Archive for the ‘Interesting Humans’ Category

March 5th, 2014 | By | 12 Comments

Meet Your Maker | Lolli Swim Founder Vy Swimmies, Sprinkles, and the Spring '14 Collection with the Designer Behind the Bow

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Any girly girl worth her salt has taken notice to lOlli Swimwear’s nostalgic, queen of the sand castle, bikinis. We ventured to a magical hill in Laguna Beach to meet the girl behind the infamous bow bottoms. Read on for the short (and sugary sweet) interview + photos from her design space.
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February 28th, 2014 | By | 17 Comments

Interview: Rhythm’s Marc Llewellyn Marc Explains The Burleigh Heads Surf Culture

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SWELL: Walk us through a typical day working at Rhythm in Burleigh?
Marc: The boys normally have a little pre-work surf and the girls will do their pilates, yoga, walks or swims. A lot of us meet for coffee at Canteen then head into the office. Everyone’s pretty flat out all day but there’s definitely a lot of laughs, dance-breaks, fun and kookiness thrown amongst the seriousness. (more…)

February 21st, 2014 | By | 15 Comments

We Carry SUPERbrand Boards… Just Not This One Paul Fisher Waxes His Shred Stick

Paul Fisher never ceases to amaze us with his antics. Enjoy his phallic shred fest on his “progressive” shape from SUPERbrand. Check out the fresh quiver of Shapes that just landed at SWELL. Or opt for the Channel Island sled that Ottz waxed up.

February 19th, 2014 | By | 6 Comments

Inspiration LA: JJ Wessels – Matix Ambassador A conversation over musty vintage clothes? 'But I Like it!"

Gabe Clement and JJ with the "Inspiration LA" one-off tee that was printed during the event.

SWELL: Hey JJ, thanks for taking some time to talk to us. “Inspiration LA” is pretty awesome and somewhat overwhelming for me, It’s my first year at the event. Have you been to the event before this year? How has your experience been so far?

JJ: I’ve been coming to the event since it started really, I was invited by Rin Tanaka. One of my friends, Brian Bent, was featured in a book that Rin published, and I think thats how I met him. It’s been the best event so far, definitely the best turnout. It’s something I wouldn’t miss. it’s something where I’m like “Inspiration is coming up! when is it? where is it?” type thing. (more…)