Surf Shacks

Surf Shacks Author Indoek
ISBN-10 389955907X
Release 2017-03
Pages 256
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Surfing is a way of life. A life dominated by the waves and the tide with a cozy place to pause in between. Creative personalities crafting bold homes, Surf Shacks illustrates how surfers live both on and off shore. Many abodes can fall under the label of surf shack: New York City apartments, cabins nestled next to Royal National Park, or tiny Hawaiian huts. Surfing communities are overflowing with creativity, innovation, and rich personalities. Surf Shacks takes a deeper look at surfers' homes and artistic habits. Glimpses of record collections, strolls through backyard gardens, or a peek into a painter's studio provide insight into surfers' lives both on and off shore. Through anecdotes and photographs, illustrations and conversations, Surf Shacks reveals a more personal side to surfing and its eclectic cast of characters.



Surf Shack

Surf Shack Author Nina Freudenberger
ISBN-10 9780451496065
Release 2017-04-11
Pages 272
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"Cabin porn goes coastal in Nina Freudenberger’s Surf Shack” [Vanity Fair], and here are bungalows, trailers, cabins, and beach homes where surfers retreat after a day on the waves. Peek inside the homes of longtime enthusiasts and dedicated newcomers that reflect not just a sport or passion, but also a way of life. Blake and Heather Mycoskie of TOMS, hotelier Sean MacPherson, Gypset author Julia Chaplin, and others have set up their spaces to embrace a casual ease and be the break between the waves. With vibrant photographs of design details and bright beaches—from Malibu to the Rockaways, from Japan to Australia—this book captures the soulful milieu of a lifestyle we all aspire to. "Surfers are a breed onto themselves and their homes . . . Nina Freudenberger has taken a good look at not only a number of these vastly different abodes but also a quick glimpse into the particular and even peculiar lives that are lived there. Because after all, to a surfer at least, surfing is the only life." –Gerry Lopez, renowned surfer, innovator, and author of Surf is Where You Find It



Surf Odyssey

Surf Odyssey Author Andrew Groves
ISBN-10 3899556534
Release 2016-03-01
Pages 256
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"Cold-water surfing, the most remote surf spots, spectacular photography, illustrations, and custom boards: Surf Odyssey documents the modern cult of surfing as its own subculture and way of life. There's much more to surfing than palm trees and beach boy clichés. People surf not only in Hawaii, but also in Norway, South Korea, and India. Surf Odyssey is a book about the world of surfing today and those that live in it. This community is made up of the surfers themselves as well as surf photographers and board builders who are also spreading its distinctive spirit into other creative fields. Comparable to the new outdoor movement, today's surfing is about an attitude toward life, a lust for adventure, and a love of nature that one can only find far away from established spots. Surf Odyssey presents this scene's places, people, stories, and brands. Its stunning photography is sure to inspire many further surfing exploits."



The California Surf Project

The California Surf Project Author Eric Soderquist
ISBN-10 0811862828
Release 2009-04-22
Pages 176
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Quit your job, pack your boards, and surf your way down the California coast.... Sound like a daydream? The California Surf Project is the fully illustrated travel diary of two surfers who took this trip of a lifetime. Chris Burkard, a talented photographer, and Eric Soderquist, a professional surfer, cajoled their Volkswagen bus along Highway 1 from the Oregon border to the Tijuana Sloughs and discovered everything the Golden State's legendary coastline has to offer. Relive their incredible adventure of surfing perfect waves, sharing campfires with total strangers, and keeping the bus running with duct tape and prayers in more than 200 gorgeous photographs, soulful text, and a professionally produced thirty-minute DVD.



Shake Shack

Shake Shack Author Randy Garutti
ISBN-10 9780553459821
Release 2017-05-16
Pages 240
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Shake Shack’s first-ever cookbook, with 70 recipes and plenty of stories, fun facts, and pro tips for the home cook and ShackFan, as well as 200 photographs. Follow Shake Shack’s journey around the world; make your own ShackBurgers, crinkle-cut fries, and hand-spun frozen custard shakes at home; and get a glimpse into the culture, community, and inner workings of this global phenomenon.



California Surfing and Climbing in the Fifties

California Surfing and Climbing in the Fifties Author
ISBN-10 1938922263
Release 2013-12-31
Pages 107
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The story told by the photographs in "California Surfing and Climbing in the Fifties "takes place against the larger backdrop of postwar America: Truman and Eisenhower, the Korean War, the Cold War and the Red Scare. Young people were embracing new symbols of non-conformity: Elvis Presley, Jack Kerouac, Marlon Brando and James Dean. All along the California coast, surfing became popular as heavy balsawood boards were replaced with lightweight ones crafted from polyurethane foam, fiberglass and resin. Meanwhile, climbers descended on Tahquitz Rock in the south and Yosemite Valley to the north to test handcrafted equipment that would set new standards for safety, technique and performance. The photographs in this volume include images of legendary surfers such as Joe Quigg, Tom Zahn, Dale Velzy and Renny Yater, in locations such as Rincon, Malibu, South Bay, Laguna and San Onofre; and famous climbers such as Warren Harding, Royal Robbins and Wayne Merry among others, photographed mostly in the Yosemite Valley by the likes of Bob Swift, Alan Steck, Jerry Gallwas and Frank Hoover. Soaked in surf, sun and adrenaline, the photographs in "California Surfing and Climbing in the Fifties" depict the birth of an era and an exhilarating moment in Californian history.



Surf Craft

Surf Craft Author Richard Kenvin
ISBN-10 0262027607
Release 2014-06-25
Pages 176
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Surfboards were once made of wood and shaped by hand, objects of both cultural and recreational significance. Today most surfboards are mass-produced with fiberglass and a stew of petrochemicals, moving (or floating) billboards for athletes and their brands, emphasizing the commercial rather than the cultural. Surf Craft maps this evolution, examining surfboard design and craft with 150 color images and an insightful text. From the ancient Hawaiian alaia, the traditional board of the common people, to the unadorned boards designed with mathematical precision (but built by hand) by Bob Simmons, to the store-bought longboards popularized by the 1959 surf-exploitation movie Gidget, board design reflects both aesthetics and history. The decline of traditional alaia board riding is not only an example of a lost art but also a metaphor for the disintegration of traditional culture after the Republic of Hawaii was overthrown and annexed in the 1890s. In his text, Richard Kenvin looks at the craft and design of surfboards from a historical and cultural perspective. He views board design as an exemplary model of mingei, or art of the people, and the craft philosophy of Soetsu Yanagi. Yanagi believed that a design's true beauty and purpose are revealed when it is put to its intended use. In its purest form, the craft of board building, along with the act of surfing itself, exemplifies mingei. Surf Craft pays particular attention to Bob Simmons's boards, which are striking examples of this kind of functional design, mirroring the work of postwar modern California designers. Surf Craft is published in conjunction with an exhibition at San Diego's Mingei International Museum.



Beachside Bohemian

Beachside Bohemian Author Robert Novogratz
ISBN-10 9780847848089
Release 2016-10-11
Pages 210
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Effortlessly combining bohemian chic style and family living, the fashionable couple serve up fun and practical design tips from their beachfront vacation home. Well known to their fans through their reality TV shows (on HGTV and Bravo) and various home decor lines (Macy's, CB2, and Walmart), designers Robert and Cortney Novogratz's third book is dedicated to one of their favorite places to spend time with their sizable brood: their vacation home in the sleepy beach outpost of Trancoso, Brazil. Transforming a ramshackle house into a sanctuary for family and friends, we see the Novogratzes' relaxed and family-focused style in its purest and most laid-back form. Brimming with great decorating and entertaining ideas that easily translate from vacation vibe to "real life" back at home, the gracious couple excel at living well, in sandals and bare feet, and never sweating the small stuff. In addition to offering up terrific decoration suggestions for every room in the house and the outdoors (including a treehouse!), they have advice on how to make your vacation home pay for itself--advising that small touches add up in big ways when creating the most enjoyable experience for guests and renters--and traveling with kids--with seven of their own, it's a subject they have mastered.



Writer Sailor Soldier Spy

Writer  Sailor  Soldier  Spy Author Nicholas Reynolds
ISBN-10 9780062440150
Release 2017-03-14
Pages 384
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NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER • A "riveting"* international cloak-and-dagger epic, here is the stunning untold story of Ernest Hemingway's dangerous secret life -- including his role as a Soviet agent code-named "Argo" -- that fueled his art and his undoing. In 2010, while he was the historian at the esteemed CIA Museum, Nicholas Reynolds, a longtime American intelligence officer, former U.S. Marine colonel, and Oxford-trained historian, began to uncover clues suggesting Nobel Prize-winning novelist Ernest Hemingway was deeply involved in mid-twentieth-century spycraft -- a mysterious and shocking relationship that was far more complex, sustained, and fraught with risks than has ever been previously supposed. Now Reynolds's meticulously researched and captivating narrative, Writer, Sailor, Soldier, Spy, "looks among the shadows and finds a Hemingway not seen before" (London Review of Books), revealing for the first time the whole story of this hidden side of Hemingway's life: his troubling recruitment by Soviet spies to work with the NKVD, the forerunner to the KGB, followed in short order by a complex set of secret relationships with American agencies, including the FBI, the Department of State, the Office of Naval Intelligence (ONI), and the Office of Strategic Services (OSS), a precursor to the CIA. Starting with Hemingway's sympathy to antifascist forces during the 1930s, Reynolds illuminates Hemingway's immersion in the life-and-death world of the revolutionary left, from his passionate commitment to the Spanish Republic; his successful pursuit by Soviet NKVD agents, who valued Hemingway's influence, access, and mobility; his wartime meeting in East Asia with communist leader Chou En-Lai, the future premier of the People's Republic of China; and finally to his undercover involvement with Cuban rebels in the late 1950s and his sympathy for Fidel Castro. Reynolds equally explores Hemingway's participation in various roles as an agent for the United States government, including hunting Nazi submarines with ONI-supplied munitions in the Caribbean on his boat, Pilar; his command of an informant ring in Cuba called the "Crook Factory" that reported to the American embassy in Havana; and his on-the-ground role in Europe, where he helped OSS gain key tactical intelligence for the liberation of Paris and fought alongside the U.S. infantry in the bloody endgame of World War II. As he examines the links between Hemingway's work as an operative and as an author, Reynolds reveals how Hemingway's secret adventures influenced his literary output and contributed to the writer's block and mental decline (including paranoia) that plagued him during the postwar years -- a period marked by the Red Scare and McCarthy hearings, which destroyed the life of anyone with Soviet connections. Reynolds also illuminates how those same experiences played a role in some of Hemingway's greatest works, including For Whom the Bell Tolls and The Old Man and the Sea, while also adding to the burden that he carried at the end of his life and perhaps contributing to his suicide. A literary biography with the soul of an espionage thriller, Writer, Sailor, Soldier, Spy is an essential contribution to our understanding of the life, work, and fate of one of America's most legendary authors. *William Doyle



Out East

Out East Author Jennifer Ash Rudick
ISBN-10 0865653372
Release 2017-07-11
Pages 328
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Cool breezes, miles of pristine beaches, and vast, open farmland have long attracted visitors to Long Island's South Fork, known worldwide as "The Hamptons." Residents in picturesque seaside communities from Southampton to Montauk are calling upon world-class designers to fine-tune their visions, giving rise to a fresh design vernacular: homes that are testaments to what can be achieved when inspired by the natural beauty of a unique locale--and when imagination is one's only limitation. Out East captures the enduring appeal of shingled houses, modernist oceanfront designs, artists' compounds, and Montauk surf shacks. Jennifer Ash Rudick, a long-time Southampton resident, leads an insider's tour of more than 25 houses, cottages, and pool houses. Tria Giovan, a Sag Harbor-based photographer, captures extraordinary gardens, verandas, lakeside pavilions, farmhouses, and converted barns.



Surf Cafe Living

Surf Cafe Living Author Jane Lamberth
ISBN-10 0956789366
Release 2014-08-15
Pages 192
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Jane and Myles Lamberth are living their dream running a bustling seaside cafe, creating a gorgeous home and enjoying a carefree coastal lifestyle. Surf Cafe Living is their second book, the follow-up to The Surf Cafe Cookbook. It features 50 delicious easy-to-make recipes, with the emphasis once again on using fresh, organic, seasonal produce. Taking his inspiration from the changing seasons, talented chef Myles shows you how to prepare mouthwatering dishes such as Calamari and Chorizo Salad, Spiced Butternut Squash Soup, Pan-Fried Skate with Capers, Coconut Thai Crab Cakes, Roast Spatchcock Chicken with Salsa Verde, Cola Pulled Pork, Polka Dot Cake and Chocolate Raspberry Tart. All the recipes are unfussy and simple to make, with quantities given in both US and metric measurements. Since the release of The Surf Cafe Cookbook Jane and Myles have also made a place of their own, transforming a rundown cottage into a contemporary beach house. In Surf Cafe Living, they explain how to refashion a living space with passion and creativity, utilising ideas and know-how from local designers and craftsmen. You'll learn how to how to build a fire pit for barbecues, how to make inventive party decorations, and how to turn coffee sacks into stylish cushion covers. There are also tips from local food producers about making cheese, keeping bees and growing herbs. This book is all about stress-free entertaining. It will inspire you to invite guests around for brunch, throw an impromptu barbecue, or take the next step and host a fabulous dinner party. Surf Cafe Living is dedicated to making your house a home and filling it with great friends, family and of course delectable food.



High Tide

High Tide Author Chris Burkard
ISBN-10 9089896546
Release 2015-07
Pages 352
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The ultimate photography book on surfing by one of the most famous outdoor photographers in the worldDistinctive photographyThe author has a huge following: 600,000 followers on Instagram (chrisburkard), the perfect gift for surfers, outdoor sportsmen, lovers of photographyThis is the ultimate book on rough and tough surfing. Breathtaking landscapes, remote and desolate places, the highest waves, the most spectacular jumps and a story of surfing to the ends of the world. A photographic homage to surfing in extreme conditions, made by an international surfer and his team. High Tide, A Surd Odyssey follows the surfers in their epic journeys and achievements in the most diverse land- and seascapes. This book portrays the ultimate battle between the elements and mankind: the water and the waves against the board and man.Of related interest: Surf ISBN 9789089896544 - $15.95



Rock the Shack

Rock the Shack Author Sven Ehmann
ISBN-10 3899554663
Release 2013
Pages 239
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From weekend homes to get-away cabins in the mountains, by the sea, or in the woods, this architecture embodies our longing for lounging in nature. Rock the Shack is a survey of such contemporary refuges from around the world--from basic to luxury. The book features a compelling range of sparingly to intricately furnished cabins, cottages, second homes, tree houses, transformations, shelters, and cocoons.



Michael Dormer and the Legend of Hot Curl

Michael Dormer and the Legend of Hot Curl Author Michael Dormer
ISBN-10 9781683960171
Release 2017-07-11
Pages 200
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Michael Dormer is synonymous with the California surf counterculture in the 1960s and 1970s. This is the first-ever retrospective of the artist, culled from his own archives. It collects all of his character Hot Curl's comic strips for the magazine SurfToons, his designs for his TV show, a vast selection of his fine art, and other surprises.



Marfa Modern

Marfa Modern Author Helen Thompson
ISBN-10 9781580934732
Release 2016-10-18
Pages 240
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"When Donald Judd began his Marfa project in 1986, it was regarded as an idiosyncratic quest of an artist known for his antisocial tendencies. Today, 21 years after his death at the age of 65, Judd and the precisely minimal art for which he crusaded have never been more fashionable. Judd is revered as the patron saint of minimalist art, but also as the muse of minimalist interiors, architecture, furniture, and even retail design. And Marfa has become a mecca for a torrent of art pilgrims, design aficionados, and international hipsters who find the allure irresistible. Because so much of Judd's intention was site-specific, he took advantage not only of the grandly austere landscape around Marfa, he also acquired a lot of inexpensive buildings:storefronts, three ranches, and a fort. His single-handed real estate revival spawned an interest among fans and other seekers to live in the untamed, open setting in the way Judd did. The result has been that this former waterstop is now a major tourist destination as well as a cultural center. In recent years, a new wave of artists has moved to Marfa to live and work, and art lovers and collectors have followed, turning it into a booming high-design vacation and second-home destination. This volume features 24 high-design homes that fully embrace both the unique sense of place and the offerings of its vibrant artistic community. Here former gas stations are converted into colorful loftlike residences, industrial warehouses are redesigned after the area's white-cube galleries to create ample wall space for private art collections, and contemporary architecture embraces the high desert sky and sun."



At the Ocean

At the Ocean Author Mirjam Bleeker
ISBN-10 9460581234
Release 2014-05
Pages 255
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Photographer Mirjam Bleeker and interior designer Frank Visser have enjoyed a friendship and creative partnership for over eighteen years. During this time, they have traveled the world together, often with no particular itinerary, seeking out the people and places that inspire a sense of adventure. During their travels, they have stayed in a range of settings, private homes and 'retreats, ' meeting an eclectic mix of people choosing to make their lives by the sea. The photographs in this collection are beautiful, capturing the imagination, they reflect the colors of water and sky, filled with the bleached driftwood, shells and pebbles found on the shoreline, the 'music' of the ocean, the seabirds and the waves re-created in the internal fabric of the buildings, on porches, under canvas, framed in the windows and through the open doors. This book brings these far-flung places to life, with images of white-washed walls, rusted corrugated iron roofs, strings of faded flags fluttering in the breeze, lazy hammocks, footprints in the sand from Bali to Senegal, Costa Rica, Chile, India and Italy; pure escapism.



East Coast Australia

East Coast Australia Author Ryan Ver Berkmoes
ISBN-10 9781741047240
Release 2008
Pages 536
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With its mighty 18,000km coastline, eastern Australia practically wrote the book on beach life and watersports. Should you manage to drag yourself away from the ocean, you'll find the rest ain't so bad either: mountain ranges, rainforest, outback and three vibrant capital cities will keep you busy during low tide. * Maps galore * Focus on sustainability and eco-tourism options * Environment and history chapters by expert authors * Increased coverage of indigenous culture * The sweetest sleeps in the east