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Mini Cruiser Skateboards as art. Kinetics has transformed two Mini Cruiser Skateboards with Keith Haring artwork. Both boards have clear grip tape on the top to show off the classic colorful Haring cartoons, while the bottom of the decks give you a choice of camo print or black and grey classic Haring cartoons-- all paired with yellow trucks and red wheels. Ready to bring Keith Haring's social activism back? Then act fast, for there are only 150 units made exclusively available on Kinetics in Tokyo from late November. Check out more photos of the Kinetics x Keith Haring Skateboards below. Seen via: Freshnessmag
Rideable art Chinese artist Ai Weiwei and The Sk8room, a Belgian company focused on featuring art on skateboards, have produced three limited edition decks that feature a few of his famous artworks. The decks cost $1, 013 each, with 20% of the profits go to the non-profit organization Skateistan, an organization that focuses on empowering youth through skateboarding and educational activities. If you want to look but not touch, the boards are on display in Brussels at The Sk8room. Try not to slip on the sunflower seeds. See more of Ai Weiwei x The Sk8room Decks below.
It's Friday already? This is where television shows like Sex And The City really failed non-New Yorkers. [Buzzfeed] R.I.P. Adrienne Rich. "Compulsory Heterosexuality" changed things. [Feministe] HOLY SHIT! HOLY SHIT! HOLY SHIT! #TheRamones #Johnny [Abram Books] Sex writer, Tracy Clark-Flory's latest essay on faking it in the new issue of #ELLE is our must-read of the week. [Tracy Clark-Flory] Off the bottle on to the runway. How young is too young? [The High Low]
Just when you think your board is dead, it becomes a moose Japanese artist, Haroshi doesn't let a good deck go to waste. Bringing life to destroyed skateboard decks, Haroshi's meticulously carved wooden sculptures include a wide range of mosaic creatures like an arm with its middle finger extended, a giant skateboard wheel, the face of a dog, a fire hydrant, an apple, a shark and a giant moose head. Since his teenage years, Haroshi has been inspired by skateboarding and is still an avid skater today. His website explains, “He often feels attached to trucks with the shaft visible, goes around picking up and collecting broken skateboard parts, and feels reluctant to throw away crashed skateboards.” Wow, this guy really takes his work home. Err…you know what we mean. Haroshi's recycled skateboard deck works were recently on display as part of an exhibition at HUF's distribution center. In case you missed it (like us) see some of Haroshi’s recycled skateboard sculptures below.
Are Skateboards the new canvas? Our real skater friends will probably hate it, but we don't mind the clash of skate and fashion and culture on a board. Designed by Jayne, the blogger behind Stop it Right Now, these skateboards are available in three versions and all the boards were inspired by Celine’s Spring/Summer 2011 mosaic print. Made in a limited run of 100, the Internet has been all over them. Based on the popularity, we have a sneaking suspicion she'll be making more. See more of the Stop it Right Now Celine-inspired boards below.
Using images from past Marc Jacobs ad campaigns shot by Juergen Teller, Marc Jacobs is presenting four babes on boards. But better pick a favorite babe quick because there will be only 100 Lisa Maries, Kate Moss, Stephanie Seymours and M.I.A.s produced. Available this Friday (gone by Saturday) at the Bookmarc and Marc by Marc Jacobs Men’s store in New York. Via: Highsnobiety