These have been some amazing, beautiful and impossible-to-look-away-from videos put out in the last week or so. From high speed skating or cycling against the traffic on the way to the a Columbia/Panama jungle, or cycling the beautiful Hiroshima prefecture, the internet has it covered. Nearer to home, there’s also a lot of ace arts stuff – film and illustration – going on in London that’s really exciting.
It’s hard not to love this.
Downhill skateboarded James Kelly soars down these roads. Blindingly quick boarding, and shot like it’s out of a rucksack look book, too.
Lucas Brunelle and some incredibly talented people cycled through the most secluded jungle on the earth, the Darien Gap, between Colombia and Panama. I couldn’t take my eyes off all of it.
Roadtripping Japan: biking around the beautiful Hiroshima prefecture. Dive straight into the stunning trailer.
“If you like bikes and you like looking at nice things with your eyes this is for you.” Stoked that Art Crank is back in London on October 10-11th (opening party: Friday 10th).
The Bicycle Film Festival’s on this week. From October 3-6th catch two wheel goodness. We’re told to see the urban bike shorts which has two screenings saturday evening for a good mix of films with something for everyone.
Move over tweed ride, go riding in the name of Wool. The Campaign for Wool are taking you down 13.4 miles of London scenery and fashion-centric wool-related streets.
The team from Kennedy Bicycles take you on a tour of their London studio.
“In what Olson calls a “spur-of-the-moment decision,” the new couple quit their jobs, rented a U-Haul and began driving state to state to find the right windows for a home made completely of glass.”
By Tom Airey
Everyone who’s visited to Dungeness in Kent calls it weird. It’s also a playground for photography and these snaps by Tom Airey just help show what a curious little spot it is. Naturally, we want to cycle there now.
“I try to encourage myself to ‘go forth’ as much as possible.” Andrew Groves makes ace illustrations, with an outdoor fixation. They rock.
When he’s not making art, he’s either living in a small barn on the Sussex downs or talking about adventures and pens on the internet. I really like his answers.
One of my favourite Portland photography hero types, Tally Gunstone, shares her favourite three Instagrammers. The three feeds of @alexstrohl (LA and Vancouver), @charleyzheng (another Portlander) and @willett (out and about) are pretty stunning.
Adidas goes snowboarding in Japan in the first of three ‘Nomad’ installments.
The Guardian’s best places to ride in the UK is a vague little list, but does contain one of my favourite lines: “whoever came up with Sustrans bike route 47 is an absolute sadist.”
How beautiful is Burning Man? This time lapse of last year’s event is absolutely stunning. Put your world on pause and disappear into this one for a bit.
On the same note, sometimes it’s nice to imagine you’re standing in the middle of a desert as the sun comes up. Good soundtrack.
Minecraft nerdery of the biggest scale. The brilliant people at Ordnance Survey have released their second iteration of Great Britain as a Minecraft map. Click to see one very happy intern. Worth downloading the program just for this, frankly.
Christopher Columbus used the Martellus map to discover the world. Historians are having a fine time discovering hidden text on the 500-year-old map.
Getting functional. Useful article on how to make your bike look hot and feel like new, without buying a new bike.
Finally, an adventure for the head rather than the feet. I tried my first Sunday Assembly this month; it was totally odd – I loved it.
By Laura Plageman