Posts tagged 'Skateboarding'

Haroshi on Deck

“Haroshi makes his art pieces recycling old used skateboards. His creations are born through styles such as wooden mosaic, dots, and pixels; where each element, either cut out in different shapes or kept in their original form, are connected in different styles, and shaven into the form of the final art piece.” - from Haroshi’s official site. His stuff is unique, colorful, and of course, trippy. Enjoy!

[ Haroshi: Artworks ]


One night to be confused, one night to speed up truth;
We had a promise made, four hands and then away.
Both under influence, we had divine sense,
To know what to say; mind is a razorblade.

Heartbeats is one of my favorite tunes, whether it’s this cover the original by The Knife, the original by José Gonzalez‘s cover or Rex The Dog’s remix (my personal favorite). The official music video – directed by Johannes Nyholm, Andreas Nilsson and Bo Melin – is a treat but it’s hard to put my finger on exactly why I like it so much. After some reflection I realized that, in part, it made me feel nostalgic. Which is weird, cause I was never into skateboarding or grew up in the 60/70s. If you can make me nostalgic for a period I never existed in then, well done sirs.

EDIT (2/25/11): A regular reader of the site, Adrian, has informed me that ‘Heartbeats’ was originally written by The Knife and not José Gonzalez as I had originally stated above. Turns out he was right so my sincere apologies. Giving proper credit where credit is due is very important to The Tripatorium™ so if you find anything amiss don’t hesitate to drop us a line. Thanks for sending in that correction, Adrian!

[ The Knife - Heartbeats ]


A simple idea painstakingly executed by German filmmaker, Tilman Singer. Well done!

[ Skateboardanimation ]

Freestyle Finesse

Kilian Martin looks more than comfortable while taking his board around Barcelona in this short, but amazing freestyle skating video. I especially love the tricks involving multiple boards. Very impressive stuff.

[ Kilian Martin: A Skate Regeneration ]