Coachella Playlist | AMBSN Beats

April 5th, 2015 | By | 3 Comments

The brothers behind AMBSN clothing kinda selected choice tracks to get your Coachella festival fix.
Their patented Californian taste is the perfect compliment to the festival-savvy styles they’ve stitch togetther for another season of grooving in the grass.

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How to Take Better Outdoor Instagrams A series on finding adventure, stoke, and a killer workout in the Great Outdoors by Johnie Gall.

April 3rd, 2015 | By | 3 Comments

betterinstagrams Tired of the vicious cycle of spinach wraps and Sepia filters on Instagram? Break the mold and curate a gallery of double-tap worthy adventure shots—it’s not as hard as it sounds. Most of the time, creating a gorgeous Instagram gallery isn’t about where you are, it’s about how you shoot it (because any outdoor excursion, big or small, is pretty dang beautiful). And keep in mind, Instagram isn’t just about racking up followers—it can be a great way to revisit your favorite moments and connect with old friends easily. Here, eight tips for taking better outdoor Instagram shots you’ll definitely “like” for a long time to come—even if you aren’t a professional photographer.

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Figure out what your goal is with your gallery—is it to tell a story? Chronicle your life? Score a sponsorship? Let that dictate what your photos look like.

Tip #1: Rethink Your Instagram

My friend Kat Carney, who happens to have one of the most beautiful Instagram galleries I’ve seen yet, once told me to think about my Instagram as if I were curating a small, square art gallery—advice that’s totally changed the look of my own account! Instead of snapping everything and anything and posting it, try being pickier with what you share with the world. Just like you’d edit a real-life photography gallery to fit a theme, your Instagram should reflect a specific mood or story. Choose yours and post accordingly! (more…)

Bombing Newport Sights From the South SWELL That Kept on Cranking

April 3rd, 2015 | By | 3 Comments

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This past weekend Newport Beach enjoyed early season south swell that sent a healthy sized waves that lit up Newport Beachbreaks. From the massive shore pound at The Wedge to the rippable waves at Blackies. The swell that keeps on giving…
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Festive Sounds: STRFKR at CRSSD Styles, Sounds & Sights at Southern California's Newest Music Festival

April 2nd, 2015 | By | 4 Comments

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Festival season kicked off at CRSSD Fest with the best indie electronica coming outta Portland since Portugal. The Man. Bay front in San Diego, the boys of STRFKR had girls dancing in the fountains and losing their minds with the dreamy beats.

Origin of Name “Starfucker”: started off as a joke, but the band’s success under the name grew rapidly. In response to this success, and with the guidance of a business agent, they briefly changed their name to (more…)