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The Art of Skiing


There's so many great boarding videos out there (see: The Art of Flight) but I haven't seen a skiing one out there that nails it quite as well as this one. Some really insane stuff... make sure you watch it in HD!

Posted by Marc

Underwater Dogs


Some great underwater photos of dogs mid-grab of their favourite toys, looking like wild prehistoric beasts. This reaffirms why I love dogs so much... they're fucking nuts.

The series was taken by Los Angeles/ Chicago based pet photographer Seth Casteel.

Posted by Marc

Biggest Teahupoo Ever


Here are some absolute monsters shot in slow motion from that day at Teahupoo last year. As Kelly Slater said, "witnessing this was a draining feeling being terrified for other people's lives all day long, it's life or death. Letting go of that rope one time can change your life and not many people will ever experience that in their life."

Or to quote George Costanza, "the sea was angry that day, my friends - like an old man trying to send back soup in a deli."

On a side note, we've now enabled comments on the blog for the first time in 3 years, so if you've been a reader for a while please feel free to drop us a line from time to time!

Posted by Marc

Handmade in England


Davey Lighting have released a few videos to show the high levels of skill that go in to making each of their lights. I love watching these beautifully made process videos... makes me wish I was a little more useful with my hands.

Thanks again to Alex for sending this across to me. If you have any blog recommendations please send them over to marc [at] dasmonk [dot] com.


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"Landings" by Seattle artist Maaaax (Max Kraushaar) is an ongoing series of space-suits drawn onto found paintings and photos exploring what it means to be safe and separate.

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Ralph Gibson


I've seen many of these beautiful Dada-esque photos before but never realised it was the work of one man. If anyone needs me, I'll be lost in the amazing archives over at www.ralphgibson.com.

Via Melt

Posted by Marc

Jonti - Red On Green


The legends at Stones Throw have released a free Jonti album, "Sine & Moon", which is a collection of early demos and remixes that pre-date one of my favourite albums of last year, "Twirligig". Below is one the best cuts off the album, a collaboration with rapper Jonwayne that makes me want to march into the Stones Throw office and demand that Jonti makes an entire album of hiphop... his production is just perfect for it. Pleeeease Jonti?

Grab the whole album for free over here.

Jonti - Red On Green

Posted by Marc

Still Life


Still Life is an interactive art project by Scott Garner that takes traditional still life painting into the fourth dimension with a motion-sensitive frame on a rotating mount.

Via Today and Tomorrow

Posted by Marc

Levins - Australia Day Mix



Our good buddy Levins has made a killer mix for Australia Day, featuring a ton of classic Aussie indie tracks from the 90's and early 00's including tracks by You Am I, Custard, Regurgitator, Ammonia and Tumbleweed. My sixteen year old self is giving out awkward high fives just listening to some of these gems. 

Check out the full playlist and download link at Acclaim.

Posted by Marc



Hit up our online store and grab some cheap threads. It's 15% off from now until the end of January with the code "AUSSIE". Bonzaaa.

Posted by Marc