Home Is Where You Park It (Kickstarter)

Home Is Where You Park It, a Kickstarter project in the form of a coffee table book, contains over 100 hundred high-quality photographs of campers, vans, and the people who live in them.

Designed by Foster Huntington, who in 2011 left his job for two years of living in his Vanagon, Home Is Where You Park It seeks to document the same type of lifestyle: van living, living on the road, going and doing whatever you want to do when you want to and not being tied down to anything.

It’s a pretty neat project to say the least. A $65 donation will get you a copy of the completed book. Less and you’ll get either a cool t-shirt or some stickers. More and you’ll receive the book, t-shirt, and stickers.

Check it out here: http://www.kickstarter.com/projects/fosterhuntington/home-is-where-you-park-it

Eric Yahnker’s Ebony & Benghazi

Eric Yahnker is a weird dude. The LA-based artist (most famous as a former South Park animator) has a new art exhibit up in LA from now until the middle of October. Titled Ebony & Benghazi, the exhibit features a selection of Eric’s eclectic and just plain strange art at the Ambach and Rice Gallery.

Check it out on the gallery’s website. You might also want to take a peek at a recent interview with Eric Yahnker on Cool Hunting.

What do you think?

Brixton X Krooked Mission Jacket

We’ve featured Brixton quite a few times here on Much Awesome and we’re doing so again today. It’s because they’re awesome and make awesome stuff.

This time around they’ve teamed up with skate company Krooked to collaborate on a new, special edition jacket: the Mission Jacket.

Check out the Brixton X Krooked Mission Jacket here in addition to the promotional video above. Cool skating, cool style.

Ye Olde Curiosity Shop Seattle

Seattle’s Ye Olde Curiosity Shop is the best place in the city to go to put yourself in a spooky mood for Halloween (or any other time of the year, for that matter).

The shop, which is located on Alaskan Way in Seattle’s waterfront area (about ten  minutes from Pike Place Market), is well-known for its creepy artifacts, mysterious curios, and slightly scary artifacts. Shrunken heads, taxidermied critters, and other oddities are abundant. A lot of stuff is for sale (generally replicas) but the museum section of the shop is where the real (not for sale) goods are kept: authentic shrunken heads, dead creatures preserved in jars of alcohol, and genuine mummies.

If you’re ever in Seattle, you’ve got to stop by Ye Olde Curiosity Shop.

http://www.yeoldecuriosityshop.com

The Hurley Pro 2013

The Hurley Pro 2013 is one of the most highly-anticipated stops on the ASP World Tour. It puts the world’s best surfers head to head against each other on the beautiful San Onofre State Beach, home to one of the most pristine (and surfable) watersheds in Southern California. The consistent waves and great competition ensures that the Hurley Pro 2013 is sure to be one heck of a show.

Check it out on www.thehurleypro.com. But be warned though – there are so many good videos, photos, and articles on the site that it’ll be hard to get anything else done once you follow the link.

Vital Climbing Gym Bellingham, WA

“You Have Never Been to a Place Like Vital Before” proclaims Vital Climbing Gym. And they’re right. It’s awesomely unique.

Though their locations in Carlsbad and Murrieta, California have been around for years, their newest gym, located in Bellingham, Washington, just opened earlier this summer. Bellingham seems to be the perfect spot for such a gym, a decent sized town with a small town feel and plenty of easy access to the great outdoors.

Other than the well-thought out climbing walls and routes, Vital is well-known for its 24-hour member access. You sign up, get an ID card, and then you can come in whenever you want. An espresso machine, WIFI, and music controls are at your hands. Dogs are welcome, there is a slackline for free use, and a little exercise area with dumbbells and stationary bicycles is available.

The entire community at Vital Climbing Gym is extremely friendly and welcoming. Though the gym is often filled with experienced climbers, everyone is more than eager to help get beginners up to speed.

Keep in mind that Vital is a bouldering-only gym. This means that the highest walls are really fairly short and that no ropes are needed. All the safety equipment that is needed is a padded mat to land on and some common sense.

http://www.vitalclimbinggym.com/

1421 N State St  Bellingham, WA 98225

(360) 399-6248

Zero Charisma

If you’re a fan of ‘nerd films,’ as I am, then Zero Charisma is for you. It’s a full-length account of a Dungeons and Dragons master who has fallen from his power. The trouble begins after he lets a new member into the group – a D & D newbie – that regularly meets at his parents house.

Here is the official synopsis: “As the strict Game Master of a fantasy role-playing game, Scott (Sam Eidson) leads his friends in a weekly quest through mysterious lands from the safety of his grandmother’s kitchen. But his mastery of his own domain starts to slip — along with everything else in his life — when neo-nerd hipster Miles (Garrett Graham) joins the game, winning over the group with his confident charm and dethroning Scott with an unexpected coup. Caught in delusions of grandeur, Scott must roll the dice and risk everything to expose Miles as the fraud he believes him to be. A darkly comedic fable of epic proportions, Zero Charisma is an ode to nerds from every realm.”

I’m not sure when Zero Charisma will be out in theaters (if at all) but the film is being released via several websites on October 8, 2013.

Beyond – A Film By Charlene Winfred

More than four years ago, professional photographer Flemming Bo Jensen decided to sell all of his things and travel. He has been traveling far and wide ever since living a homeless nomadic lifestyle.

Beyond, a film by Charlene Winfred, follows his search for the wide open spaces that allow him to be himself. He is beyond fascinating and the landscapes in the film make you wish you were traveling alongside him.

Maybe someday…

New HUF in NYC Skate Edit

HUF worldwide is one of the most popular skateboarding/lifestyle companies around.

Though their original focus was skateboarding footwear (they’ve recently added Dylan Rieder and Austyn Gillette to the team), they’ve expanded into a wide range of casual wear that includes five panel hats, snapbacks, the usual array of tees, pants, and sweaters, and, of course, their ever so popular plantlife socks.

The little baby above is the latest video from the crew’s recent skate trip out to New York City. Featuring team riders Brad Cromer, Dan Plunkett, Joey Pepper, Josh Matthews, and Peter Ramondetta, it’s definitely worth a peep.