Links for 7/11/17

Skateboarding’s ascent to the Summer Olympic Games in 2020 may have finally established it as a legitimate sport, but it’s had a plentiful share of trials of tribulations.

Source: From illegal to Olympic sport: Skateboarding in Vancouver through the ages – British Columbia – CBC News


 

Sounds Of The Unexpected by Various Artists (Fun Time) on Ace Records

Source: Various Artists (Fun Time) – Sounds Of The Unexpected – Ace Records


 

Monika Pon-Su-San passed away on the 14th June from natural causes in Johannesburg. She was 86. In 1952 she met the Russian artist, Vladimir Tretchikoff, while she was working at her …

Source: Tretchikoff’s “Chinese Lady” Monika Pon-Su-San has passed – The South African Art Times


 


 

Source: Immerse yourself in the very strange world of wonderfully weird (and rare) records | Dangerous Minds


 

What its like to be a marine conservationist – The i newspaper online iNews


 

Update on the Sacred Headwaters Project so Far in 2017 | Pachamama Alliance

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 6/1/17

Cadillac Wheels wurde mit der Erfindung des binnen weniger Jahre zum Marktführer. Aber nichts ist für die Ewigkeit. VENI.VIDI. VICI.PERII.

Source: Cadillac Wheels – Wie das Rad neu erfunden wurde.


 

The Fallacy of Endless Economic Growth – Pacific Standard


 

While restoring one of the exploration huts in Antarctica, Conservators of the New Zealand Antarctic Heritage Trust discovered a box that turned out to be a remarkable treasure. It contained 22 never-before-seen cellulose nitrate negatives

Source: 100-Year-Old Box of Negatives Discovered Frozen In Block of Antarctica’s Ice – Abandoned Spaces


 


 

We all know that spending time outdoors is good for you on both a physical and mental level, but the benefits of spending time specifically at the beach have just been revealed. That incredible feeling of peace and calmness that you experience at the beach is now being referred to as “blue space.” That’s what […]

Source: According to scientists, visiting the beach can change your brain in an incredible way


 

Shoreline variability of an urban beach fronted by a beachrock reef from video imagery


 

This is Mohammad Mohiedine Anis 70, who has parked his classic collection of American cars in the al-Shaar neighbourhood of Aleppo while civil war raged all around.

Source: Meet Aleppo’s classic car collector who refused to leave | Daily Mail Online

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