Links for 6/18/17

Santa Monica Pier is LA County’s most polluted beach – Curbed LA


 

Hawaii is considering creating a universal basic income


 

Catch of the Week: Surf Shacks – A surfer can never leave the sea behind!


 

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rivf479bW8Q

Source: The three-minute story of 800,000 years of climate change with a sting in the tail


 

Brian Wilson talks to 6 Musict about playing Pet Sounds in its entirety for the last time

Source: BBC Radio 6 Music


 

India’s Biggest Skateboard Park In This Village Is Challenging The Caste System And Other Odds

Links for 6/2/17

Australian convict pirates in Japan: evidence of 1830 voyage unearthed | Australia news | The Guardian


 

Vintage Air India route map on a souvenir hand fan

Source: Boing Boing


 

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Se55CCdfaOA

Source: Forget Everything You Learned In Economics. You Were Totally Lied To.


 

Dakota Access Pipeline already Leaking Oil & not Completed


 

We just discovered A Future on Wheels, a longboarding project in Cambodia, that teamed-up with local NGO OBT (Organization for the basic training) to bring

Source: A Future on Wheels – Longboarding Project in Cambodia » Blog Archive » Longboard Girls Crew


 

The Decolonial Atlas | Re-imagining the world.

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 5/15/17

My mother was a dictionary. She was one of the last ?uent speakers of our tribal language. She knew dozens of words that nobody else knew. When she died, we buried all of those words with her. My m…

Source: Eulogy, a Poem by Sherman Alexie | Literary Hub


 

‘Listen to the dead whale’s wake-up call, look closer and see what plastic pollution does to the ocean.’

Source: A Giant Beached Whale Illustrates the Plastic Pollution Problem — Plastic Pollution Coalition


 

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7qVh9zlDe3E

 

The Italian design firm Stefano Boeri Architetti is planning a “forest city” for China, modeled after the firm’s completed green towers in Milan.

Source: Stefano Boeri Architetti builds tree-covered skyscrapers in China


 

One of only two dozen ever made, a super rare vintage BTR-3 tape machine from Abbey Road Studios has been found in Southampton University.

Source: Super rare Abbey Road tape machine discovered at student radio station


 

https://vimeo.com/55448896

Links for 5/6/17

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=C0mbo5sbUZM

This guy makes good covers of Beach Boys songs

Source: This guy makes good covers of Beach Boys songs / Boing Boing


 

This Is How We Fight Back | NRDC


 

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

For an artist whose legend is built around being a studio genius, Brian Wilson is surprisingly excited to perform Pet Sounds live once again.

Source: Brian Wilson on How It Feels to Retire Performing ‘Pet Sounds’ | | Observer


 

Pioneers of Sound: Watch our documentary on the story of the BBC Radiophonic Workshop – The Vinyl Factory


 

The Italian design firm Stefano Boeri Architetti is planning a “forest city” for China, modeled after the firm’s completed green towers in Milan.

Source: Stefano Boeri Architetti builds tree-covered skyscrapers in China


 

‘Hobbit’ species did not evolve from ancestor of modern humans, research finds | Science | The Guardian

Links for 5/4/17

This floating speaker is the perfect summer companion

Source: This floating speaker is the perfect summer companion


 

The scientific community went into a frenzy this week over a new report claiming humans were in North America 130,000 years ago. Could it possibly be true? And why were people losing their minds?

Source: Were Humans Really in America 100,000 Years Before We Thought?


 

A Gorgeous Theremin Cover of ‘The Ecstasy of Gold’ From the Film ‘The Good, the Bad and the Ugly’


 

Surfing Publication and Newsagency, we provide surfers all the news, Board Buyers Guide, Contest Reports, Big Wave Events, Airshows, Image Galleries, Shapers, Schools and Camps directories, Surfing magazine, Learning to Surf tips

Source: Pacific Longboarder News / Reviews / Events


 

The substances stick around in the environment for a long time, which makes them likely to be inhaled or ingested by people and animals

Source: Former Pesticide Ingredient Found in Dolphins, Birds, and Fish | Lab Manager


 

New Zealand anger as pristine lakes tapped for bottled water market | World news | The Guardian

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 4/7/17

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