Woodshed Films doc delves deep into the roots of climbing, surfing, and the environmental movement.
In 1968 Yvon Chouinard and Doug Tompkins set out to surf, ski and climb their way to Patagonia. The wild places they found later motivated them to protect the environment. Inspired by this journey, Jeff Johnson and Woodshed Films set sail on a voyage to South America to climb a mythical peak called Corcovado with Chouinard and Tompkins.
If you're looking for the ideal day bag for summer, we may have just found it for you. Cause-driven clothier Apolis and California's Heritage Leather joined forces to produce the Mason Courier Bag, a utilitarian satchel based on the classic Heritage 16" tool bag. Made from 13 oz. weatherproof natural cotton army duck fabric, the bag features muted earth tones and an adjustable shoulder strap for......read more
In "America's Dead Sea," award-winning photojournalist Jim Lo Scalzo serves up a beautiful but disturbing document of the Salton Sea, the heavily polluted saline lake southeast of Los Angeles. Lo Scalzo manages to find a fresh perspective on the notorious, much photographed sea, which was formed in a desert basin when the Colorado River flooded just over 100 years ago. With no outflow, and......read more
Well, summer's right around the corner. That's great and all, but for those of us that live in the city (i.e. pretty much everyone), summer means heat bouncing off concrete and sweat dripping down our backs. Apart from synthetically cooled buildings and the occasional promise of a cool evening, there's only one real respite from the daily grind: getting the hell out of the city. This animated......read more
On first glance, a collection of salmon jerky products seems like an unlikely brand extension for an outdoor apparel company. But when that company is Patagonia, which lives and breathes environmentalism, it actually makes sense. Launched under the newly unveiled Patagonia Provisions program, Wild Salmon Jerky is available in three flavors (sold here as a three-pack) using selectively harvested,......read more
For those with a flair for the unique, here's a a portable stereo solution that's as individual as they get. The BoomCase, a mobile boombox housed in a vintage suitcase, is a truly one of a kind design. Created by California artist Mr. Simo (aka Dominic Odbert), each custom BoomCase is outfitted with a headphone jack so you can link it to any device. And all you audio geeks out there can rest......read more
This video from French filmmakers Lea Amiel and Nicolas Libersalle gives us yet another reason to want to visit Iceland, that magical land of geysers, glaciers and volcanoes. The highly stylized piece shows off the stunning landscapes of the island nation in all their sweeping glory. It's a pleasing interpretation of place, all nicely synced up to Cinematic Orchestra's "To Build a Home"....read more
Thanks to Mark Twain, the image of a timber river raft drifting lazily downriver is forever embedded in the American consciousness. Over the years, it's become the ultimate symbol of escapist freedom. Now, you too can enjoy that very activity on your next holiday. The only catch? You have to travel to Sweden to make it happen. During the summer months, a Swedish eco tourism outfit called......read more
Canadian graphic designer and photographer Julian Bialowas, who last year gained internet fame lfor his 365q photo project, comes through with a similarly-themed, interactive concept titled "This Is Oregon." A collaboration with Shwood, the Portland-based sustainable eyewear company (previously featured on SHFT), the project features uplifting quotes overtop gorgeous landscape shots of the Beaver......read more