The Architect of Pool Skateboarding

 

CLOCKWISE FROM TOP: HORNES NEST, 2016, ARTO SAARI; RAY BARBEE, POOLTOWN, 2012, ARTO SAARI; RUNE GLIFBERG, 2015, ARTO SAARI

 

Now on view through September 2024 at the Aalto2 Museum Centre in Jyväskylä, Finland is The Pool – The Origin of Pool Skateboarding, a series of four exhibitions that explore the pool design of legendary Finnish architect Alvar Aalto, and its intersection with international skateboarding culture, as well as rap and hip-hop culture.

Three exhibitions focus on skateboarding, and the theme of the kidney-shaped design of the swimming pool at Aalto’s Villa Mairea that influenced Southern California pool design and skateboard culture. The fourth exhibition delves into the history of Finnish rap and the significant role of Central Finland in shaping the nation’s hip-hop culture.

Aalto2 Museum Centre is a unique meeting place of architecture, design and cultural heritage in the heart of Central Finland, and fulfills Alvar Aalto’s desire to create a forum to bring together a variety of art forms. It combines two buildings designed by Aalto: the Museum of Central Finland and the Alvar Aalto Museum. Read More

 

Your Summer Adventure: Is Ready To Go

 

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Hit the open road this summer for an outdoor adventure: camping, hiking, rafting, or just relaxing in nature’s backyard. Pack up and go. We’ve got your essentials covered here!

CLOCKWISE TOP LEFT: HIKERKIND MIDLAYER OI $188. Hikerkind’s best-selling Polartec® Power Air™ recycled fleece pullover provides lightweight, breathable warmth year-round. It’s knit construction and modern silhouette blend style and functionality for the hiking woman.

ARC’TERYX SYLAN GTX TRAIL RUNNING SHOE $225. Waterproof, breathable, and designed for speed, this GORE-TEX running shoe features a rocker geometry that drives propulsion, a highly responsive composition that provides rebound and absorbs shock, and grippy Vibram Megagrip outsole for stability.

THUNDERS LOVE SOCKS OUTDOOR COLLECTION $25. Outdoors or indoors, you’ll want to wear these super cute and comfy cotton socks in any locale.

OYSTER TEMPO COOLER $500. No ice required! Oyster has introduced a new era of thermal performance, usability, and sustainability never before seen in a cooler. Just load it with cold drinks, and the cooler gets cold quickly and stays that way. The innovative technology and design gives you 3x the space with nearly half the external size. Read More

 

The Bikeriders

 

 

Danny Lyon is highly regarded as one of the most influential documentary photographers of the last five decades. Paralleling the style of 1960s “New Journalism” made famous by writers such as Joan Didion, Hunter S. Thompson, and Tom Wolfe, Lyon is known for immersing himself in the communities of the subjects he photographs. One of those was the Chicago Outlaws Motorcycle Clubthe with whom he spent two years on the road. The resulting photographic series and book, The Bikeriders, is the inspiration for a new feature film of the same title opening this summer.

First published in 1968, The Bikeriders, documents the lives and journeys of the Chicago Outlaws Motorcycle Club in photographs and interviews from 1963 to 1967. Lyon was a motorcycle rider himself, and when he went to a meeting of the Outlaws in a bar, one of them asked him to join the club. Authentic and personal, Lyon’s depiction of the outliers of society portrays a gritty but humanistic view that contrasts from the commercialized image of America at the time. Read More

 

Link Looks

 

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As the PGA Championship tees off, the second major of the year, we preview golf’s bold and graphic, hip new looks.

 
LEFT COLUMN: G/FORE WOMEN’S G.112 KILTIE GOLF SHOE $225; SPORTY & RICH KELLY GOLF SKORT $160;  TIGER WOOD’S SUN DAY RED LONG SLEEVE NEBULA T-SHIRT $85

CENTER COLUMN: RADMOR WOMEN’S KARLEY DECO DIAMOND POLO $94; GHOST GOLF SNOW CAMO GLOVE $45

RIGHT COLUMN: BIRDIE THREADS GOLF SWEATSHIRT $40; OMEGA GOLF SEAMASTER AQUA TERRA 150M 41 MM, STEEL ON RUBBER STRAP $6,000; AIME LEON DORE GOLF BUCKET HAT $90

 

The Karma of Dharma

 

SRI DHARMA MITTRA

Sri Dharma Mittra is 84 years young. He has been teaching yoga for over a half-century at his school in New York and around the world, sharing the pathway to radiant health and spiritual enlightenment from the wisdom accumulated from years of practice. He opened his first yoga studio in 1975, long before yoga was as ubiquitous as it is today.

Dharma Yoga is described as a modern interpretation of classical Eight-limbed Yoga. According to Yoga Sutras of Patañjali, the ancient doctrine of yoga philosophy, there is an eight step progression to an infinite state of bliss. The word Ashtanga, as in yoga, is derived from “ashta”, which means “eight”, and “anga” which means “limb”. Each limb prepares you for the next, and the “asanas” or physical poses are just one of the 8 limbs. In addition, the word Asana literally means seat, and refers to poses like Lotus you would take for the practice of meditation — very different from the “power yoga” workout we now associate with Ashtanga.

For those like myself, who thought yoga was only practiced on a mat, the outline below provides the basic foundation for my conversation with yoga master Sri Dharma Mittra. The Eight Limbs of Yoga are as follows: Read More

 
 

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