The surfing season may be over for some, but around the world, surfers are still hitting the beach with their boards and shredding some intense waves. To celebrate the past year of amazing beaches, good vibrations and great surfing, the House of Marley is teaming with Surfer Magazine to present the SURFER Poll Awards 2012.
Taking place on the North Shore of Oahu, Hawaii on Thursday, December 6, the 43rd SURFER Poll Awards 2012 will honor the best and brightest of the 2012 surfing season. Giving the power to the readers of Surfer Magazine, the surf news outlet and the House of Marley will award the top surfers as voted by readers. In the past, everyone from old school surfing legends like Phil Edwards and Joyce Hoffman to new school pros like Layne Beachley and Kelly Slater have been honored with the top prize.
SURFER Poll will also be honoring the year in surf videos with awards for a number of thrilling categories, including best wipeout, best bail, best performance and best movie.
In order for you to catch all the action, Surfer Magazine is offering a live webcast on their website on Thursday, December 6 at Midnight EST. Prepare for a night of amazing surf videos, dolled up surfers and maybe even a few glimpses at some House of Marley headphones, portable audio systems and Lively Up bags. It’s all going down at the SURFER Poll Awards 2012!
The House of Marley strives to deliver stylish over-ear headphones and portable audio systems that also utilize eco-friendly, low-impact materials. However, now the House of Marley is putting you in the designer’s chair by offering a new Facebook app that lets you design your own gear. The best part? The House of Marley will be choosing one grand prize winner to receive their design on an actual product!
Simply go to the House of Marley’s Facebook page and click on the Marley tab. You’ll be whisked away to the House of Marley design app. Use stencils to create stylized street art or freehand designs with eight different types of paintbrushes, and 50 different colors.
To enter the House of Marley design contest, pick either a pair of Destiny TTR over-ear headphones or one of our Bag of Rhythm portable audio systems, and start designing on your blank canvas. When complete, simply click the “I’ve finished my design” button. Engage your friends and family in the voting process by having them visit the House of Marley Facebook page to vote for your design.
The House of Marley will be giving away a pair of Destiny TTR over-ear headphones monthly to the best entries in participating countries, including Australia, Canada, Germany, United Kingdom and United States. An overall winner will be chosen from the most elite designs to be made into a real life, tangible product!
Lately, we’ve been compiling some of the best handmade Bob Marley artwork that we have ever seen. From graphic designs done by computer to an epic color-coded CD tribute, Bob Marley fans the world over have found some interesting ways to express their love for the cultural icon.
You’ve Got Marley
Ever wonder what to do with all those free CDs that you always receive in the mail? One fan created this epic piece of Bob Marley artwork by piecing together hundreds of free AOL trials discs and the result is nothing short of amazing. Where there is a will to recycle there is a way, and this artist certainly found an inspiring use for uninspiring junk mail.
Kicking & Singing
The photos of Bob Marley that Kate Simon captured throughout her travels with the legendary singer are some of the most memorable photos of the Marley. Simon was able to capture a different side of Marley; one that showed a love of books and, of course, his favorite sport of soccer.
Please Don’t Rewind
The cassette tape may be mostly obsolete, but one fan found inspiration in the actual tape itself and created a fantastic piece of Bob Marley artwork. Perfect for your home, Facebook profile photo or just a repin on Pinterest, this fan art is one of favorites.
A, B, C, Marley
Showing off extreme skill and patience, one Marley fan took the time to piece together every letter of the alphabet to form the king of reggae’s infamous face and frame. From his wide smile to his signature dreads, this creative graphic design artwork almost captures Marley better than an actual photo.
Now that you’ve seen some of the best Bob Marley artwork on Pinterest, feel free to create your own inspired work for us to share on our Pinterest account. The House of Marley loves to see photos of inspired fans decked out in Marley headphones, reinterpretations of our logo and their own Bob Marley artwork. Let us see what you got! Simply upload your work to Pinterest and tag it with #LiveMarley.
These days, the need for eco-friendly products is extremely important. Thankfully, green options are growing more and more common. This is especially true for the world of skate, surf and snow sports. The House of Marley recently checked out a few innovative action sports brands utilizing sustainable production.
Benefitting both the earth and mankind alike, Bamboo Skateboards long searched for an alternative to wood to make its skateboards with. It now employs bamboo, which can grow up to 18” in one day. Aside from the highly green growing process, Bamboo Sk8 also takes money made from every purchase and buys skateboards for at-risk youths.
Soul Poles have created handmade sustainable production ski poles that come from materials like bamboo, water based paints, recycled plastics and aluminum. In addition to being made with eco-friendly materials, these ski poles are stronger, lighter and more stylish than most other ski products on the market.
If you want to keep surfing for the next 100 years, the need for green technology in the extreme sports world is essential. Surfing company Matuse agrees and sought out the best eco-friendly fabric to create their green bodysuits. Made from limestone instead of the typical petroleum based neoprene of most other bodysuits, Matuse products produced with sustainable production are 98% impenetrable by water. Perfect for staying warm and dry, these green body suits will have both a positive impact on the environment and your time in the water.
The House of Marley and 1Love are teaming up to help out those affected by Hurricane Sandy’s immense destruction. How can you get involved? Through our donation page on Stay Classy, the House of Marley and 1Love are accepting donations for families located on the east coast.
For those looking to donate, click the “Donate Now” button, choose the amount that you would like to give and offer your help in the form of monetary donation. For every dollar donated, the House of Marley will be matching up to $3000 dollars and using the money to provide nutritious food, essential supplies and providing safe places for children.
Even if you can’t afford to donate money to the House of Marley and 1Love cause, there are still ways to get involved with this truly worthwhile cause. The House of Marley is giving our fans the option to donate their time by allowing you to become a fundraiser yourself. Using the “Become a Fundraiser” option, you can create your own fundraising page and spread the world to your family, friends and loved ones through all of your social media accounts.
Join House of Marley and 1Love as we give back to those struck by Hurricane Sandy. It only takes a few minutes to head to our donation page, but it can make an impact that lasts a lifetime.
Since hitting the big time in 2009, producer and DJ Rude Kid has been perfecting his grimey production sensibilities with his music clique, Alien Musiq. The East London native was pivotal in bringing back instrumental Grime to the UK dance/hip-hop scene, and all the while Rude Kid has had House of Marley headphones by his side. Earlier this month, SB.TV shot an episode of Producers House at Rude Kid’s home, offering some insight into his production process.
With a pair of House of Marley Destiny TTRover-ear headphones in hand, Rude Kid details history in the Grime scene, as he started out with a burnt CD copy of the beat building program FruityLoops. Despite some stumbles that all newcomers must face, Rude Kid has dialed in his production style and continues to make beats in his home studio. Rude Kid starts his song creation process working with his computer, speakers, an Oxygen 8 keyboard and a pair of House of Marley over-ear headphones.
Rude Kid begins by forming a melody and building from there. Stacking more complex instruments on top of this base, he works in horn and synth that sound extremely alien to this world. Ending with simple rhythms, Rude Kid completes his songs with bass sounds and drum loops from his massive computer library of pre-built out studio bits and pieces. The trademark of every Rude Kid song is his sonic stamp of three small words, “Are you ready?”
Continuing to push forward, Rude Kid has developed unearthly sounds with nothing more than a computer, keyboard and a pair of House of Marley over-ear headphones. Check out the video below and get a rare chance to see inside the home studio of a world-class producer.
The old saying “different strokes for different folks” can apply to just about anything in life. So how to choose headphones that will match your lifestyle? Allow us to offer some insight into the best features of our on-ear headphones, in-ear headphones and over-ear headphones.
Tired of trying to kickflip a five stair and accidentally knocking your headphones off your head? No matter what strenuous activity you do for fun, Marley earbuds are the obvious answer to the question of how to choose headphones. Compact in-ear headphones like the Conquerors will reduce the chance of you losing your headphones while trying to land tricks, and the fabric-covered cord helps prevent a tangled mess. For active, action lifestyles, it doesn’t get any better than Marley earbuds.
If you spend a lot of time listening to music intently, cut off from the rest of the world, House of Marley’s over-ear headphones will cancel out all noise and act as a barrier from the outside. Our Destiny TTR headphones over-ear headphones deliver perfectly crisp treble and booming bass.
The House of Marley’s on-ear headphones are the perfect choice for someone who is looking for a mix of comfort, sound and affordability when considering how to choose headphones for themselves. Built with supreme attention to detail, including the sustainable material used during production, headphones like the Positive Vibration, Redemption Song, Exodus and Revolution provide best-in-class sound and style. Want the best sound for the best price? House of Marley on-ear headphones can’t be beat.
When deciding how to choose headphones to fit your lifestyle best, don’t fret. The House of Marley has on-ear headphones, in-ear headphones and over-ear headphones that will cover all of the bases. Whether you’re looking for comfort, style, price or functionality, there will be a set of House of Marley headphones that will allow you to experience your music the way you like for years to come.
The staggering effects of Hurricane Sandy have left many on the Atlantic coast reeling. The extent of the damage reaches down to Jamaica, where many citizens are still working their way out of the mass destruction and hazardous conditions. Right now, the House of Marley and 1Love are teaming to help rebuild Bob Marley’s home country and restore what once was.
Getting involved with the House of Marley and 1Love is as easy as clicking this link. Create your own fundraising page by selecting “Become a Fundraiser” and help spread the word by posting to your friends’ and family’s social media pages, and asking for donations. If you’d rather just donate outright via the House of Marley and 1Love, please click the “Donate Now”. 100% of the donations collected by the House of Marley and 1Love will be given directly to the Food For the Poor organization.
If you are one of the first 20 people to donate $50 or raise $50 through your fundraising page for the victims of Hurricane Sandy, the House of Marley will gift you a pair of Smile Jamaicain-ear headphones. The contest lasts until Friday, November 30, or while supplies last. Check out contest rules and regulations by clicking here.
Even if you don’t have the money to help the House of Marley and 1Love Hurricane Sandy relief fund, just by taking the time to post the link to our donation page on your Facebook, Google+ and Twitter accounts will help the cause tremendously. Visit the donation page, share your time and money to help the citizens of Jamaica and, in the process, enter yourself into a giveaway for a pair of House of Marley in-ear headphones. You can make a difference in the lives of Hurricane Sandy victims today and be a part of the House of Marley and 1Love movement.
Are you following the House of Marley on Facebook and Instagram? If you aren’t, stop reading this blog right now and do it! We’ll wait…
Alright, now that you’re following the House of Marley, you will notice that every week one Instagram user is selected as the House of Marley Featured Fan. How is one bestowed with this honor?
Becoming a Featured Fan is as simple as can be. Nab your phone and flip the camera on to show us how you live #LiveMarley. Whether you’re in the library with a pair of in-ear headphones, rocking out in your bedroom with some over-ear headphones, or at the beach for a day of surf with a portable audio system, all you have to do is capture yourself while you #LiveMarley. The more creative, the better! Ingenuity is a plus. Once you’ve got the pic, prepare it for posting and be sure to tag @houseofmarley and #LiveMarley into your caption.
Broadcast to our network of House of Marley faithful via Instagram and Facebook, your picture will be admired by many for seven days. Just get creative and make sure to tag @houseofmarley and #LiveMarley in order to be eligible for the House of Marley Featured Fan contest. Show us how you #LiveMarley!
Though Robert Nesta Marley left the physical world in 1981, the spirit of Jamaica’s favorite son (and the House of Marley’s namesake) has continued to live on in the 21st century. With his records and lyrics standing as time honored icons of his legacy, people all over the world are continuously offering their own Bob Marley tributes anyway they can.
The House of Marley has compiled this list of some of our favorite Bob Marley tributes, from the now-historic monument that is Bob Marley’s house in Kingston to an entire week of honors from late night host Jimmy Fallon, there are many different ways music fans around the world have chosen to honor the legendary singer.
One Love – The Bob Marley All-Star Tribute
Held in December of 1999, this live concert experience brought together the Marley family with reggae musicians and modern American musicians to pay homage to the family’s father figure. This Bob Marley tribute sees electrifying performances of the family’s most famous songs from Jimmy Cliff, Tracey Chapman, Erykah Badu, Ziggy Marley, Cedella Marley and many more.
Bob Marley Museum
The famous address of 56 Hope Road in Kingston, Jamaica was originally home to Marley and his record label, Tuff Gong’s before it became a museum. The hallowed halls now act as a Bob Marley tribute and reminder of Kingston’s biggest export and most legendary citizen.
Bob Marley – A Tribute To Freedom
If you can’t make it all the way to Jamaica to check out the 56 Hope Road Bob Marley tribute, Universal Studios in Orlando, Florida offers its own unique Marley experience. Created with help from the Marley family, “Bob Marley – A Tribute to Freedom” features a full-scale replica of the Marley home in Jamaica and offers a live music experience unlike any other. Additionally, the unique celebration offers authentic Jamaican food fare like oxtail stew, chicken breast with curry and yucca fries.
Late Night With Jimmy Fallon’s Bob Marley Week
In May 2011, late night host Jimmy Fallon, known for his love of music, brought a special Bob Marley tribute to life with a week of guests and performers talking about the reggae legend. This clip from the first day of Bob Marley Week features Ziggy Marley performing an inspiring cover of his father’s classic song “Get Up Stand Up.”