A great entry in our Surf Survival Camp Contest: Recently in San Diego, two dolphins appeared through a glass walled wave heading straight for me. No way to duck dive the six foot wave in fear of colliding with the dolphins who had just dove a little deeper to just grazing level I had to [...]
Informed by the sociopolitical contexts of Latin America, Abraham Cruzvillegas has garnered much attention for his dynamic assemblage sculptures made of found objects. Interested in improvised building materials and techniques, he roots his sculptural practice within the urban landscape of his childhood home in Ajusco, a district in the south of Mexico City. Over the [...]
John Bailly, talented painter and friend of the Harmony, has his first NYC show tonight. Come out to see his mixed media works in the “Place of Mind” series, a collaboration with critically acclaimed Cuban-American poet Richard Blanco (whom President Barack Obama recently named inaugural poet). Artist’s reception TONIGHT: ClampArt 531 W 25th St New York, [...]
Don’t miss the first solo exhibition in a New York museum by the globally renowned contemporary artist El Anatsui. This show features over 30 works in metal and wood that transform appropriated objects into site-specific sculptures. Anatsui converts found materials into a new type of media that lies between sculpture and painting, combining aesthetic traditions [...]
If your New Year’s resolutions involve healthier living, wander on over to the Health is Happiness blog where they have lots of good ideas, including (drum roll please!) a version of the Harmony Juice Bar’s fantastic Banana Nut Butter Smoothie. Turns out I’m not the only one who returns home missing the Juice Bar so [...]
This teaser for Taylor Steele’s Here & Now: A Day in the Life of Surfing, makes this wannabe surfer want to surf even more. It was shot in one day by more than 25 filmmakers and surfers who worked in unison to document the world of surfing in a single 24 hour period, May 2nd [...]
Earlier this week, while many of us were dreaming of Nosara’s water temperature, some crazy surfers participated in Surf City Winter Jam 2012, a freezing-ass cold competition in Sweden. Despite the icy waters, Tico Derek Gutierrez won. Drift Surfing‘s report: This years was held on the 9th of December in Sweden’s surf city near Varberg. Local [...]
Bluesphere, “a unique photographic book—a collection of wave forms and ocean moments that beautifully illustrate the essence of the sea”—by Gold Coast-based photographer Shelli Bankier, is out today. Just in time for the holidays. Beautiful images of surfing and the ocean. More here.
Nosara’s new Recycling Center got off to a good start in summer 2012. Now the students hope to return to Costa Rica to complete it. Architect Tobias Holler explains how you can help on their new Kickstarter campaign: This past summer my absolute favorite building project, the Nosara Recycling and Education Center, made a huge [...]
Please join us for an evening of surf films for hurricane relief! Hosted by Mikey DeTemple and Jon Rose All proceeds will go to Waves for Water INFO Monday, November 26, 7:30pm Anthology Film Archives 32 Second Avenue, New York, NY Tickets: nysurfstories.eventbrite.com NEW YORK SURF STORIES Produced by SMASH, WAX Magazine, NYC Surfrider Foundation [...]
The latest natural disaster presents an opportunity to better understand climate change. The Huffington Post ran an interesting piece about the relationship between natural disasters and climate change. Has anyone seen other good articles on the topic?
I continue to be amazed by the Occupy Sandy movement. From the NYT: After its encampment in Zuccotti Park, which changed the public discourse about economic inequality and introduced the nation to the trope of the 1 percent, the Occupy movement has wandered in a desert of more intellectual, less visible projects, like farming, fighting [...]
While we at the Harmony Blog lost only our server for a few days (because of power outages), other areas of New York were destroyed by Hurricane Sandy. Our friends at WAX magazine went out immediately and wrote the following about one of the hardest hit areas: Thirty-six hours after Superstorm Sandy hit, we went [...]
One week left to see Thom Gilbert’s show in the East Village at Dorian Grey Gallery. The exhibit will feature his most recent body of photographic portraits from his forth-coming book: S A L T E D. “On display will be a vast collection of intimate portraits of current and iconic surfing legends and an [...]
The Jetsons-esque Sea Orbiter is an ocean going research vessel rumored to launch in 2013. Similar to a space ship, the Sea Orbiter will allow scientists and others a residential (for weeks at time) yet mobile research station positioned under the oceans’ surface. The station will have laboratories, workshops, living quarters and a pressurized deck [...]
Yesterday Lauren blogged about the great waves you’ll find in Nosara. Today, we’re telling you how to survive them no matter how big: go to the Harmony Hotel‘s first Surf Survival Camp with the Dr. Andrew Nathanson, author of last year’s best selling book, Surf Survival! You’ll learn how to handle a lot more than [...]
If you’re visiting Montuak to take advantage of the September swells, don’t miss the show at Outeast Gallery, a beautiful space with lovely photos by MTK local James Katsipis and San Diego photographer Luiza de Moraes.
The fifth annual New York Surf Film Festival starts next week at Nitehawk in Williamsburg. Check out this year’s lineup and get your tickets while you can.
Steven Holl Architects designed the Museum of Ocean and Surf – or Cité de l’Océan et du Surf – in Biarritz, France in collaboration with Solange Fabião. More from the project website
Last chance to see these beautiful portraits by Joni Sternbach at Rick Wester Fine Art in NYC. Exhibit closes tomorrow, August 10.
This weekend marks the fourth annual Wooden Surfboard celebration in Australia. In honor of the occasion, we asked Grant Newby, the founder of the day who has a blog about wooden boards, a few questions about this passion: HB: Could you explain why wood is good? Newby: I believe people from all walks of life have [...]
How is your relationship with board surfers in the water? In Hawaii we’re very tolerant of all forms of ocean recreation. Boogie boarding is crazy popular here. At Pipeline more often than not the lineup is mostly bodyboarders. Some lineups are more suitable for longboarding, certain waves are better for short boards, etc.; but occasionally [...]
As a card-carrying Kook, I loved this little video by Drug Money Art.
Join Origin Magazine and Eyebeam on July 26th at 7PM for a discussion hosted by Paul D. Miller (aka DJ Spooky) dedicated to exploring hidden architectures and their capacity to influence the evolution of cities and the well-being of their inhabitants. Panelists Daniel Barasch, Kenji Williams and Christopher Kieran will discuss strategies for utilizing these [...]