In 1948, M.Nii gave rise to true surf style in a little tailor shop on the westside of Oahu bringing mid-century watermen like Greg Noll and Fred Hemmings together with luminaries of the time like J.F.K. and John Wayne. It was for a common love of the spirit of Aloha, the thrill of the ride, and a custom pair of M.Nii trunks became a symbol of this shared culture.
Today, in this same spirit, these stories are passed down through the generations, to fuel our imagination and ignite a desire to create modern stories of our own. In this first installment of “Shared Stories,” we ride along for a day in the life of two good friends, Chris Gentile & Chris Mosier as they leave their NY neighborhoods of the L.E.S. and Williamsburg and search for an Autumn wave in Long Island on October 9th, 2013.
A huge thank you to all of the artists who contributed to “A Nightmare on Helms St.” this past Friday including Camilla Taylor, Meara McDonald, Kevin Butler, Scott Valenzuela, Brittney Carpenter, Melanie Nissen, Mike Paré, Kimi Lewis, Mike McMullen, Serena Mitnik-Miller, Niki Tsukamoto, Erik Ian, Nat McCall, Liam Fox O’Brien, Ken Seeno, Mike Lohr, Jenny Le, Christi Jay, Geoff McFetridge, Elisa Richardson, Katsuo Design, Kyler Martz, Richard Howarth, Sixx, Oliver Kish, Mike Pargas, Cliff Tran, Cheryl Humphreys, Chris Tuyay, Juan Mas, Haley Ann, Ty Williams, Alisha Amirkhanian, Mason St. Peter, Simone Drucker, Natalya Sariashvili, Maureen Regalado, John Smart, Diana Garcia, Michael Abe, Carly Cozza, Faith Nixon, Justin Smith, Ariel Gold, Dane Peterson, Eric Pieper, Jamie Brisick, Melinda Keough, Jim Hines, Dimitri Newman and Ann Gordon!!!
The turn out was unreal and we’re still tallying up the total sales and dollars raised for the Spirit of Children foundation. Check back for info and show photos that we will post on our POPgallery page in the coming days. Huge thanks to Mike McMullen and Cheryl Humphreys for coordinating all the nightmarish efforts on this show and LOVEFINGERS for spinning the evenings ghoulishly groovy soundtrack!!!
We took a trip up to the Bay area earlier this year to capture images for Ron Herman’s newest concept shop in Yokohama Japan, called RHC. We traveled around from Sausalito to Muir Woods and back across the Golden Gate bridge to Ocean Beach capturing beautiful Northern California moments along the way. We shot this campaign with constant collaborator and good friend Lauren Ross and when we opened up the new issue of Safari magazine (Japan), look what we found gracing the opening spread just before Louis Vuitton & Dolce Gabana… looking skyward in the enchanted forest!
Horror Hungry Humans,
The time has come again to resurrect those putrid pens & pencils and settle back your bones for the 2nd annual NIGHTMARE ON HELMS ST at The POPgallery. Conjure up your most grotesque, skin-pimpling piece for this year’s oozy opening and help us raise some dead presidents for our favorite holiday charity The Spirit of Children! So, chop chop, and get to it, we’ve been dying to put on a show for you.
-Eve of the Opening: October 25 2013
-Dawn of the Deadline: Submissions due to our cozy crypt @ 3505 Helms Ave. Culver City, CA 90232 on
Tuesday October 22.
(Be sure to make your piece a killer one, the final edit for gallery curation will be Tuesday evening the 22nd and you don’t want to find yourself on the chopping block)
-To submit (maximum of 2 pieces please) or for more info, you can stalk Mr. McMullen at firstname.lastname@example.org.
-Artwork must be no larger than 22 x 30 inches
(and we LOVE a good deadtime story too, so writers don’t run away in fear)
All proceeds will go to THE SPIRIT OF CHILDREN (a charity committed to making hospitals less scary for kids), who thanks to last year’s show received over $3,000 from POPgallery.
So join us again, if you dare, for a night of vicious visuals and deadly drinks.
Sleep tight, if you can…
-The Graveyard Shift
We officially flipped the “ON SWITCH” this morning, and Coast-Wide.com is currently servicing your deepest digital desires, and you can find our first shirts at General Store (SF & Venice), Ron Herman (Globally), Mohawk General Store (LA), Journal Standard (Japan), Garb Store (London), and Pilgrim Surf + Supply (Brooklyn & Amagansett). Without these fine shops, this cosmic dream would not be a reality. Please support them and buy USA made!!! You can follow us on instagram @Coast_Wide and check out the hashtag #CoastWideChambray…