Some of you regular visitors might have noticed a drop in productivity here over in the last few months. Its not been because we’ve run out of rad stuff to enthuse about. Quite the opposite, we’ve been busy beavering away on our new site and the new chapter for Wheels On Toast.
Visit www.wheelsontoast.co.uk from now on where you’ll find the same (but better) blog stuff as always. Theres also a brand new section profiling brands and individuals we think deserve more then a lil old blog post. Finally theres a bit more info about the folks behind WOT and the other services we do if you’re so inclined to know.
Go on then, what are you waiting for, times a wasting. http://www.wheelsontoast.co.uk
I passed the newly built Brighton Level skate park on my way to work today. Seeing the space when its empty really gives you a perspective of how amazing it is. Theres some good pictures here and here but they still don’t do justice to its size and quality. Aside for the various bowls and transitions there are loads of little details I’ve never noticed when its being skated. Things like solid marble blocks just like the ones outside your favourite shopping centre, (except without the skate stoppers) and protruding bent rails for pole jams (is that the right term?). Its just incredible to take in and really puts the shitty ‘RareUnit’ steel mini ramps we had in my day in perspective, (steel surfaced ramps, c’mon what were they thinking!!!)
Next door to the skate park is a lovely looking building thats about to become the home to VeloCafe, details seem to be few at the moment but I’m under the impression that its a cycling theme cafe, although its in partnership with Small Batch Coffee so you know you’ll get a great cup of Joe. Now this is something I intend to make good use of, as I jelously watch the lil skate rats shred the new park I can tell old skate stories whist sipping my flat white.
With all this activity on the Level and Meat Liquor opening nearby I’m just so stoked that my lil corner of Brighton is getting some long overdue love.
The Beach Boys, playing on Brighton Bandstand, and theres some rideable waves breaking off the West Pier…
Whilst walking to Sainsburys the other day I bumped in a student carrying a boardbag and a wettie. When I stopped him and asked if he’d been out today he looked confused and said he was going on a uni trip to Newquay. Seems he was unaware you could even surf in Brighton, thats the way I like it. Anyway this film reminded me of that encounter. Via
Its old news but I’ve only just seen this. I remember driving past this crumpled speed camera last year and saying ‘well done whoever hit that, another one down’ turns out it was only old Nick Cave in his dirty great Jag. Legend! More here
I was hit with typography overload when I cycled down this street the other day, it looks great but also has a ‘serious message about the environment, okay guysss’ (adopt condescending, wet, liberal tone of choice for that statement). Basically the residents of Tidy Street in Brighton are visualising their electricity usage week-by-week as a chart chalked onto the road outside all of their houses, visible for both residents and the public to see.
I like this pic, its got the feel of a Rothko to me. From this gallery.