For those that love salt in the air and sand in their hair, these seven shops and homes from the Dwell archives should have you busting out the wet suits and boards. Here, we highlight some of our favorite surf shops and the homes of the people who might frequent them.
INSIDE SATURDAYS NYC
A surf shop in New York City? Unexpected, sure, but also incredibly chic. Saturdays NYC was founded by three friends, avid surfers who "saw a massive opportunity to bring the surf scene to the city," says co-founder Josh Rosen.
COFFEE BREAK: THIRD WAVE KIOSK
A new coffee kiosk clad in reclaimed Cor-Ten steel sheet piles references local landscape and culture. It's located in Torquay, Australia, a beachside town about 60 miles south of Melbourne.
THE FULL MONTARA
In Montara, California, architect Michael Maltzan designed a home for, his sister and brother-in-law. From certain vantage points, the home’s unique angles result in M.C. Escher–like optical illusions.
photos by: Noah Webb
Photo by: Noah Webb
MODERN SURF SHACK IN VENICE
It was the surf and the artsy vibe that attracted Eric Grunbaum to Venice Beach, California, 18 years ago. An avid surfer and creative director for an advertising agency, he thrives on lively environs. So it’s no surprise that he turned to the Los Angeles–based architect Barbara Bestor to design a house for him near the Pacific.
photos by: Ye Rin Mok
Photo by: Ye Rin Mok
GREEN ZERO-ENERGY FAMILY HOME IN SANTA CRUZ
Though the backyard is certainly big enough for the hot tub, trampoline, vegetable garden, and chicken coop, the family gained even more outdoor space by orienting the sunny, south-facing back of the house toward Bethany Curve, a well-used park and path to the ocean. The kids often play in the creek that runs through the green space, and Tershy and Zavaleta use it for quick trips down to the Pacific to surf.
photos by: Gabriela Hasbun
Photo by: Gabriela Hasbun
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Last week I trekked to San Francisco's foggy Outer Sunset neighborhood to check out Woodshop, a collective of four artist and designers who came together through a shared interest in craft, design, and surfing.
Matt Jacobson doesn’t just abide by the mantra “less is more,” he wholeheartedly embraces it. His Southern California home is a compact ode to minimal living.
Photo by Dave Lauridsen.
Photo by: Dave Lauridsen