2 weeks, 2,200 Miles, 41 hours behind the wheel, five states, one province, three mountain ranges, gallons of beer, tons of new friends, and countless memories. Needless to say, the Coldsmoke Winter Film Tour was a blast. Thanks to everyone who came out, got inspired by the latest winter films, shared the stoke, and picked up some Coldsmoke gear! Its all added up to the Coldsmoke Awards show, January 10th in Bozeman MT, at the Emerson Center for the Arts and Culture. There’s still time to vote for the people’s choice award and be entered to win a cat skiing trip for two at Powder Mountain, in Whistler, and $1000.
How to define a Ski Bunny? More than just an attractive woman on the slopes, the Ski Bunny is an archetype of female sexuality burning hot amidst the winter elements, she is equal parts chic and gamine, playful and demure… ok, I’m going to quit writing this shit before I get in trouble- enjoy the slide show…
Create x Explore is a collective of musicians and photographers who collaborate through a conversation between their mediums. The musician composes and shares the music with the photographer who rides its inspiration into the world, lives the vibe, and captures it in images. The shots and beats are mixed together creating a rich tapestry of multi-sensory experience. Fursty was last winter’s #coldstoked photo contest winner, and in this audio-visual escapade into the rain forests of the Pacific North West, his talents are on full display. The Coldsmoke gear featured in the piece is our Tundra Panel jacket, available now from our webstore.
Even as we endure the un-snowiest winter season on record, for us lucky (and smug) Californians, there is plenty of H2O to be ridden, albeit of an unfrozen variety. Fun waves, good friends, delicious food, warm Coldsmoke gear, and crisp starry nights, made for an enchanted and memorable Big Sur New Years adventure. Thanks Pascal Shirley for the great shots.
SS/14 is coming together nicely. Here’s a sneak peak of a few pieces during a fitting at our factory in Vancouver B.C.
Shot Forty years ago, “April’s Footage” features snowboarding pioneer Dimitri Milovich shredding on his “winterstick” in this “slow motion study of a new winter experience.” Bring back the matching back-pack and gators!
For the past week as I played the diligent desk jockey here at Coldsmoke Basecamp in Venice, a few of my more fortunate, though consequently much colder and now sniffling colleagues, were in Vancouver, teaming up with the good people of Monster Children for the release of MC #41.
The fruits of their labors where dropped on my desk this morning in the form of a handsome MC volume with a profile of none other than the legendary artist Ed Ruscha on the cover.
It’s safe to say that the interview Ruscha gave MC is the cultural anchor of the volume. And though Ruscha’s presence may at first ring a bit highbrow for a magazine that cut its teeth in the gritty, youth driven, and historically unsophisticated realms of skate, snow and surf culture, the Ruscha interview and corresponding images of his work are surprisingly at home among the artful photography and features, and even the advertisements (our own included) that flank it.
The designers spent last weekend at our factory in Vancouver putting final touches on our Fall/Winter ’13 Collection and some fittings for our Spring ’14 Collection. It’s looking good and we’re excited to make these pieces available to you all.
Mr.NJE linked up with photographer and instagram-celebrity trashhand in Chicago over the weekend to shoot some Coldsmoke gear. Here’s a little peak of what the guys got up to…much more to come.
We got wind of this project happening out in New York and we’re big fans of what they got going on. Knickerbocker is an American Manufacturing Company trying to get their feet off the ground with the aim of bringing small, high quality manufacturing back to New York City. Check out their promo below and give them some love and dollaz on Kickstarter to help them reach their goal.