Photos shot in: Brooklyn, Maine, Los Angeles and Virginia.
All photos by Jessica Miller.
Photos shot in: Brooklyn, Maine, Los Angeles and Virginia.
All photos by Jessica Miller.
Pacific Park Arts hosts 10 Murals, 1 Day.
Located on Dean Street between Vanderbilt Avenue and Carlton Avenue in Prospect Heights, Brooklyn.
Murals by Mike Perry, Morgan Blair, Eddie Perrote, Josh Cochran, Archie Lee Coates IV, Hisham Akira Bharoocha, Thomas Colligan, Jennifer Maravillas, Naomi Reis and Edward Ubiera.
Photos by Jessica Miller.
Today is Earth Overshoot Day. Not familiar with this term? Earth Overshoot day marks the approximate date that human demand for renewable resources in a given year exceeds what Earth can regenerate in that year. In less than eight months humanity has used up nature’s budget for the entire year.
For the remainder of 2015 we will maintain our ecological deficit by living on resources borrowed from future generations. Unfortunately for our luscious green planet, this year it has fallen six days earlier than last year. Ecological overshoot is only possible for a limited amount of time before ecosystems begin to collapse.
Think twice before running water during your morning routine; if you head out to buy groceries, purchase a reusable bag. You can also do your part through social media. Help Mother Nature by spreading the word here.
When it comes to social platforms, Instagram has got to be one of the best places for creatives. While shamelessly checking out our #LiveMarley hashtag, we came across quite a few visuals that stood out. We love seeing all of the ways our dups (Patois for friends) embody the #LiveMarley ways – from the beach to the office, and everywhere in between. Big thanks to our followers for sharing the love! Images by @rikki1992, @_ladyfreedom, @svenschlager, @soulrebel_leigha, @renatewinkel, @bllackowll.
As a part of the #LiveMarley contest on our Facebook page, we’ve been asking you to submit stories of how you have personally been inspired by Bob Marley’s values. The first winner of one of our sick new watches is Jeremy Hopwood, a 27-year-old skater from Seattle, who is also the owner of Caravan, a mobile skate shop.
OK. Your first thought was “What’s a mobile skate shop?” Right? Well, Jeremy was tired of the old skate shop model — he wanted to move it out into the streets. Instead of waiting for someone else to do it, Hopwood bought a van, tricked it out with a quarter pipe and stocked it full of decks, wheels and trucks. Forget the ice cream man… Kids are now running to the Caravan Skate Shop van. We spent some time talking to Jeremy about the shop, his charity work with Skate For Change and the future of the van.
Caravan evolved out of boredom and a desire to do something meaningful. The whole idea didn’t come to me at once, but it was a feeling that I had… A burning. After I thought of the mobile skate shop idea, it took me a few months before I actually bought the vehicle. It was Earth Day 2012. My friend and I went out for a day trip here in Issaquah, Washington, starting at 6 or 7 AM. We actually didn’t know it was Earth Day until we got back from the trip.
The charity aspect came out of pure desire to continue what I started. I went to a local skate shop with the idea and the owner and I began converting the van to have a better aesthetic and functionality for skateboarding. I got word of Pam Miller (a skate event organizer) and her work, and was able to go to that first event at Samammish Park and volunteer with set-up/breakdown for the event. I passed out water and had tools and extra bearings/hardware for people skating. It slowly evolved to where I was accepting donations of skateboard equipment and shoes, and then going to events and giving them out to kids who needed them.
Getting involved with Skate for Change (a non-profit group of skaters who give back to low-income families and the homeless) was another blessing from Pam Miller, and the skate park competition circuit she runs. I took the Caravan out to Woodinville Skatepark with a pack of younger rippers, Jaeden Ovenall, Kyle McQueen and we entered the contest as a team. It was the first contest I had been in since I was 18 or so. So Skate for Change had a booth set up and it was about as natural as it could have been. I was already doing the charity aspect of Caravan and it was a perfect fit.
Caravan and Skate for Change are starting to come together, but it hasn’t happened just quite yet. Mike Smith [the founder of Skate For Change] travels the country and speaks at high schools, and is gaining a huge following. They just won the State Farm $25,000 grant for the second year in a row, and just recently opened up the Bay in Nebraska, an indoor skate park/youth facility. So as far as my part, I go out with SFC Seattle most Sundays and spread the word about what we are doing in our community. Besides that, I am working to recycle used skateboards by shaping, sanding, and painting them, and by leading by example.
I’ve had conversations about the connection between skating and society since I was a lot younger. The first skateboard video I was in was called Wood Relation. To me that title says a lot on its own; skateboards are a vehicle for positivity and growth for individuals. They don’t pollute the environment, at least their carbon footprint is much smaller than most other modes of transportation. Beyond that, skating is an outlet for creativity, in art, in the physical form and with photography/filmmaking. It’s an extremely positive activity, but I believe anything active can be good. A lot of skaters don’t like scooters, rollerbladers, bmx or traditional sports. I think those are great and much better than kids playing Call of Duty any day.
Some people just don’t understand skaters. They think they are lazy. They think they are destructive. “A skater comes down the street and it’s loud… It shocks people,” Hopwood says of skaters’ reputation. “They think you are reckless and are going to run into them.” Through his work with Caravan and his latest adventure (a summer spent acting as a counselor at a Massachussets sports camp), Jeremy is doing his part to keep the skate community in a positive light. He’s even considering making Caravan a bi-coastal project with a new van on the East Coast.
If Bob Marley’s vision for a better world has inspired you to hit the streets, plant trees, pick up trash or spend time helping others in your community, then we want to hear your story! Visit the #LiveMarley contest page on our Facebook profile and tell us what you are doing locally to improve the planet for a chance to win a new watch.
The House of Marley has been privileged to travel the world and meet a lot of great people along the way. Some of these new friends are familiar faces to many of us. Legends of music, movies and sports all #LiveMarley and rep our in-ear, on-ear and over-ear headphones. Below, we’ve collected several of these famous friends rocking their favorite House of Marley gear.
Dubbed “Snoop Lion” by a Rastafarian Priest, Snoop Dogg has taken to bumping reggae on his House of Marley portable audio system while recording his latest album, Reincarnated. Taking influence from Bob Marley, Gregory Isaacs and Jimmy Cliff, the rapper’s debut as Snoop Lion will be an exploration in reggae.
Former Saturday Night Live cast member, 30 Rock star and celebrated comedian, Tracy Morgan is known for being one of the funniest movie stars in Hollywood. Tracy can often be found with that famous grin on his face, listening to his Destiny TTR over-ear headphones.
Now known as the most famous band in late night television, The Roots have built their career on stellar sound, premium musicianship and infinite knowledge of music. So, it’s no surprise that when Roots drummer ?uestlove and guitarist Captain Kirk Douglas reach for a pair of over-ear headphones or a portable audio system, they choose from the House of Marley collection.
Legendary NFL player Warren Sapp knows all about delivering hard hits, and the House of Marley’s over-ear headphones can certainly pack a punch themselves. With noise cancelling technology and stunning bass sounds, the Destiny TTR headphones are a favorite for Sapp.
Flo Rida is known for hits like “Low,” “In The Ayer” and “Right Round.” He’s been a constant at the top of the charts since 2008. While living the jetset lifestyle, traveling can become somewhat tedious. That’s when Flo’s House of Marley over-ear headphones serve him well.
One love to all the House of Marley supporters out there. We want to see photos of you rocking out your Marley gear! Post your photos to the House of Marley Facebook wall and show us how you #LiveMarley.
Since the House of Marley first hit Instagram, we’ve been following fans whose #LiveMarley pics embody the same spirit and lifestyle as our brand. Here are a few of our recent favorites, all with one thing in common: these cats #LiveMarley.
We always enjoy seeing how fans use our comfortable on-ear headphones in everyday life. This user’s #LiveMarley pic is a snapshot of how he uses them with his drum machine and guitar.
Instagram is full of awesome Marely pics, like this record collection and stylish, accompanying pair of Positive Vibration on-ear headphones.
Each week we pick one Instagram user to be our “Featured Fan,” and entering is simple. Just tag any photo on Instagram with @houseofmarley and #LiveMarley. Other than that, just keep spreading good vibrations and we’ll keep sharing your best #LiveMarley pics!
After the long and winding road that was summer on the 2012 Van’s Warped Tour, the House of Marley is already back behind the wheel of the Marley VW bus and showing off our in-ear headphones, on-ear headphones and over-ear headphones. Braving the powerful winds and rain of Hurricane Issac, the House of Marley bus will be zigzagging all over the eastern seaboard throughout September with sunshine and music in hand.
Having already hit up George Mason University and University of Virginia, the House of Marley campus tour will next stop at West Virginia University and Virginia Tech later this week to welcome students back to school in proper style. It might be a bummer that all the summer fun is coming to an end, but the House of Marley is bringing a reminder that fun is never far away when our in-ear headphones, on-ear headphones or over-ear headphones are nearby.
Moving out of Virginia in the second week of the campus tour, the House of Marley bus will continue onto North Carolina, South Carolina, labama and Florida, until reaching its final destination of Central Florida University on September 28. Look out for the House of Marley team in your town. Let us know how you #LiveMarley and you never know what kind of soul satisfying swag may come your way.
8/30 – West Virginia University (Morgantown, WV)
8/31 – Virginia Tech University (Blacksburg, VA)
9/4 – Wake Forest University (Winston-Salem, NC)
9/5 – Duke University (Durham, NC)
9/6 – North Carolina State University (Raleigh, NC)
9/11 – University of North Carolina-Charlotte (Charlotte, NC)
9/12 – Clemson University (Clemson, SC)
9/13 – Kennesaw State University (Kennesaw, GA)
9/19 – University of Alabama (Tuscaloosa, AL)
9/20 – Auburn University (Auburn, GA)
9/21 – South Florida University (Tampa, FL)
9/28 – Central Florida University (Orlando, FL)
Now that the 2012 Vans Warped Tour has come to a close, taking with it our exclusive in-field coverage, we’d like to punctuate the end of this epic summer adventure with a profile of the House of Marley stage featuring some of our favorite artists. Listen in as G-Eazy, T. Mills, The Constellations, The Green, and Tomorrow’s Bad Seeds recount their #LiveMarley summer on the House of Marley stage at the 2012 Vans Warped Tour.
Talk about a long and hot summer, but we did it! The first year for House of Marley sponsoring a stage at the Vans Warped Tour is now complete. I know I speak for everyone at HOM when I say we loved having our own stage to share the mission of Marley with each and every one of you!
Having said that, this will be my final blog from the road. Today I’m writing from the Portland airport before flying home to southern California. It feels so good to be back on the best coast – oops, I mean west coast.
Yesterday was actually my first full day off in two months. I slept in, and then went with a few friends to a beautiful “lazy” river in the Oregon mountains. I was told not to tell anyone where it is because it’s a “locals only” spot, but next time you’re in the Pacific Northwest, keep your eyes peeled for “Sandy Beach” off the Columbia River.
Anyway, back to the tour… If I had to pick the ten best shows we had this summer, it would have to be Denver, San Francisco, Ventura, Cuyahoga Falls, Tinley Park, Mansfield, St. Petersburg, and Milwaukee. I mean, all the shows were amazing in their own way, but these will be the shows that I will personally remember the most.
Before I sign off, I just want to give a huge shout-out to all the bands, crew, and fans that made the House of Marley stage a reality every day on the 2012 Vans Warped Tour.
As a proper farewell, I’ve put together a little parting gift for you all: a playlist of my favorite songs from the House of Marley stage at the 2012 Vans Warped Tour. Until next year, my friends….