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July 11th, 2014 | By | 75 Comments

DIY: Recycled Surf Wax Candle

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Aside from being a natural car freshener, we’ve found one more use for surf wax. No, you still can’t eat it. Sorry if that’s where you think we were going with this. But you CAN use it to make candles. Chances are, you have a board laying around with a less-than-fresh wax job. Time to kill two birds with one DIY and make some candles.
Wax Off: Learn how to remove surfboard wax
Wax On: Read on for the how to make candles out of the old wax… (more…)

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July 8th, 2014 | By | 76 Comments

SWELL Style Guide: The July Edit

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Feeling a mid-summer crisis coming on? Don’t ditch the bikini just yet. Spark your style for an Indian Summer and for the season ahead with lightweight layers and a few saturated essentials. Heat up chilly mornings with just an ounce of ochre and singed sage. Suit up for the impromptu road trips and the fall festivals. For the last hours of summer sun. And for the unpredictable adventures ahead.
Get inspired: View the July 14 Catalog

June 30th, 2014 | By | 75 Comments

Spotted in SWELL

Look who we found sporting their SWELL this week…
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Blogger: Simply Tabitha | Get the Goods: Coral Shorts (more…)

June 27th, 2014 | By | 73 Comments

DIY: Wood Block Printing

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We love a solid essential. But sometimes, just sometimes, essentials need a little bit of customization. And as much as we love a good puffy painting party, raised smiley sunshine faces and stick figure kitty cats might not be the ideal match for every kit.
Our two favorite options: Screen Printing or Wood Block Printing. Screen printing will give you a much cleaner result, but the process it a bit more involved. Wood block printing is a bit rougher, and involves a bit more work on your end, but you will not need to order a screen.
For the former, read our DIY Screen Printing Tutorial
And for the latter, read on… (more…)