As skateboarding continues to invade the lexicon of popular culture, we continue to see it more and more in non-traditional spaces. The title of the classic Jane’s Addiction album – Nothing’s Shocking definitely applies to the places where skating is popping up these days. Eli Reed takes this trend to a completely new level by skating, chilling, and generally “swagging” it out at the Playboy mansion in this new video. What’s next? Your guess is as good as mine, but given Playboy’s iconic status; it’s extremely hard to hate on Eli working with them.
I’ll admit to being a little bit of a foody, and am generally fascinated by anything food related. I thought this video was particularly interesting because Sweet Chick is in the old location of Max Fish in the LES, and they seem to be doing a really cool thing both aesthetically and with the menu. Definitely gonna hit this spot up the next time I’m in New York.
Glen E. Friedman is in my opinion the most iconic photographer to emerge from skateboarding’s culture. He’s shot some of the most legendary skaters, musicians, and notable people of all time during the span of his long career. Friedman is releasing his book My Rules on September 16th. In preparation for the release he sat down with Ian Mackaye of Fugazi and Minor Threat fame to discuss some of his favorite images from the project.