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September 22, 2013
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.
In addition to surfboards, wetsuits and beachwear, Saturdays sources and sells rare books, fine art and other surf-inspired lifestyle products. In summer 2011, the shop expanded their line of branded t-shirts to include a collection of oxford shirts, boar

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.

Originally appeared in Inside Saturdays NYC
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Australia Third Wave Kiosk

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.

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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

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From the deck off the master bedroom, Eric Grunbaum looks across his front yard. Barbara Bestor designed the second story to float over the ground “like a cloud.”

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

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Modern green home clad in straw-bale with photovoltaic panels

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

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Upon entry, on the left you encounter a display of 'antlers' (made of branches), a wooden surfboard by Danny Hess, and a scattering of creatively refurbished chairs by Duthie, who calls his one-man company Chairtastic.

INSIDE WOODSHOP

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.

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Modern beach house in Southern California

BASIC INSTINCTS

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.

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In addition to surfboards, wetsuits and beachwear, Saturdays sources and sells rare books, fine art and other surf-inspired lifestyle products. In summer 2011, the shop expanded their line of branded t-shirts to include a collection of oxford shirts, boar

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.

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