Summer is here! We're hanging out with our friends at Somersault Festival, learning how to create a successful skate brand and building bamboo bikes.

Summer is here! We're hanging out with our friends at Somersault Festival, learning how to create a successful skate brand and building bamboo bikes.

We’re still super stoked on the reaction to Ed Templeton’s amazing curated issue but life in the Huck world keeps moving forward. We’re making ourselves at home at the awesome Somersault Festival in North Devon with our friends Surfers Against Sewage and O’Neill. We’ve kicked of a new series called Started From The Bottom with Element founder Johnny Schilleref explaining how he built the brand from the ground up and our latest working Artisans’ Club video features Hackney-based bamboo craftsmen and knowledge sharers Bamboo Bicycle Club.

Somersault Festival

Half Moon Run, Sierra Leone’s Refugee All Stars and Ben Howard round out an awesome weekend of sun, surfing and good sounds. Head down the O’Neill bus at 10pm, Sunday for a special screening of Riding Giants and make sure you check out the Surfers Against Sewage tent for inspiring ways to keep the ocean clean.

Read our interviews with Sierra Leone’s Refugee All Stars and Surfers Against Sewage chief executive Hugo Tagholm.

Started From The Bottom #1 – Johnny Schilleref

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Photo by Anthya Tirado

‘Destined nomad’ and Element founder Johnny Schilleref begins our new series Started From The Bottom – where we grill industry insiders on how they reached the top of their game –  with the story of his childhood moving all over the US and how he built the skate brand up to where it is today.

Read the full article here.

Bamboo Bicycle Club

Bamboo Bicycle Club’s Hackney Wick workshop doesn’t just produce hand made bamboo bikes, it equips all visitors with the tools, support and know-how to construct their own personalised cycling machines. Ian McMillan and James Marr mastered the art of bamboo frame building almost a decade ago but quickly realised that sharing their skills with others was far more fulfilling than selling the bikes themselves.

Read the article here.