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The first single from Shadows, Opium, one of our favorite albums from 2011, finally has a video to go along with the amazing track. The music video is directed by Keegan Wilcox, starring Avan Jogia and Zoey Deutch, and produced by Dersu Rhodes and Steven Bender. Filmed in Mammoth CA in 2 full days, the finished product tells a story of love and addiction. You can find the song here and make sure to check out read more >

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Dora Kontha’s photographs feel strangely clinical even though her subjects are open, free, and majestic. Her grand landscapes somehow feel like intimate studies of our planet, a stunning, powerful waterfall through Dora’s lens seems to be delicate and quiet. When looking through Dora’s series titled Wanderlust I come across an image of a road heading straight into the side of the mountain, the scene is carefully framed, as if she painted the landscape with oils. The read more >

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Photo courtesy of Burning Man Blog All other photos courtesy of Michael Garlington.
Words and Interview by Kari Hendrick
A hundred different eyes stared back at me. Their black pupils seemed to be from another time, as if they were spirits lost in the transition from our world to theirs. “Who are these characters?” I wondered, as I looked up at the steeped walls of “The Chapel” – covered in black and white photos.
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Photos by James Chiang | Design by Dersu Rhodes | Curated by Lindsay Colip
 
Our friends in Germany use the expression guten rutsch when wishing someone a happy new year. Meaning good slide as in ‘have a good slide into 2014,’ they shout this phrase the days leading up to the clock chiming midnight. I heard this for the first time yesterday and loved it. I think they absolutely nailed where we all read more >

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words by Dersu Rhodes photos by Dean Bradshaw

I have reached a time in my life where I am confronted by a fashion/personality/lifestyle/age crisis. Sounds complicated and dramatic but it’s really very simple. The look I have at my age doesn’t really cater to being active in the way that I love to be. For example, I choose to dress more maturely than I did in high school and college; stylish read more >

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Evan Rossell (Stink) makes art that makes me happy. His colors, characters, and mediums all combine into a glorious style that is easily recognizable and can be seen on surf fins, to boards, to massive murals. If you’re looking for something fun (stickers, beanies, books etc.) check out his online shop, and make sure to follow his art blog and site here.


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Blood Orange is Devonté Hynes, a writer and producer hailing from New York City. His music is so damn eclectic that it’s near impossible to categorize it. Listening to it feels like you are trapped in the best 80′s movie soundtrack you’ve ever heard, while being serenaded by Motown Diva’s, and a Brooklyn hipster quartet.
Devonte does it all, and his accompaniment by collaborates such as Samantha Urbani from Friends, Florence Welch, read more >

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Bob Hoste is a southern California based videographer and a self-proclaimed hobbyist photographer.  Originally from the small commercial fishing and tourist community of Point Pleasant Beach in New Jersey, Bob has made his way to California where he is now surrounded by a talented group of unique friends acting as source of constant inspiration coast to coast.
Through his company, The Leeward Shore, Bob produces videos and edits for a roster of clients mainly in action sports. If you’re read more >

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Interview and words by Dersu Rhodes

I walk briskly down a street that has a sign I cannot pronounce. When I ask my friend Erik, my guide to the city who walks beside me, how it’s said in Swedish he sounds like he’s singing, Alderbethsgatan. It’s so damn cold in Stockholm that it’s hard not to speed walk, and I now know why every person in Sweden is so fit, I can feel myself growing thinner as my read more >

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December means dinner parties and fancy cocktails, getting all of your favorite people together in one room, spending too much money on the ingredients for mulled wine stumbling home hours later – bellies full and hearts filled with a deep sense of gratitude for those incredible people in our lives.
Tested this one out at nice little social hour at my place over the weekend and I must say, it has some real gems. As 2013 read more >

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