Links for 6/25/17

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Sqwd_u6HkMo

Source: The Impossible Hamster


 

In his native Detroit, Jack White—White Stripes frontman and one of the most active and influential musicians of the last twenty years—has built a beautiful, efficient, and fully staffed record manufacturing plant. Why? Because records are better.

Source: Welcome to Jack White’s Temple to Vinyl


 

The perennially popular bar style stays fresh

Source: A primer on tiki culture


 

The Hukulea’s crew did not use any modern navigational devices, instead relying on the stars, waves, and clouds to guide them

Source: Traditional Polynesian Vessel to Complete Round-the-World Journey | Smart News | Smithsonian


 

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=57wj8diYpgY

 

Dick Dale: The Father of Surf Music | Fender Stratocaster

Links for 6/16/17

A Tip of the Hat to Skip Frye

Source: Pacific Longboarder


 

https://vimeo.com/217248618

Source: Pacific Longboarder


 

Sand will exit this beach mat and it will not return

Source: Boing Boing


 

Source: Woody’s Smorgasburger | Old L.A. Restaurants


 

Interview: John Severson | The Surfers Journal


 

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KDj2t4-bn1g

Why peeing on a jellyfish sting is actually a terrible idea

Source: Boing Boing

Links for 5/29/17

John Severson, Surfer Who Illustrated Allure of Waves, Dies at 83

Source: The New York Times


 

Journey-based charts from the past can help us track the progression of transportation technology.

Source: Atlas Obscura


 


 

Tiki is making a comeback. Since the mid-90s, tiki subculture has morphed from sub rosa to vibrant in California.

Source: Kooky for Tiki? Check out this guy’s amazing Huntington Beach backyard – Orange County Register


 

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=K1caW2HNbLk

 

Last fall The Ocean Cleanup found 1,000 large pieces of plastic in two hours in the Pacific Ocean during their first aerial reconnaissance mission. The Dutch foundation announced today they’ve…

Source: The Ocean Cleanup raises $21.7 million to begin cleaning Pacific Ocean

Links for 5/23/17

Sir Roger Moore, 1927-2017

Source: Sir Roger Moore, 1927-2017 / Boing Boing


 

The Nightmare Scenario for Florida’s Coastal Homeowners – Bloomberg


 

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dNW0Zp4uOeE

 

The major influences on ocean chemistry today are hydrothermal flow (hot water that has circulated through the crust) and surface weathering (the river transport of material eroded from land into the ocean)

Source: Life in Ancient Oceans Enabled by Erosion from Land | Lab Manager


 

Links for 4/30/17

Peruvian songstress Yma Sumac, a pioneer of exotic, was a legend. That legend was built in Los Angeles.

Source: On the trail of Yma Sumac: The exotica legend came from Peru, but her career was all Hollywood – LA Times


 

“We’re being overwhelmed by our waste.”

Source: How The Oceans Became Choked With Plastic


 

The Archivist: Wild At Heart | The Surfers Journal


 

Self-Sustainable Lifestyles are Becoming Illegal | Homestead Guru


 

Tiki bar site Critiki has named Portland’s Hale Pale as the third best tiki bar in the entire world—for the second year in the row.

Source: Portland Bar Named the Number 3 Tiki Bar in the World – Willamette Week


 

André Staltz – An off-grid social network


 

Il compositore, direttore d’orchestra e arrangiatore Alessandro Alessandroni è morto a Roma. Aveva da poco compiuto 92 anni. Celebre il suo

Source: Addio ad Alessandro Alessandroni, il ‘fischio’ western più famoso del mondo – Musica – Spettacoli – Repubblica.it


 

Dublin’s Science Gallery hosted an evening of talks by Sea for Society featuring people whose lives revolve around the ocean.

Source: Sea for Society: Surfers Against Sewage and the Science of Ireland’s Water – HeadStuff

Links for 4/28/17

Nuclear shelters: Japanese civilians are installing tropical island-themed bunkers to prepare for a nuclear war — Quartz


 

Defend the Sacred: How Could the Peace Movement Prevail?


 

Red Bull CEO’s Breitbart-Idolizing Politics


 

The Jersey Shore circa 1901. “Driveway and beach at Long Branch.” 8×10 inch dry plate glass negative, Detroit Publishing Company.

Source: The Sandpeeper: 1901 | Shorpy | #1 Old Photos


 

L.A.’s Concrete River Gets Real | NRDC


 

Going Lala | The Surfers Journal


 

US Navy schedules latest war games exercise in Gulf of Alaska, without due regard for environmental or community concerns.

Source: War in the Gulf (No, Not That Gulf!): The U.S. Navy’s Anti-Environmental Broadside in the Gulf of Alaska


 

https://vimeo.com/203935377

Source: Pacific Longboarder News / Reviews / Events

Links for 4/14/17

We Can’t Afford Cuts to Coastal Management | NRDC


 

Source: A crash course on creation myths / Boing Boing


 

Source: Inuit cartography: maps carved in driftwood / Boing Boing


 

There was no desire to shatter the square society…only to elude it

Source: History Of Surfing: Surfing’s Beat Generation


 

https://vimeo.com/205239247


 

Links for 4/10/17

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2EdXpI4-Fcc

Source: New Disney World dress shop is perfect for Disney-bounding


 

The fundamental unit of biology is not the self, but the network — and this view has practical consequences, says David George Haskell, author of The Song of Trees.

Source: David George Haskell Explores Life’s Network’s In ‘The Song of Trees’ 


 

The American expats breaking up indigenous communities on the Mexican ‘Riviera’ | Global Development Professionals Network


 

Our planet’s temperature is rising, but there are things you can do to help.

Source: Climate Change List


 

Baxter Dynasty


 

Stopping global warming is only way to save Great Barrier Reef, scientists warn


 

The Natural Resources Defense Council works to safeguard the earth – its people, its plants and animals, and the natural systems on which all life depends.

Source: 100 Percent Clean Electricity for California

Links for 4/7/17

Von null auf Tempo hundert in 2,5 Sekunden: Drei Brüder aus Österreich haben einen legendären Rennwagen von Porsche mit einem Elektroantrieb ausgestattet. Das Auto begeistert – wirft aber eine Frage auf.

Source: Porsche mit Elektroantrieb: Kreisel-Brüder rüsten Rennwagen um


 

We’re seeing an unusual twist on automotive desirability today that would be quite interesting if it extended to all product design. The twist is this: People want new stuff that’s old, or depending on how you look at it, old stuff that’s new. Here’s what we mean: In America,

Source: Beyond Retro Design: People Want New Things That are Old, or Old Things That are New – Core77


 

6 Ways To Make Sure You’re Leaving Nothing On The (Merch) Table – MTT – Music Think Tank


 

Source: A curated catalogue of artists Shag’s creativity over the past three decades / Boing Boing


 

Congress OKs Ruthless Killing of Iconic Wildlife—What Next? | NRDC


 

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BqkekY5t7KY

With an estimated 1.4 million trillion plastic microfibers in our ocean today, it’s time to get informed and take action. WATCH the movie, LEARN about the problem, TAKE ACTION with The Story of Stuff Project!

Source: The Story of Microfibers – The Story of Stuff Project


 

Say aloha to David and Amy Carter’s Tabu Tiki Room.

Source: Tiki collectors escape winter in their basement paradise | Space | Chicago Reader