I'm no skater but this is pretty rad. Using a grant from Visit California, professional skateboarder Bob Burnquist built a floating skate park on the waters of Lake Tahoe.
Designed by Jerry Blohm and Jeff King, the ramp took over 300 man hours, 1,250 screws, and nearly 7,300 pounds of lumber. The team faced a variety of challenges ranging from leaks to proper weight distribution, however they were able to dial in the design to make the platform both buoyant and stable. Good enough for some real skating action by Burnquist and his buddies.
So while I'm jealous of friends on vacation for this long weekend. I'm also feeling very grateful to be living in the sunshine state, because we get awesome things like this. Happy 4th of July.
Alberto Seveso is an Italian born graphic designer, illustrator and photographer. An album design for The Temper Trap brought his underwater photography into popular media. Lots of interesting perspectives in his work especially the series on portraits and the human form. The images take on haunting landscapes despite their vibrant colors and modern shapes. Like everyone else I'm in love with his high-speed photography work, photos of ink mixing with water and oil. You sense something familiar and foreign all at once the organic textures below.