Surfers Dion Agius, Chippa Wilson and Jay Davies holed up in a small cabin in the south-west of France for the making of short film, La Cabane. While heats and scorecards drew crowds in nearby Hossegor, the guys—with the help of European filmmakers and photographers Yentl Touboul, Guillem Cruells and Pierre David—scored waves away from competition, drove to Spain in search of even greener pastures, and annoyed distant neighbours with post-surf beers that stretched deep into the night. Autumn in France is a fine time, indeed, if you know where to look. Hit play on the dreamy five-minute edit, La Cabane, above.
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The world of sports had never seen anything like Michael Jordan and the Chicago Bulls of the 1990s. Arguably the greatest sporting dynasty of all time, Jordan brought the NBA to a new level of popularity, wowing fans and non-fans alike and becoming the most well-known sports figure ever. ESPN and Netflix join together for a 10-part documentary series that chronicles the rise of Jordan, the Bulls, and the NBA. The Last Dance will premiere on ESPN in 2020 and will be followed by a release on the steaming platform later that year.
The owners of Willisdene House in West Hobart, Tasmania, are a young couple who were looking to renovate and extend their existing house, which was over 100 years old. A checkerboard plan brings the garden into this revamped residence, ushering in light and air for passive heating and cooling. The new design places the backyard at the heart of the project and reframes the relationship between the house and garden, embedding the landscape into the rituals of everyday family life.
When it comes to the best things that start with the letter L, LEGO and Leica are pretty high up on the list. Combining the two of them has finally happened (and surprising it hasn’t happened earlier), which is exactly what Chris McVeigh did with his LEGO Leica M Camera Kit. If that name sounds familiar it’s because McVeigh is also responsible for custom LEGO kits for vintage tech and retro LEGO kits that allow you to build everything from Apple computers and boomboxes, to an arcade complete with air hockey table. The LEGO Leica M Camera isn’t the first camera replica that McVeigh designed, but it’s easily one of his best creations yet for the builder in your life.
Set in Downtown Detroit, the Shinola Hotel extends the brand's timeless style to the hospitality business. 129 guest rooms are spread over eight floors, including new construction and spaces that once served as stores. In addition to the expected Shinola products, you'll find marble tubs, terraces, and perhaps even a fireplace among the more than 50 room configurations. Also on-site are a public-accessible "living room", a mezzanine bar — named Saksy's, after the bar owned by partner Dan Gilbert's father — a ballroom, and a conservatory. Part of the company's ongoing investment in Detroit, the hotel is the cornerstone of a new development that is home to multiple eateries and shops, meaning you won't have far to go to find everything you need.
Your morning routine has just been put to shame. You might as well put down your coffee, turn off your alarm, and go straight back to bed.
Meet Richard Permin, the 33-year-old French freestyle skier from Lyon with a very unusual hobby. In this epic video from Red Bull, Permin wakes every morning in the small ski town of Avoriaz, in the heart of the Portes du Soleil in France. Avoriaz is a pedestrian-friendly all-year ski resort with no cars, a “ski in, ski out” policy. This professional athlete decided to take an interesting interpretation of that rule by skiing not on the pre-set race tracks, but on top of the timbered rooftops of the small town.