Posts Tagged ‘meet your maker’

December 10th, 2013 | By | 80 Comments

SWELL Snapshot: Chris Burkard Featured SWELL Surf Photographer Breaks Down the Journey In the Dec Catalog

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SWELL stopped by Burkey’s Central Coast Studio to get some insight into his Arctic surf tales seen in the December Catalog. The inaugural Follow the Light grant winner has become a trailblazer for frosty surf expeditions, here’s how the 26 year old surf photo savant keeps crushing it.

SWELL: Explain what kind of trippy Northern Lights magic is going on the cover.

Burkard: This moment was unreal, it was as if the entire sky lit up for me and me alone. 2am… 5 hours before I left for home and the only clear night of the trip. It snowed all day and late in the evening it cleared and I knew this was my moment so I hike to the beach, 1 mile from my cabin, and shot these photos. It was one of the best experiences of my life, hands down. The sky was spiraling and channeling orange/ red blue and green… straight from the sea  to the sky. (more…)

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December 8th, 2013 | By | 253 Comments

Meet Your Maker | Lovers + Friends

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Sparkles, sex appeal and a touch of edge…just a few reasons why we heart Lovers + Friends. The LA-based brand is for go-getters and fun-seekers, so we can most-certainly vibe with this one. So off to Los Angeles to meet the woman behind this oh-so-SWELL brand, Raissa… (more…)

December 6th, 2013 | By | 65 Comments

Meet Your Maker | Stance Stance Art Director Talks San Clemente Inspired Sock Designs

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SWELL: Looks like Stance HQ is under major construction. Big plans, big Growth?

Hennings: 2013 was a huge growth year in revenue and headcount.  We added 15 people, and probably another 15-20 next year so we need the space.  The new office will be beautiful and really supports our culture and company values.   Currently we are building out a 22,000 square foot global headquarters in San Clemente.  1/3 third of the area is dedicated to office and work and 2/3 is dedicated to fun;  Basketball court, skate ramp, game center with ping pong, trampoline and air hockey, a bounce house for the kids, family room lounge.  It will be incredible. (more…)

December 3rd, 2013 | By | 333 Comments

Meet Your Maker | Stone_Cold_Fox Travels, Stone Cold Foxes (and Pugs) with Cydney and Dallas

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New at SWELL, Stone_Cold_Fox adds vintage lace and Bowie flares to some of the most figure-flattering and feminine silhouettes we’ve ever seen. Try on the the Stardust jumper and you’ll see what we mean – it’s full-on mega babe status…babe-alicious, Baberaham Lincoln, etc.  To celebrate the arrival of the line at SWELL, we met up with best friends/SCF Founders Cydney and Dallas to talk about the line and the foxes behind it. Read on for the interview + take a photo tour of their new downtown loft office… (more…)