(Written by Elizabeth Park for Foam)
Mark Whalberg is slated to play Koby Abberton in the Hollywood biopic Bra Boys, due out next summer (produced by Brian Grazer and directed by Russell Crowe). Whalberg wishes he were as cool as Koby. The upcoming film, and documentary of the same name, (released last year to film festivals, and coming out on DVD in early May), is the story of the Australian Maroubra beach gang known as the Bra Boys, led by Sunny Abberton and his brothers Koby and Jai. Since the doc’s release, their notorious tale-tragic, heroic, complicated- has been sensationalized by the media and fans alike, and repudiated by local police. (more…)
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(Written by Zoe Buck for FOAM)
Instead of relying on supermodels or celebrity spokeswomen, the ever-innovative, Irvine-based clothing label Element Eden commissions so-called Advocates to both represent the brand and inspire its loyal customer base.
The newest woman to hold that distinction is Spain’s Pepa Prieto, who makes madcap sprawling drawings and exuberant bright paintings. Her energetic work recalls a child genius on a doodling binge, but Prieto herself is playful and grounded. In touch with her inner kid, but most decidedly a girl- power role model.
We had Zoe Buck try and figure out what makes Prieto tick. (more…)
Did you know the Amazon isn’t just that website that sells dvds and diapers? It’s a river. In South America. And there’s surf! Who knew? Apparently Swell team rider Jon Rose did, and he tore it a new one. Surfline goes deep while JR goes big.
The cutest little website we didn’t know about just wrote a great review on Swell (the coolest website they didn’t know about). Turns out they like us; they really, really like us. And they’re not so shabby either. With insightful product reviews and profiles, they shop the web so you won’t have to. Hmmm, wonder if they’re seeing anyone…