We here at Zoot have featured a few ultimate adventures to experience before you die, and we are adding another one to that list. If you’re ever in Zimbabwe, don’t miss the chance to take a swim in The Devil’s Pool, a small lagoon, enclosed by rocks, on the edge of one of the biggest, most beautiful waterfalls in the world, Victoria Falls. During certain times of the year adventurists are able to swim as close to the edges as they want without falling off the 360 foot cliff.
From Virgin Media : “Life on the edge swim; … a small jump (what felt like the leap of death) lands you in a small rock pool at the edge of the Falls. As you stand this close to such raw, natural beauty, you can barely hear yourself screaming above the sound of the water rushing down while adrenalin pumps through your body turning it into a shaking, excitable mess. You realise why the not-eating-before-swimming rule has always stuck”.
Living in New Jersey is a lot like being the unnoticed step brother. New York City is across the river, literally within site ( I stare at the sky line all day long) and its only about a 10 minute Path Train ride into the city. You would think that being so close to the greatest city in the world would make more people pretty jealous, but when you say New Jersey to anyone, you get the, “well it was nice talking to you second class citizen” look, and the conversation quickly ends. The same is true for the NJ surf scene. Many people think that the Jersey shores are just for steroids, hair gel, fake boobs and accents, but if they looked a little deeper, they would see something truly inspiring and jaw dropping. The scene in NJ is one of the best on the East Coast, and the dudes who brave the cold temperatures, snow, and wind are determined to be recognized. My 2 good friends, Frank and Ryan, both NJ surfers and owners of a sick clothing company GraveYard Atlantic(who we will feature soon when their website is finished), turned me onto this trailer. As much as I am ready to stretch my wings, I’ll never turn my back on NJ, and I love it when I get the chance to see people rep this area to the fullest, making everyone who ever said a bad thing about it wish they could take it back.
Dark Fall is Alex DePhillipo’s first high definition surf film and he follows New Jersey’s best surfers as they tackle some of the best surf right in their own back yard as well as remote locations across the globe. This film gives a look into the lifestyle of a cold water surfer as well as the most prestigious time for a New Jersey surfer, the Fall.
Sleeveface is a website, and or concept, that takes one or more persons using a vinyl record sleeve on their body to create an illusion. The term ‘Sleeveface’ was coined in April 2007 by Cardiff resident Carl Morris after pictures were taken of him and his friends holding record sleeves to their faces whilst Djing in a Cardiff Bar. His friend John Rostron posted them on the internet and created a group on the nascent Facebook social networking site. From here the craze became more widely known. What makes this concept so effective is the ability to bring an image to life. A lot of album covers zoom in on someone’s face, or another part of their body, and you always want to know what else is going on past the extents. Taking an album sleeve let’s people get creative, and portray their vision of the zoomed out image of their favorite albums. I’m going home and posing with the Marky Mark and the Funky Bunch’s album asap.
If your anything like my friends and I, then you at some point have had too much to drink mid day, and then decided to get back out there for some afternoon power rips. Generally, I always end the day with a solid buzz provided by booze and gnarly shredding, but I have also been on the losing end of that battle more than once. If you just cant get enough of the booze/shred combination, then its time for you to pick up the Low Life Cruiser deck and take your degenerate ways to the pavement. Taking this bad boy to the streets will command some serious attention, even before people realize your killing the park 3 sheets to the wind.
I really think it is cool when people find the time and effort to make illustration series out of everyday things. I recently came upon a set of illustrations which outlines the alphabet, with super heros and villans. Check it out here. This series was made by and artist named Ankles, and Im really diggin his work. One thing that I was always into was art, and I got my start by immitating old comic book drawings. It is really exciting to see how far simple illustrations have come, and to know that they will only get better.
Lance Armstrong and Nike unite to launch STAGES, a global art show to raise funds and awareness for the fight against cancer. The project is a global art exhibition inspired by Lance Armstrong has been making it’s stops around the world and is now finally landing in New York. Engaging the creative community in the fight against cancer, “STAGES” exhibits over twenty original works of art in response to the devastating disease with a distinct focus on the subject of survivorship. The show features some of the world’s most accomplished and promising international artists, including Shepard Fairey, Ed Ruscha, Cai-Guo Qiang, Richard Prince, Catherine Opie, KAWS, Eric White, José Parlá, Christopher Wool, Tom Sachs, Dzine, and Rosson Crow. Also, work from New York artists like graffiti legend FUTURA have been added to the collection. The exhibition will be open to the public October 31 through November 21.
Nike continues to be a long time supporter of both Lance Armstrong and the Lance Armstrong Foundation, creating the yellow wristband in 2004, which gave global visibility to the foundation. To date there are over 70 million bands that have been worn by supporters throughout the world. The exhibition has already raised millions of dollars to fight cancer and continues to receive support from the world. This past Sunday there was a special “It’s About the Bike” auction that took place hosted by Livestrong. On the block were seven custom Trek road bikes ridden by Lance Armstrong in 2009, including six “Art Bikes” specially designed for Lance by Damien Hirst, Kenny Scharf, KAWS, Yoshitomo Nara, Marc Newson and Shepard Fairey. Close to $1.3 Million was raised for LIVESTRONG in the auction, with all of the artist bikes selling for five and six-figure sums to eager collectors.
WOA WOA easyyy Robert Lee you tough ass, I’ll buy one of your trailers geez. Can you please not cover up the stains though please, I plan on using the house for dead body storage, thanks.
Directed by Paul Greengrass, the thriller stars Matt Damon, Greg Kinnear, Amy Ryan, Brendan Gleeson, Jason Isaacs and Khalid Abdalla. This movie really should be “Bourne in Baghdad”, because it looks exactly like one of the Jason Bourne movies which is cool with me. Although I love Matt Damon and this movie looks action packed and bad ass, it’s kind of redundant. Let me try to predict this movie. Matt Damon is a head military dude and goes by the book, and is very well trained in all aspects of combat. He stumbles upon a dark secret of a high government official that threatens to bring down the whole operation and expose the people behind it. So the bad guy deploys 98,273,284,748 guys to kill him, but they don’t know that Damon is pretty much Robo-Cop in human form and can’t be killed. He goes on to do a bunch of “Jason Bourne” type shit and escapes death 50 times before exposing the truth. He then goes into hiding on a sunny beach and sips on a margarita while looking out into the sun set. Sounds about right to me, count me in for seeing it.
If you have a set of balls then Absinthe & Flamethrowers: Projects and Ruminations on the Art of Living Dangerously is a must read. Professional engineer Bill Gurstelle lays out detailed instructions for making “black powder” (gunpowder), rockets, flamethrowers and other devices that will endanger your digits and eyebrows. To the author’s credit, he is equally detailed in his prescriptions of safety gear and precautions. He also details more hedonistic thrills, such as absinthe, cigarette smoking and “thrill eating”. Take MacGyver and Chuck Norris and combine the two into one human, this book was written for that guy. You can buy the book here from Amazon.
Blu is an Italian Artist Specializing in Murals and Urban Design. Blu creates a two-dimensional works of art across various landscapes that he later turns into a stop-motion film, allowing his art to take on a whole new persona. The sheer size and detail put into each movement of the graffitied scene is remarkable, given the amount of time that must have gone into the planning alone. Blu’s artwork is unique in that it presents itself as legalized street graffiti – while simultaneously covering other, non-sanctioned street art. You can check his website out here.