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August 21st, 2014 | By | No Comments

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If I can think of one term that is overused today, it’s selfie. I get it though. Taking pics of ourselves is fun, helps us document parts of our life, especially when we look better than normal, or have fake eyelashes on. But I’ll admit it. The obsession is getting to me a little bit.  For the following reason.  One of the easiest ways to be unhappy in your life, is to have your mindset be all about…you. The me, me, me, meeeeeeeee mentality. It’s unhealthy, leads to narrow minded thinking, and to be blunt, is really boring to be around. (more…)

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August 19th, 2014 | By | 1 Comment

How It’s Made… In The Shade Brother-Sister Design Duo Collab on Tropical Billabong Graphic Art

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SWELL took a quick trip to the Billabong Merchandise & Design dept to meet the Brother-Sister team behind this radical new of tropical tee in the August  SWELL Catalog

SWELL: Ryan, what’s your role in the Billabong M&D team?

RM: I’m a Senior In-House Artist for Billabong USA. Among various creative duties, I primarily design graphics and artwork for the Men’s tee shirt line, working everyday with type, illustration and graphic design. It’s always pumping and each day is a new adventure in a fast paced creative atmosphere–I love it! (more…)

August 17th, 2014 | By | No Comments

A Slice of Life | Adventure Awaits

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As summer begins to come to a close, its time to ask yourself, “Have I had a good adventure this summer?” (more…)

August 16th, 2014 | By | 1 Comment

Saturday Salute: Cuc of the Day Cocktail

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Feeling particularly parched? Liquidate with this refreshing, minty, floral-y cocktail. It’s my personal go-to for a post beach day refresher. And coincidentally, is pretty bikini friendly as far as cocktails go.
Recipe after the break… (more…)