far away from the competitive and commercial nature of surfing, and
heavily inspired by Finless surfer Derek Hynd, Jordan embraces a free
roaming approach, rekindling the emotions of why he fell in love with
surfing in the first place. For the fun of it. No rules. No
Into Bliss is an insight to the joys of free friction
surfing and the sensations embraced by Jordan Rodin for his love of the
Reflection in photography is one of the most inseparable tool of the
creator, disrupting the reality to create his own world. Visual Suspect screens how
these reflections work in video and, more interesting, in motion.
There is no effect used, only camera movements together with stabilization techniques. The film has been shot in Hong Kong.
Inspired by the Theory of Relativity from Albert Einstein, this is a
visual essay about perception and knowledge as reflection of our
reality. Mass curves space and time, while the observer has his own
Not all sailing superyachts are created equal- the ones built by Monaco's Wally are
far and away the most beautiful things on the sea. Here's some stunning
footage of one of their most captivating creations, the 100-ft. Wally Love. The name says it all.
BÖIKZMÖIND is a 30 minute film about riding fixed gear bikes in
beautiful city of Bristol, UK.
The film shows the diverse cross section
of riders and asks why ride bikes with no gears in a city full of hills.
It also shines a light on the community and camaraderie that comes with
the simple joy of riding bicycles.
This is the full film, released in 2011, which was previously only
available to watch as a purchased digital download, but now the full film is online for
everyone to enjoy!
On December 20, 2016, for the first time in history, Nazaré was part of the big wave circuit.
A giant swell kept silent the cannon, series marking kms were approaching... no one knew what was going to happen that day... Drops of vertigo, sweeps of monstrous waves, rescues to the limit, massive wipeouts...
The underground of London is one of the most impressive infrastructures
of the world. It’s a network that transports millions of people every
day. Some call it hell... In Return, a creative team that brings stories and experiences to life, sees beauty.
The infinite tunnels pull us in with their symmetry. The ceiling lights
guide our eyes to the horizon. The tiles and posters form patterns that
please the eye. The echoes of rushing crowds, a flickering light, a
train zooming by.
We’ve spent days in the underground looking for the most eye-catching
tunnels and made this supercut, capturing the beautiful symmetry
underneath the city surface.
The two-and-a-half-minute short film tells the tale of an unfair system which
only favours the privileged few. People are shown going through their
lives on seemingly predetermined tracks, before one brave character
brakes free from his shackles to start a revolution.
Take a look at it and read a bit more about AIME below.
The divide between the powerful and the powerless has never been
greater. And in these challenging times, we need to realise that if we
want to change the world, we need to change the way it works.
AIME is a charity organisation that does just that, using mentoring to
make the education system fairer and more inclusive for all. Because
educated kids can pull themselves from poverty, and start to break the
cycle of inequality.
In Australia, AIME has already empowered tens of thousands of kids to
change the course of their lives. It’s been so successful, the
organisation is now launching internationally.
New York is a cold-hearted bitch. She’s the prettiest girl you’ve ever
laid eyes on that you know could break your heart at any moment. There’s
a price to pay and it’s not just on the price tag. You wake up at war
with the world and then the buzz of the battlefield rings around the
clock. To skate through New York is one of the most exhilarating but
exhausting experiences. Before you know it you’re too tired from skating
to the spot to actually skate the spot. People are in your way
everywhere and they all need something from you. The biggest police
force in the country is out for you too. You gotta hustle just to exist
in New York and excelling relies on the stars aligning. The most
dramatic weather has trampled the urban jungle and it’s riddled with
cracks, potholes, glass, rubbish and weather-beaten asphalt. The
character of the city is undeniable but you gotta have just as much
heart as The Big Apple itself to keep your head up.
"There are so many
cities out there with similar energy, but skating in NYC is amazing
because of the people, the food, the energy, and the spots of course.
It’s not always the easiest place to go skate and be productive, but
just being on your skateboard, you get to see the city in a way normal
people would not."