March 23, 2016
With a long weekend stretched out ahead of us, we are looking forward to spending some quality time with our families and taking two extra days for catching up, relaxing and being silly with the ones we love.
With a little help from Side Project Skateboards, Alice, Ed and their son Rocky have been making the most of the rare spring sunshine and enjoying a bit of extra fun in preparation for the bank holiday.
You may remember Side Project Skateboards from our conversation with Jake Eshelman last year and his vintage-inspired, handmade skateboards. Influenced by 60s skate culture and its DIY spirit, Eshelman uses recovered hardwoods and organic grains to cut, shape and finish each board himself. Some boards are painted or stained using organic pigments, that Eshelman formulates in the studio, and each board features a laser etched logo to reveal the wood’s natural state. Eshelman makes everything at his studio in Houston, Texas.
When we first heard about SPS, we were drawn to its love of process and informed craftsmanship. Everything Eshelman does requires the upmost skill, patience and dedication. Having followed a girl to Houston and learnt the art of fine carpenting from her father, the SPS story and its roots in a family business feel all the more relevant at this time of year. Teamed with a few Alice Made This accessories, Ed and Rocky certainly enjoyed putting their board through its paces.
Whatever your plans for the weekend, be sure to enjoy your little bit of extra down time.