Tuesday, June 16, 2015

dreams come true trip

i can't believe how long i'v dreamed of visiting prince edward island, where the anne of green gables series is based. i grew up watching the films on pbs and only recently picked-up the books. it was rough getting there. i missed my connecting flight to charlottetown, but befriend a kindred spirit in shelby in route. we made the rest of the trek by car via moncton. i've seriously been to more places in canada this trip than in my entire life.  this includes unexpected overnights in montreal and toronto. it was all worth it to fulfill a childhood dream.

"kindred spirits are not so scarce as i use to think. it's splendid to find out that there are so many of them in the world." - anne shirley

shelby & i missed our ✈️to charlottetown, so we re-routed together via moncton and drove the rest of the way.

dalvay by the sea (aka the white sands hotel)
also where kate and william stayed for their honeymoon
covehead harbour, sandhope and brackley beaches

victoria by the sea

last meal in pei has to be lobstah

Friday, June 5, 2015


whew! i had to stomach a cavs fan calling steph curry cocky. ummm, that cavs fan was obviously a nutter.  thanks goodness they won so that kid shut the eff up. sunday night it's on!

Friday, May 29, 2015

ethiopia skate

The title track from The Very Best’s latest album Makes A King.

Featuring Ethiopia Skate, started two years ago by a peer group of young skaters, led by then 16 year old Abenezer Temesgen, who shared only 7 boards between 25 youth in Ethiopia’s capitol, Addis Ababa. With time they connected with older skateboarders Addisu Hailemichael, Buzeyo Julien, and Yared Aya who each brought their neighborhood crews to the mix- creating a citywide network of youth interested in skating. With no place to buy skateboards, the crew created the beginnings of a skateboard scene and start a community organization to support it.

American photographer Sean Stromsoe documented this process by taking photos and making videos to inspire the movement. Since then, Ethiopia Skate has been able to get over 100 kids skateboarding with boards donated from Austria and America. They use Instagram to connect with various skaters and travelers, even getting the attention of CNN- who did a story on the movement in 2014.

In a place where there are no proper skate spots, this generation shows how to make do with what you have- power sliding down steep hills in the Piassa district or dropping in on their homemade mini ramp. They aim to buildEthiopia’s first public skatepark and spark a movement that lasts long into the future.

Shot & edited by Sean Stromsoe
Produced by Ethiopia Skate

Sunday, May 10, 2015

shop local

two of my favorite local artists had open studios this weekend. friday night the lovely and preggers maggie campbell of campbell raw press hosted "everything is somewhere"
a series of letterpress blind line contour drawings.

"local" via sweden/san francisco lotta jansdotter was clearing out goods to free up space in her studio. needless to say i went on a shopping spree.

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